Last year brought us the “dad bod,” a term coined by a Clemson University student whose blog post quickly went viral as the antithesis to “rock hard abs.” The post’s mass appeal insinuated that honing a sculpted physique is merely superficial, and #dadbod enthusiasts everywhere rejoiced. In reality, having a strong core is much deeper than the kind of washboard abs that would make Fight Club-era Brad Pitt bow down in inferiority.
Having an excess of abdominal fat is extremely risky, and even if you’re at a normal weight it has risk factors similar to smoking a pack a day. Yikes. Luckily, you help offset fat by building core strength. Additionally, strengthening your core has [...]
Exercise leads to a healthier lifestyle, and the American Heart Association recommends we exercise at least 150 minutes a week to experience health benefits. But some of us don’t have the time or motivation. But don’t fret – we’ve found you five easy exercises for improved health.
(Note: If you haven’t exercised for some time or have health problems, make sure to check with your doctor before trying them.)
Pilates. Pilates is a type of exercise that strengthens your core, abs and lower back. Other benefits include improved posture, balance and flexibility. Pilates conditions the whole body, which enables you to further enjoy activities and sports, and prevent injury. [...]
Do you live a sedentary lifestyle?
Answer the following questions in your mind:
How many times do you actually get up from a sitting position during your day?
Do you only get up at work to use the restroom or to get a cup of coffee once every few hours?
Does your morning fly by and you can’t believe it is lunchtime already? When you go home in the late afternoon, how much physical activity did you complete in the previous eight hours?
Some thought-provoking questions for our working population.
Movement is essential for a healthy lifestyle and our nation is severely deficient in simply MOVING.
Approximately 78 million people in the [...]
According to a report from the National Institutes of Health, adult Americans spend on average 7.7 hours a day engaged in “sedentary behavior”. What’s even more alarming is that the Archives of Internal Medicine found that the risk of premature death grows 15 percent for those who sit eight hours a day! And the risk increases 40 percent for those who sit 11 hours a day compared with those who sit just four hours. Too much sitting can increase the risk of obesity, diabetes, cardiovascular disease and cancer.Sitting So Much Should Scare You Infographic (Ergotron) / CC BY 3.0