long distance running

Negative Side Effects of Long Distance Running

Running regularly can have its fair share of rewards and benefits. Running can provide a good, full body workout, strengthen and tone muscles, burn calories and induce fat or weight loss, but as people...
pilates

The Top 5 Best Pilates DVDs for Home

Pilates is a type of exercise that was conceptualized and developed by Joseph Pilates after he invested a lot of time studying human anatomy, Zen Buddhism, yoga, and ancient Greek and Roman workout routines....
apple cider vinegar

Apple Cider Vinegar – Hoax or Real Deal?

Perhaps one of the world’s most ancient remedies, Apple Cider Vinegar is also one of the simplest and most fascinating. It is said that Hippocrates prescribed it along with a dose of honey for...

9 Important Tips for Running in the Rain

Wherever you live, if you’ve developed the routine of running regularly, you’ll inevitably end up running in the rain. Not an issue actually, and you don’t have to take your runs indoors....

High Bar vs Low Bar Squats: Pros and Cons

Strength athletes and power lifters use two major squatting techniques known as the high-bar and low-bar. They both depend on various transfer forces and movement mechanics. High-bar squats are...
Cardiorespiratory Endurance

Cardiorespiratory Endurance: What Is It and Why Should You Care?

Cardiorespiratory endurance is a measure of how well your heart, lungs and muscles work together to keep you active over long, extended periods of time. As you become more active and participate in exercises...
umcka

Umcka: Nature’s Remedy for Colds, Bronchitis, Herpes Simplex, and more

Just before the 1900s, an Englishman traveling to South Africa had a serious respiratory illness. Charles Stevens, who needed to cure himself quickly, found himself seeking he help of a native tribal leader who...
benefits of stretching

Benefits of Stretching + The Top 5 Stretches

Stretching before any exercising or fitness routine is vital. In fact, stretching is so vital that it should be incorporated as a way of life, every day, whether you are set to exercise or...
ashwagandha

Ashwagandha for Anxiety and Immunity

The sacred texts of Ayurveda in India predate those of Traditional Chinese Medicine. Because Ashwagandha is mentioned in Ayurveda, we know that its usage dates back about four thousand years. It is mentioned in...

Pilates for Sciatica Pain: Top 3 Exercises

Sciatica refers to the pain that originates in the lower back and radiates to the buttocks then down the back of the thighs, legs and occasionally, the foot. The pain follows the...