Physical fitness

By Elly McGuinness | Exercise and physical fitness inspiration tips to help you grow stronger, keep moving and pump your blood!

Exercise Resistance Bands - Your Complete Workout Guide

What are exercise resistance bands and why would I use them?<p>Exercise resistance bands are lightweight and stretchy and often made from latex rubber. …

Workouts

6 Yoga Poses You Can Do That Don't Require Any Flexibility Or Stretching

As a yoga instructor, I can't even explain to you how many times I've heard people say they don't think they'd be good at yoga because they're “just …

Yoga

The Best Gym Is Your Floor

According to science, push-ups are better at training your chest than you think.<p>When I was a freshman in high school, Bench Press Day was sacred. I thought about it all week, meticulously assembling a HEAVY CHEST playlist and carefully timing my consumption of breakfast, lunch, and disgusting …

Bodybuilding

The 6 Foundational Movement Patterns

Are You Training Them All?<p>The Magic 6<p>As a human, your body moves in pretty much the same way as other humans. In fact, there are six basic movement …

Workouts

10 Most Beautiful National Parks on Earth Nature Lovers Must Visit

1. Lake District National Park, England<p>Located in a region that inspired artists and writers like J.M.W. Turner, William Wordsworth and Beatrix …

National Parks

Tip: What 2 Weeks Off Really Does to Your Body

Here's how that vacation will affect your size and strength.<p>It Happens<p>It's a common scenario: Your family guilts you into taking a two-week vacation …

Muscle

9 Ways To Relax Your Muscles After A Workout That You Haven't Thought Of Before

So, you've just had an amazing, hard workout. You feel great. But your body kind of hurts. It's understandable, of course: Working out taxes the body …

Exercise

How Strength Training Changes Your Body For Good

Dr. Dena Oaklander, a psychiatry resident—who also happens to be my sister—is the last person you’d ever expect to become a bodybuilder. She’s …

Exercise

How to do a plank

The plank is a classic exercise that can be done virtually anywhere. Seriously—you can do it in your living room, in the office, and of course, in a …

Workouts

Test Your Balance With These 5 Moves

Balance is one of those skills that you probably don't think about honing every day, but it's so important for everyday health. It's essential for …

Workouts

Why it's harder to build muscle now than when you were young — and the best way to overcome it

People who were athletes in high school or college may remember coming out of the first few weeks of training with a noticeably contoured body.<p>Today, it might seem the opposite is true. You have to hit the gym several times a week just to avoid losing the muscle you <i>do</i> have.<p>In fact, the average …

Exercise

Why Weight Training Is Ridiculously Good For You

For many, weight training calls to mind bodybuilders pumping iron in pursuit of beefy biceps and bulging pecs. But experts say it’s well past time to …

Exercise

The Scary Things That Happen When You Ignore Pain and Keep Training

There are times when you're sore from a new workout, and then there are times when you experience something a little scarier: DOMS. Delayed-onset …

Exercise

Mount Hikurangi - The Overnight Hike That Pushed Us To Our Limits

Mount Hikurangi on the East Cape of New Zealand’s North Island provides a breath taking and challenging two day hike. Here I take you through my …

New Zealand

Exercise Adherence - How To Stick To Your Fitness Plan

Achieve Exercise Adherence And Reach Your Fitness Goals<p>Congratulations! You’ve made it to the ‘action’ phase and kick-started your fitness regime. …

6 Things You Never Knew About Muscles—But Totally Should

1 of 7<p>All about muscles<p>2 of 7<p>More muscle ups your metabolism<p>Advertisement<p>3 of 7<p>You need to eat your greens<p>4 of 7<p>Perimeno isn't kind to muscles<p>5 of …

Fitness

Tip: The Shoulder Stretch You Need

Still have poor overhead mobility? Loaded stretching could be for you. Here's what to do.<p>Overhead pressing issues come in two varieties: strength …

Workouts

9 of the Best Ab Workouts on YouTube

Let's get ready to rock those abs, strengthen your core, tighten your tummy, and improve your posture — these quick and powerful workouts target your midsection in under 10 minutes. We rounded up nine of the best workout videos on YouTube so you can piece together a (totally free) ab routine for …

Workouts

5 Things The Most Successful Runners Do Every Day

Some runners seem to have it all together: they’re always healthy, running well and enjoying every moment of their training.How do they do …

Marathons

Study Finds: Head Outside For The Happiest Workout

Spend three hours hiking outside versus walking on a treadmill and you’ll have more energy, a better mood, and less anxiety. Those results published …

Research

Don't Warm Up? You're Going to Get Injured

If you’re the guy who breezes into the gym and immediately sits down to start lifting, bad news: You’re putting yourself at serious risk. “Warm-ups …

Exercise

The Trick to Living Longer May Be Jogging Instead of Running, Study Shows

Not only does regularly working out keep the body strong, but it also keeps the mind strong by helping control anxiety. (And those mood-boosting …

Longevity

For Exercise, Nothing Like the Great Outdoors

Long walks can improve moods and reduce anxiety, but the benefits may be greatest if the walks take place outdoors rather than in a gym, according to a new study by researchers in Austria. And while the Alps may be a particularly fine place to hike, a vigorous walk in the woods or paths near home …

Exercise

10 Easy Exercises You Need To Get In Perfect Shape : Weight Loss

Bodyweight exercises are moves that use only your body’s weight as resistance, such as pushups and lunges — no equipment needed. They’re a staple in …

Physical Fitness Archives

Get going with a playground workout A playground workout can provide a fun and effective fitness solution. Playground equipment provides countless …

This 20-Minute Power Yoga Workout Will Strengthen and Stretch From Head to Toe

Yoga is a great addition to any fitness routine. Unlike your high-intensity interval training (HIIT) workouts or weight-lifting sessions, yoga is …

Workouts

Train Your Chest Without Machines

When you hear the local gym bros talking about training, one question invariably comes up: How much ya bench? <b>The chest has become synonymous with</b> …

Instantly Open Tight Hips With These 8 Stretches

Tight hips seem to be a common problem for almost everybody — from runners to cyclists, from deskbound bloggers to dancers. Give this area a little …