Health Guide (Page 76)

Why Men and Women Should Choose Different Workout Reoutines?

Though stereotypes are dissolving with each generation, there are some that persist - in part, because they are based on real differences between men and women. While some women can and do achieve the upper body strength of some (even very fit) men, the overwhelming majority of males have a natural advantage in this area. Male aesthetic values, the source of which isn't clear, reinforce this and... ❯❯❯

How to Do Leg Exercises?

What kind of leg exercises you do will, of course, depend on your goal. Are you trying to build massive thighs or heart-shaped calves? Do you want to build strength, increase running endurance or improve balance and flexibility? Are you a weight-lifter, a jogger or a ballerina? Naturally, not all goals are mutually exclusive. Building strength can combine well with improving balance, for example.... ❯❯❯

How to Keep Fit as You Age?

It's a commonplace observation that as you age you have to work harder to keep the pounds off and to stay fit. One major reason is the inescapable biological fact that metabolism slows as we age. Inescapable for now, at least, until medical technology finds some safe way to alter it. Genetic research into aging is trying, in a way, to do just that. Several studies in the last two decades have... ❯❯❯

How to Set Up A Home Gym?

You can enjoy all the benefits of gym membership - a wide variety of equipment and facilities, good advice from staff and other members and the incentive to work out by making the gym a destination. But, you can also enjoy having the ease of access and the absence of a commute by purchasing home gym equipment. But what to buy? If you're just getting into, or back into, a fitness routine, you... ❯❯❯

Fitness and Fluids

Body fluid level is an important component of keeping it in top condition for best performance. As a person exercises, the internal body temperature rises. That triggers the body to release internal fluid to the outside through millions of sweat glands and via heightened respiration. As the high temperature sweat evaporates off the skin, it takes heat with it, cooling the body down again. That... ❯❯❯

What Is Flexibility Training?

Flexibility training involves performing a series of exercises that help maximize range of motion and muscle stability. The benefits are improved blood flow in the muscles and lower risk of injury. There are three basic types of stretching exercises that help accomplish these goals: static, dynamic and Isometric/PNF. Static stretches are the most traditional type, encompassing the more or less... ❯❯❯

Should I Exercise During Pregnancy?

Exercise throughout the entire nine months is healthy for most women - provided they exercise (pun intended) the proper caution. Mild exercise, of types appropriate to the various stages, will help keep the circulatory system healthy, increase pelvic muscle tone and strength, and help to smooth out mood swings. Done right, you can lessen the severity of backaches, keep joints flexible and firm,... ❯❯❯

How to Control Diabetes with Exercise

Many factors contribute to the onset of diabetes, including genetic predisposition and diet. But exercise can help reduce the odds of getting and the severity of this disease. Diabetes comes in two types, Type I and Type II. In either case, the body has difficulty regulating the level of blood glucose. Glucose is the primary source of energy for the body's activities. One basic reason is the... ❯❯❯

Why You Should Exercise When You Are Young

Individuals under 20 are naturally more flexible, have higher metabolic rates and more energy than those older. But they, too, need to exercise (in appropriate ways) to avoid injury and build strength and endurance, avoid obesity and stay fit. Particularly today, when there are so many electronic alternatives, young people may exercise less than they should. It's during the formative years that... ❯❯❯

The Relationship between Exercise and Your Immune System

Few subjects in health or diet ever get put to a final rest. Present studies often contradict earlier ones, until no one knows what to think. One of the few areas that almost all serious studies seem to agree on is the relationship between exercise and the immune system. No reputable researcher will claim that exercise will repair a weakened or diseased immune system. Nonetheless, a broad... ❯❯❯