A combination of ballet, pilates, and traditional strength training exercises for a fun, safe, intense workout that is low impact on the joints is barre workout for lean legs. What Do I Need? A barre (or sturdy chair): For balance while performing isometric exercises. Mat: For floor exercises Mini Ball: To[.....]
A caesarean section is typically performed when complications with pregnancy make traditional vaginal birth difficult, or puts the mother or child at risk. This is a major surgery, as a horizontal incision is made right through the abdominal wall and the uterus. What Happens In A C-Section As a result of[.....]
During pregnancy, as the center of gravity shift and alters hip placement, a mother will experience postural changes and lower back pain. Consulting a physiotherapist, with a referral from a healthcare provider or midwife, can help alleviate pain by utilising corrective measures.
Your eating habits matter a lot if you are trying to lose weight or gain muscle. A major of your gains come from what you eat and how you eat. If you workout for hours regularly but end up having an unbalanced meal or eating pattern, it all goes to[.....]
As we watch our parents age and as we get older ourselves, it becomes increasingly important to think ahead to the future, when our health might deteriorate and simple tasks like standing or walking might become difficult. The good news is that there’s plenty you can do to stay healthy[.....]
When you put on weight, the first thing that comes to mind is exercise. You feel that if you workout, you will definitely lose all your flab, and you do not have to worry about anything else you do during the day. Well, studies have shown that exercise alone will[.....]
You can do these 3 exercises right from your chair at the office to strengthen your abs. It’s the middle of the work day and you are stuck at your desk, and just want to sneak in a little bit of exercise, well let us work on your abs, really[.....]
Understanding your body type is important in order to successfully plan your strength training and diet regimen. If you have a skinny appearance with a small frame, light build, and are resistant to weight gain your body type is ectomorph. On the flip side, if you tend to gain weight very easily and have a stocky build you are an endomorph. However, the mesomorph form lies between the two with traits like athletic build and well-defined muscles, and is often considered as the best body type for bodybuilding.
I think most people when they look in the mirror and decide it’s time to lose weight, are focusing on one part of their body that really bothers them. For some, it’s that stubborn belly fat. For others, it’s seeing a “pear shape” with a heavy rear and thighs. And[.....]
Hamstrings refer to the two groups of tendons behind your knees or, more commonly, the three muscles extending down the back of your thighs, originating from a common point in your hips and extending to your knee joints. Your hamstrings help you flex your knees and extend your hips, making[.....]
Losing weight can be overwhelming, especially if you are new to exercise. Simple cardio workouts will make your cells use up energy. It can even turn white fat cells (that store energy) into brown fat cells (that burn energy).1 However, strength exercises that build muscle are also important! Muscle actually[.....]
Slash fatty foods, junk foods, refined carbs, sugar from your diet; include more of fruits, veggies, and protein-rich foods instead. Make simple food swaps like pearl barley for rice and green tea/coffee for sugar laden hot drinks. Try light jogging, brisk walking, rope jumping or any aerobic activity of your choice that gets your heart rate up, burns calories for about 30 mins daily.
Pro golfer, Liz Young plays at the Women's English Open while 7 months pregnant. the 33 year-old was really pleased with her performance and plans to continue playing till her body says stop.
Staying healthy during the holiday season can be tricky, but it’s possible. Start by eating breakfast to prevent overeating later on. A simple healthy snack or glass of water can also help. When you’re celebrating, sip water in between cocktails to limit unhealthy food choices. And if you have a sweet tooth, treat yourself with a small bite and kick the craving early. Don’t forget to make time for some rest and exercises, two things that will keep your weight in check.
It is that time of the year again, when you just want to stay in and cuddle up; a great time to enjoy the holidays with yummy delicacies. But with the festivities, during winter, maintaining an ideal and healthy body weight is quite cumbersome. Most people, despite their best efforts, struggle[.....]
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