Articles with the tag Exercise

4 Counterintuitive Fitness Facts and Statistics

Fitness has many health benefits from better cardiovascular health and better muscle tone to decreasing symptoms of anxiety and depression and cranking up your sex drive. Yet, there are some fitness facts and stats that are totally counterintuitive but nevertheless true, and not all of us have heard of them. Let’s take just four of […]

Strengthen Your Mind and Body – Practice Mindfulness at the Gym

One of the fewer discussed benefits of regular exercise involves freeing your mind from the daily noise and clutter that sometimes overrun it. The gym is the perfect place to forget about your worries and release some stress, which is why practicing mindfulness in the process is a good idea. In this article, we will […]

Workout Motivation: 7 Ways to Motivate Yourself to Work Out

Whether you’ve gained a few pounds, you need an energy boost, or you’re worried about how healthy you’ll be in 30 years, the solution to your problems is physical exercise. And now that you’re aware of that, all you need is some motivation to get started and not to quit when it gets hard. Fear […]

How Cycling Can Help People with ADHD Gain Control Over Their Condition

Mental health comes in many forms. For some, the simple act of taking medication and watching how they behave is enough to manage symptoms of a variety of conditions that can prove disruptive to daily routines. For others, relief requires more than medication. Be it a change in diet or radically altered daily activities, those […]

How Can Consistent Exercise Make You More Productive?

As counter-intuitive as it may seem, your mind could really use a break from hours of continuous effort, and instead, focus on activities that support your cognitive brilliance. One such habit is regular exercise. If you’re not convinced, take Evan Williams’s word for it – as the co-founder of Twitter, he certainly has a lot […]

5 Daily Rituals to Reduce Stress and Maximize Happiness

Stress is a normal aspect of the daily grind. A tough workload, relationship problems, money problems; stress is always just around the corner. Fortunately, there are also countless ways to reduce stress and develop a more positive outlook. This involves shifting your focus away from the daily stressors and into the bits of happiness that […]

Does Yoga Make You Lose Weight?

The founders of the ancient practice of yoga probably didn’t think just how far its reach would become. Today, yoga is practiced all over the world, although its popularity in the U.S. has skyrocketed only recently, with 21 million Americans saying they’ve tried yoga in the past year. Yoga has become an industry – and […]

The benefits of green exercise

We all know that regular exercise is essential for both a healthy mind and body. According to the Mayo Clinic, taking regular exercise helps to prevent and improve a number of health problems, including high blood pressure, diabetes and arthritis. Indeed, research also shows that exercise can have a positive effect in reducing anxiety and […]

Self belief and mastering your mindset

About six months ago I took up running and have found it to be really helpful for beating stress and improving my overall fitness. Six weeks ago a friend of mine invited me to take part in a competitive race – something I’ve never done before – and I accepted the challenge. However, now that […]

Start your day on the right note

Previously in this blog I’ve written about the fact that I’m not a natural optimist and that I have to work hard to maintain a positive outlook in life. Well, it so happens that I’m also not much of a morning person. It’s a pretty rare day when I leap out of bed, full of […]

Is your workplace making you ill?

As I write this blog post I can feel my neck and back aching from sitting at a desk all day. I’ve also got a touch of eye strain and I think my knees are a bit locked up. What a mess I must sound! But my discomfort has inspired this blog post, which asks […]

Boost your mind, body and spirit

Sometimes the pressures of life can take their toll on our minds and bodies, leaving us exhausted, depressed and lacking in energy. Here’s how to give your mind, body and spirit a lift. Mind Make sure you start every day on a positive note. Instead of reading the papers or watching the news which, let’s […]

How to streamline your life

If you’re anything like me, you’ll find yourself constantly rushing around trying to fit lots of things into the day and never quite feeling that there’s enough time. I think the key here is time management – something that doesn’t come easily to me, I must admit – so that’s why for this blog I’ve […]

How to Inspire Yourself to Continue Exercising

Photo credit: sjr60 Exercising on a regular basis is important because it provides several short-term and long-term benefits. Some of those benefits are staying in shape, losing weight, and reducing health risks such as heart attacks and strokes. Studies have found that one of the top reasons that people often quit exercising is that they […]