Fitness

Fitness

Clearing the Air on Muscle Confusion

A common strategy when it comes to working out is to confuse your muscles. What that means is you aren’t spending too much time on one muscle group, so that your body doesn’t expect your next workout. Your muscles then get, as they say, confused. P90x and other workouts like[…]

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Is Pokemon Go Actually Good Exercise?

If you haven’t heard of Pokemon Go yet, we’re not sure where you’ve been hanging out. The “augmented reality” mobile app game has become all the rage, with people wandering around, trying to catch each and every creature that exists in their city. But we wondered — does playing the game[…]

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Study: High Intensity Exercise = Good For Kids

Fun Fast Activity Blasts. This is the term being used to describe a regimen for kids that utilizes high intensity exercise to keep kids healthy through the week without taking too much time away from their video games. FFAB, according to a new study, has a host of benefits discovered from[…]

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Study: Standing is Not Exercise

We need to sit less. This has pretty much been proven in studies during the last couple years. Our desk jobs are killing us, and we need to stand up and stretch our legs every fifteen minutes, at least. Many of us aren’t thinking we need to stand up just for our[…]

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Study: High Intensity Erases Diabetes Risk

A new study that spanned 20 years has shown a significant correlation between large amounts of high-intensity cardio exercise and low amounts of Type 2 Diabetes. Researchers at the University of Minnesota gathered together 4,000 men and women back in the mid-80s. They were all tested for their cardiac fitness,[…]

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What Is HRV?

Not every heartbeat is the same. While we tend to focus on our max heart rate when we’re working out, there is a lot more going on that we may not be paying attention to. While we may know out resting heart rate, what do we know about our HRV?[…]

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