Tag: Fitness

When I was 15, the televisions show called Eye on LA visited my house to do an interview with me on the martial arts for a spot they were producing on Ninjitsu. They also wanted to see my backyard as I had turned my 2000 square foot garden into a fully fledged ninja training camp. This series of articles is going to tell you what I had in my backyard so you too can create your own martial arts backyard dojo too. Since there have been a lot of developments in the arena of fitness and martial arts gear, you should be able to come up with a more modern version of a training location.

Before I begin.

If you are just beginning to place some items into your yard, garage or large room – do not worry too much about looks at first. Your first priority is performance and training. As you progress, you can focus on improving the look and feel of your workout location. This means that you can start by throwing in some used tires, old weights, or whatever you can find at the dump that can be somehow converted into a training tool. In the beginning, get very creative.

I have not put the items (or tips and ideas) in any particular order and since this is article one of many, you will need to review the other articles for the full scope of what to include.

THE NINJA BALANCE BEAM

I started training on 4×4 wood (covered in duct tape) balance beams in the martial arts as part of a warm up. They are great for improving balance as well as working on your kicks. In my backyard I was lucky as we already had some long wooden poles about 12 feet each. They were being used as a sort of border before the fence that led to a schoolyard. They were similar in size to a 4×4 only they had rounded edges. Because they were meant to look rough, I had to worry about getting splinters. However, they were a welcome addition to my obstacle course.

I have used everything from a fallen coconut tree to a simple block of wood (4×4) from Home Depot. Whatever you use, try to find something that you can walk across in your bare feet. You can raise the beam for more of a challenge or just leave it on the ground as it is.

Here are a few ways to use a balance beam:

Basic training

Simply practice walking across the beam or beams. Then try walking faster or even running across the beams. Finally, close your eyes and try to walk from one end of the beam to the other. This is a lot harder than it sounds.

Slow motion kicks

One simple exercise we use in our camps is for students to perform slow motion kicks (like front kicks) on the beams as they walk across the beam from one end to the other. For example:

  • Step up onto one end of the beam
  • Focus first on getting your balance
  • Perform a front kick step-by-step in slow motion
  • Take a step forward and repeat the process with the other leg

The above training is simple, but it will drastically improve your balance as well as your kicks. Good kicks to work on are:

  • The low sweep kick and front kick (easiest as you do not have to pivot the foot as much).
  • Side kicks and round kicks (harder as you need to move more and maintain balance)

You should be familiar with the coil position, pivot, extension and recoil parts of any kick. The main idea is to perform the kicks slow. It is much harder to throw a kick slow (breaking it into 1 second parts for example) than it is to throw a fast kick. You can also combine the training and perform one at a slow speed, another at medium speed and the final kick at a fast pace. Kicking slow will develop the muscles and parts of the body that create the foundation for powerful kicks. Kicking fast will help you advanced balance (adjusting and regaining balance after …

The well-known English novelist Dorothy ‘Dodie’ Gladys Smith had shared her views on a stimulating bath. And this is what she had to say: “Father says hot water can be as stimulating as an alcoholic drink and though I never come by one… I can well believe it.” Indeed, she was right since bathing in hot water is amazingly refreshing for both the mind and body.

The elite among the Romans of yore used to spend hours in sauna baths and thus regale in their pastime. Medically it has been proved that bathing in mild hot water opens up the pores of the skin which in turn is extremely good for health. On this score, it is worthwhile to note that many natural hot springs have therapeutic values in them.

Incidentally, one need not go in search of such hot springs. Today, the delights of hot springs could be had at the backyard of one’s home. These are marketed globally by different companies dealing in health and fitness systems. Price tag-wise, these hot tubs are not essentially meant solely for the rich and expensive. There are models that are affordable for everyone to begin the journey to relaxation.

They come in various dimensions and each hot tub is spacious enough for five to seven persons to squat and share those delightful moments. These tubs, depending on the model, have systems of jets through which the water splashes on the body to render an invigorating experience of water massage.

These branded hot tubs are the fruits of a self-made person named Keith who had a penchant for good things in life and designed the first prototype in 1978. Interestingly, the makers of these hot tubs have kept human ergonomics comfort in view while designing and manufacturing as such the curved contoured seats fit the human body perfectly. The water jets are positioned at appropriate spots in a hot tub.

The companies that market these products have numerous other systems that are domestically manufactured as well as imported to maintain healthy body and mind. They come in two versions – Elevation series and Integrity series. According to the users, the Elevation version is for an immersive exercise experience.

