Category Sports

11 Reasons for Inline Skating

June 13, 2013 Sports

roller skatingExercising doesn’t have to be boring and bothersome. You can really have fun while you put your muscles to work and tone your body. Swimming, inline skating and cycling are fun, that’s for sure. But they are very healthy, at the same time. Today we deal with roller skating.

11 reasons to roller skate your way to health

It’s better than jogging because of its low impact on joints.

Being an outdoor activity, inline skating is better for your mental health, it gives you more energy and more positive engagement.

It improves your coordination, mobility, balance and agility.

It improves blood circulation and is a great workout for the heart.

It develops especially the muscles of the lower body: thighs, butt and lower leg muscles. Skating is one of the best exercises for the butt muscles.

It tone...

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Swimming – Lots of Fun and Benefits

April 26, 2013 Sports

swimmingSwimming is one of the best ways to get fit, with a lot of health benefits and no contraindications. It can be practiced at any age and even by people with health problems. The only barrier that could stop you from swimming might be not having a pool nearby. Or the fact that it is more expensive than other sports which require almost no financial effort.

Robyn Stuhr, exercise physiologist and director of the Women’s Sports Medicine Center at New York’s Hospital for Special Surgery, interviewed by WebMD, says that “Swimming will increase your stamina, can help ward off diabetes and high blood pressure, and relieves stress”.

Main health benefits of swimming and water-based exercise

Swimming and water aerobic classes are recommended for people with chronic diseases, like arthritis and os...

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Enjoy the Outdoor Exercise Routine

April 2, 2013 Sports

Outdoor exercise routineThe benefits of a daily exercise routine are priceless, while the lack of exercise ruins all other efforts for a healthy body and mind, like healthy food or keeping up the good spirits… we all know it. However, knowing it is not enough to motivate us to exercise daily or at least 3-4 times per week. So, while some manage to get good results with indoor exercise, either at home or at the gym, others are still in search of a good motivation.

Exercising outdoor could be the key to success. Especially now, when the warm weather is here, tempting us to go outside and enjoy the sun and the fresh air. Moreover, you should know that there are benefits to exercising outdoor that are lost on a treadmill. Here are just three of them:

  • Outdoor workout eliminates many of the common excuses for not ke...

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Pilates and Physical Perfection

March 11, 2013 Sports

pilatesPilates is a body working routine that focuses on building flexibility and coordination of the body without creating muscle bulk. Pilates comes from the name of its inventor, Joseph H. Pilates. Born in 1883 in Germany, he was a very sickly child, suffering from asthma, rheumatic fever and rickets. Joseph began studying how to train his body through body building, gymnastics, and yoga techniques. Thus he managed to overcome his frailty and became a true athlete.

Later on, he dedicated his life to curing others with his own methods. During World War I he created special exercises and equipment for the injured patients who were immobilized. Pilates’s philosophy that physical and mental health are connected influenced his exercise program...

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Improve Circulation at Work and Home

February 10, 2013 Sports

improve circulationEating as healthy as possible, positive thinking and prevention measures which support our health and beauty are not enough for a healthy life. Many of us have a job which keeps us seated for at least 8 or 9 hours per day and this is not great news for our feet circulation or general state of health. Moreover, some studies found it to be the cause of shortening our life significantly. So, at east 20-30 minutes of daily exercise is not a matter of choice but simply a must in order to  get in shape and improve circulation.

 A few tricks we could use at work

Sitting on a chair all day long can cause bad circulation of blood in feet. Here are some simple exercises that could help:

  • Once in a while lift your tip toes, alternatively with your heels...

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