When you laugh your muscles relax, stress hormone product is reduced, your immune system is improved, high blood pressure is lowered, and the heart and lungs are strengthened; no wonder they say laughter is the best medicine!
Studies have shown that those who exercise first thing in the morning are far more likely to have stayed with their fitness program a year later, than those who exercise in the evening.
People who focus on being healthy often have greater long term success with weight loss than those who focus on losing weight.
Most everyone likes to focus on things they're good at. When working out however, we should focus on our weaknesses rather than our strengths, to balance things.
It may seem pretty straight forward, but it's often over-looked; when trying to build muscle one of the most important things is consuming enough calories to fuel both your exercise and the metabolic processes needed to build muscle.
When weight training it is imperative that you give your muscle tissue a chance to repair itself. During lifting you are actually tearing muscle fibers and each time they repair themselves they become stronger, but they can only recover during periods of rest.
The best rep range for gaining muscle size is between eight and 20 and at a weight that is between 60% and 80% of what you could lift for one and only one rep.
As basic as it may seem, the importance of stretching before and after your workout and warming up before you stretch, is often over-looked.
The essential mineral zinc is an important component of more than 300 enzymes in the body and is needed to help cells reproduce, repair wounds, boost immunity, preserve vision, maintain fertility in adults and growth in children, and protect against free radicals.
Vitamin B2, found in dairy products, egs, and meat, as well as in leafy green vegetables, and whole grains in smaller amounts, works with other B vitamins to help convert carbohydrates into the fuel the body runs on. A deficiency in Vitamin B2 can lead to chronic fatigue syndrome.