How to Stay Fit When Travelling

How to Stay Fit When TravellingThe most difficult thing with working out on the road is your commitment. Working out on the road begins before you leave home. Whether you work out regularly or rarely, are fit or out of shape, you have to decide, that on this trip, you WILL work out, no matter what. If you are not sure you want to pay the price then do this experiment.

1. Undress

2. Look in the mirror

3. Ask yourself, “Do I like what I see?” If the answer is yes, then ask yourself “Do I want to maintain my fitness while I am away?” If you do not like what you see, then ask “Do I want to start dealing with this now?”

If the answer is “yes” then you are ready to commit. Once you are committed, plan and prepare. To prepare ask “What type of workouts would I enjoy – outdoor, indoor, or a combination?” Now reflect on the question “What are the obstacles to working out most likely to occur on my trip?”

If you commit and prepare adequately, I

The Massive Benefit of Walking for Health

The Massive Benefit of Walking for HealthWe really enjoy talking about the healthy aspects of life and how you can benefit from the simple things like natural remedies. It’s a lot of fun talking about these things because they make a real difference in people’s lives. We look at the things which are simple and the things that work.

Today, we’re going to have a look at walking; how you can get the most benefit out of walking and what it can do for you, your life, and your lifestyle as well.

There are nine main aspects to do with walking. We’re going to have a look at each of these in detail. So journey with me and let’s all figure out this stuff together.

The nine aspects of walking that we will cover are: why walk, where to walk, who to walk with, what pace, the walking tools, the time of day, the mobility, the body chemicals, and last one is a secret that we will share to you at the end of this discussion.

So, WHY WALK?

Well, fitness is one really good

Benefits of Working Out on a Treadmill

Benefits of Working Out on a TreadmillTreadmill training has become increasingly popular over the last decade. Before then, treadmills for the home were not made with high quality parts. They were on the noisy side, not sturdy, and a cheap piece of equipment. But times have changed and an abundance of marathon trainers have turned to indoor training on treadmills.

1. Safety Issues – The more I read on outdoor running, the more inclined I am to walk or run indoors. You need to be aware when running in the winter months. The cold, icy conditions and blowing snow. Not only do you need to be aware of these conditions for your own balance but also watching out for winter drivers and snowplows on the road. One story I read was about a Canadian runner who had gone out for his run and was struck by a snowplow. It took him 2 months to recover.

Some police officials advise not to wear an MP3 player or any type of stereo device, so you are completely aware of your surrounding. Many runners who do trails and outdoor running run

Walking Programs For Weight Loss

Walking is an effective way to get in shape and lose weight. It is an easy and pleasant experience as well. Walking could actually be the one successful activity that will help you lose weight. The reason is that walking is as effective as high-intensity activities while being more gentle on the body. In order to lose weight by fitness walking you need to add variety to your walking routine. This article will give you some tips on intensifying your workout.

Walking for Weight Loss

If you want to lose weight you don’t need to worry about sweating in the gym or exhausting yourself every day. Fitness walking is a gentle and pleasant way to lose weight. If you walk at a brisk and steady pace you are able to burn almost as many calories as you do while jogging or running. So if running is not for you then you can get the same positive effects by fitness walking.

Fitness walking allows you to burn a lot of calories. The amount of calories you burn per hour depends on your actual weight and your speed. But for sure, with the right speed you will

Walk Your Way to Fitness

Do you remember your first tottering steps? Then you felt steadier and the steps turned more into a run and soon nothing could hold you down, you were up and away – you could walk! How much walking do we do as we grow into adulthood? Sadly the number of people who spend most of the day sitting down continues to rise. Buy you could make a difference to your health and fitness, start walking to feel good.

How exactly does walking help us stay healthy and fit? Tons of research and various studies have been conducted, all reaching the same conclusion, walking helps to control diabetes and heart trouble, reduces high blood pressure, increases longevity and so much more. What is important is that feeling of health and fitness you get as you walk.

Walking as an exercise does not require any great investment, I would say investment is practically zero except for a pair of comfortable shoes to walk in. Carry your socks with you when you go shopping and wear them when trying on the shoes, which should be comfortable to move about in. It is recommended that you start off slow, walk

Walking in Bad Weather

When the weather is cold outside, it is not inviting for most people to go outside and walk for exercise. Usually, it is just about being prepared. In the winter months, try to plan ahead and put together a fitness walking schedule for the next few day based on the weather forecast for the area you plan to walk in.

