Puffing away? Smoking is bad news for your muscles too

Fitness freaks should take note of a new study which says that cigarette smoke is directly damaging the muscles in your body. The study, which appears in the The Journal of Physiology, says that smoking decreases the number of small blood vessels that transport oxygen and nutrients to the leg muscles. The research was conducted by the University of…

Exercise every day or 5 times a week? Here’s what you need to stay fit

Exercise is known to offer a host of benefits, be it diabetes management, weight loss, or combating mental decline in dementia patients. Now, a new study shows that exercising four to five times a week can keep your heart healthy and slow down ageing. Researchers from the University of Texas have found that different sizes of arteries are affected differently by…

3 Reasons You Shouldn’t Forget To Drink Water While Working Out

“Drink plenty of water!” they repeat, so that it almost becomes a mantra for us. Funnily enough, this is the one tenet that many of us keep forgetting Swigs, now There is a reason why trainers and coaches insist that every sports person stays constantly hydrated during any physical activity. “Drink plenty of water!” they…

Are You Sure You Aren’t Making These 5 Mistakes At The Gym?

No matter if you are new to working out, or a seasoned gym rat, it is always a good time to check if you are making these mistakes at the gym Make your workout more productive by avoiding these mistakes Working-out, going to gym, it all sounds great and exciting. It is too. And maybe…

3 ways cross-training could help you prep for a marathon

Race season is nearly upon us, and with huge events like the London marathon just around the corner there’s no doubt that thousands of people up and down the country are beginning to up their training routines in the hope of nailing a new PB in an upcoming event. However, whilst increasing your mileage in…

Lose weight the safe way, these 10 fitness myths could be hurting you

When it comes to weight loss or exercising for fitness, one of the biggest hurdles is the information blitzkrieg that will hit you even before you’ve entered the gym or started consulting with your dietician. From the internet, from well-meaning friends and from overzealous family. You will be confused by the thousands of diet chart…

Why Spot Reduction Doesn’t Work – A Fitness Trainer Explains

We’re here again: A couple of months from swimsuit season. And you might be looking in the mirror at any number of eyesores – beer belly, thigh rub, bra bulge, love handles, saddlebags – and asking: Can I get rid of that through exercise and diet? In other words, spot reduction. “No, it doesn’t work…

How spinning saved this ex-addict’s life

Early one morning in 2008, New York’s top spinning instructor was drunkenly wandering up Third Avenue, having just gotten into a blowup fight with her girlfriend inside a phone booth. “We were at a friend’s 40th birthday party, and I got so drunk and just made an ass out of myself,” says Stacey Griffith, author…