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Health in the New Age

‘Exercise’

The Workout that Science Designed – In Only 7 Minutes!

Don’t get us wrong—we’re all about bodyweight exercises. And quick, high-intensity routines like the scientific 7-minute workout prove you can get in a great workout with very little time and equipment. But one issue with relying on body weight as resistance is that it can get a little tricky to work the muscles of your back body—you know, your upper and lower back, glutes, and hamstrings. “It’s easier to find bodyweight exercises that include squatting and pushing than pulling and hinging,” says Noam Tamir, certified personal trainer and owner of TS Fitness. “These exercises are great; however, they mainly strengthen areas that are already dominant and promote short, tight muscles in the front of the body, leading to poor posture, possible injury, and aesthetic imbalances.” (That’s no bueno.) How to use this… Read More

6 Reasons To Stop Neglecting Squats In Your Workout

Most of us go to the gym looking for results. We watch internet videos, hire personal trainers, and listen to countless opinions, all outlining what they believe to be the best way to get the results we are looking for. But each and every one of us is unique, and the road we need to take to reach our fitness goals is subjective to our own experience. In some ways this article is definitely another piece offering a fitness opinion, however the end goal is not to tell you that squats are the missing element in your workout, or the key to getting that killer body, but instead to once again ask you to consider adding them to your workout repertoire. Here are 6 reasons you may want to stop neglecting squats in your workout routine:… Read More

6 Ways Stress Can Mess Up Your Workouts

Most of us know through experience how much stress can impact our daily life. It drains us of our energy, consumes our thoughts, and affects how well we sleep. And that’s just a few of the most common symptoms. Given how overwhelming stress can be and how many of us struggle with it, it’s no wonder that articles about overcoming stress are so commonly posted here at CE. Despite the number of helpful resources we already offer, there are still many things to consider when it comes to stress. In the hopes of living a healthy life, many of us depend on one tool – working out – and it’s no secret that committing to a workout routine can do wonders for your health physically, mentally, and dare I say even spiritually. What may be a secret… Read More

Why Sitting For Prolonged Periods Of Time Is Sabotaging Your Health & How To Reverse The Damage

Calling all students, writers, office assistants, computer techs, dental hygienists, communication specialists and more, it’s time we have a serious talk about the health impacts of prolonged sitting. About 80% of jobs today exclude any level of physical exertion, meaning 80% of people are spending on average anywhere from 5-10 hours a day sitting for prolonged periods of time. This statistic proves worrisome considering the slew of medical literature available today showing how inactivity, i.e., prolonged sitting periods, significantly impacts your cardiovascular and metabolic function. What’s surprising to note, however, is that even people who exercise regularly aren’t exempt from the health impacts of prolonged sitting. The Cancelling-Out Effect: Something Gym-Goers Should Know One study found that prolonged sitting has a counteractive effect for people who spend anywhere from 2-4 hours a… Read More

9 Reasons You Need To Stretch Every Day & How To Do It PROPERLY- Most Of Us Have Been Doing It Wrong Our Entire Lives

At the vibrant age of 25, I can whole heartedly say that I wish I would have done more stretching growing up. Even though I’m correcting my mistakes now, I absolutely feel the consequences of my teenage physical neglect. A constant soreness in the neck, tight, cramped muscles, back pain and serious inflexibility are but a few outcomes of my carelessness with stretching throughout the years. I feel there wasn’t enough emphasis placed upon the importance of stretching when I was in school. In fact, the little bits I remember learning about stretching, to my surprise, turned out to be completely wrong! Did you know that stretching before a workout can be dangerous? Well neither did I, which is why I put together this article to address some crucial tips for proper… Read More

Building The Foundation For A Stronger Body

We have already wrote about how to become strong topic before. With today’s day and age, there are more and more sources of unhealthy toxins that bombard us each and every day. Of course, with improved technology and medical information, we are able to more effectively handle emergency situations. But the main thing is with increased pollution, unnatural foods, and unhealthy waters it requires a bigger effort to maintain a healthy body. In addition, with technology and transportation, in today’s world it is also less required to stay active on a day to day basis. In order to ensure a healthy and strong body, it is important to be aware of certain fundamental building blocks to prevent dissatisfaction in overall health goals. By beginning the process in a smart, and more planned… Read More