Research has found that regular sauna or hot tub bathing can indeed bring about some similar health benefits to that of low to moderate intensity aerobic exercise, such as walking, jogging and cycling. On first glance, comparing a hot bath or sauna to a jog might seem illogical – after all, the former tends to be seen as relaxing and the latter tiring – but they are more similar than you may think.
The Conversation looked into the surprising benefits that a bath or sauna can bring you.
In the world before we knew what the term 'lockdown' even meant, we all suffered from the usual 'burnt out' moments in life. Feeling depleted during your commute became a normal thing; heading from work to a networking thing and arranging dates with three lots of mates into a single weekend are now as much relics as phones with cords and going to HMV. But burnout in lockdown, anecdotally, at least, seems to be one issue arising from the coronavirus crisis.
Runner's World has a rundown of the signs that show you're dealing with yet another lockdown!...
Hitting the daily step goal is a big part of most people’s smart watch experience. The number is front and center when you look at the mobile app dashboard and it’s easily viewed on most devices, making it super easy to check your progress throughout the day. But coming up with a step goal and reaching it are two different things.
For most people, it takes effort to hit a step goal every day, Fitbit has some tips to help you reach your step goal over...
If you've started running due to keeping yourself fit during lockdown or maybe it was your New Year's resolution for 2021, you might have questions about what might be your best approach. Runner's World asks an expert to help keep you safe and away from the injuries...
As simple as running may be, it certainly isn’t easy. Especially when you’re a beginner. ‘You have to start where you are, not where you think you should be.' Runner's World has a guide for you to help get started...
If you fancy something completely different, Reachpar.com have a brand new 'Beginners Guide To Playing Golf' which could suit those who appreciate a more relaxed pace to life.
There is a good chance that you may have over indulged the last few days and need thinking that you need to work off all those treats. Runner's World spoke to a sport and eating dietician about how running should never be a validation of what you eat, at any time of year. You can find out more here...
As the situation in 2020 looks to be extending into 2021, it’s high time we start considering how we’re keeping healthy in the long-term.
Just like how overexertion will deteriorate your health, so too will a lack of exercise and fitness activities. In fact, you may have heard it said that sitting is a slow but sure way of reducing your lifespan potential, and nowadays a lot of us are doing a whole lot of sitting. The Workout Digest has only guide you will need to push you into 2021!
Walking might not be the most strenuous form of exercise, but it is an effective way to get in shape and burn fat. We know one of the most dangerous types of fat — belly fat — is also one of the easiest to lose and while you can’t spot-reduce fat, walking can help reduce overall fat (including belly fat). The key, though, is staying consistent and walking in the right heart rate zone to maximize calorie and fat burn. myfitnesspal.com has the feature..
We all know about the physical benefits of sports and exercise. If you want to build muscle, you lift. If you want to improve aerobic fitness, you might want to run… What do you do when you’re struggling with your mental well-being? myprotein.com has the stats on this one...
When you make a plan to run in the morning, you set your alarm to wake you up and you pick out the clothes and shoes you’re going to wear. The only catch? It’s getting increasingly late, and you can’t seem to fall asleep. As it turns out, even one night of partial sleep deprivation may have an effect on your performance the next day, a recent study in the journal Physiology & Behavior suggests. Runner's World has more...
With the increased popularity of intermittent fasting, what the ideal time is to stop eating at night has been hotly debated. For many years, R.D.s have been urging weight-loss clients to eat dinner earlier and stop snacking a few hours before bed. It seemed like a no-brainer, but researchers from Brigham Young University decided to put the theory to the test. Runner's World has the insight on this one!
A recent study found that people who reported lower levels of exercise during Covid than previous exercise habits also reported a decline in their mental health. You can read more over at Runner's World...
If you’ve started to notice that you get out of breath after one flight of stairs, it’s time to work on your fitness. The good news is that it won’t take that long to improve no matter what type of exercise you choose. Think a month or two, if not a few weeks, although of course some disciplines will help you improve faster than others. Coach Magazine has the full story!
Of all the roles life has carved out for me, this one has to be one of the most unexpected.
But sharing my DIY lockdown kettlebell regime on social media, primarily for the purposes of self-motivation, has resulted in an avalanche of requests for help and support for others - mainly women - wanting to do the same. BBC News has the Covid-19 story...
Home schooling. Constant hand washing. Social isolation. These past few months have been enough to move a Zen Buddhist to distraction. So if you’ve found your running workouts tougher than normal, that’s understandable. A new study in Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise found that just 45 minutes of stress can impair subsequent running performance.
Runner's World has the full story..
For hay fever sufferers, running in summer can be tricky. Runner's World has everything you need to know about hay fever and running, and what you can do to ensure it doesn’t affect your performance..
Its a fact that runners get injured but this isn't due to the actual running but instead it could be down to how you train or support yourself during your running. Runners World has the advice you could need..
If you are already out there getting your step count done each day, the question might be if you are moving enough? myfitnesspall.com has a blog of interest for you!
We've all had those moments when you've lost your mojo and it even happens with your fitness journey! myprotein.com has some inspirational words!
We all know that running can make you fitter but there are also some other surprising reasons to why you should lace up your trainers and get out there! Runners World can give you 9 surprising reasons!
Cristiano Ronaldo recent health check said he was the equivalent of a 23-year-old! Click over to LADBible to read more about the diet that keeps arguably the world's best at the top of his game!
After losing over 40kg in weight, James Ward explains how using Fitbit helped him lose that weight. You can read more in Coach Magazine!
Getting your step count each day is one thing people can't get enough of but what about if its all about the speed you walk instead? myfitnesspal.com has the science behind it!
Sharing your goals with others doesn't just help with losing weight but also with anything you want to do in life. If someone else knows what you are planning and want to do, having that someone hold you accountable can help keep you on the straight and narrow! myfitnesspal.com has the lowdown!
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