How long should you work out for every day? An age-old question that has been given many answers. Well, here's mine: You should work out intensely for a minimum of 1 hour at least 5 days a week. Why? There are lots of reasons. Not only can you get in twice the amount of work and calorie burn that you could in a half hour, but when it comes to how many hours you are truly active during the day, it puts things in perspective. How many hours are in a day? 24 How many hours are i
Meditation comes in many forms. Some people can just sit in peace and quiet and meditate, but others find that place in the gym, running outside, or hiking in nature. Everyone has their "happy place", but true meditation can help with a lot of things. How does one meditate you might ask? It is quite simple. Sit in an upright comfortable position, close your eyes, focus on your breathing, and nothing else. Let everything that could possibly be going on in your life slip away.
Growing up children have a lot more energy than their parents! (most of the time) And not only should you support their wants and needs to be active, but join them in it! Nowadays with technology running almost every household, its getting harder to get your children un-glued from their devices. We can all be found guilty of being on our phones or watching TV every once in a while, but its a terrible habit to grow up with. Getting your children involved in athletics, especial
When done correctly, the rowing machine can be a great full body cardio workout. Its fairly low impack on your joints, you can adjust the intensity and resistance levels to fit your needs, and its fun! I regularly hop on the rower to warmup before a workout, but also use it as a great workout finisher. When you row, you must keep your core tight and engaged. Most people think it is just an upper body exercise, but in fact you use your legs quite a bit! And when you find the p
What should you do? The answer? Whats best for you! In my opinion it really depends on how much time you have and if you are prone to injuries or not. If you are short on time, yes running will burn more calories in less time, but is harder on your body. You may burn the same calories in running 20 minutes as you do walking in 50 minutes to an hour. Here's the bottom line, I believe that most people seem more interested in how many calories they can burn than in becoming phys