Fitness

Why exercise boosts mood

Why exercise boosts mood

Research conducted by scientists from the University of Michigan confirms that just an hour of physical exercise (and it doesn't have to be a full gym workout) boosts our mood and stimulates the production of endorphins, hormones that make us happy. That's why we feel so good after exercising.
9 health benefits of quick morning exercise

9 health benefits of quick morning exercise

Short morning workouts get you into the habit of doing sports, boost your energy and help you to get in shape. Which is why many fitness guides recommend to take note of morning exercise and point out its efficiency comparing to working out in the evening.
Fitness Myths. Part 1.

Fitness Myths. Part 1.

Healthy lifestyle keeps gaining popularity. More and more people are starting to engage in fitness to lose unwanted weight and get in shape. Eager to achieve their goals people tend to fall for different longheld beliefs which aren't always accurate. Let's clarify the most popular fitness myths that can be a trap for anyone.
Can you lose weight faster by exercising on an empty stomach?

Can you lose weight faster by exercising on an empty stomach?

It's a common belief that exercising on an empty stomach is a quick and effective way to lose some extra pounds because your body is forced to use its reservoir of fat during this kind of workout. However, there is the other viewpoint, which is quite opposite: before training, you need to eat at least a small amount of carbohydrates, otherwise the body will have nothing to take the energy from. Let's find out the truth.
7 ways to boost your metabolism

7 ways to boost your metabolism

Metabolism is the process by which your body converts what you eat and drink into energy. Influenced by many factors, the metabolism is able to accelerate or slow down. To have a better understanding of such reasons, let's see how the process of metabolism works.
Why walking is so much more beneficial than it seems

Why walking is so much more beneficial than it seems

In the pursuit of an ideal body and a healthy lifestyle, a person spends a tons of money on gym memberships, a personal trainer and sportswear. But we forget that there is a simpler and more accessible way to stay in shape. Which is walking.
Stomach vacuum: the most effective exercise to get a flat stomach

Stomach vacuum: the most effective exercise to get a flat stomach

Who doesn't dream of having tight beautiful abs? To get a six-pack lying on the couch is definitely a dream of millions of people. Many people can say this would be unrealistic. No, quite possible, we say. There is one effective way, which is no secret to people interested in training and exercising. That is a stomach vacuum exercise.
Why keeping a food diary helps you lose weight

Why keeping a food diary helps you lose weight

All people trying to get in shape know for sure that you can reach your weight loss goals with proper nutrition and training. However, you need to put special emphasis on nutrition because it is food that is responsible for 80% of success on the way to the perfect body.
Why exercising doesn't make you lose weight

Why exercising doesn't make you lose weight

Proper nutrition is the key to the weight loss. A lot of people make a mistake thinking that exhausting training in the gym will help them to get rid of those extra pounds. Exercise isn't very helpful on its own for weight loss. We eat more thinking that we burn a lot calories working out. As a result, we consume more calories than we burn. In scientific terms, it's called a calorie surplus: a state in which calorie intake is higher than calorie expenditure.
9 reasons to exercise

9 reasons to exercise

People often assume that exercising is an option for weight loss only. In fact, exercise motivation should be sought not just in the pursuit of an ideal body. Regular training is necessary for overall health. Here are 9 interesting facts and studies that support this idea:
Reasons for a "lifebuoy" in the abdomen area

Reasons for a "lifebuoy" in the abdomen area

What is the first thing that comes to mind when we hear "lifebuoy"? A buoyant support for keeping a person afloat in water, right? But we want to talk about another "lifebuoy" in the form of a fat layer around the belly and waist. To be precise - where it comes from and how it affects the body.
What is immunity and the ways to strengthen it

What is immunity and the ways to strengthen it

The human immune system is an elaborate protective complex (organs, cells, tissues) that fights infections, viruses, and bacteria and reduces their impact on the body. Nowadays there are a variety of vitamins and nutritional supplements to strengthen the immune system, which are so aggressively advertised in the media. But in order to act on the immune system, one "magic vitamin" will not be enough. Comprehensive measures are needed to be taken.
What to eat before and after training

What to eat before and after training

Pre-workout and post-workout nutrition directly affects the result we have in the end. You can hit the gym every day, work your fingers to the bone but if the body does not get the right amount of necessary nutrients, all the efforts will be in vain. And it is also important not only to eat properly, but to do it at the right time.
Why is it important to monitor your heart rate during exercise

Why is it important to monitor your heart rate during exercise

Pulse is one of the important indicators of health in the human body. When performing any physical activity, it is important to monitor the heart rate in order to be able to choose the best exercises for you and not put too much pressure on the heart.
Why is rest as important as training

Why is rest as important as training

Every athlete, especially a beginner, is familiar with the sore muscles after training. This means that the body has not had time to recover from physical exertion. It is extremely important to give your body rest that it needs after each workout. If you ignore this basic principle, all the efficiency of exercising will equal zero.
Muscle soreness after exercising, is it good or bad?

Muscle soreness after exercising, is it good or bad?

Muscle soreness is a very common thing to experience after working out, especially at first. Many people tend to think that if the muscles hurt, then they grow, and exercise "works". In fact, this is not the case at all.
How stretching can improve athletic performance

How stretching can improve athletic performance

Stretching is an exercise aimed at developing the body's flexibility. For some reason, many people associate stretching only with splits. But actually you should stretch not only for the purpose of going after the splits. Stretching gives the muscles elasticity, increases blood circulation and calms the nervous system.