It has integrated consoles and attachable TVs, iPod, video to watch choicest programmes while exercising or a music system to listen to favourite inspirational tunes. It has a programmed trainer that charts out different exercises alongside the results from it. In the Integrity series, the bike is reported to be aesthetic in design with facilities for iPod and TV controls for a melodious experience.

Source by Tarun Sharma

Health and fitness starts with a conscious choice, and the best place to start is… well, at the beginning!

In our aging society physical fitness is playing a major role in keeping people healthy. There are numerous fitness programs that are available to people. The main thing to consider with any program is to have a balance between nutrition and exercise.

Each physical fitness program claims to be the best. Not all programs are right for everyone. You do need to check with your physician to see which fitness program is best for you and your goals. Each person should develop goals that they want to achieve and review them with their physician. Keep your goals in mind as you are joining a fitness program.

Getting involved in a fitness routine does not mean that you need to spend money by joining a gym or purchasing equipment. There are many pieces of equipment that will improve your physical well being, but you can also achieve this without making purchases. Some people do find that purchasing equipment or fitness tapes are a way to motivate them to start using muscles that may need extra conditioning or to get started exercising. A variety of activities help keep you motivated with your quest for getting into shape. A variety of different exercises also help to condition all muscle groups. It is important to start out any exercise routine by stretching. This will help to avoid muscle strain and injury. A physical activity can be as simple as walking around the neighborhood, or biking on your favorite trail. By choosing to walk to do some of your errands or by parking further away from the door you can incorporate exercise into your routine without adding extra time.

Many of us just don’t have time to go to the gym, our busy lives just don’t allow for the extra drive time or the time spent waiting in line to use equipment, or other facilities. It is also impossible for many of us to attend scheduled classes on a regular basis because of family and work obligations. Even if you could make the scheduled class time, the classes might be full when you get there. Pre-registration isn’t always an option, so why not simplify your life by doing your own thing on your own time, not some one else’s thing on their time.

There are many other alternatives for starting or maintaining a fitness program, one of them is online fitness. If you want to get in shape but aren’t sure where to start, then why not check out online fitness? Many people need guidance and advice when developing a diet plan and exercise routine to lose extra pounds and incorporate a healthier diet into their lifestyle. Online fitness provides a number of options from meal planning to personal fitness training, and is very popular as people try to incorporate fitness into their busy daily schedules. Professional dieticians and personal trainers can be consulted to develop a fitness plan specifically for your individual needs, via online communication for a specified fee. Most online fitness sites offer personalized services specifically for everyone’s individual fitness needs. Exercise routines can be developed to work specific parts of the body that may need extra attention that can be incorporated into a total fitness work out.

It is true that online fitness isn’t going to work for everyone. You must be motivated and incorporate the new diet and fitness plan into your daily routine and make a commitment to getting the results you want. Online fitness is there to guide anyone who wants to make a change in their life for the better, to make better choices that will affect their long-term health in a positive way. Check out any number of online fitness sites to get a feel for what is available and what will or won’t work for you. Registration and a membership fee may be required, in addition to other fees for continued support, personal training, and coaching.

As mentioned previously nutrition plays a key role in physical fitness. Eating healthy meals helps with fitness in a number of ways. The right foods give you energy to keep …

Are you a mentally active person? Do you like to solve puzzles but at the same time perform physical movements? 3D puzzles may be the answer for you.

Everyone is familiar with the standard jigsaw puzzle. Children start doing these puzzles before they learn to read. All ages enjoy piecing flat puzzle pieces together and the peak of excitement is putting in the last piece which completes the total picture.

After the jigsaw puzzle is completed it may be broken up, put back into its original box, or opened another day in the future for hours of entertainment. These puzzles may also be glued and used as wall hangings.

A new upgrade to the jigsaw puzzle is the 3D creations. Castles, animals, characters, and many other categories are available for our many interests. The cardboard pieces are locked into place allowing the puzzle to expand upward, sideways, and lengthwise as it is being assembled. Some creations are stationary while others are mechanical. After assembly these creations may be used for decorations, collectibles, play time, or showcased.

Puzzle Selections:

  • Anatomical models
  • Animals
  • Assorted balls or spherical shapes
  • Assorted fruit
  • Airplanes, autos, buses, ships, trains, bikes, farm equipment
  • Architectural models of buildings
  • Brain teasers such as Rubik’s cube
  • Bridges
  • Castles
  • Famous buildings and structures
  • Fowl
  • Movie characters
  • Puzzle boxes
  • Robots
  • Solar system

Types of Construction Material:

  • Cardboard
  • Plastic
  • Wood
  • Crystal

3D puzzles are more complex than the traditional jigsaw. The construction is done accurately piece by piece. It can be built as solo entertainment or as a group activity. There are tips, directions, or diagrams to help with their assembly. Read box description carefully including language.

