A growing body of evidence suggests that exercise may contribute to preventing pathological changes, treating multiple chronic diseases, and reducing mortality and morbidity ratios. Scientific evidence moreover shows that exercise plays a key role in improving health-related physical fitness components and hormone function. Regular exercise training is one of the few strategies that has been strictly adapted in healthy individuals and in athletes. However, time-dependent exercise has different outcomes, based on the exercise type, duration, and hormone adaptation. In the present review, we therefore briefly describe the type, duration, and adaptation of exercise performed in the morning and evening. In addition, we discuss the clinical considerations and indications for exercise training. Read More
In general, physical activity is better for preventing weight gain than it is for promoting weight loss, and it appears this also applies to yoga.
Most types of yoga don’t have the same level of calorie-burning power as aerobic exercise does. Consider that a person who weighs 150 pounds (68 kilograms) will burn 170 calories in an hour of doing basic (hatha) yoga, compared with 340 calories for an hour of low-impact aerobics.
But any physical activity is good activity. Yoga will get you moving, after all, and it can provide health benefits such as improved blood lipid levels and enhanced mood. Read More
When people are good at something, they will keep on doing it. But when faced with a challenge, not everyone will keep on trying. For instance, if a person loves running, he may be able to run a 5-km circuit easily. But when you ask the same person to hold a yoga pose for 45-60 seconds, he might not be able to do it as effortlessly as running.
This is a common issue when it comes to fitness. A lot of people only concentrate on a single kind of exercise instead of mixing it up. Usually, people take a weekly class at a gym. And often, they enjoy the socialization more rather than the exercise. But, it’s important to remember that the body needs different kinds of exercises to stay healthy and fit.
In fact, there are 5 elements of physical fitness. These are:
strength, which is focused on a person’s power;
endurance, which is focused on the time a person can keep on doing an activity;
flexibility, which is focused the mobility of a person;
cardiovascular endurance, which is focused on oxygen and heart pumping exercises;
and body fat composition, which is focused on converting fats to muscle.
The best fitness regimens try to incorporate all these components. Keeping fit is important at any age as it gives different benefits to the mind and body. There are exercise and fitness strategies which are ideal for people in their 20’s, 30’s, 40’s, 50’s, and so on. Here, we’ll be concentrating on the importance of fitness to people who are in their 20’s and 30’s. Read More
Chinese Tai Chi Chuan is an ancient and powerful form of exercise. When Tai Chi Chuan or Tai Ji Quan is practiced daily it can improve balance, health, relaxation, immune function, and longevity. There are countless medical studies which show the health benefits of meditation and Tai Chi practice is a form of moving meditation. Enjoy this 15 minute Traditional easy Tai Chi routine led by Jake Mace. Be safe, practice at your own risk, have fun, train often, breathe deeply, and do the best you can to follow Jake through this Taijiquan lesson! Find 5 minutes each morning and 5 minutes each evening for Tai Chi practice! Enjoy, SHARE, hit “LIKE”, and smile! 🙂