Archive | June, 2011

Gym Etiquette

20 Jun

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Exercise: Good Vs Bad Pain?

18 Jun

A LITTLE SORENESS, technically called as Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness (DOMS) can be expected when participating in an exercise programme. There are some pains, though, that could indicate an injury that need to be treated.  Muscle soreness is okay, but a pulled muscle is not. Knowing the difference can save you a lot of pain and recovery time. Catching an injury in the early stages can help to keep the damage to a minimum. (more…)

EXERCISE FOR HAPPINESS!!!!

14 Jun

Beyond having a swimsuit-ready body, developing grapefruit-sized muscles, or even having a happy heart, being physically active improves your psychological health.  Regular exercise improves your mood and makes you less likely to get depressed. It can also help you handle stressful situations calmly. (more…)

Know your Endurance

10 Jun

The VO2 Max is a measure of aerobics fitness. The definition of VO2 max is the maximal rate at which oxygen can be consumed per minute. VO2 max is the maximum ability of the body to transport oxygen from the air to the muscles for energy generation. It involves the heart’s capacity to pump oxygen- rich blood to the muscles, as well as the muscles’ efficiency in extracting and utilizing the oxygen. (more…)

Eat for Exercise !!!

10 Jun

If you’re exercising a lot, you want to make sure to get the right kind of fuel in your body for optimal performance. Hardcore athletes often have particular food rituals, like runner who load up on carbs the night before a marathon with a giant pasta dinner. (more…)

Gym VS Out Door

6 Jun

I was going for a walk the other day, and i twisted my ankle on a pot hole. given the mindless traffic, pollution and the heat, shrinking play grounds, how safe are out door exercises??

Gyms are climate, traffic & pollution free. The environment is pretty safe. Gyms provide variety in all aspects of fitness. In Cardio respiratory exercise itself you have plenty to choose from like treadmills, virtual bikes, e-spinners, Cross trainers, Rowers, climbers etc., besides there is a group exercise options like the aerobics, aqua aerobics, dance etc. Strength equipments to tone, define and build each every major muscles of the body. Core and flexibility exercise like pilates and yoga, all under one roof – GYM! (more…)