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  • Enjoy Keeping Fit
    Being health conscious and physically fit are important parts of maintaining a healthy lifestyle. It is also equally important to make sure that you follow certain safety guidelines and procedures.
  • The Benefits of Yoga for Professional Athletes
    Why Yoga techniques like mindfulness and breath control have started making their way into the world of professional sports.
  • Gaining Muscle Without Gaining Weight
    How by paying close attention to what you eat and how you work out can help you to bulk up while burning fat.
  • Muscle Foam Rollers: Are they useful?
    An overview of the use of Muscle Foam Rollers.
  • The Benefits of Camping
    An overview of the benefits of camping for families and kids.
  • Seven Sports Conditioning Tips from the Professionals
    If you want to train better and get some of the best conditioning tips from the professionals, check out this article. Some of these methods you might have thought of before, others might be a bit out of the ordinary.
  • How to Get in Shape for Hunting
    Hunting is, undoubtedly, one of the most challenging physical activities, and it requires not just fitness but also balance, coordination, and endurance.
  • How To Train And Keep Busy During Quarantine
    With a global pandemic showing no real signs of dissipating anytime soon, it is fair to say that COVID-19 has had a vice-like grip on sport and with the opportunity to be active somewhat limited, there is always the risk of losing the fitness.
  • The Benefits of Boxing
    Boxing helps you develop many skills and features such as your speed, strength, agility, endurance, hand-eye coordination and more. Here are some specific benefits of one of the world's oldest sports.
  • Turn to Exercise if Your Genes Indicate Health Risks
    There are countless reasons why exercise is beneficial for our mental and physical health. People with cardiovascular issues are advised by their doctors and fitness experts to exercise regularly. However, we are still not well aware of how exercise is good for specific subsets of the population – especially those having a higher vulnerability to genetic health issues.
  • Why Cycling is the Ideal Sport for the Current Time
    In current times (Coronavirus 2020), with many people confined to their homes, cycling is also a way out; it liberates the mind and allows you to get close to stress-busting nature. 
  • Athleticism in the Premier League
    In the world of athletics, trainers tailor workout routines for each athlete. These workouts are dependent not only on an athlete's specific anatomy but the sport they play as well. In football, athletes must shift between intense activity and periods of rest, known as "maximal intermittent exercise". Players regularly sprint toward the ball or jog across the pitch, or standstill as a free kick is prepared.
  • Top Tips to Get a Fit and Toned Body
    Many people recklessly jump on the bandwagon of unhealthy boot camps and crash diet programs, which often lead to severe health problems in the long run. It is commendable that you want to get fit and healthy, but you must do it the right way if you are clueless about how to begin your fitness journey.
  • How Sports Influence Students Lives
    Playing sports is an effective way to keep your mental health in good shape. Many studies confirm that, in the long term, practicing a sport regularly, reduces anxiety and depression, both conditions fairly common with students.
  • Fitness Trends That Are Already Working 
    Fitness trends are about keeping your motivation high and your goals in sight. Rather than focus on the latest techniques, here is a look at trends that keep you working out all year long.
  • Can Sleep Improve Your Athletic Performance?
    How sleep, or lack of, can impact your athletic performance.
  • Preparing for a weightlifting competition
    Before you participate in a weightlifting competition, you have to train hard for months and years to sharpen your performance. In this article, you will find a few suggestions that can help you prepare better.
  • Beginners Fitness Guide
    More young adults are trying to make lifestyle changes that can help them to get fit. Here is a quick fitness guide for beginners who are looking for the right way to achieve the right body.
  • Exercise and Productivity
    Exercise not only helps to keep you fit but it also increases your overall productivity and mental performance.
  • Staying Fit
    It is not just winter that is bad for your waistline, as gaining extra weight often tends to creep on during autumn, too. When the number on your scales start to creep up, you are at an increased risk of developing a serious illness, so you must adjust your workouts and lifestyle to suit the changing weather.
  • Preparation for Competition
    If you are someone who aspires to make it big in the sports world and are new to large scale sporting events, here are a few tips that will help you prep up.
  • Addiction
    A bit of effort and the right support system can help an alcohol or drug addict quit and come back to a normal life. Here are some key tips that will help you quit drinking and come back to a healthy and happy life.
  • Table Tennis Fitness
    Playing Table Tennis can help you remain fit, but if you truly want to excel in the sport, then you need to follow a correct physical training regime.
  • Tai Chi for Seniors
    Tai Chi can be used effectively to treat and prevent age-related health conditions. It has been practised to great effect by older adults with different levels of fitness, as well as people with physical impairments.
  • Morning Workouts
    From the comfort of your bed, there are exercises that help stimulate the body and mind and giving you the energy you need to face the day in the best possible way.