If you are lucky, you may be able to schedule your walking exercise in between any expected rainy periods. Also, if you have mentally prepared yourself to be walking for fitness on a certain day, you are more likely to get out and complete your task if you are prepared in advance for the weather.

Of course, there is always the option of walking indoors on a treadmill. However, many people tend to get bored very easily walking on the spot and getting nowhere. But it does have its good points such as you can watch TV and stay warm while working out. Another way to avoid the bad weather while trying to walk for fitness is to join a gym and use their treadmills. This will give you some company in the form of the

Fitness Walking For Exercise And Good Health

Want to improve your health and fitness? Try walking as exercise to get fit. Believe it or not, in past years, most people walked almost every where. There was not much of a choice available, since there were not others ways that they could get around. Most people did not have cars and there were not bus routes or subway stations just around every corner. If there even was public transportation, you’d have to walk quite a ways to find the nearest bus stop or station to catch it. Now days, most people get into their nice cars and drive wherever they want to go. They don’t even consider just walking that mile to go a nearby store or to send a letter, even on a nice day. People prefer to drive, which makes it no surprise that so many people have health problems. If you rarely ever walk, then it is time that you do. Start walking to improve your health and fitness. Here are some fitness walking tips and food for thought.

You are missing the many health benefits that walking for exercise offers, while looking for a magic pill to cure your physical ailments.

Walk Together Toward Common Goals

A really simple way to unify your team under the one flag, while promoting corporate, is to set company walking targets. Walking is the one form of exercise that (almost) anyone can take part in regardless of fitness levels. It is also something that your staff can do by themselves, in pairs or in larger groups and it doesn’t cost the participants anything. All you need to do as the business leader is to supply pedometers (the little device that counts your steps) and a large whiteboard, and you are ready to go!

Why Walking

Because walking is so easy, it teaches people in a very low-intensity way how to make exercise a regular part of their routine. Employees with a really sedentary job will walk roundabout 3,000 steps per day, but for weight loss and maintenance an average of 10,000 steps per days is advised, which is roughly an hour to an hour and a half of walking. Some people that have jobs where they’re on their feet a lot of the time may be getting their 10,000 steps without any additional walks while others need to make an effort either before, after or during

Working Out at Home Versus Working Out at a Gym

Exercise should be an integral part of your life. But, the question that is often asked (especially those who love to analyze issues) is: Is it better to workout at home or to workout at a gym? The simple answer to that question is: Yes. There are pros and cons of working out at home; there are pros and cons of working out at a gym. The bottom line is that you can and should incorporate exercise in your life.

Personally, I like working out at home. When I used to work out at a gym, it would take me about 30-45 minutes to get ready, drive down to the gym, and to get started in my workouts. Currently, it would only take me 30-45 minutes to finish my workouts. I vary my workouts with resistance training (e.g. weights and bands), treadmill workouts, exercise DVDs, etc. There is no shortage on what to do at home. I do not have to worry as much on the way I look (although I do not worry as much on my looks when I work out at a gym). Obviously, there are some times when I have to wait on

Step Up Your Fitness: Walking Can Be a Great Exercise

Walking is perhaps the easiest of all forms of exercise, and also one of the safest. Unlike running, it is not hard on the knees. It usually doesn’t cause any injuries or unpleasant side effects. Are there any disadvantages? Well, walking is less intense than other fitness methods, and that means it make take longer to have a visible effect on your body. If you’re in a hurry to get in shape, then you may have to take up other exercises as well. But there’s really no reason to give up walking. Even if you are already trying other forms of exercise, walking regularly can’t hurt, and can surely help.

How much should you walk? Doctors recommend that you walk briskly for at least 30 minutes a day–and yes, that is every day. What is a “brisk pace” though? About five to six kilometers per hour. You don’t have to do your daily 30 minutes all in one go, either. You can get much the same results by walking three or four times a day at the proper pace for about ten minutes at a time. With such flexibility, it is very easy to incorporate a daily

Exercises to Help You Get Up After A Fall

When old people fall, some of them may have trouble getting back up again if they are weak or have been injured. However, sometimes even a younger person may experience difficulty getting upright again after a fall. I was surprised when, not long ago, a friend of mine told me that her daughter fell down and could not get back up until someone came to help her.

