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...
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...
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...
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...
health gimmicks

Health Gimmicks: What You Need to Know

If you don't live under a rock, and you have social media, chances are you've heard of self-proclaimed products that promise significant weight loss and a new lease on life from your friends. Either...
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...
Subscapularis exercises

Subscapularis Exercises To Help You Bounce Back From Injury

The subscapularis is the largest and the strongest of the four rotator-cuff muscles that act on your shoulder, stabilizing it and facilitating inward rotation of the humerus. It is the most-used muscle in the...

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...