This style of puzzle construction offers:

  • Stimulation to the brain
  • Improves memory
  • Uses fine physical motor coordination
  • Therapeutic for brain and finger/hand coordination

3D Mechanical Puzzles

We have watched our grandparents or our parents and as children we have watched and participated as a family unit making airplane, autos, rockets, spaceships, or puzzles. For some of us it is a life-long hobby.

Gaining popularity is the new wooden mechanical 3D puzzle. These are challenging to assemble. These puzzles have mechanical moving parts made of wheels and gears.

3D puzzle benefits:

  • Brain exercise
  • Improves memory
  • Problem-solving skills
  • Educational
  • Eye and hand coordination
  • Finger dexterity
  • Relive stress
  • Productive use of Leisure time
  • Team work
  • Satisfies creativity and imagination

Crossword, dimensional, and mechanical are all popular recreational, educational, and therapeutic activities for both mental and physical wellness. There are no age limits, no gender restrictions, and no special skills required. Utilize your thinking and patience for hours of fun as an individual or with a group of people who share in your interest.

There are jigsaw clubs in your community, state, and online. There are millions of people who enjoy this activity.

Source by Tricia Deed

Top Quality Equipment for an Excellent Workout

It may seem to be stating the apparent when I start out this review of the Life Fitness X7 Elliptical Cross-Trainer with Advanced Console that the goal we all have in purchasing home gym equipment is to gain a total body exercise in a way that balances the upper and lower body movement. It is that console that is required to the success of the Life Fitness X7 Elliptical Cross-Trainer with Advanced Console that helps reach that high standard for those who seek to buy this supreme home exercise equipment.

Advanced Console. – The high-tech controls of the Life Fitness X7 Elliptical Cross-Trainer with Advanced Console can be programmed so you can actually adjust your workout while it is in progress. The extra creative design that has into that advanced console mean that the assortment of state-of-the-art programs will give you a lot of options when it comes to how to reach your exercise goals each week. The Life Fitness X7 Elliptical Cross-Trainer with Advanced Console is equipped with five HeartSyc workouts that are manipulated by how your heart rate responds to your workout. And your ability to monitor your heart rate on this unit is on the button because of the wireless monitoring technology in the handlebar and a precision Polar chest strap for monitoring your heart rate. Both units are totally wireless so your workout is not weakened by a lot of wires and assemblages.

Advanced Features for a Great Workout – Like you, I expect a lot from an exercise system that comes at a high price. The Life Fitness X7 Elliptical Cross-Trainer with Advanced Console delivers with a broad plethora of features to live up to the expectations of everyone who will use it. There are modes you can set the Life Fitness X7 Elliptical Cross-Trainer with Advanced Console to operate under that will reach for a particular exercise goal. For example, the LegSculptor Mode modifies the length of your stride by increments of two inches every couple of minutes to the focus of the exercises changes to develop various lower body muscle groups. Likewise, the Total-Body Trainer Mode points you in building up different muscle areas.

Designed With You in Mind – When I am working out, I count on my exercise equipment to worry about me rather than me having to worry about it. That standard of excellency is clearly how the Life Fitness X7 Elliptical Cross-Trainer with Advanced Console was designed from the footing up. The engineering that ensures that the stride is always extremely fluid, natural and quiet is named the Whisper eStride system. There is a shock absorption system called FlexPedal constructed into the pedals so that you never have impact problems while exercising on the Life Fitness X7 Elliptical Cross-Trainer with Advanced Console. During your workout, you can keep an eye on and increase/decrease your stride length and the resistance level of your workout using an LCD display system that shows your resistance level, the muscles you are working on and your stride length. The Life Fitness X7 Elliptical Cross-Trainer with Advanced Console takes all of the guesswork out of working out.

The Life Fitness X7 Elliptical Cross-Trainer with Advanced Console Review Negative Aspects

The one downfall that the Life Fitness X7 Elliptical Cross-Trainer with Advanced Console might have can be expressed with the old saying “you get what you pay for.” The extraordinary variety of options, programs and features of this elliptical also result in a cost that could give you sticker shock when you are purchasing for a home gym. You can purchase a cheaper elliptical trainer.

