Are kids of today as fit as their parents? A new study looked at this issue and came to some disturbing conclusions. Find out how modern kids compare to their parents in terms of aerobic fitness and ways you can motivate your kids to get the health benefits of exercise.
Fitness related articles
Women are at greater risk for knee injuries than men, especially ACL tears. Now a new study adds insight as to why women suffer from more torn anterior cruciate ligaments than men. Find out more and discover ways to reduce your risk for a torn ACL.
How do you monitor exercise intensity? One popular way is to determine at what percentage of your maximal heart rate you’re at – but how accurate are the calculations you use to determine maximal heart rate? Some research suggests the old formula 220 minus age isn’t very accurate for women. Find out what a more accurate formula might be as well as other ways to monitor exercise intensity.
Cardiovascular exercise helps to build endurance and improve heart health but taken to an extreme, it can send your body into a catabolic state that makes it harder to build muscle strength and lean body mass. This article gives four tips for maintaining an anabolic state for muscle and strength development while still getting an adequate cardiovascular workout.
One of the most important aspects of making fitness gains is to set reasonable goals. If you’re not getting the results you want, the problem may be with your goals or lack of. Here are six tips for setting fitness goals that deliver results.
Are you seeing improvements in your fitness level or is your fitness routine on cruise control? Routine is good because it means you’re working out consistently, but you also have to shake up your routine to keep your body guessing. “Shocking” your body with a new cardio routine can further your fitness level and help you break through a weight loss plateau.
High-intensity workouts can be exhausting, especially if you do them for a long period of time. Have you ever felt you needed a nap after a high-intensity workout and just don’t have the energy to get on with your busy day? You might even wake up the next morning feeling tired, especially if you work out more intensely than you’re used to.
Exercise does good things for every organ in your body including your brain – but what’s the link between exercise and brain health? Researchers have now identified a protein that may explain why exercise helps cognitive function and mood. Find out more about this discovery.
Problems sleeping? You’re not alone. Insomnia becomes more common with age. What role does exercise play in improving sleep quality? Find out what a new study shows as well as what prior research shows about sound sleep and exercise.
Planks – do you love them or hate them? Regardless of how you feel about them, they have their benefits. Find out why you should include planks in your fitness routine and the benefits they offer. You’ll also find out what the world’s record is for holding a plank position!