Fitness

19 Reasons to Start Strength Training

Positive Health Wellness have produced a definitive guide via an infographic with images of 19 reasons to start and benefits of strength training. This infographic was written by Karen Reed. The reasons to start strength training include:

- Reving up Our Metabolism 

- Protecting our Heart

Exercise For Life

Informative and detailed infographic from PennState PRO Wellness that gives lots of facts and figures on the many benefits of exercise and living an active lifestyle and also ideas on how we can be more active and exercise more.

The infographic suggests that adults should do 30 minutes of exercise and being active per day 5 days per week and children 60 minutes of exercise per day 7 days a week.

The infographic also states 4 key benefits of exercise and living a more active lifestyle:

The Best Exercise Bike

I  was pleased when Lexi Watkins from Reviews.com contacted me to see whether I would be interested in sharing the extensive and detailed research they had done on exercise bikes, with the aim of finding which is the 'best' one. Review.com has conducted the research by looking at 157 different exercise bikes and chosing the 16 'best' to review based on 53 features. As Review.com say "The best exercise bikes on the market deliver the functionality and adjustability most users need to get a quality workout".

The Good Immune Guide

Informative, detailed and useful  infographic from A.Vogel that looks at the immune system and what can cause a week immune system and what we can do to boost our immune system.

According to the infographic, Alison Cullen identifies 6 factors that can cause a weak immune system:

1) Eating a lot of Sugar

2) Drinking excess amounts of Alcohol

3) Lack of Sleep

4) Eating lots of Fatty Foods

5) Smoking

6) Being stressed and unhappy

Calories Burned Per Hour Based on Intensity

Informative, detailed and thought-provoking infographic from ahealthblog.com which compares the calories burned across 3 levels of intensity (slow, moderate, intense) for 6 different exercise activities:

- Running

- Cycling

- Swimming

- Aerobics

- Yoga

- Walking

The infographic shows that for all 3 levels of exercise intensity that running burns the most calories followed by cycling and swimming.

Master Your Muscles

Informative, concise and useful infographic from Decibel Nutrition which shows some of the 'best' exercises we can do - via a visual graphic - to target different muscle groups throughout our body. 

The detailed infographic shows a range of exercises for each muscle group ranging from the upper body - e.g. Chest, Triceps - to lower body - e.g. Quadriceps, Calfs - and from the front of the body - e.g.abdominals -  to the back of the body - e.g.hamstrings.

Rev Your Metabolism

Our metabolism is all the chemical processes that happen in our body that help to keep us alive and living and keeps our organs functioning normally, such as breathing and digesting food. These chemical processes require energy and this is called the basal metabolic rate (BMR).

It is our metabolic rate which determines the amount of calories we burn. Having a higher metabolic rate means that we are burning more calories - even at rest - which makes it easier for us to lose weight and also keep it off.

Qualities needed to Achieve our Goals

From my experience training and working with clients, I have observed and analysed what I feel are the personal characteristics that will go some way to helping you achieve your goals. These ‘characteristics’ are not a list of what you should possess, but are merely the traits that my most successful clients (and by this I mean those that have achieved their individual goals) have. They are the attributes that I have seen displayed consistently and on a regular basis by my clients.

6 Bad Habits That Prevent You from Seeing Results

Positive Health Wellness have produced a definitive guide via an infographic with images of 6 habits that prevent us from seeing results with our weight loss and health and fitness goals . This infographic was written by Karen Reed. The exercises are: 

- Eating too little

- Not eating enough protein

Top 10 Foods For A Speedy Metabolism

Informative and useful infographic from Picklee which gives us 10 foods and drinks and almond with nutritional tips and facts to help speed up our metabolism and with weight loss.

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