If you thought working out effectively means that you MUST invest in a gym, then this article is for you. It is fairly easy and inexpensive to build a gym at home. But before you get all excited about this, make absolutely sure that a home gym is right for you. There are a few questions you must ask yourself.
With a growing fan fad for Cricket, the sport itself has assumed varying formats, eventually reaching a star status across the globe. As a result, the strain and stress on cricketers today are widespread and increasing. Players need to be more cautious and attentive to their bodies and take preventive measures to avoid a number …
Many studies have shown that women tend to suffer from more knee problems than men due to physiology and hormones. Yes unfortunately this is true! Several women who come to my clinic will tell me that their joint pains increase during their menstrual cycle. Studies have shown that active women are up to eight times more likely to suffer knee problems – particularly injuries to the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) that stabilizes the joint – than sporty men. Why? Partly because of our hormones and partly because of the way our bodies are made.
When I treat patients in the clinic with neck pain, I always ask them when the pain started. Many times, the answer to this question is that “I pulled my neck while lifting weights” or “I felt neck pain after a heavy session at the gym” This spurred me to write about what gym freaks can do about preventing neck pain and also to treat it on their own so they can continue to work towards their fitness goals.
In this day and age of fitness trends and a wealth of information online, it is important to make sure that you are not being misled into issues that can impact your health negatively. One such fitness fact that needs to be understood is the right kind of shoe to wear to train at the gym. Some people who are into various kinds of fitness activities understand that each activity might need a different kind of footwear. However, there are others that think that a shoe is a shoe! This ignorance can mean injuring your knee or your back and having to abandon your fitness goals. Let’s make sure this doesn’t happen to you!
Running provides a lot of health benefits but for overall fitness, it is advisable to do different forms of exercise. i.e. cross-train. Supplementing running with cross-training can provide improved fitness, build strength and flexibility, prevent injuries by correcting muscular imbalances, quicker recovery, and prevents burnout.