Category Archives: Get Healthy

Blast Fat with Plyometrics

Well, get ready to get lean by catching some air! Called plyometrics, this hot breed of cardio is an addictive way to incinerate fat fast. Plyometrics burns the maximum amount of calories in the shortest amount of time while toning the body from head to toe. This following workout blasts an extremely impressive 350 calories in less than 30 minutes. Give it a shot! It might be exhausting at first but if you stick at it, it can work wonders. Here’s how it works Do the workout four times a week, and you could trim inches off your wait. Do ... [ Read More ]

Pilates for a Perfect Posture

Pilates (pronounced: puh-lah-teez) is a body conditioning routine that seeks to build flexibility, strength, endurance and coordination. It also can help you build an amazing posture. For decades, it’s been the exercise of choice for gymnasts and dancers and now widely adopted by athletes in a variety of sports including surfing, football, rugby and cricket. Olympic track athletes, martial artists and other combat sport athletes see it as the perfect complement to the demands of their training also; but it was originally used to rehabilitate bedridden or immobile patients during World War I. Pilates provides a total body workout through ... [ Read More ]

Beach Running

Whether you live near the Bali shores or your travels take you to one, running on the sand provides a soft running surface, and a view. Running on the beach may seem like a relaxing experience, but it’s actually tougher than running on pavement, especially if you’re running on the dry sand. But being able to jump in the water after you’re finished with your run makes it worth your effort. Here are some tips for running on the beach: Check the tides A low tide creates the most level, hard-packed surface for running. As the water ebbs, it leaves ... [ Read More ]

Challenge Yourself to Increase Your Metabolism

This little workout inspired by Amy Dixon is challenging and will increase your metabolic system and energy levels. As you know, this workout might not be for everyone but if you are free of chronic injuries and want to kick your everyday workout up a notch, try this short burst, no break and no fussing workout…that I love! Leap Frogs Set: 3/ Reps: 1 min Stand facing a 12- to 18-inch step. With your feet hip-width apart, bend slightly at your knees and jump up onto the step (A). Land quietly, letting your heels hit first and bending your knees ... [ Read More ]

The Effects of Exercise on your Mental Health

The depressive cycle We often talk about the mind and body as though they are completely separate – but they aren’t. My motto has always been “ An active mind cannot exist in an inactive body”. The point is that the mind can’t function unless your body is working properly – and vice versa. The state of your mind affects your body. So – if you feel depressive, unmotivated or anxious, you may do less and become less active – which can make you feel worse. You can get caught in a harmful cycle: To work properly, your body needs ... [ Read More ]

What You Need To Know About Buying Sneakers… .

If you’ve tried to buy a pair of athletic shoes recently, you probably realize that the canvas sneakers of the past have been replaced by high-tech, state-of-the-art athletic gear of the present and future. Consumers are faced with so many options that the task of choosing a pair of shoes has become increasingly complicated and confusing, not to mention expensive. By attaining a good working knowledge of athletic footwear, you will be less likely to fall for the latest gimmick or be coerced into spending above your budget. Know What You Need When shopping for athletic shoes, the most important ... [ Read More ]

Women-specific exercises you should start incorporating today!

If you are a woman who wants to tighten the TTT (Tummy, Tush and Thighs) you should start doing these exercises today ABS Mountain Climber with Hands on Swiss Ball The benefit: It’s one of the simplest yet most effective ways to tighten your tummy. In fact, you’ll barely have to move a muscle. How to do it: Assume a pushup position with your arms completely straight, but place your hands on a Swiss ball instead of the floor. Your body should form a straight line from your head to your ankles. Tighten your core and hold it that way ... [ Read More ]

Body Flying. The new Craze

The Body Flying® Method comes from the idea of putting together various disciplines (such as Pilates, Yoga, gymnastics, stretching and other training systems) and moving the body at 360° . This is an innovative hammock that helps the body moving without the limits we find when training in a common mat workout. Body Flying allows the body to move freely in space (like in artistic gymnastics) and in inverted position. Therefore it is possible to combine functional workouts, training strength, flexibility and coordination. The result is a dynamic workout – both innovative and challenging. You can perform a variety of ... [ Read More ]

Obesity: the shocking statistics*

People are getting fatter almost everywhere in the world. The World Health Organization (WHO) predicts there will be 2.3 billion overweight adults in the world by 2015 and more than 700 million of them will be obese. Figures for 2005 show 1.6 billion adults were overweight and 400 million were obese. Obesity is a modern problem – statistics for it did not even exist 50 years ago. The increase of convenience foods, labor-saving devices, motorized transport and more sedentary jobs means people are getting fatter. The body mass index (BMI) is the most commonly-used way of classifying overweight and obesity ... [ Read More ]

Prescription for the Adrenaline Junkie

An adrenaline junkie is a person addicted to the thrill of the adrenaline rush: the exciting, pleasurable effect produced when the adrenal glands dump a large dose of adrenaline into the bloodstream. The adrenaline rush usually occurs when the body senses danger, the “Fight or Flight” moment. Your heart rate increases, pleasure-giving endorphins are released by the pituitary gland and your breathing rate ramps up. The result of all this extra oxygen, energy and hormones is the adrenaline high, a euphoric feeling that can last for hours. Your Prescription: If you are a natural adrenaline junkie and need your ‘fix’ ... [ Read More ]