Arms – generally speaking, they're an area of the female body that causes the biggest conundrum: how do you lean out, not bulk up your upper body? If you agree, you're no doubt looking for arm workouts that are going to tone them up, fast.
There’s no getting around it: The Megaformer looks like a medieval torture device. With a combo of muscle-quivering springs, pulleys, and hanging straps, the machine is the key component of the Lagree Fitness Method developed by Sebastian Lagree, according to the company's website.
Dancing: in the hardcore fitness circles it’s the best workout you’re not doing. Namely because, it works both body and brain. According to moving your booty on the reg reduces your chance of dementia by 76%.
You don’t need me to tell you that yoga strengthens the mind body connection. However, did you know this age-old practice improves proprioception, strengthens neuro pathways and can unblock neurological blind spots too? This is why yoga for back pain – often triggered by sitting or standing in a bad position – has dropped its hippy-dippy status and is now recognized by the NHS.
Anyone with a knee injury, new or old, will know how easy it is to feel it flair up with extreme cardio. Running in particular is very tough on the knees - so what exercises can you do to get the heart rate up, without hurting already bad knees?
What one abs exercise do you always include in your workouts? The plank. It's great for activating the lower core muscles, which tend to be neglected in core workouts because crunching movements like sit-ups over-emphasise the upper abs.
Are you a dog person? Or a cat person? The answer reveals a lot more about you – and, in particular, your health – than you might think. In an Australian study of 1,813 adults, for example, those with a canine companion were found to be 77 per cent more likely to chase down sufficient levels of physical activity than their pooch-less counterparts.