Exercises

Tips on choosing a wearable fitness tracker

A number of wearable fitness trackers are available in the market today. Many of them come equipped with functions that you would not have thought existed. Some of them can be quite expensive based on the number of parameters they can sense and process. With this in mind, it is …

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How do wearable fitness trackers measure steps?

A fitness tracker is a gadget that can be worn by an individual throughout the day to keep track of various body parameters. Any wearable fitness tracker needs the person using it to input physiological details such as their weight, height, gender to help the tracker make better sense of …

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How Do Wearables Track Sleep?

What is a Wearable Fitness Tracker? A fitness tracker is a gadget worn around the waist or on the wrist that keeps track of certain body parameters such as motion and heart rate. A number of new fitness trackers that link up to a smartphone or a laptop are available …

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Wearable Fitness Trackers

Gadgets that are worn on the body and track certain parameters of the body’s functioning are known as wearable fitness trackers. There are three primary uses for these trackers: Monitoring the number of steps that a person walks. Checking the heart rate of the individual. Monitoring the quality of sleep …

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Why You Should Exercise in the Morning

Skip to: Why is the timing of exercise important? Factors to remember while choosing an optimal time for exercise According to scientific literature, exercising in the morning is more beneficial than exercising at night. The better outcome is associated with improved management of metabolic pathways and energy homeostasis. Why is …

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Is it Safe to Exercise During Pregnancy?

Skip to: The benefits of exercise during pregnancy Current advice What exercises should I do during pregnancy? How to exercise safely in pregnancy Red flags for exercise in pregnancy When to avoid exercise Pelvic floor and core exercises The benefits of exercise during pregnancy Exercise is often viewed with a …

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Where did 10,000 steps a day come from?

There is a general consensus amongst fitness enthusiasts that if an individual wants to stay healthy, they need to walk about 10,000 steps a day. People across the globe have accordingly been adjusting their target of daily steps on fitness trackers to this number. Scientific studies based on fitness have …

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How to Self-Diagnose Your Shoulder Pain

The shoulder joint is one of the most vulnerable joints in the human body. There is so much range of movement that it is surprising more shoulder injuries don't occur. If your shoulders are healthy, you must be doing the right things to strengthen them. If not, you are either …

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Is There a Magical Rep Range for Hypertrophy?

The first way is through increased muscular tension, which occurs through using a heavy load while performing an exercise through a full range of motion. As a muscle spends more time under a given weight, and then the load increases, this increases the time under tension (TUT).2 Through the use …

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4 Signs You Are Taking Too Many Probiotics

Probiotics are live bacteria and yeasts that have been found to help promote better digestive health and support your immune system. These microorganisms exist in your intestines and help to break down food, absorb nutrients, and minimize harmful bacteria that may otherwise cause disease. You can get more probiotics by …

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6 Keys to Wider and Thicker Arms

You’ve been pounding out curls every day at the gym, trying to build bigger arms. You have noticed some impressive results, but there’s just one problem: your arms aren’t wide enough. When you build bigger biceps sans width, they’re going to look great from the side, but somewhat awkward from …

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10 Killer Tips to Boost Your Squat

1. Train for Maximum Strength Despite the fact you need to train heavy to build maximum strength, people often neglect heavy weights. Yes, training with submaximal loads will spare your joints and nervous system to a degree, but even to maximize submaximal training you need a base of absolute strength. …

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