Bodyweight Squats are one exercise that should be part of your workout routine – regardless of age, gender or fitness goals. Bodyweight squats target your quadriceps, hamstrings, calves, glutes, and abdominals. Squats are a total body fitness movement. The benefits of bodyweight squats will be an improvement in your walking form.
Want to spend more time in bed? Who doesn’t, but it’s not what you’re thinking. I’m talking about the benefits of sleep! Read more on the benefits of sleep and why sleep is called nature’s nurse
You might think of sleep as the time when the mind and body shut down, but that is not what is happening. While our mind seems to turn off while we sleep, our brain and body are actually going through a very active period in which a lot of important processing, restoration, and strengthening are happening.
Tea: coffee’s coy competitor in the cutthroat—yet throat-soothing—world of hot beverages. Both provide daily stimulant boosts, both are great to share with a loved one, and both are steeped in rich and complex histories.
But popular teas (like green tea, black tea, and even tea extract and tea constituents) have something coffee doesn’t—an amino acid celebrated for its cognitive performance and wider health benefits: L-theanine (L-THEE-uh-neen).
I just started walking the Appalachian Trail, would you like to join me? No need to bring your backpacks or tents though, I am walking the AT using an iPhone app called “Walk The Distance”.
Yes! I truly believe that walking is the easiest way to get in shape and stay in shape.
The research has been established of the health benefits of 10,000 steps per day. This figure has been adopted by the World Health Organization, The American Heart Foundation, and the US Department of Health and Human Services as a daily activity recommendation.
You know those nights. The ones you wake up in the middle of, clutching your knees to rock yourself back asleep. It’s not a nightmare that roused you. It’s something much, much worse: leg cramps.
The pain is sudden, searing, and seemingly out of your control. But those calf contractions could be trying to tell you something. Muscle cramps are frequently a sign of magnesium deficiency in healthy adults
We all know how important good nutrition is for our health. But what exactly are the benefits of green foods?
Firstly, greens help us cleanse, alkalize and energize our body. They cleanse and detoxify our body because of the way they attract heavy metals, pulling them through our digestive system and eliminate them out of our body. They help to energize our cells because of how they alkalize our blood.
Piermont, NY is a quaint little town in southern New York nestled between the Palisades and the Hudson River. It's a town more noted for the number of bicycle riders that travel up from New York City than for walkers but, because of the low volume of car traffic, walking in Piermont, NY is a great way to spend several hours!
I love listening to audiobooks! In fact, since I began walking 3 years ago, I’ve listened to dozens of books ranging from bestselling fiction, World War 2 History, How-to books, Internet Marketing, content creation, and my all-time favorite “Why I Love Baseball” by Larry King. Now, most recently I listened to the audiobook version of my Walking for Health and Fitness eBook as a way to review and edit it before its release.
The question I get asked often is, “how many push-ups should I be able to do?”. In this day and age of “bigger is better” challenges, one the most often Googled challenges is being able to do 100 push-ups.
While the number 100 is impressive, I say it’s much less than that. In fact, recent research shows that a person that can do 40 push-ups lowers their risk of heart disease by 96%!
Walking up hills! Does the mere mention of hills send a chill “up” your spine? Love them or hate them they’ll still be there so you might as well learn how to walk up hills. Let’s forgo the problems with hills; they're too hard, I’ll hurt too much, or I just can’t do them. Let’s focus on the view from the top and what you can do to reach new heights!
The Zone! Have you ever been in it? Can you learn to quickly get there? Can you use this state anytime you want to produce outstanding results? Getting in the zone in 5 easy steps is about a mindset that allows you to expand your thoughts and focus in on what will make you happier, healthier, and fitter. Walking will help you to quickly accomplish this and much more!