Want to get fit this year, but don't know where to start? We have chosen the best fitness blogs to empower you and help to get you started on your journey to tip-top physical fitness. Getting up off the couch and taking part in regular physical activity is one of the most important things you can do to ensure you remain healthy. Regular exercise can help to control your weight, strengthen your bones and muscles, and reduce your risk of cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes, and some cancers. Furthermore, being active improves your mood, mental health, mobility, and ability to complete tasks as an older adult, as well as increases your chances of living longer. Adults are recommended to do at least 150 minutes of moderate-intensity physical activity each week to achieve substantial health benefits, and increase to 300 minutes for more extensive benefits. If you are stuck on where to begin or are worried about getting injured, the good news is that aerobic activity — such as … [Read more...] about The 10 best fitness blogs
Buying workout tops can be frustrating, especially when there’s no guarantee that the ones you buy will suit your exercise needs. If you’ve ever worn a tank that rides up in a yoga class or a t-shirt that makes you overheat on your walk, you’re definitely not alone. That’s where we—the editors of Prevention—come in.We took out the guesswork and tested more than 100 fitness tops to find great-looking, great-fitting, and high-performing items that will motivate you to keep moving and feel confident while doing it. Treat yourself to one of these eight tester-approved tanks and tees.(Blast belly fat and tone every inch with the fun ballet-inspired workouts in Flat Belly Barre!) … [Read more...] about We Tested Hundreds Of Fitness Tops In Every Size. Here Are The Ones You Should Actually Buy.
At first glance, there isn't much to this workout from Bobby Maximus, trainer and author of Maximus Body, which is designed to help you become the fittest guy in your gym. But as you'll soon find out, it packs a ferocious metabolic punch.Burpees are a staple exercise of most quality workout programs because they manage to hit almost every part of your body, while also intensely elevating your heart rate—and it does all that with no equipment. They're the perfect blend of resistance and cardio that torches fat, and they can be done pretty much anywhere.Check out these four burpee variations:So how does this challenge work? It's insanely simple.All you have to do is set a timer—your phone or a stopwatch will work just fine—and perform 100 burpees as quickly as you can. (Here's what happened when this person did 30 burpees a day for two weeks straight.)But just because it sounds simple doesn't mean it's going to be easy.You can make a game out of it by remembering your … [Read more...] about This Burpee Challenge is the Ultimate Fitness Test
You’ve seen the crazy photo of cyclist Pawel Poljanski’s insane leg veins after his 70-hour Tour de France pump. And the Rock boasts a pretty impressive bicep vein, too. Plus, go to any bodybuilding competition, and you’ll see a whole slew of guys with impressive vascularity as well.What all these veiny guys have in common is that they are in tremendous shape. But is vascularity really a sign of superb fitness?First, let's take a look at the reason your veins pop in the first place.Your arteries carry blood away from your heart to the tissues throughout your body, like your muscles. Your veins—which have thin walls and dilate easily—pump the blood back toward your heart.“The venous outflow is slower than arterial inflow, causing a back-up of venous blood causing higher pressure in the veins," says Doug McGuff, M.D., author of Body By Science. That increases pressure causes the veins to “pop” out. That's the pump you get.But what … [Read more...] about Are Veiny Arms Really a Sign You’re Super Fit?
Hopping on the New Year’s Resolution fitness bandwagon may seem cliché — especially if you’ve done it before, only to find yourself on the couch every night come February. Don’t worry, though: you are not alone. Only 8% of people actually follow through with their New Year's resolutions by the end of the year, according to research from the University of Scranton.(Sculpt a strong, beautiful body with six different 20-minute workouts and a simple clean-eating plan with Prevention's Toning Transformation!)Even if things did not go according to plan in 2017, the New Year is an opportunity to move forward. We asked some experts to recommend a few fitness hacks you can keep in your back pocket to ensure success. … [Read more...] about 5 Hacks To Help You Stick To Your New Year’s Fitness Resolutions