Fitness Tips and Health News

Dehydration by definition is simply, "Dryness due to the removal of water." So it's simple, you just drink water to avoid it right? Unfortunately it's not that easy. With summer approaching it's good to know what exactly is going on inside your body during dehydration, and what steps you can take to detect and prevent it from occurring.

The phrase made known by our Constitution has become a popular one recently through the media. Fitness experts and researchers are also focusing on the meaning of what it is to "be happy" and how that benefits not only your emotional and mental health but also how it contributes to better overall fitness and well-being. The pursuit of happiness is not only a popular movie or song title, it is one of the most enjoyable exercises you can integrate into your everyday life.

The most underrated aspect of any exercise program is the diet that goes with it. For most, the definition of "diet" means to cut things out when really you should be adding things in! Some people complain that they've reached a stand-still in their workouts and aren't seeing any changes, when really it's their nutrition that has been the problem.

The personal science project for anyone who is going through an exercise regimen is figuring out when is the right time to eat to both, keep you from getting sick during your workout and to ensure that you make it through your workout with sufficient amount of energy. The key factor that could be holding you back at the gym could be something simple as an apple.

When designing an exercise program it is important to first decide what goals you are trying to achieve. Depending on your goals will dictate what rate of exercise will be most appropriate for you. The following is a list of the different types of cardio/aerobic training and with them an explanation of which one is best for you!

Keeping a healthy heart is the main focus of any exercise regimen. Whether you are bodybuilding, training for a triathlon, or just trying to maintain a healthy and balanced lifestyle, we all need a healthy ticker to keep us moving step by step. Although there are many known factors that affect your heart (i.e. stress, nutrition, energy drinks, alcohol), recent studies have shown that your dental health may be the most critical! It's time to take a closer look at what you could be doing for 5 minutes everyday to help prevent you from a massive cardiac event otherwise known as a heart attack.

The importance of exercise and a proper nutrition is well known for most, however the priority that we as a culture are giving to sleep is causing bad habits and possible adverse effects. The lack of sleep during a person's exercise regimen, no matter what level, will have a heavy impact on the results one is looking for. The time your body uses to sleep is the time it uses to recover and build off of the stresses you put on it earlier in the day. It's time to take a look at what is required by body builders and weight loss advocates alike in regards to a proper sleep diet.

Today we are going to briefly explore the differences/benefits of each type of cardiovascular/aerobic training. My intentions are that by the end of this article you will have a better understanding of how much cardio you should be doing and what type of cardio is best for you!

Feeling a little tired today or didn't get enough sleep last night? Today we take a look at what you could be eating that might be prohibiting you from getting the amount of energy you need to complete the day!

Perhaps you are familiar with the popular Dr. Seuss book, "One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish." Since Lent is already under way I figured this would be an appropriate time to cover this fish tale.

One of the most common misconceptions of dieting when it comes to losing weight is that you need to cut down on your calorie count and eat less. False!