You never appreciate how much you use your knees until one—or both—of them ails you. Women are two to eight times more likely than men to suffer from knee injuries, so it’s particularly important for us to take care of these joints.
It’s an excuse uttered far too often: “I’m getting too old to work out.” As we get older, we could experience lower energy, tire more easily, and have less strength and stamina than we did a few decades before. These side effects of aging are all good reasons to start—or continue—working out!
When you’re trying to follow a healthy eating plan, nutrition labels can be your roadmap, helping you decide what you should eat and what to stay away from. But although they give valuable information, the nutritional facts panel can also be confusing and hard to understand.
When we think of a full body workout, we may focus only on strength and aerobic activity. But there are three additional components that are critical for a total body workout—flexibility exercizes, core stability exercizes, and mobility exercizes.
It’s no secret that regular exercise contributes to better mental health and emotional well-being. And in turn, positivity and optimism can also often help bolster benefits of a full body workout that includes strength training, aerobic exercise – also known as cardio, and stretching.
One of the most common excuses women give for not exercising is, “I’m too tired.” But ironically, lack of exercise is one of the biggest contributors to fatigue. Although you may feel a little tired right after your exercise routine, a full body workout is great for boosting energy levels long after you leave the gym. Engaging in a fitness program that includes strength training helps to keep you fit and healthy and will increase your energy levels overall.
Let’s face it. Going to a gym for the first time can be daunting. If it’s your first time with strength training, even more so
We’ve come a long way since the first aerobic workouts. These were great workouts, but aside from high and low impact, they didn’t offer much variety. Today, there are countless workout styles, from quiet and gentle to loud and intense to back-to-basics pushups and non-stop burpees.
You’ve reached your weight loss goal—congrats! Now to keep those pounds from creeping back on. Research shows that 20% of overweight people who lose at least 10% of their starting weight will keep it off for at least one year, but then there’s the other 80%… A lot of people succeed at weight loss, but then have trouble maintaining it.
Menopause is a time of many ups and downs. You may be happy to be rid—or almost rid—of your period.