The Role the Brain Plays in Muscle Fatigue

The Anatomy of A New Fitness Routine Infographic

How much we’re able to voluntarily activate the muscles is dependent upon will power and motivation or physical condition as well as the degree of muscle fatigue. The latter in particular contributes to measurable and noticeable impairments in performance. Muscle fatigue research has for a long time largely been limited to changes in the…

Exercise Makes You Smarter

Sexy Leg Workout

According to a study, exercise makes you smarter. Formerly inactive adults were subjected to 4 months of high-intensity interval training workouts. After the 4 months, their ability to think, remember and make quick decisions had improved noticeably. The blood flow to the brain is increased while exercising. The fitter one is, the more the…

Strength Training Counteracts Muscular Atrophy

10 Reasons To Strength Train Infographic

Researchers have concluded that progressive strength training can counteract age related muscular atrophy. Sarcopenia or age related muscular atrophy can start as early as age 20. The rate of sarcopenia accelerates as we age; and from 50 to 70 years of age, we lose 30 percent of our muscle strength. Maintaining muscle strength as…

Benefits of Regular Exercise Infographic

Benefits of Regular Exercise Infographic

According to research, exercise helps bring about brain changes which can protect against cognitive decline in individuals at high risk, which includes Alzheimer’s disease. The study indicates that the benefits of exercise to brain function could be even greater for individuals at genetic risk for Alzheimer’s disease compared to those without the genetic risk….

Study Reveals That Neck Pain is More Common in Women Than Men

Neck-Pain

Researchers reveal that neck pain is more prevalent in women when compared to men, regardless of age or occupation. Young women who are stressed have more neck pain compared to their male counterparts. Everyday life is also seen to be more stressful by women. There’s a continuing debate as to why joint and muscle…

LDL Cholesterol Needed to Gain More Muscle Mass

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Low-density lipoprotein, usually referred to as LDL cholesterol, the so called “bad cholesterol”, might not be so bad after all, in particular with individuals who exercise. Researchers reveal that LDL cholesterol isn’t as bad as it’s been made out to be recently and that new attitudes should be put into practice regarding the substance….

Tree Yoga Pose (Vrikshasana)

How to do Tree Pose

The tree pose is a reminder of our connection to the earth, which provides sustenance and nourishment to all living beings. So much time is spent walking on the pavement and floors that the link to the earth is weakened. The tree pose helps to improve the posture, provides stability to the pelvis, strengthens…

Bridge Yoga Pose (Setu Bandhasana)

Bridge Yoga Pose

Setu Bandha Sarvangasana, the Sanskrit name for the bridge pose, translates as “forming a bridge.” When holding the bridge pose, focus on forming a strong bridge. The bridge pose will increase flexibility in the back as it stretches and relieves tension in the shoulders and neck. The leg muscles and gluteals are also strengthened…

Camel Yoga Pose (Ustrasana)

Camel Yoga Pose

The camel pose provides an intense stretch to the spine and the front of the body. It helps to relieve backache, helps strengthen the lower back, helps correct rounded shoulders, and stimulates the thyroid gland and kidneys. The camel pose is not to be practiced if high blood pressure, a herniated disk, or other…

Pigeon Yoga Pose (Kapotasana)

A Restorative Yoga Sequence

The pigeon pose opens the chest and hip areas, while stretching the thighs, hip rotators and flexors, and aligning the pelvis and increasing the pelvic floor circulation. Start in the table position, with the knees underneath the hips and the arms underneath the shoulders. Cross the left foot over and position it in the…