Category: Fitness & Exercise

Regular exercise is essential for maintaining good health and achieving your fitness goals. Our expert tips, advice, and resources provide you with the tools and knowledge you need to develop and implement effective fitness and exercise strategies, from creating workout plans and setting realistic goals to staying motivated and overcoming obstacles. With our help, you’ll be able to develop a fitness routine that works for you, improve your physical health and fitness, and achieve the results you want.

Marathons — Training and History

The year was 490 BC when Pheidippides, a Greek soldier, ran the distance from a battlefield near Marathon, Greece to Athens proclaiming the defeat of the Persian army by the Athenians. The story, as written by Plutarch, recounts how Pheidippides shouted, “Rejoice. We conquer!” and with that, fell dead from overexertion. The marathon did not … Continue reading Marathons — Training and History

Exercise and Pregnancy

How exercise during pregnancy promotes health, and how much is too much? Exercising while pregnant can be a scary subject for an expectant mother, especially during the first pregnancy. Many mothers fear exercising could cause problems with their pregnancy such as low birth weight or premature labor. These fears can lead to complete elimination of exercise, in … Continue reading Exercise and Pregnancy

Ditch the Weights: Why Body-Weight Exercises are In

Free weights have long been the king of the strength training industry. Recently however, there have been many fitness buffs who have decided to ditch free weights and machines in exchange for body-weight training. Body-weight training is quite appropriately, strength training exercises that use only the weight of the body for resistance. These exercises includes such old standbys … Continue reading Ditch the Weights: Why Body-Weight Exercises are In

Swimming – Exercise and Health

The sun is beating down, the weather’s perfect; it’s time to get into the water! Every summer, hundreds of thousands of people head out to the beaches, public swimming pools, lakes, streams and rivers. There are endless water activities to participate in; water skiing, jet skiing, boating, sailing, fishing, canoeing, kayaking, tubing, snorkeling, scuba diving, … Continue reading Swimming – Exercise and Health

Yoga — Heath and Fitness

Over 5000 years ago, the Indus-Sarasvati Civilization was already using yoga as a system to develop the mind, body and spirit. Yoga is practiced to bring together the human consciousness and the universal consciousness. The earliest official traces of yoga have been found on stone seals from the Indus Valley, picturing figures in various yogic … Continue reading Yoga — Heath and Fitness