Health

10 Things to Know Before Your First Spin Class

This informative and beneficial article on spinning was written by Brice Hagood of www.getinwaveshape.com. It discusses 10 key things that we can do before when we attend our first spinning class to ensure we enjoy it, feel the benefits and go again. Thanks Brice.

High 5,

Matt

10 Things to Know Before Your First Spin Class

Do you want to improve your riding skills and bring it to the next level? What about giving a spin class a try?

Ultimate Guide to Sweat

I was delighted when Mark Holland of online fitness magazine Fitnessreview.co.uk contacted me about a detailed, visual and thought-provoking infographic he has created on sweat and ways we can can reduce sweat. The infographic focuses on:

- Two different types of Sweat

- Sweat Rates

- The problems of Sweating

- How we can deal with visible Sweat and Smells

Kickboxing Your Way to a New You

Fix have produced a definitive guide via an infographic with tips and advice on Kickboxing and how it can help us with our health and fitness and weight loss. This blog summarises the detailed article on Kickboxing  as written by Susie Lemmer.

Strength Training

Informative and beneficial infographic from Miramont Lifestyle that shows the benefits of exercising and strength training and also some examples of exercises and training we can do to improve our strength.

As the infographic shows, the benefits of strength training include:

- Preserving Lean Muscle Mass

- Improving our Body Mechanics

- Boosting our Energy

- Burning more Calories 

High 5,

Matt 

'Best' Pre-Workout Supplements

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 Workout supplements, with the aim of finding which is the 'best' one. Review.com recognised that no pill or powder is "going to beat a healthy diet and good night's sleep".

The Number of Calories in Every Alcoholic Drink

Informative and thought-provoking infographic from Cosmopolitan.com which highlights and shows the number of calories on average contained in a wide range of different alcoholic drinks.

For instance, the infographic shows that:

- Champagne, Vodka and Gin contain 96 calories per serving

- White Wine contains 121 calories and Red Wine 125 calories per seving

- Beer contains 145 calories and Hard Cider contains 150 calories per serving.

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

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