But if you think of your home exercise equipment as a long term investment and get a top quality unit like the Life Fitness X7 Elliptical Cross-Trainer with Advanced Console, you will be gaining a home workout instrument that will live on for decades and implement your health goals now and in ten years as well. That makes that sticker shock much easier to bear.

The Life Fitness X7 Elliptical Cross-Trainer with Advanced Console Product Features:

  • Advanced elliptical cross-trainer with Advanced Workouts Console provides synchronized upper- and lower-body movement
  • Whisper eStride technology provides remarkably

You'll often read that your target heart rate (HR) goal should be from 60 to 80 percent of your maximum HR when you exercise. And, to obtain the health benefits gained from cardiovascular exercise your workout plan should include a goal of three to five workouts per week – 20 to 60 minutes (excluding warm-ups).

Although athletes often exceed the 60-80 percent target to build endurance, the average person gains little additional value when he or she exceeds this range. Exceeding the target range puts undue stress on your body and increases your potential for injury. The heart is simply working too fast and your body has a difficult time replenishing oxygen. On the flip side, exercise below the 60 percent target has fewer benefits for those exercising on a regular basis.

So yes, heart rate monitors are useful tools for those interested in maximizing their results in the least amount of time. They are especially useful for endurance athletes and those interested in losing weight. Keeping your HR within the target range allows you to exercise for longer periods without exhausting your body's resources and you achieve maximum benefits during your workout.

Typical Heart Rate Zones

  • Warm Up (50 – 60% of max. Heart rate): The right zone for people just starting a fitness program and a good warm up zone for those that regularly exercise. This zone has many benefits and a low risk of injury. It also helps you lower your body fat, blood pressure and cholesterol levels – it is estimated that 85% of calories burned in this zone are from body fats.
  • Mild Exercise Zone (60 – 70% of maximum heart rate): This zone basically offers the same benefits as the warm up zone, except you burn more calories due to the increased level of exercise.
  • Aerobic Zone (70 – 80% of maximum heart rate): The aerobic zone will improve your cardiovascular and respiratory system and strengthen your heart. This zone is preferred by endurance athletes and those interested in significantly improving their level of fitness.
  • Anaerobic Zone (80 – 90% of maximum heart rate): Endurance athletes benefit from training in this zone. This zone helps to improve your VO2 maximum – greatest amount of oxygen one can consume during exercise. Your doctor or a higher end fitness facility can test your VO2 max. It takes more than just measuring your heart rate while running on a treadmill; specialized equipment you breath into while exercising is the best way to measure it. Exercising in the anaerobic zone also improves your endurance levels by increasing your lactate tolerance (you fight fatigue better). This is a high intensity zone. Only include it in your workout if you know what you are doing and you have your physicians approval.
  • Max HR (90 – 100% of maximum): Consult a physician before creating a workout plan that includes exercises to achieve max heart rate. Although this zone can be achieved and you'll burn lots of calories, most people – even those in excellent shape – will only exercise in this intense zone for very short periods of time.

Here's a nice little tool for estimating your target rate: Calculate Target HeartRate

Source by Greg Magnus

Literally thousands of personal trainers graduate from various fitness courses around the world every week. A fact that your qualification providers probably don't tell you is the average trainer delivers less than 10 hours per week of training. I know it's not your goal to be an 'average trainer' and make average income so follow the 5 guidelines below to set yourself apart in a crowded fitness market.

1. Walk the Talk:

  • You don't need to be s super athlete, but you certainly need to practice what you preach as a top trainer. I have seen some trainers who do not have the greatest skin folds or BMI results still be fantastically successful trainers. If you operate in the fitness model / body building niche no doubt about it, you will need to be ripped. If you work with general population, just live a balanced and healthy lifestyle while remaining genuine. Don't pretend to be something you aren't.

2. Great communication:

  • The best trainers are the best communicators. If you are the type of person who is all about 'me, me me' and enjoys telling stories about yourself non-stop, you're going to come across as a complete douche bag. When talking about your experiences to people always relate it back to your members goals and dreams. Become a great listener who is extremely receptive to what your member is saying. Communicate with your members on a regular basis in person, via email and text.

3. Understanding client emotions / motivational drivers:

  • I cringe when I see a trainer go up to a member and proceed to tell them what they are doing is wrong and this is the way to fix it. Even if a person is doing something wrong, the way to get that message across is as a piece of advice that will add to their fitness knowledge. You need to ensure that you do not make any person feel like a fool. A good way to approach a person would be to say 'hey I really love how hard you are working at the moment, do you mind if I show you another way to get you to your goals'. This approach puts you on the front foot with that person.
  • Once you've made contact with a person, your initial goal is to understand that person's deep-seated motivational drivers and what makes them want to train. This is what you will use to tap into their reasons to train and the solution that you can provide for them.

