When we are feeling stressed out and depressed, exercise is usually the first thing we put on the back burner. We make the excuses that we have no energy, are too tired, have too much other stuff to deal with, and think exercising is not as important, but here is where we are so wrong.
Claiming that exercise is boring is an altogether too-easy excuse for avoiding getting into shape. However, we all know how necessary being healthy is. The trick is to find a new and fun way to exercise. In doing so, you will enjoy working out and want to participate in the activity. Unsure if anything like that exists for you? Consider hiking. It’s a wonderful way to improve your mental, physical, and emotional health. Interested? Here are some more details.
NordicTrack is celebrating the coming of summer by holding a sale! This is crazy! It seems like every time I check out their site they are holding a sale that offers incredible deals on two of their machines. Marked with super low prices are the new 2012 models of the C900 PRO, and the Commercial 1750. [Read more…]
Muscle confusion is all the rage these days. People everywhere are raving about P90x or HIIT, and for good reason too. Switching up your exercise routine is going to stimulate fat loss and muscle development. There are even studies that show new routines in exercise actually stimulate cognition. [Read more…]
If you are new to the exercising world then you probably don’t have the same mindset as a person that exercises regularly. Once you get a few good workouts under your belt you will probably fall in love with exercising and begin to incorporate your exercise routine into your everyday life.
The type of exercise that you chose to do is not the most important part of getting in shape. You should settle on an exercise that you can do vigorously for at least half of an hour at a time and that you enjoy doing.
The body is composed of many different organ systems all working synergistically with each other. You have the endocrine system which helps to regulate hormones and chemicals throughout the body, then there is the circulatory system that pumps blood and oxygen through your veins, and then less commonly known is the lymphatic system. [Read more…]
Exercise isn’t the only thing to getting in shape and being healthy. Your diet plays a large role as well. We thought it would be helpful to create a fun graphic to help illustrate the difference between potatoes and cauliflower. Enjoy the graphic below and be sure to share at the end with the various options!
Gyms are great for those who have the time to travel to them. The problem is that many people will not take the time to do so and their bodies suffer greatly for it.
Having a little workout space at home is a fantastic way to fix this problem. Dedicating a corner of your home for an exercise machine like a treadmill will allow you the utmost convenience for getting in your exercise when it’s the best time for you.
It makes it so easy to get up a few min. early to start your stretching and warm ups before you jump on the treadmill for a brisk morning walk. These days we have to use our time very wisely and having a nice workout machine available in the home truly gives you the much needed flexibility.
Keep these important tips in mind when finding a desired spot for your treadmill:
- Never back it up against a wall, leave enough room that if you were to fall off for any reason you will not be trapped between the machine and the wall.
- If possible fold your machine up when finished so little children are not tempted to make a playground out of it.
- If you do leave the treadmill down make sure you take the safety key with you so it may not be started by children when you are away.
- Always begin with a walking speed before changing it to a run
- It’s a good idea to begin with a couple of min. to warm up and also cool down
Heading these simple safety rules will keep your family members safe from harm and minimize the chance of ever dealing with an accident. Make sure your guests also follow these guidelines and ensure everyone the best home exercise experience ever!
I am sure you all read the last blog about the “Love Your Body” sale. Well we thought it would be good to follow up with how to show your body some love. The body feeds off of resistance, maybe you do not like it, but your body lives for it.
The only way you can develop physically is if you encounter some resistance. That is just a cold hard fact of life. Though a little bit of physical exertion is going to make you feel fatigued it is going to make your body feel great.
There are chemicals in the brain called endorphins, and these govern your emotions. Of course your own thought process plays a large role in the production of different chemicals in the brain, but we won’t get into that right now.
More importantly physical activity causes an increase in those endorphins. The fact of the matter is, that running, exercising, working out, all create endorphins and make you happy. Even though you may struggle to exercise, like most people do, you are still going to have that good feeling afterward. There is more to it than just exercising though.
So here is how to love your body
Exercise for at least thirty minutes a day
Whether you use a treadmill to do this or not does not matter. Your body is going to feel loved regardless the exercise that is being performed.
Eat Nutritious Foods
Food is going to fuel your life. If you use good fuel you are going to have more energy and there for better wellbeing.
Sleep Eight Hours
Sleep is just as important as exercise and diet. Actually you can live longer without food than you can without sleep. Think about that for a little bit.
Do these three things and your body will surely feel the love. Once your body starts to feel loved it will begin to reciprocate, and you are going to start feeling love from your body.
NordicTrack is having a sale entitled Love Your Body! This sale includes up to 50% off of the treadmill C900 PRO and the Audiostrider 990 PRO elliptical trainer. The C900 PRO is not to be confused with the regular C900 which NordicTrack has stopped manufacturing.
The C900 PRO has a durable 3.0CHP motor, 20″ by 60″ treadmill belt, with fold-up capability, and a 350 lb weight capacity. Some of its other features include the capability to go from 0-12mph, and 0-15% incline at the touch of a few buttons that are built into convenient handles. This treadmill also has an awesome 7″-oversized display, along with 32 built-in workout apps that each give you a different workout. This treadmill also has iFit LIVE capabilities, though it requires the wireless module in order to access the awesome features. It has a lifetime frame warranty, 3-year parts warranty, and a 1-year labor warranty.
The Audiostrider 990 PRO is also an excellent machine. This elliptical has a 20″-23″ adjustable stride, along with 24 resistance levels. It also has a 15-40% power ramp, which is actually pretty innovative for an elliptical; it is essentially incline training for an elliptical. All settings like stride, resistance, and ramp incline can be controlled with easy on the console, or in the grips. The pedals are also cushioned to make it a comfortable exercise session. This machine, as well, supports iFit LIVE but also requires the wireless component.
This is an incredible deal for some really great machines. Both are near the top in each of their class; the C900 PRO is a well respected treadmill that has achieved much recognition. The Audiostrider 990 PRO is near the top of elliptical trainers if not at the top and has received numerous awards for it’s feature-packed and sturdy design. Act fast though, because this sale ends today; get a great deal on one of these great machines!