Salt is a common flavoring added to lots of foods and many people add salt to their meals as well. While salt does indeed enhance the taste of food, it may also be unhealthy. A high salt or, more specifically, a high sodium chloride diet – the chemical name for dietary salt – could increase your chances of developing high blood pressure, heart disease, kidney disease, and strokes.
Pull-ups (palms turned away from you) and chin-ups (palms facing you) are excellent latissimus dorsi (upper back) and biceps (arm) exercises. No specialist equipment is required; just a bar to hang from. And while both exercises are very effective, they present one major drawback; you have to be able to lift your own bodyweight using nothing more than the strength in your arms.
Lower back pain can range from mildly uncomfortable to completely debilitating and is something that most adults will experience at least once in their lives. This short article is not meant to be a definitive guide top back pain and nor is it meant to replace advice from a trained medical professional but will hopefully teach you about some of the more common causes of back pain and what to do to avoid this all too common problem.
Occasional breaks from exercise are sometimes unavoidable. You may have been ill, on vacation, busy at work, or simply have lost your workout mojo. If the break was just for a few days, you have nothing to worry about and won’t need to take any special action. But, if your break was two weeks or more, it may be a good idea to ease back into exercise rather than jump back in feet first.
Summer is a great time for loading up your car, heading out to the countryside or to the beach, and enjoying a picnic. Sunshine, fresh air, food, family, friends – what’s not to love! Make your picnic as healthy as you can with these handy food and activity tips…
All-inclusive holidays are good value for money and take a lot of the stress out of going on vacation. You know all your meals, drinks, and entertainment are covered and you are free to just chill by the pool, relax, and enjoy some great food and drink.
However, a lot of people gain a lot of weight on all-inclusive holidays; having food and drink on-tap 24/7 means it’s all too easy to eat way too much.
Sticking to an exercise plan or diet can be hard – especially when you go it alone. When you go it alone, it’s up to you to stay motivated and do what needs to be done. And if you have an off day, skip your workout or cheat on your diet, what does it matter? If you are doing it “lone wolf” style, the only person that knows if you.
However, if you know someone else is taking an interest in your fitness journey and is watching what you do (and don’t do) each and every day, you will be much less likely to stray from the straight and narrow path.
Lots of people spend the whole year getting in shape for a vacation only to blow it all while they are away! This isn’t something they do on purpose but is more likely to be the result of being away from home and not having access to their usual gym and diet.
Exercise fads come and go and one of the more recent is kettlebells. Kettlebells are not, in fact, new at all and pre-date almost all other forms of strength training with the exception of bodyweight training. The strongmen of India, Russia, and even Scotland all used heavy balls with handles on them to develop prodigious strength long before kettlebells re-emerged and gained increasing popularity a few years ago.
If you love to walk and use Stepz to keep track of how far you have traveled, you are already ahead of the weight loss game. Stepz not only tracks the number of steps you have taken but also calculates the number of calories you have burnt and you can compare your statistics with those of your friends.