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Keeping Active by Cleaning the House
Sometimes chores and working out just can’t be fit into the same day. Fortunately a lot of the work you do around the house can keep you active and help you maintain a heart-healthy weight. Twenty minutes here and there cannot only burn calories but might also help strengthen your body and help your cardio endurance. If you dread vacuuming or mowing the lawn on the weekend, just think of it killing two birds with one stone and cutting down the “To-Do” list. Big projects you’ve been putting off can be tackled as a serious workout opportunity. Clearing out the basement or washing the windows will strengthen your biceps, shoulders...
Happy couple healthy lifestyle
Just as your significant other can lure you to the couch for a reality TV marathon, they can also be your most powerful ally for staying fit, maintaining a healthy weight and boosting cardio fitness. Exercise also helps keep stress under control, is good for your heart and for your relationship. If you team up for the gym one of you might be more focused on cardio (often the woman) and the other strength training (usually men) so you’ll naturally balance each other’s training. You’ll also have a built-in spotter for weight lifting and someone to cheer you on in the last 10 minutes of Spin class. You might want...
Why Competition is Good for Your Health
Every year it happens: I toy with the idea of returning to competitive figure skating, even in my 30s. As it turns out, I’m not alone. Although, according to Statistics Canada, only six percent of adults are actively involved in competitive sports on a regular basis, there are many of us who use an event, like a marathon, competition or race, to motivate us with our fitness goals. Every year, hundreds of thousands of Canadians gear up for competitive events in every thing from body building to dancing to dragon boat racing, all for the love of fitness and pushing ourselves to another level, both physically and mentally. Because of...
How To Keeping Abs and Back Strong
Working out your abs: love it or hate it, the advantages of a strong mid-section far outweigh the effort it takes to get you there . Strong back, better posture and a firmer stomach are only a few of the benefits of working out your abs. But having strong abs (not necessarily a six-pack abs) is very doable, especially when you add the secret ingredient of consistency. A common mistake when working abs is ignoring the opposing muscles in the upper and lower back. Over time, this oversight can create an imbalance in posture and strength. To remedy this, seek out exercises that target the “core” of your body (which...
Getting Started with African Dancing
Moving to the rhythms of African drum beats is exhilarating and also physically liberating; since these dance classes are typically held shoes- and socks-free, you can really get into the spirit of the movements of traditional African dancing. All over Canada, especially in major cities, African dance classes are becoming more popular among all kinds of cultures, ages and for men, women and children. The expression of movement—swaying arms and legs—set in time to a pulsating drumbeat (and even some singing) brings together your body, mind and soul. Varying in style, from West African dances to Creole, African dance classes also vary in level of difficulty and pace, which makes...
Getting Ready For a Hike - Top 5 Musts
Recently a friend of mine suggested I try a hike with her last summer. Knowing it’s a popular activity in Ontario (where I live) and great for cardiovascular fitness and endurance, I told her I was in. But before I can even begin to think about the hike itself, I’m researching what I’ll need to make it a safe, comfortable and enjoyable experience. Here are five things I plan to invest in: Hiking pants. Not only are most of them waterproof and lightweight, but they can be adjusted from pants to walking shorts, for those warmer days. This saves time (no changing behind trees) and will help keep me cool....