  • Exercise Benefits
    If you are ready to start feeling healthier, more energized, and more excited about living, there is one simple answer: Exercise.
  • Motivation for a Training Slump
    A look at some of the most common ways to address a slump, bring back your motivation and hit your training regime better and stronger than ever.
  • Exercising During Pregnancy
    Sally Perkins explains how to stay safe and healthy when exercising during pregnancy.
  • Link Between Fitness and Sleep
    Sleep has to be a full partner in any fitness/health plan. Because, as it turns out, sleep affects most of your body's systems, including appetite control, muscle strength, and the immune system.
  • College Perks
    Though scholarship awards generally offer benefits on a short-term basis such as cutting down the attendance cost for a school year or semester, it comes with several long-term benefits too.
  • College Workouts
    Advice on the health benefits of staying active when in college.
  • College Sports
    You might be one of the thousands of students who are considering to get into sports once you are accepted in college. This is common because a lot of college athletes can reap plenty of benefits compared to those who are not into sports.
  • Self-discipline Tips
    Participating in athletics requires strictness. Being an athlete means having control over different aspects of one's life. It's not enough to only have the capacity to play sports and score points. To be a true sportsman student, one has to be methodical and know how to learn self-discipline.
  • Benefits of Yoga
    Yoga is recommended by many doctors, and even physiotherapists, as a great way to relieve your body of stress. The relaxing moves can help you cope with the physical toll that stress can have on your body, undoing tension in the muscles.
  • Popular College Sports
    When you work out, your body releases hormones that make you feel relaxed and help you deal better with everyday life struggles. Hannah Shepherd provides an overview of the most popular college sports.
  • Team Captain
    Being good at sports while you are studying can give you the qualities that can be very important later in your life. Most of the students want to know how to be good at sports and if there are tips and tricks that they can do to be one of the best players in their school. If you are one of them, then this article is for you.
  • Stay Fit During Exams
    You may be wondering "why is it important to keep fit when I need all the time in the world to study?" With such a mindset, you are also likely to believe that partaking in exercises will wear you out to the point that you will not be able to study. The reality, however, is that exercises keep our bodies rejuvenated and relieve mental stress.
  • Combining Sport and Education
    Here is how to successfully balance your time with sport and education.
  • Exercises for Tired Students
    You might be asking yourself; "If I am already tired from all the classes and studying, should I not be going for a nap instead of exercising?" Well, truth to be told, you should not. This may sound weird to the majority of you reading this article but bear with me.
  • Nordic Pole Walking
    The first evidence of Nordic Pole Walking dates back to 1966 when a physical education teacher in Finland started incorporating "walking with ski poles" into her lesson plans for students. So, what are the benefits of Nordic Pole Walking?
  • Athletic Performance
    Improving your performance is an easy thing to do. Do not believe it? Here then are simple tricks that may change your mind.
  • A Healthy Temperature
    It is not a secret that a well-controlled interior climate brings a long list of benefits. Home temperature monitoring is a key part of the equation. In this article, we are going to take a look at the different reasons why home temperature monitoring is important for maintaining health.
  • Dance Fitness 101
    An an exercise program that not only benefits weight management and health goals but complements a comprehensive cross-training program.
  • Mountain Hiking
    How to stay safe and injury-free while mountain hiking.
  • Cross-Training
    How cross-training in other sports can improve performance in your chosen sport.
  • Tempo Training
    Most people who opt for strength training programs try to follow the tempo training regimes but more often than not it backfires because people are not aware of how exactly tempo training works. Here are a few key things that you need to know if you are planning to opt for tempo training.
  • Push-Ups for Women
    Push-ups are incredibly beneficial for your health. This callisthenic exercise calls all major muscle groups in your body to action; with a focus on your chest, your core, triceps and anterior deltoids.
  • Regeneration Sessions
    Examples of regeneration sessions that will help reduce the psychological and physiological stress to help an athlete perform at optimal levels throughout the season.
  • An Effective Fat Burning Routine
    An effective training protocol that will help boost HGH (growth hormone) levels and initiate lipolysis (fat burning), all provided you are in a fasted state.
  • Functional Fitness
    Joe Fleming provides an overview of functional fitness and the benefits of these workouts for you.
  • The Future of Sports Could be Very Unhealthy
    Paul Aitken considers the impact of eSports on our health.
  • Home Gym Equipment
    Nurse Susan provides an overview of the eight pieces of equipment that every Home Gym should have.
  • Kickboxing Circuit
    David Hulsey considers the reasons why a Kickboxing Circuit is the best option for women on the go.
  • Fit for Life
    Jen Fox identifies Seven ways of training your body prepares you to be fit for life, regardless of your age.
  • Train, Prepare and Conquer

