exercise motivation

Diseases You Can Battle with Fitness- Part 1

Through MSN, I’ve discovered an interesting site parade.com A slide that they’ve featured caught my eye because I believe it provides valuable information: 4 Diseases You Can Fight with Fitness by Michael O’Shea. 1. Heart Disease The article mentioned that regular exercise lowers blood pressure and reduce cholesterol. Heart attack can really be a silent [...]

Exercise pedal or portable mini exercise bike- can you lose weight on those?

I have purchased a mini portable exercise pedal which comes with the bare essentials of an exercise bike- with only the bicycle pedals and adjustable nobs to change the resistance. The equipment is very portable- you can just take it up and carry from place to place…put it under your desk or while reading a [...]

Tips for Trail Runners/ Mountain Running

For those who like to run in natural routes- jungles, hills, mountains, small villages, Jonathan Wyatt, a 8 times World Mountain Grand Prix champion has to share: 1. Shoes- trail/ off-road shoes instead of running shoes are more suitable for trail running compared to the normal running shoes because on uneven ground, it allows the [...]

Exercise at home with Leslie Sansone- very enjoyable

In order to sustain the motivation to exercise day after day, the exercise needed to be enjoyable, easy to follow and motivational. If you find that you are not having any motivation to exercise or do not enjoy intense exercise or following too many steps, here’s a good exercise you can follow: From YouTube, I [...]

Overcome your fears that stop you from exercising

We may have some experiences or injuries that you have sustained from a certain activity that made us give up our favourite exercise or sports. Bad experiences should not be a deterrent to us towards leading a more healthy lifestyle. If fact, once we work on the fear and overcome it, it will not longer [...]

Should I set up a home gym or join a gym?

Once during the H1N1 outbreak, a local sports equipment store have gotten very creative- in their advertisement, not only that the offer tips to counter H1N1, but they’ve use this as an opportunity to promote home gyms. In fact, I’ve noticed that the company had really gotten really creative in their advertisements. Gym memberships are [...]

Between knee damage and organ damage…which one is worse?

When we are overweight, we would tend to develop knee and lower bsck issues. The more overweight we are, the more pain and discomfort we may feel. It is no wonder that the pain itself becomes a deterrent for us to begin an exercise program…..especially those of more intensive nature. The fitter we are, the [...]

Exercising outdoors vs in the gym

When selecting the place to exercise, which is better:  To exercise in the outdoors/park or in the gym? There are advantages and disadvantages of each depending on your personality type. As part of gym membership, you would usually are entitled for some free classes. For those who enjoy socialising plus the beat and being pushed [...]