Advertisers tell people they should not fall, and to buy their product to help prevent falls. Senior citizens are made to feel petrified about the possibility of a fall since they are warned that they could break a bone or be stranded and not able to get up off the floor. While it is normal to not want to fall, and, as we get older, most of us do not take as many crazy risks as we did in younger days, there are certainly things each of us can do to reduce the chance of injury when we hit the floor and to enable us to get back up again!

Diet and exercise are both key factors here. This article will focus on the exercise factor. Exercise can help

What Exactly Is a Functional Exercise?

In this era of fad workouts and gimmicks, sometimes we get caught in the hype, without knowing the reason behind it. People use terms that sound interesting and exciting but when you ask them to elaborate, they’re unable to. It’s the same with a workout routine, I’ve seen trainers guide clients through a routine that I didn’t understand the reason they used the selection and sequence of exercises that they did. Apparently, neither did they. Maybe they saw someone else doing it, maybe that workout was from a new video developed by the next person with washboard abs. Either way, the skills and knowledge required to build a successful and individualized program have been replaced with lack of knowledge and aesthetically appealing physiques. These days, it seems as if there is a lot more confusion and debate to what really defines a great workout.

A common misconception people have is that the workout has to leave them overly sore to be effective. People brag about being so sore that they can barely move for three days, vomiting induced by over exertion and being drenched in sweat during the entire workout. If your muscles got that sore, you

Kickboxing: A Good Hobby for Your Health

Kickboxing mixes aerobics, martial arts, karate, and boxing to provide a unique sport that improves and maintains several physical characteristics and abilities. Tasks used in kickboxing can include jump roping, kicking, punching, shadowboxing, aerobic maneuvers, and more. It taps in to a lot of physical activity that maintains healthiness of the heart, the mind, and the soul. Kickboxing classes are a great way to get started.

Improving Agility
The art of kickboxing offers the power to maneuver muscles in an efficient manner, improving overall agility and strength. Agility requires isolated movements through your reflexes, strength, coordination, balance, and endurance. It also keeps the ability to draw conclusions efficiently and react fast. This keeps the heart healthy, the muscles strong, the endurance high, and the brain focused. So it basically rolls up many healthy characteristics into one.

Maintaining Heart Health
Because kickboxing requires a lot of strength and endurance, it promotes a healthy heart. Just like running a lap or two requires the heart to be in good shape, the actions that include holding positions, moving muscles articulately, reacting fast with energy, holding your balance, etc. all rely on a good heart. Kickboxing classes use these activities

Why Walking Is The Most Fun Exercise

All forms of exercise can be fun. However, walking is such a versatile exercise, that it should be considered the most fun exercise ever. This article will touch upon three reasons why walking deserves this title.

You Can Walk With Anyone And Carry On A Conversation

Exercise is usually more fun when you can do it with someone else. Since walking is an exercise suited for people of all fitness levels, you have a wide variety of people you can take with you on your walk. Since walking doesn’t require an extensive amount of effort, you can carry on a wonderful conversation with your walking buddy. Those conversations can carry on for minutes and potentially hours. You can get a lot of exercise in without even noticing it or feeling bored when you have people with you.

You Can Jam To Your Tunes While Walking

If you are like most people, you probably love listening to your tunes while exercising. Not every exercise can afford you that possibility as intense exercises require your full effort and weight lifting requires your full concentration. Walking, on the other hand, is an exercise that you can do

Why You Should Walk More

Walking is a great low-impact exercise. Walking is inexpensive and virtually everyone has the ability to engage in a walking exercise program. With more than one-third of American adults considered to be obese (as indicated by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention), taking care of your health is now more important than ever before. Obesity has a number of associated health risks including heart disease and type 2 diabetes. But why should you walk more? Taking a daily walk can help you to stay in shape and cut your risks for becoming obese or developing obesity-related health conditions. If you are overweight, obese or just have not exercised in awhile, walking is a great way to ease yourself into a regular exercise routine.

Walking when combined with a sensible diet can do wonders for your health. If you still are not convinced why you should walk more, here are five reasons that will make you want to get off your computer and head to the nearest park or treadmill.

