Why exercise is Important!

Have you ever heard the expression “use it or lose it”? It’s true! If you don’t use your body, you will surely lose it. Your muscles will become flabby and weak. Your heart and lungs won’t function efficiently. And your joints will be stiff and easily injured. Inactivity is as much of a health risk […]

7 Common Exercise Mistakes

Exercise is good for your heart, helps with weight loss and provides a variety of health-related benefits. At the same time, exercise comes with a certain degree of injury risk, and depending on the activity, it can also put a lot of stress on your joints. But is that enough reason to opt out of […]

Seven Signs of Overtraining

When it comes to healthy habits, you can have too much of a good thing. Fiber is good for you, but too much fiber is a major diet no-no. Even too much sleep can backfire and hurt your health. And exercise is no exception. In fact, trading evenings on the couch for marathon calorie-burning or […]

Strength Training For Kids?

  For Fitness Friday this week, I was asked to look into strength training with kids. Strength training for kids? You bet! Done properly, strength training offers many bonuses to young athletes. Strength training is even a good idea for kids who simply want to look and feel better. In fact, strength training can put […]

5 Shortcuts To Sculpt Your Body

We all know that there are no shortcuts to getting fit and staying fit. Working out takes perseverance, consistency and well, work! But every once in a while, you should stop and ask yourself, “Am I working out smarter and not just harder?” After all, we don’t want to waste one drop of hard-earned sweat […]

Top 10 Reasons to Strength Train

It’s Fitness Friday and today we are looking at the merits of strength training. Lifting weights. Resistance training. Pumping iron. No matter what you call it, strength training is important for boosting the overall health and well-being of people of all ages and fitness levels. While strength training can seem a bit intimidating at first, the […]

8 Reasons Why Your Workout Isn’t Working

Fitness Friday, and today we’re looking at 8 reasons why your workout might not be working. We all know how fantastic working out is for your health. But what happens when your workouts aren’t delivering the results you want? Or you’re not getting the results you think you should be getting? While any kind of physical activity […]

5 Steps to Speed Up Your Metabolism

It’s Fitness Friday again, and I found this extremely interesting and informative article on speeding up your metabolism at Active.com Your metabolism right now is working tirelessly to help you burn calories and shed fat.  Each time you eat, enzymes in your body’s cells break down the food and turn it into energy that keeps […]

4 Signs You Need to Lift More Weight

This is a good article I found on Spark People about making sure that you are lifting enough weight. 4 Signs You Need to Increase Your Resistance Strength training is about building and maintaining a certain level of strength. You might not be lifting enough weight during one or many of your exercises if: 1. […]

Welcome to Fitness Friday!

Every Friday I will be posting an article about fitness.  Everything from the best protein shake to buy, to today’s post on 4 Signs You Need to Lift More Weight. If there is any fitness topic that you would like to me to research and post about, please send me a comment or email and […]