4. Investing in yourself & diversify your offering:

  • It's nearly impossible to be an expert in every aspect of health and fitness. You do need to specialize to a degree. What you want to ensure is that you are not a one trick pony. This really minimizes that amount of people you are able to offer your services to. At the very least you should be very good at one aspect of fitness and have a sound knowledge of nutrition principles. You don't need to be a nutrition expert but you do need to understand the fundamentals.
  • Constantly look to improve yourself as a trainer and add to your basket of knowledge. This does not have to be through formal courses but can be through watching other trainers, participating in other fitness programs and reading literature.

5. Be Well organized

  • If you are well organized, you present a professional demeanor and it shows in everything you do. A well organized trainer has a fresh smell, tidy clothing, prepared sessions and good documentation. If you document what your boot camp or PT clients are doing. They will love the fact you are taking note of their progress. Always make this information available to your people.

As you can see there is more to people a good trainer than just turning up and providing great training. Great training and motivation is a given and a must. It is the little 1% ers that will make you stand out from all those other trainers out there.

Source by MJ Tulloch

Those who prefer a healthier lifestyle consider elliptical machines an integral part of their daily workouts. However, it is a good idea to read the various elliptical reviews before narrowing down what equipment to get for your own gym. The following are popular elliptical machines by Life Fitness.

Life Fitness X1

It is the simplest elliptical model, and it offers the most basic features such as the standard and non-adjustable stride length. While it may be simple, this model is good for those who are still beginners and those who have a tight budget.

Life Fitness Elliptical X3

Elliptical X3 is, indeed, one of the most often purchased machines because of the relatively lower price range (less than $3, 000). This machine enables users some customization options by letting them choose between either the Basic or Advanced Console. It works smoothly because of the technology called WhisperStride. Users of this elliptical have enjoyed the smoothness of movement while exercising.

Life Fitness Elliptical X3i

This is another version of the Elliptical X3i. It works pretty much the same way except that it has an additional four (4) programs. It does have some new features such as the Activity Zone console, with automatically installs instant controls. It has also magnetic resistance motors, and there are pre-programmed workouts available already in every unit. Elliptical X3i is higly rated.

Life Fitness Elliptical X5

Those who are very detail-oriented in their workouts might prefer this over other elliptical machines because of its advanced Select Stride technology. Users can choose and enable at least four (4) stride lengths, depending on their comfort and convenience. Here, they can also add Basic or Advanced Workout Console.

Life Fitness Elliptical X7

It is one of the latest offers of Life Fitness and despite its being new in the market, those who do elliptical reviews say it is good in providing comfort to users. It is primarily because of the new feature called Whisper eStride. This feature allows users to choose and adjust from seven (7) quiet electronic strides, depending on their level of comfort.

Life Fitness Elliptical X9i

The latest model seems to have the best performance. It offers many benefits to users, including the eighteen (18) programs already available, and it even allows the users to have at least seven (7) personal programs. This is perfect for those who always monitor their heart rate every workout period because it has a wireless heart rate monitor. This product even claims to be of equal quality with Health Club elliptical machines, as its strides have been designed in the same way.

Source by Mike Singh

Losing and maintaining weight and keeping fit is a lifetime goal that requires dedication and patience to achieve and maintain. Although the key to accomplishing this goal is relatively simple; i.e., proper exercise and a well balanced diet, as you know, “simple” does not necessarily mean “easy”. Moreover, your real challenge lies in your ability to maintain your newly gained and hard-won fit physique. This is most easily accomplished with increased toning of your muscles, while of course, staying lean.

Fortunately, with the advent of the Trikke cambering vehicle, gaining and maintaining a healthy form has never been easier or more exciting. If you love getting out and enjoying the outdoors, and you’ve not experienced the Trikke scooter yet, you’re in for a treat!

