Staying fit and healthy is on everyone’s priority list but it can often be a difficult resolution to keep. However, making some lifestyle changes can help you stay on top of your fitness game. Here we bring you seven simple ways to do just that.
Exercising is important. It not only keeps you healthy and fit but it also makes you feel good about yourself. But, try as you might, it can sometimes be difficult to fit in an hour-long workout into your routine. For those days when you are hard pressed for time, here’s how you can stay on top of your fitness game.
Despite the hustles of everyday life, people are managing time to stay fit. With a pursuit of good health, they are regularly working out. Thanks to the technology, they are also tracking their work progress and calories intake.
The benefits of being active go far beyond losing weight or getting a body worth flaunting just in time for summer. Routine physical exercise strengthens the heart and lungs, improves energy levels and, studies have shown that, it even prevents many chronic diseases from developing.
We may not realize it now but small mistakes while working out can do great harm to our body in the long run. Experts say that most injuries occur either because of people’s negligence or hesitance to ask for help. And also because small injuries like a pulled muscle or a sprain are often overlooked they can lead to bigger problems over time. But preventing workout mistakes and hence injuries is actually really simple, says Kumar Thapa, fitness instructor at Fitness Park Gym in Sundhara, Kathmandu. Here he outlines some common mistakes that we must avoid at all costs while getting our much-needed daily dose of exercise.
People usually go to gym for two reasons: either to lose weight or to start bodybuilding. On occasions such as New Year, new month, or birthday, people take ‘resolutions’ to join the gym. Many gyms and physical fitness centers have been opened across the city to cater to such enthusiasts. However, most of these enthusiasts workout for a few days or weeks at maximum, take selfies of them working out, and then quit too quickly.
There may be no greater pleasure than bringing your little baby into this world. But pregnancy also takes a great toll on your body and post-pregnancy weight gain can be a disappointment and a source of stress for many. But the good thing is you do not have to do a thousand crunches to lose that baby belly. All you need is some patience and dedication to ease back into your fitness routine.
If the prospect of touching your toes fills you with dread, you should know that you are in a bit of a trouble. Stretching may not be the most exciting part of a workout but it is crucial if you want to make the most of your fitness and workout routines. Regardless of whether you are aiming for cardio or strength training, stretching is where you should begin.
Are you tired of going to the gym and still not getting the results you oh so desire? Is spending hours at the gym starting to seem pointless to you? Then this definitely calls for getting strategic about your workout routine.
Whenever we sign up at a gym we are pretty much also signing up for months of muscles soreness. The good pain, they call it. It is all believed to be a sign of an effective workout. However, while you are powering through your workouts, you do want to be wary about the kind of pain you are feeling. The Week finds out there are some we should never ignore.
Some of us are ‘blessed’ with big calves. And we know exactly how frustrating it can be when we try and put on a certain dress or shorts and it ends up all wrong because of these ‘blessed’ calves. This can lead to such inferiority complex that all you want to do is find ways to hide it. Though, of course, the other option would be to exercise.
Exercising on an empty stomach can cause breakdown of muscle tissue. Without food to fuel your workout sessions, the muscle tissues will be converted to glucose in order to provide the energy you need. This isn’t the ideal situation for either muscle building or weight loss as it can have an impact on your metabolism and may even lead to injury.