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Atrophy: Wasting Away as a Couch Potato

Atrophy: Wasting Away as a Couch Potato

Atrophy: Wasting Away as a Couch Potato

When you envision a couch potato, a bed-ridden patient, and an astronaut, you’d probably assume they have nothing in common. Western societies, such as America and England, have a high affinity for television with the average being approximately 28 hours per week. In fact, wasting away on the couch or bed for extended periods of … Continue reading

Finding Personal Trainers Online

Finding a Personal Trainer Online

Finding Personal Trainers Online

Adopting a fitness and health routine can be rather daunting. Mainstream dieting and exercise paradigms often frustrate the average enthusiast. Magazines struggle to stay relevant, often featuring undulating trends. Fortunately, there are bastions of hope: personal trainers part the fog of uncertainty and confusion, helping others assemble a custom, efficient, and balanced routine. Consumers are … Continue reading

Goal Setting: Meeting Expectations

Goal Setting: Meeting Expectations

Goal Setting: Meeting Expectations

Unrealistic personal expectations often lead athletes to design overly ambitious programs, making them more prone to injury and training set-backs. Therefore, as an athlete, it is important to learn about the natural transitions occurring in your body. Train with knowledge, and you’ll create realistic training windows and will avoid overtraining In the first several weeks … Continue reading

Knees Injuries: Everything in Moderation

Knees Injuries: Everything in Moderation

Knees Injuries: Everything in Moderation

Nature’s gift to us was bipedalism with our knees being the arbitrator of our success and sport opportunity. On the other hand, a knee injury is often life changing. Goldilocks’ knees Both very high and very low levels of physical activity can accelerate the degeneration of knee cartilage in middle-aged adults, according to a new … Continue reading

Calculating Anaerobic Power

Calculating Anaerobic Power

Calculating Anaerobic Power

You have two major pathways to generate any bodily energy: either through aerobic means (with air) or anaerobic (without air.) Aerobic respiration is more inefficient than anaerobic; however, it takes longer to provide energy via aerobic means. This means that oxygen is useless to you in the first several seconds of flight. Instead, your body … Continue reading

Time Management: What You Need for Fitness

Time Management: What You Need for Fitness

Time Management: What You Need for Fitness

As adults, we often don’t have much time at our disposal. Time is prized commodity, squandered by the youth and fiercely protected by those who know its fleeting nature. So, it is no wonder that people often take solace in hoarding their time, infusing every quanta of free time with things we personally enjoy. We … Continue reading

GPS: Map Your on Way

GPS: Map Your on Way

GPS: Map Your on Way

Global positing system (GPS) used to be the stuff of spies, but now it’s ubiquitous with the advent of the smart phone. GPS devices, if used correctly and conservatively, can make group hikes more fun and more interesting. The following applications take advantage of your GPS and at times, encourage you to step away from … Continue reading

Exercise Type: Compound and Isolation

Exercise Type: Compound Versus Isolation

Exercise Type: Compound and Isolation

Our fitness routines are defined by our current needs. Sometimes, the fitness bug may stem from something temporary, like needing to lose a few pounds for our friend’s wedding. There are others who life a different lifestyle with maintenance and cardiovascular health being their primary concern. Depending on the phase of our lives, we float … Continue reading

Q-Angle: The Time Bomb

Q-Angle: The Time Bomb

Q-Angle: The Time Bomb

The Victorian Age, fueled the Industrial Revolution, is often a romanticized period of literary and artistic decadence, the birth of profligate consumerism, and the pseudoscience called “craniometry.” The mistruth of craniometry created a taboo, and body measurements were thus relegated to the same predictive stature as palm reading and tarot cards. Medicine has since reconciled … Continue reading

Yoga: More Than Just Sitting and Breathing

Yoga: More Than Just Sitting and Breathing

Yoga: More Than Just Sitting and Breathing

Fitness and well-being is often more than simply diet and exercise. There is a spiritual element to fitness that almost all enthusiasts can attest to. In the waking world, we deal with work stress, relationships, and random mayhem. We all experience stress: it’s quite healthy in small doses but destructive in excess. Stress can lead … Continue reading