Continual body movements are essential to carry our daily chores and each moment extracts energy from our body to perform the movements. But what makes your body move? This question can’t be answered with the most precise answers. Until the recent revelation, it was believed that the moments are the results of muscle movement which is caused due to the nerve signals sent by the brain to the body. But, is it the actual theory? The answer is no!
Recent studies have revealed that there is a connective tissue that surrounds all the muscles, nerves, joints, organs, and blood vessels called Fascia that makes our body move. Let us study this interesting connective tissue a bit deeper to know its functioning and other aspects involved
Are you also the one who does regular workouts and then suddenly stops it? Let us face the truth – yes, it is true with almost everybody around because exercising regularly is a bit of a difficult task. Most people never enter a gym, nor do they become so obsessed with running marathons. And even those who end up going for exercise at some point in their lives – suddenly stop it due to laziness or any injury or maybe any other circumstances.
Thermogenesis and weight loss, being the trending topics, are they related to each other? How does it work altogether? Is this helpful in impacting fat-burning capabilities? Is it beneficial for increasing metabolism, heading towards fat loss targets, and getting a lean body? This question arises because it is your metabolism that always works on your body to burn calories. Your body burns more calories when you do some activity than when you are at rest.
A new trend in the fitness industry is Destination Workouts. What are they you ask? It’s about a fitness and travel enthusiast traveling to various locations all across and working out in a natural environment. It gives a raw feel when you work out amidst nature and with no gym equipment support.
The workout focuses on strength training as well as cardio, while using your body weight and what nature has to offer. Sometimes, a few people also include basic equipment if nothing is available in the surroundings. The impact is not only on your physical body but also your mental well-being as nature makes you happy!
Whether you’re a conscious eater, one with a regular palette or a complete foodie, you would have checked the ‘fat’ percentage on your food labels at least once. The four most celebrated ingredients of any dish are Carbohydrates, Protein, Sugar and Fat. Yet, very little is known about the truth on Fats and their positive health benefits.
Yes, you read that right. Fats ARE good for you! And you don’t really have to eliminate fats completely from your healthy diet. Today, let’s burst the myths surrounding fats – know which are the healthy fats and, why your body needs them. So before you pick up or discard that one food item, based on the label, from your shopping cart, know the truth –
While you’re working out, you are making muscles work really hard. You are stretching them to make sure you are reaching your fitness goals. Whether you’re up for strength and endurance training or cardio exercises,your body does use up all its energy during a workout. So, it’s important to nourish it with the right nutrition after a good workout.
Tired of sweating it out in the gym in this sweltering heat? Well, I understand. Summer has been harsh, but you can’t use that as an excuse to slow down on your fitness routine. Just tweak it a little. Opt for Aqua Zumba, Aqua Aerobics, Aqua Pilates, Aqua Yoga and other such water workouts to stay cool. The best part is that you don’t even need to know swimming for any of them.Continue reading →
I’ve always stressed on the fact that keeping a close watch on your diet is equally important as making sure you are doing your crunches and lifting those weights. Getting enough of protein is especially important because it gives you the required energy that you need to function in your everyday lives. Continue reading →
It’s your first day at the gym, you are prepared to sweat it out, but where do you start? The age old dilemma hits newcomers the first — what’s better: cardio or strength training exercises? Well, the answer is both.
There have been a lot of debates and discussions regarding this, but the important thing to keep in mind is how each one works on your body. If you ask me, I’d say maintaining balance between the two is the most important thing to keep in mind. Continue reading →