Six ways to kick start your fitness program — The Art of Being Fabulous

It can be difficult to start an exercise program after a period, or lifetime, of inactivity. Whether it’s due to bad habits, health issues, being intimidated by others at the gym, or the most popular excuse of all, “I don’t have the time,” it’s easy to find reasons not to exercise. I know first hand, […]Continue reading “Six ways to kick start your fitness program — The Art of Being Fabulous”

The Health Benefits of Garlic

Originally posted on Exercise and Health:
Garlic is one of my top three healthiest things that you should use daily, along with green tea and lemon juice. Adding garlic to your diet can keep you alive for longer If your parents were as health-conscious as mine, you’ve probably been told how garlic is a basically…

Top 5 Post-Workout Recovery Foods

  One important part of a successful exercise regimen is post-workout nutrition. What you eat after a grueling and sweaty exercise session is responsible for restoring the body’s energy and nutrients. During exercise, the body breaks down muscle protein structures and glycogen. You also lose a lot of water through sweat. Therefore, the key toContinue reading “Top 5 Post-Workout Recovery Foods”

Top 5 Foods to Eat Before a Workout

Before exercising, it is important to fuel your body for the work that it is about to do. Eating too little or not at all before a workout will likely lead to quick fatigue and weakness due to low blood glucose. On the other hand, consuming too much food before exercise may cause stomach discomfort,Continue reading “Top 5 Foods to Eat Before a Workout”

Why Strength Training is Important as You Age

  As you get older, it’s more important than ever to take care of your health and stay active for as long as possible. The great news is that you can maintain and even improve your physical condition with strength training. There are many reasons as to why strength training is so important to keepContinue reading “Why Strength Training is Important as You Age”

How Does Exercise Boost Your Self-Confidence?

  Many people start fitness training for all kinds of reasons that range from losing weight, to building muscle, to avoiding health hazards of a sedentary lifestyle. One of the overlooked rewards of regular physical activity is its ability to boost self-confidence. If you feel like lack of self-esteem is holding you back from pursuingContinue reading “How Does Exercise Boost Your Self-Confidence?”

7 Ways to Prevent and Cope with Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness (DOMS)

Delayed onset muscle soreness (DOMS) refers to the muscular aches and pains that you experience anywhere from 24 to 48 hours after a workout. This pain could be due to microscopic tears in the muscles because of weight training or it could lactic acid production in the body when the training takes on an anaerobicContinue reading “7 Ways to Prevent and Cope with Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness (DOMS)”

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