Category Archives: Fitness & exercises
Strengthen Your Core With Exercises – Without a doubt a strong core has its benefits. Did you know it lessen the pain in your back? Back pain is usually caused when you’re lumber curve grows into the wrong shape, linked to a weak core. Causing a swayback posture to develop. The stronger you’re core muscles are the better your back and posture will be.The best athletes have stronger core muscles than most. This is because all the most powerful athletic movements originate from your core.
Finally, having a strong core balances your posture. Great posture can only come from strong core muscles, there is no way around it. To avoid an irregular posture build continue to improve your core strength.
Exercise During The Summer – The summer is a great time to stay active with the warm weather and days made up of longer hours. However, although a large amount of people across the nation cherish every moment of the summer months and all the recreational activities that the glorious sunshine can bring, there are many who simply can’t wait for the fall to return. Some may prefer cooler temperatures and the lack of humidity, while others are simply not very body confident and lack self-esteem when it comes to their overall health and wellbeing, and how ‘in shape’ they think they are.
If you’re someone who isn’t especially happy with how you look and instead wish you could improve both your diet and physique, there are a few beginner-style activities and minor lifestyle changes you can make that will benefit you in the long run.
Pilates Exercises For Older Adults – Pilates is a perfect form of exercise for older adults because it is low impact compared to other forms of exercise, which means it is not as severe on the joints as most workouts. It focuses on breathing and quality-controlled movements, not repetitions.
Conventional workouts focus on how many repetitions you can do and how much weight you can lift, which tends to build short, bulky muscles, which are more prone to injury – especially in older adults.
Pilates works the ‘core’, elongates and strengthens the muscles at the same time, which, in turn, improves joint mobility and elasticity. In effect it is a kinder and gentler way to exercise for the older adult who doesn’t need to be beaten down.