Counter-measure for Deadly Sedentary Lifestyle: Exercise Snacks

Mature couple working out at fitness centre on excercise bikes

“Exercise snacks” before meals are much better than one continuous moderate workout to control your blood sugar level.

More and more articles about the deadly effects of a sedentary lifestyle are reported in newspapers and magazines. Many scientific studies agree that even if you work out, if you sit a long time each day, the workout does not negate the bad effect of the sedentary lifestyle. In some sense, it is hype rather than scare tactics intended to make people buy more things (such as standing desks), but we can’t deny the results that many scientists are finding.

Think of Working Out as Fun

A female athlete is relaxing in a spring day.

If you enjoy workout, you get more healthy benefit. Enjoy whatever you are doing. If you are healthy, you can enjoy your life more and you will be happier.

Most of us know that exercises are good for our body and we must do them if we want to be healthy. Unfortunately this mentality of “must” makes exercise seem like a burden in our life, not something we can enjoy. If you think of exercise as some sort of chore, even if you workout, your mind won’t be there fully and you will workout less efficiently. As a consequence, you won’t get the result you want and you will be further discouraged. Eventually you will stop working out entirely. This is not good; we really need to enjoy whatever we are doing.

Iron Supplement Seems to Enhance Female Athletic Performance

Women need more iron than men.  Although it is ideal to get all your iron need from food, you may need to rely on iron supplements.

Women need more iron than men. Although it is ideal to get all your iron need from food, you may need to rely on iron supplements.

It is well known that many women are anemic, mainly due to iron deficiency partially due to the monthly cycle. That is why it is very important to take a blood test regularly to monitor iron level in your body. It seems that many people don’t realize that they are iron deficiency or at the borderline, even among health conscious top female athletes. In general, about 25% of women are iron deficiency.

Light Weight Does It, too.

Mature woman in a gym exercising by lifting a barbell

You don’t need to lift a heavy weight to gain muscles. You can use a light weight; you just need to exhaust the muscle to make it strong.

Among gym-going men, it is almost a status symbol to be able to lift the heaviest weights. Yes, it is impressive, and yes, it builds muscles, but there is more than one way to build muscles.

Fed Up

Although I usually do not put the review of a movie, this documentary is very apt for this site and I decided to put it. This documentary is about the obesity epidemic, especially child obesity. It clearly shows us why it is happening and what we should do.