If you are lifting weights that are too light, you might not be giving your muscles enough of a workout. However, choosing weights that are too heavy won't just mean you can't curl them, it can be potentially dangerous! One great source of information is a chart located at strengthlevel.com. However, it is not just how much should you be curling according to body weight, there … [Read more...] about How Much Should You Be Curling According to Body Weight?
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When it comes to health and fitness, I thought I would be the last person to give anybody advice. For years, my bodyweight yo-yoed and I would fluctuate anywhere from 10 to 25 pounds above what was considered healthy. I am a Greek girl from Chicago, so I love food like pizza, burgers, pasta, and sandwiches. Everything was always about food and to a large degree, it still is … [Read more...] about Want to Get Fit? 4 Secrets for a Successful You!
The following is a guest post by Karen Borsari, Freelancer for Life by DailyBurn.com Exercise is always a great solo act, but when you're pregnant it has benefits for two. Not only can getting active lower your risk for gestational diabetes, it can give your baby's heart health a boost and make labor quicker and easier for you. Some research suggests that moderate … [Read more...] about 10 Rules for Safe Prenatal Exercise
The American Heart Association recommends 60 minutes of daily physical activity for children. This does not have to be all at the same time -- you can split it up into several sessions. Children aren't likely to follow a typical adult's exercise schedule. Instead, you should look for activities that are fun for your child. When you form fitness habits from a young age, your … [Read more...] about How to Establish Healthy Exercise Routines in Children
Exercise is a big part of the weight loss equation. It helps you to burn more calories, which--when combined with diet--creates the calorie deficit that you need to lose weight. People work out in many different ways. The most successful way for you is to choose a method that you enjoy doing, so that you'll stay with it long term.Cardiovascular ExerciseYour body needs … [Read more...] about Ways to Work Out and Lose Weight