Swimsuit weather is right around the corner, and you would like to lose some of the inches you put on over the winter -- specifically around your belly. You don't need a gym membership to shrink your waist; just walk it off. Walking has always been a good overall exercise for the whole family, but it is also helps trimming fat off your belly. You can use one of three different methods or mix them up for a change.
As you delve deeper into your yoga practice, probably the most important things you will learn are being present in the moment, focusing on your breath, and going farther while finding comfort in each asana (pose). Calorie-counting may be the last thing on your mind. But if you practice yoga as part of a health plan to help you lose weight, how much does each yoga session contribute to your efforts?
The book "The Ultimate Sex Diet" by Kerry McCloskey explains how to lose weight by having sex. Though it can seem too good to be true, sex can actually burn calories and tighten muscles if done on a regular basis. Here are some facts that support the idea that sex should be the next exercise craze.
You need not be a guru to appreciate the benefits of meditation. In addition to providing mental clarity, meditation can also relieve stress, encourage deep breathing, promote blood circulation, encourage healing and boost the flow of energy throughout your body. Beginning a meditation regime may seem daunting, but not everyone spends an hour in rapt silence daily. Try these simple techniques that are perfect for beginners to meditation and require little financial or time commitment.
Teaching kids to be active at an early age can create healthy habits that will improve their health and quality of living for the rest of their lives. Exercise for kids should be fun rather than a chore and should encourage interaction with friends, quality time with family members and exploring new hobbies.
Historically, much of the research that has been done on the health benefits of yoga has been conducted in India. Only in the last several decades, as interest in yoga practice swept the nation, have American researchers begun to examine the topic in replicable scientific studies.
Nothing seems more natural than walking, an activity most of us have done for nearly all our lives. The fact is, there are several techniques you can employ to ensure a better workout and to help avoid injury. Utilizing correct walking techniques may seem forced at first but, with practice, these positions become as natural as walking itself. Remember to wear sunscreen and stay hydrated as you walk.
Originally developed by Joseph Pilates, Pilates workouts are designed to strengthen the body and increase flexibility, mobility and balance. Pilates exercises can be done on the floor or on specially designed equipment.
Toning exercise routines for women can strengthen specific areas, elongate muscles and burn fat. Whether or not your goal is to lose weight, toning exercises will improve your appearance and mental attitude and build confidence. Remember to stay hydrated while exercising and to stop a toning exercise at the first sign of pain. Your goal is to work your body without causing an injury.
You may have seen on "Oprah" or read in books like "The Ultimate Sex Diet" that having a great sex life can help you to lose weight. You may be wondering exactly how many calories sex can burn and how it matches up to your workout. Well, it depends on how long you have sex and what you do during the act.