December 2015 / 63 posts found

10 Ways Exercise Boosts Your Self Confidence

by Ross Bryant
All of us want to feel good about ourselves. When we are confident, we feel better emotionally and mentally and this reflects in a very positive way in our behaviors, and improves our quality of life, everything from personal relationships to our professional endeavors. Therefore, anything, which can help boost our self-confidence, is good for us. One of the best ways to boost your self-confidence is by exercising regularly. This not only good for self-assurance but has great health benefits. So how can exercise boost self-confidence? Here Are 10 Ways How Exercising Boosts Your Confidence Weight Control. Exercising along with […]

Rocking It: Six Reasons For You To Take Up Rock Climbing

by Ross Bryant
As children many of us enjoy climbing. However, climbing isn’t just for children, and taking up climbing as a hobby could be great for you. Here are some of the top reasons why rock climbing could be your next big passion, and why so many people make it a part of their lives.   Outdoors: Rock climbing can get you outdoors, and often takes you to some really beautiful places. You could find yourself in a local valley, at a national park, or even somewhere on the other side of the world. There is great climbing everywhere.   As an […]

Biking Benefits: 5 Reasons Why You Should Get Out Of The Car And Onto A Bike

by Ross Bryant
  Do you commute every day? If so, then you and I have something in common, along with tens of millions of others. Many people choose to drive to work, while others may take a train or bus. However, few choose to cycle. But cycling could be the best choice of all, and here’s why:   1) Save Money: Choosing to cycle to work is pretty much guaranteed to save you money, and who isn’t looking to save money in these difficult times? Firstly, you don’t have to pay for a car in the first place. Secondly, you don’t have […]

Why We Get Stitches When Running and How to Avoid Them

by Ross Bryant
Side stitches, or side pains, can be very painful and uncomfortable, and can hinder a perfect running experience almost immediately. The pain can start off slight and increase sharply in a matter of seconds. More than anything, side stitches are a nuisance to runners and may mean you need to stop your workout early!   What is a Stitch?   A side stitch is felt on either the right or left hand side of the body, though it most often occurs on the left side. It resonates in the area right below your lower ribs. The pain can be so […]

Top 5 Muscle Building Tips

by Ross Bryant
  Building muscle is one of the most popular fitness goals around. Not only does a strong, toned, muscular physique have aesthetic appeal but the additional strength also has functional benefits, increases your metabolism, protects against injuries and much more. However, when it comes to actually building the muscle, many people limit their progress by making a few simple mistakes. Today I’m going to help you avoid making these same mistakes and maximize your muscle growth by listing five of the best muscle building tips.   Tip 1 – Use Free Weights   Weight machines do have their benefits and […]

A Guide To The Mental Benefits Of Running

by Ross Bryant
Exercise, in general, can have many emotional benefits, but running has the most powerful impact on your mental state. If you are a runner, you know the feeling – before your run you may have felt tired or stressed about certain life events, then after your run you feel fantastic!   Our minds are very powerful. Our minds control our thoughts and actions, which can often influence our physical health. Of course running is a great exercise for losing weight and building your cardiovascular health, but it also has benefits to the inner essence of our being. Here’s how:   […]

Top 5 Tips For Boosting Your Flexibility

by Ross Bryant
  Flexibility training is something that gets neglected by many people. However, by improving your flexibility, you enhance your range of motion, reduce your risk of injury during exercise, keep your joints healthy and much more. That’s why in this article I’m going to be providing you with five top tips for boosting your flexibility.   Tip 1 – Warm Up With 5 Minutes Of Cardio   Warming your muscles up with cardio gets the blood flowing to the muscles, helps them to loosen up before you start your stretches and protects against injury. So before you start any stretching […]

5 Reasons Why Women Should Lift Weights

by Ross Bryant
    There used to be a belief that women should not lift weights. The thought was women would lose the feminine look when they got “muscled up” and bulky. And yes, if you are a female bodybuilder on supplements and steroids, you won’t look much different from the men who practice the same weightlifting ideals. But you should actually be lifting weights as a woman, and here are 5 really good reasons why.   1 – You Burn More Fat   A Penn State study showed what several other research papers and number crunching fitness experts have revealed. Weight […]

5 Simple, Safe And Natural Ways To Boost Your Energy Levels

by Ross Bryant
    Our increasingly busy lifestyles both in and out of work are placing more demands on us than ever. All of this extra strain can really wear us out, and people are complaining of low energy levels in ever-growing numbers.   If you’re one of the many people who feel affected by low energy levels, then no doubt you’ll be wondering if there’s anything you can do to change this. Although doctors can offer medication to help with some energy level problems, there are actually natural ways of improving your energy levels that don’t require a trip to the […]

5 Health Benefits of Ditching Your Car and Walking

by Ross Bryant
    Walking more and sitting less provides multiple health benefits. Your heart gets stronger, and healthy oxygen is pumped throughout your body where it is put to work powering all of your inner and exterior physiological systems and functions. When it comes right down to it, you know you should be physically active more often. As an incentive to “ditching” your car when it is not really needed, take a look at the following 5 health benefits delivered by walking instead of driving.   1 – You Will Live Longer   The Archives of Internal Medicine have released some […]