Here are our 5 top tips to getting your children active.
A misconception amongst men is that exercising for an hour or two will burn enough calories to let you indulge in your favorite foods. Think again! So how many calories can men really eat?
Ladies, how long would you have to run to really burn off that sneaky chocolate bar after work? Watch to find out how many calories women can really eat.
Most people allow themselves to indulge after working out. The reality is that you have to exercise for much longer to justify eating that chocolate bar. So, just how much exercise is enough?
Walking is an overlooked exercise that has many health benefits and can help aid weight loss. Fancy giving it a try? Watch to learn how to walk yourself thin!
Weight lifting is great exercise for losing weight and can help tone your body. Watch this video to find out about the benefits of lifting weights.
Watch our video series of yoga exercises that can help with posture, strength and mobility.
In this video in our yoga series, Sheila Brown demonstrates a basic yoga exercise.
Sheila Brown demonstrates two methods of doing a yoga exercise.
Sheila Brown demonstrates a standing and sitting method of a new yoga exercise.
Sheila Brown demonstrates a new yoga exercise that you can do cross-legged or sitting on your heels.
Sheila Brown demonstrates a new yoga exercise for you to try out.
While cardiovascular exercise is one of the best ways of burning calories, strength training should not be over looked when it comes to weight loss.
For every additional pound of muscle you gain your body burns around fifty extra calories a day. Increased muscle mass can also increase your basal metabolic rate by up to fifteen percent. This means that your body burns more calories when at rest. For example, for every two thousand calories you burn you could end up using an extra three hundred, the equivalent to a mars bar.
Studies have also shown that after a typical weight training session your metabolism is raised for up to thirty-six hours. This means that whilst sitting on the couch watching television you can still be burning calories.
To help build muscle you should be doing multiple reps. You should be able to finish your last rep with difficulty but still maintaining good form.
To progress you need to gradually increase the weight you are lifting and changing the number of reps you are doing.
Whilst these tips are important you must not forget about resting and recovery days. Muscles need time to grow and change and can't do that if they are being strained every day.
Women are often hesitant to try strength training, as they are afraid of bulking up too much. What they don’t realise is that females don’t have enough testosterone to develop large rippling muscles.
Adding weight lifting to your workout won't give you biceps like Arnold Schwarzenegger but will help you lose weight and feel fitter.
10838 Published September 2012
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