Why You Should Walk More:

1. Did you know that engaging in a regular walking program can actually help to aid with the digestive process?

Reasons Why Walking Is Easy and Enjoyable

Walking is great for body and soul. It is a necessity for any weight loss program. We recommend walking 15 minutes each morning and 15 minutes before each meal. You will feel less hungry because your blood will absorb more oxygen and the protein and carbs in your next meal will be utilized faster as well. Starting a walking regime is not difficult and has many advantages. Walking is one of the very best exercises and there are loads of reasons why it is easy and enjoyable. Here are 7 reasons:

1.) Walking is Free

Considering that you are in good health without physical disabilities, everyone can go walking. It costs nothing and like skiing and other sports one needs no special equipment. Common sense, of course, dictates good comfortable shoes. You don’t need to spend tons of money going to a gym if you are on a weight loss program. Walking is one of the best and most pleasant ways of losing weight.

2.) Walk at Any Season in Any Weather

One usually thinks of walking as an outdoor exercise but it can also take place indoors. More and more people are getting

Walking For Fun and Fitness

Walking for fun and fitness is a great way to combine a workout with an enjoyable activity. Is not only easy and simple but anybody can do it. Walking is far less traumatic on the body than running or jogging. It is quite likely the most popular physical activity today. It is also a great way to get your body into good physical shape, and help in maintaining overall health and wellness goals.

Walking is an activity where the participant often uses the areas where they live, usually on roads, footpaths or parks and recreational areas. It has proven to be a great exercise because it is the most natural movement for your body to do.

Walking for fun is an excellent exercise to help us achieve any fitness level. Walking has become the new mantra for people who want to shed those extra pounds, and is an ideal choice for many because it requires little more than suitable clothing, good shoes, and a safe, walking area.

Walking for fun, has become without a doubt, one of the best ways to get in shape, trim your waistline, and improve your health. {I am testament to

How To Start And Stay Healthy The Right Way

The benefits of a workout are well and clear. Everybody knows that exercise is necessary to stay fit and healthy for all ages. But probably many are still pondering how do I start? What kind of exercise can I do? Can I start walking or jogging an hour a day? How long should I exercise and how many times a week?

Working out to maintain health, to lose weight or to compete in a marathon, whatever your purpose is, there are three components that are necessary for it to be beneficial. These three components are intensity, duration and frequency. Our body will adjust to the strain placed upon it. This eventually leads to fitness. It is only when an exercise is of adequate intensity, duration and frequency, the body will get the message to change its physiology so that it could accommodate and sustain a higher level of activity for a longer duration of time.

A regular exercise will cause the heart muscle to grow thicker so that it can pump more blood to the other muscles and organs. The lungs will expand more efficiently to get more oxygen into the blood which then gets pumped

Losing Body Weight by Working Out Effectively

Most of us out there today fail in our weight loss efforts due to two main reasons. The first is we do not exercise. The second is the fact that we do not set realistic goals when we plan our exercise sessions, the result of which we lose motivation once the goals are not accomplished and subsequently lose heart. And when we lose motivation, it is hard to continue working out or exercising when your heart is not in it. For those who do not workout, it is down to pure laziness or lack of time in their daily schedules. Those who struggle to find time to exercise should try to plan their workout plans during weekends or probably fit in an hour or so after or before work to allow for these workout sessions.

Working out effectively is not difficult, provided you plan your workouts in advance and realistically. In reality, you would probably be able to lose weight through simple exercises that could be incorporated in your everyday activities. For starters, start walking instead of driving everywhere! If the grocery store is a few hundred meters away from your home, why not take a quick

Working Out During Cold Weather

Cold weather doesn’t create favorable conditions for working out. When it’s snowing or raining you usually don’t feel like getting out of bed or leaving the couch and definitely not for exercising. But due the cold weather you shouldn’t breakaway from your daily fitness routine. Read on to find out how you can exercise even when it’s cold outside.

Outdoor Workouts

There are some people who continue with outdoor exercises even during the winters. And if you happen to be one of them then just follow the tips discussed below.

Dress in layers: You can dress in layers so that you can easily take of the warm clothes whenever you’re feeling hot. You should wear sweat wicking clothes first and then put on the warm layer on that. Always protect your head and ear from the cold weather by wearing caps.

Avoid the wind: Take the paths which are sheltered and are clear from snow and muddy puddles.

Warm up indoors: Do your warm exercises at home before you head off outside. Make yourself warm by wearing clothes directly from the dryer and by putting your hands and feet in warm water.