If you're getting yourself to the gym, you're already doing great things for your health. But you don't want to sabotage that progress by doing anything that could hurt you. Unfortunately, there are a number of mistakes that you can make at the gym that can affect your health long-term, whether it's working out with improper form or not paying attention to good hygiene. Anytime you're working your body, you want to make sure you treat it with care and caution, as you wouldn't want a good heart-pumping workout to turn into a lifetime of back pain.
"Making the decision to get into the gym and work toward your goals is empowering and liberating," personal trainer and exercise physiologist Kathryn Alexander, tells Bustle. "It’s fun and emotional, and easy to get swept into. Many p...
You know exercise is good for you, but do you know how good? From boosting your mood to improving your sex life, find out how exercise can improve your life.
Want to feel better, have more energy and even add years to your life? Just exercise.
The health benefits of regular exercise and physical activity are hard to ignore. Everyone benefits from exercise, regardless of age, sex or physical ability.
Need more convincing to get moving? Check out these seven ways exercise can lead to a happier, healthier you.
1. Exercise controls weight
Exercise can help prevent excess weight gain or help maintain weight loss. When you engage in physical activity, you burn calories. The more intense the activity, the more calories you burn.
Regular trips to the gym are great, but don't...
If you love to walk, here are 4 great ways to elevate your fat burn starting now.
Here's a little secret from fitness pros: We trainers love to walk.
It's true. When I'm not working with clients or doing my own strength training regimen at the gym, you'll usually find me at park in Los Angeles, where I'm walking and listening to podcasts. I'm not alone.
"When I seek movement, when I want to work my body, I'm looking at things that feel natural to me," Charlee Atkins, a trainer and founder of Le Sweat, recently revealed to the Well+Good podcast. "I'm going on a hike, going on a walk, riding my bike around my neighborhood. These little things that you don't think [of as] movements, but actually are—and are also providing you that physical outlet—are the things that I...
Cycling can help to protect you from serious diseases such as stroke, heart attack, some cancers, depression, diabetes, obesity and arthritis.Riding a bike is healthy, fun and a low-impact form of exercise for all ages.Cycling is easy to fit into your daily routine by riding to the shops, park, school or work.
To be fit and healthy you need to be physically active. Regular physical activity can help protect you from serious diseases such as obesity, heart disease, cancer, mental illness, diabetes and arthritis. Riding your bicycle regularly is one of the best ways to reduce your risk of health problems associated with a sedentary lifestyle.
Cycling is a healthy, low-impact exercise that can be enjoyed by people of all ages, from young children to older adults. It is a...