cardio

Should I exercise if I have muscle pull/pain?

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The answer to this is it depends on the level of pain you are experiencing. You also need to rule out that it is really a muscle pull and not something serious like a bone fracture, muscle tears or tendon injury. Normally muscle pull occurs on the lower part of our body- anywhere from the [...]

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

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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 [...]

Home Exercise Equipment: Takasima vs Gintell

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This is based on my own personal experience since I’ve been thinking about getting an exercise equipment for home exercise. Due to pre-existing knee condition, it is not that suitable for me to go jogging- but walks in the park does not provide enough cardio intensity (but still better than nothing). I have been going [...]

Should a cancer patient do intensive and strenuous exercise

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I once had a theory 2 years ago: Now, we all know that cancer cells do not thrive in oxygenated environment. Logically, cardiovascular exercise will improve the rate in which oxygen is delivered to every nook and cranny of the body. Look at Lance Amstrong and Wendy Chioji– who are cancer survivors and are very [...]

Why being more physically active can improve your stomach problems

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If you or someone that you know seemed to complain of stomach ailments, such as wind, gastric, indigestion, acid reflux, etc, check the physical activity levels.   From my personal experience, years ago I used to suffer from stomach spasms, pain and discomfort. When I combined higher intake of fiber, drink more water with exercise, [...]

Cardiovascular Fitness- key to health

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A lot of people who had been althletes during their school years grow up to become sedentary corporate employees or coach potatos. With inactivity, our health tend to gradually lead to a downward trend. Dr Amir, in an article dated 1 February 09 in The Star’s Fit for Life section, entitled The Fitness Factor outlines [...]

I quit the gym… and lost weight

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Yes, yes, I know I have mentioned in an earlier post that it is highly unlikely that I will quit the gym… ever because I have enjoyed tremedous health benefits from living a more active lifestyle. I do not deny that joining gyms are truly beneficial- especially if you are living a highly stressed lifestyle [...]

How to Make the Best Out of Your Weight Training

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When it comes to weight or strength training, which one you think will be more effective? A. Doing 2 sets each time 2 times a week, or B. Doing 1 set each time 3 times a week (every alternate day)? The answer- you will benefit more from 2 sets (or better still 3 sets) each [...]

How to Stay Motivated When Doing Cardio- Turn off the Timer

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It is easy to get bored when using the cardio machine- especially if you spend about 20 or 30 minutes doing exactly the same movement- either running, jogging, cycling, stair climbing, etc. Do you find your eyes straying to the timer to see how long you are on the machine and how many calories that [...]

My Home Gym Equipments

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Currently even though I am a member of a gym, I still purchase a couple of equipments for home training. Some may ask that with the steep gym membership, why add more cost to purchase equipment? Reasons: due to work commitments, unable to make it to the gym as often as I would like to [...]