7 Tips to Consider When Purchasing a Treadmill

Walking into a fitness store can be an overwhelming event. There’s typically a wide variety of equipment to view and consider buying for your home. But it doesn’t have to be a fearful experience. Armed with some sound advice, you can find the perfect treadmill to bring home and enjoy for years to come. Knowing a little in advance what …

Fresh, Canned or Frozen — Get the Most from Your Fruits and Vegetables

When it comes to buying fruits and vegetables, many factors play a role in which types consumers choose, including nutritional value. The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics says no matter what form they take — fresh, frozen, canned or dried — fruits and vegetables are good-for-you foods that can be enjoyed at any time. Here are ideas for getting the …

8 Awesome Podcasts to Get You Through a Long Run

Many runners say they love the sport because it gives them a chance to be alone with their thoughts. But if you’ve ever trained for a long-distance race, you know that’s an awful long time to be alone with your innermost desires or that same old Top 40s music on your iPod. Usually free and frequently updated, podcasts are a great …

How to Breathe for Every Type of Exercise

Breathe in, breathe out—simple right? Not so fast. When it comes to exercise, the art of inhaling and exhaling may be a little more complicated than we think. Should we breathe in through the nose and out through the mouth? And wait—what’s adiaphragm exactly? Whether the goal is running, lifting, or warrior posing with ease, read on to discover the best breathing techniques …

What Recumbent Bikes Do for Abs

Though the recumbent bike does not provide any strengthening benefits to the abdominal muscles, it is an efficient form of cardiovascular exercise, which can help you to burn calories and reduce fat throughout your body, including on your midriff. Less fat means your abs will be more visible, which can lend to a fit and aesthetically pleasing physique. About the …

Exercising three times a week significantly cuts depression risk

Exercising three times a week reduces the odds of developing depression by around 16 percent, scientists said on Wednesday — and for every extra weekly activity session, the risk drops further. In a study conducted as part of a public health research consortium, the UK-based scientists said the relationship they found between depression and exercise points to ways to simultaneously …

Rethink Your Run: A Brand-New Approach to Interval Running (Plus, a 12-Minute Treadmill Routine)

dd a few minutes of high intensity interval training (HIIT) to your run, and yes, you’ll zap calories—fast. But you don’t have to reach gasping-for-air breathlessness to reap the fat-torching benefits of HIIT. Experts at Equinox gyms have developed a new interval series they call balanced interval training experience (BITE). Where traditional HIIT focuses on short, intense bursts of speed …

How to Do the Perfect Overhead Press

Quick question: How much do you press? More often than not the answer to that question represents how much someone can bench press. That’s because the bench press is thought to be the king of upper-body strength exercises. But that hasn’t always been the case. Believe it or not, there was a time way back in the early 1900s, before …

6 Convincing Reasons to Start Working Out Immediately

6 Convincing Reasons to Start Working Out Immediately Why bother with this whole “exercise” trend? I mean, hell. It’s hard work. It’s time-consuming. Your body aches. Your butt smells like goat cheese. (Anyone? No? Only me?) It ain’t exactly a pony ride. And yet there are reasons (good reasons it seems) why people go the gym, love the gym, can’t …

The Perfect Workout For When You’re Too Sore to Workout

The Perfect Restorative Yoga Routine to Soothe Sore Muscles A strong bod, clear head, and increased energy are a few of the many rewards of hard work in the gym. But sometimes too much of a good thing leaves you stiff, sore, and tired. To maximize all the effects of your hard work, it’s important to take a little time …