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The Fourth Element of Fitness: Neuromuscular Exercise

Most exercise programs focus on the three most common elements of fitness: strength, cardiovascular endurance, and flexibility. However, a separate focus on each of these elements means you’ll overlook what training and exercise is all about: Allowing you to move better. Better could mean moving more, or being able to do specific activities, or moving … Continue reading The Fourth Element of Fitness: Neuromuscular Exercise

What Are The Most Common Types Of Exercise?

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Depending on your workout or the type of physical activity you do, you can gain muscle strength, cardiovascular and aerobic endurance, improve your flexibility and joint health, or help maintain other components of good physical function like balance and coordination. The most common components of exercise programs are resistance training, cardio or aerobic exercise, and … Continue reading What Are The Most Common Types Of Exercise?

Deep Breathing For Better Energy

How often do you feel exhausted, sluggish, weary or worn out? People frequently feel like they don’t have enough energy for the things they have to do, let alone for the things that they want to do! In fact, about 20% of the population reports feeling fatigue that lasts for a month or more. It’s … Continue reading Deep Breathing For Better Energy

What’s the difference between exercise, physical activity, and movement?

All refer to different ways of using your body. The differences lie primarily in intent, intensity, and duration, but other elements also impact what category your activity might fall into. And don't worry about not working hard enough - it's all good for you! Movement The broadest category of, well, body movement. For our purposes, … Continue reading What’s the difference between exercise, physical activity, and movement?

How To Get The Most Out Of Your Strength Training Workout

We’ve previously written about the physical benefits of strength training. Make sure you get the most from your strength training program and every single workout by following these guidelines: Warm Up Right – While five minutes on a treadmill and some stretching is better than no warm-up, using a dynamic mobility warmup is a much … Continue reading How To Get The Most Out Of Your Strength Training Workout

What does strength training do for your body?

Strength training – also called weight training or resistance training – is the type of exercise that increases muscle size, strength, and power. Strength training workouts normally consist of multiple sets of up to 15-20 reps of the same exercise, broken up by periods of rest. Big changes Strength training is a fundamental component of … Continue reading What does strength training do for your body?

Quick tips for a good night’s sleep

It’s easy to just fall into bed at the end of the evening, but a few simple tips can take you from dozing to dreaming. While much of the HealthFit focus is on exercise, movement, and healthy eating, you can make all the right choices when you’re awake and still not make great progress if … Continue reading Quick tips for a good night’s sleep

Which is better, exercising at home, or exercising at a gym?

Where will you get the most out of your workout? In the home-exercise versus gym-workout battle, there is no clear winner. Both gym-based and at-home exercise have their own pros and cons, but in the end, it’s a very individual preference. And this preference makes all the difference in how effective your workout actually is. … Continue reading Which is better, exercising at home, or exercising at a gym?

Veggie and Cheddar Open Omelet

I love a recipe that works for any meal, and this omelet does just that - and it’s everything else I look for in a meal as well... Easy? Check. Quick? Check. Delicious? Check. Healthy? Check! Many people stay away from traditional folded omelets because flipping them can be a delicate operation at best, and … Continue reading Veggie and Cheddar Open Omelet

Do I need to do weights to lose weight?

You don’t have to – it may not do much to boost your calorie burn. But there are still some excellent reasons to include strength training in your weight loss plan. Weight loss (and maintaining your new body weight) is a complex process. Exercise doesn’t actually have a huge impact on weight loss, regardless of … Continue reading Do I need to do weights to lose weight?