    Joseph has spent years building up his endurance and mastering the art of hiking, from small day treks to half a month Himalayan expedition. He has done it all in the past 10 years and today he can proudly say he has witnessed the glory and fierceness of Mother Nature like many people have never seen. Today, many close friends and acquaintances ask him for advice on how to hike. His answer always remains the same - train, prepare and conquer.

  • HIIT - Is it worth it?

    Raul Stones looks at High-Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) and considers: is it worth it, does it work effectively and are there any drawbacks?

  • Cool Down Key Points

    Nurse Susan provides key information about the five things to do after every workout for maximum results.

  • Three important parts when performing any exercise
    Johan Hansson explains why it is important when performing any exercise, to ensure you prevent injury, work the correct muscles and have a proper diet.
  • How to Achieve a Flat Stomach
    Many people who set their sights on a flat stomach or perfect abdominal muscles (abs) often immediately head to the gym and set out to do as many crunches as they can. However, what a lot of people do not know is that in recent years dieticians and scientists alike have discovered that a flat or defined stomach can only be created with the right combination of diet and exercise.
  • Treadmill Workout Tips
    Emily Brathen provides eight tips to help you achieve a more productive treadmill workout.
  • What is next for Tony Bellew at Heavyweight
    Aiden McGrath considers the future of boxer Tony Bellew as a heavyweight.
  • Jump to It
    Ted Raymond looks at a way of maintaining your health through an amazing sports activity - Jumping.
  • Benefits of Running
    If today an offer was placed on the table and you had to choose between going to the gym and going out for a jog, 90% of you would prefer hitting the gym. However, do you know that running/jogging has greater benefits to the body than you can imagine?
  • Training to be a Wrestler
    Proper body conditioning is essential to be a successful wrestler. Most wrestling moves require flexibility and muscle strength. If you achieve a good level of physical fitness, you will be able to handle your opponents better during a wrestling match. Below are some aspects of physical fitness that wrestlers observe when building their bodies.
  • Fitness for Traders
    The human body operates according to circadian rhythms or cycles that are completely at odds with the non-stop 24/7 nature of the trading market. Mess with those cycles, and the consequences can be serious. Aching muscles, tiredness and headaches are bad enough in and of themselves. But when they are accompanied by increased feelings of distraction, anxiety and even depression, it does not take a genius to see that your trading activity is certain to be affected too.
  • Staying Healthy
    Jenny Richards looks at the benefits of maintaining personal health records and some tips on how to stay healthy.
  • Go Wild in the Country
    Dr Matt long provides an insight into the benefits of cross-country running.
  • How to Train with a Friend
    One of the best decisions you can make after deciding to start training is choosing a partner to train with. Many studies have shown that working out with a partner or a group ensures that you will work harder and longer than you would if you were doing it alone.
  • The Evidence for Increasing Cycling Endurance with Supplements
    Whether you are a professional athlete or a weekend warrior, as a distance cyclist you will no doubt be interested in ways to maximise your endurance. While there are steps you can take towards this through modifying your dietary intake to ensure you have the optimal balance of carbohydrates and protein, adequate fluid onboard and a rich supply of performance-enhancing micronutrients, there is a lot of interest around the role that various supplements can play in promoting cycling endurance.
  • Yoga misconceptions
    Yoga has been practised for many centuries. It is a traditional Eastern practice that offers numerous health benefits regardless of age and fitness level. Yoga is a particular exercise system that includes several subtle postures and stretching poses to strengthen most of the body parts. Many people are under many misconceptions about conventional yoga practice. They like the graceful poses but hesitate to participate in Yoga because of the widespread false impressions about the practice.