As a human powered vehicle, your Trikke HPV requires your continuous body movement in order to launch it and keep it going. The Trikke is actually easier to learn than mastering a bicycle, which is a really good thing for some of us out-of-shape over 20-somethings 🙂

After your initial lesson to get comfortable on your new Trikke, you can start an outdoor adventure program that serves also as a weight loss and fitness regimen by following these five easy steps:

1. Propel your Trikke scooter and start your workout. Alternatively push and pull the handlebars to generate a slow forward movement. To maintain the momentum, you will continuously lean and push the handlebars towards the right, then left. For beginners, propelling the Trikke may take time and practice. Regardless of whether you can propel your Trikke scooter on your first try or after several attempts, the continuous arm thrusts required to move your Trikke forward gives your arm and shoulder muscles a great workout. But the benefits are not limited to just your arms and shoulders…read on, my friend!

2. Start cruising on your Trikke scooter and tone your core muscles. You need to twist your upper body in a series of “S” turns while slightly leaning your weight into the inside of the turn to start cruising. This will cause a continuous and rhythmic contraction of your core muscles, namely your abs, back and hip muscles. Over time, with regular Trikke training, these muscles will appear well-defined and toned.

3. Accelerate your Trikke, burning fat to lose weight. You will learn to regulate your speed while cruising along on your Trikke by using different groups of muscles.

To achieve maximum speed, you have to start moving your upper and lower body synchronously by applying a little weight or kick on your right foot when turning left and vice versa upon reaching what many Trikke riders term as the “sweet spot.”

In order to gain speed, more muscles need to contract, hence more energy will be needed causing fats to be burned to supply the needed energy. In fact, studies have estimated that riding the Trikke at a speed of 15 km/hr will burn approximately 500 Kcal per hour. Cruising at a faster rate of 17.5 km/hr will burn up to 700 kcal per hour. And upon reaching the maximum speed, you will end up burning more than 1000 kcal per hour.

This is an effective, not to mention fun way for you to achieve weight loss while enjoying the exhilaration of speeding your Trikke around your neighborhood or taking your Trikke on vacation to better see the local sites.

4. Just like anything, the more you ride your Trikke, the better you will get at it. As they say “Practice Trikke-ing makes perfect Trikke-ing.” (Just kidding, :-0 “they” don’t really say that.) As you continue Trikke-ing, you will learn to tone specific parts of your body. As you become proficient on your Trikke, you will learn to control the degree of your body movement while cruising along. If you want to work specific muscle groups, you can always increase or decrease the twisting of your body while speeding along on your Trikke.

Furthermore, changing the height of the handlebars on your Trikke will also help work different muscle groups. Raising the Trikke handlebars will result in greater lower body workouts. The higher you raise your handlebar, the easier it is to perform the right …

Health and fitness news is playing a major role in every person's life. Right from news papers to morning news in television channels, all of them are constituting some space for health and fitness news. Focus on improving the living standards and creating awareness among masses, is on the raise.

Physical fitness and healthy living are closely connected. The secret to staying alive for long is to be physically fit. As a child most of us would have indulged in any form of sport and taken care of our physical fitness. As we grow older, the tendency of being physically active, gradually decreases. When you are constantly being exposed to health and fitness news through various medium, at least once you might consider taking physical fitness seriously.

The best way to maintain good health is by making exercising a permanent part of your life and being aware of what is right to eat. Health and Fitness news bridges the gap and spreads awareness among common public, as to what is right to eat and what not to eat. They bring to light certain facts which we might not have been aware of, till date.

These days you need not have to stick to the boring fitness routine, if you are looking for some adrenaline rush along with improving your physical fitness, then once in a while, try your hand at extreme sports such as white water rafting, rock climbing, water skiing, sky diving, mountain bike riding, skate boarding, etc. But make sure you have an expert guidance available, as these sports are extremely risky too and never forget to wear safety equipment such as helmets, gloves, elbow guards, etc.

Some of the television shows or health magazines, focusing on delivering health and fitness news, show you some new methods or techniques of working out, try them and may be you will stick to them for life. They not only focus on improving physical fitness but also let you know how to be cautious and how to avoid getting injured.

If you do not wish to do rigorous fitness training, then try out yoga, most of the health and fitness news have said that yoga is good not only for physical fitness but for mental fitness and peace too. Try learning yoga under the guidance of an instructor and see how relaxing it can be. Practicing yoga on a regular basis not only strengthens you mentally but also gives your body a great flexibility.

With the advertising media creating colorful ads, which attract you to unhealthy foods, on the rise and the number of individuals spending sedentary life on the rise too, it is time, we start focusing on improving our physical fitness and eating right.

Why not take the advantage of the health and fitness news brought to us through various mediums and work wonders. Eating nutritious food, staying physically active and avoiding stress are the key factors that decide how healthy we are. Health is wealth, as the old saying goes !!!

Source by David Patullo

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