  • Essential Components of Exercising
    To receive the maximum benefits from your workout regimen you need to focus on your breathing and posture.
  • The Basics and Benefits of Pilates
    Pilates focus on strength building, controlled breathing, flexibility and meditation. The key is to control the muscles and mind together. Nowadays, Pilates has become one of the most widely practised exercise systems globally.
  • Staying fit by cycling to work
    Choosing which method of transport to travel to and from work can be difficult in a country where the weather is notoriously unpredictable. The only thing worse than being stuck in traffic on a blazing hot summer's day is cycling through the wind and rain during a blustery autumn morning. So why cycle to work?
  • Benefits of a Multi-Planar Movement Exercise Program
    When developing fitness and conditioning programs for both athletes and everyday recreational exercisers, traditional training protocols have often focused upon splitting the body into distinct 'parts' and exercising muscle groups separately and independently of each other to achieve results. Yet as our knowledge of the human body has continued to evolve, a much newer way of thinking looks at addressing the body as a whole, training the body for better movement and mobility - thereby ensuring a stronger and more resilient body.
  • Accessories & Training Comfort
    Athletic training is all about technique and dedication. However, in many cases, your comfort and success also depend at least on your equipment. Here are a few tips and examples of equipment and accessories that can be beneficial to your training.
  • 4 Exercise tricks to beat the winter darkness
    From about November until the second Sunday in March, we have to combat the gloom we face in the evening after work. Ron Fritzke provides advice on how to exercise now we have dark winter nights.
  • 10 Core Stability Exercise Workouts
    The "Alfa Romeo" Workout
    The "Aston Martin" Workout
    The "Audi" Workout
    The "Bentley" Workout
    The "BMW" Workout
    The "Buick" Workout
    The "Lotus" Workout
    The "Mercedes Benz" Workout
    The "McLaren" Workout
    The "Morgan" Workout
  • Modern Stretching for Football
    Anyone involved in soccer knows that flexibility is one of the primary components of fitness. We all know you should stretch before and after practices and games. But old methods still might permeate so it is time to move forward. Ten years from now there will be a whole new set of new understandings and training methodologies to work from. That being said, many principles seem to have staying power.
  • How does stretching affect an athlete's performance?
    Stretching has been thought to prevent injury and improve athletic performance. Unfortunately, what most people do not know is that isolated stretching immediately before exercise may impair a person's strength and power and has no effect on injury prevention.
  • Interval Training - HIIT or Miss?
    The Work to Rest method uses a set time interval for the work period and a set time interval for the rest period. Ratios are determined, and the athlete or client rests for one, two or three times the length of the work interval before repeating the next bout.
  • A solid mix of Satisfaction and Routine
    From past experience, I have noticed extremely better fitness results from learning to love what it is that you do. For some people, this could mean simple written/routine free-weight exercises, starting with chest and ending the week with arms. For others, it is about hopping on that bike and/or treadmill and running 5 miles a day. So how can you get fit and enjoy the experience?
  • What is an appropriate medicine ball training exercise program?
    Rob Thickpenny provides an overview of a program of medicine ball strength and conditioning exercises for all track and field event groups in the general and specific phases of training.
  • Cross-Training: Is it an effective alternative for runners?
    Many athletes and trainers have wondered if there is a significant difference when training for competition, between running and cross-training. If the athlete or trainer implements cross-training, will the athlete regress, maintain, or improve from their present level of fitness?

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