5 Exercises to Reduce Knee Pain

Knee pain is one of the most common orthopedic conditions for which people seek medical treatment. It includes pain felt behind and around the knee cap, especially during activities like stair climbing, squatting, running, and walking while carrying a heavy load. Knee pain can prevent you from participating in your favorite activities and performing dailyContinue reading “5 Exercises to Reduce Knee Pain”

15 Best Exercises to Burn Belly Fat, According to Personal Trainers

By Leah Groth and Meghan Rabbit When many people think of losing weight, one of the first things that comes to mind is getting a toned and taut tummy. We hate to break it to you, but doing hundreds of crunches every day isn’t the best way to lose belly fat. In fact, exercises that promote spot reductionContinue reading “15 Best Exercises to Burn Belly Fat, According to Personal Trainers”

Book Review: Intelligent Fitness: The Smart Way to Reboot Your Body and Get in Shape (with a foreword by Daniel Craig)

He has transformed Daniel Craig into the formidable James Bond for five blockbuster films, shaped Chris Evans into superhero Captain America, trained Chris Pratt for Guardians of the Galaxy and prepared actors such as Thandiwe Newton and John Boyega for the recent Star Wars films. Sharing his practical and highly accessible approach to reimagining your body and transforming your fitness, Simon encourages you toContinue reading “Book Review: Intelligent Fitness: The Smart Way to Reboot Your Body and Get in Shape (with a foreword by Daniel Craig)”

Simple Exercises to Improve Sexual Stamina

By Tonny Wandella Sexuality and sexual health are vital aspects of life that affect everyone’s physical and mental well-being. In turn, your physical performance and anxiety levels too can impact your sexual health. This is especially true in terms of sexual endurance. Here are some activities to try: Complete planks This exercise is excellent forContinue reading “Simple Exercises to Improve Sexual Stamina”

What To Do On Rest Days: 5 Best Ways To Stimulate Active Recovery

Written by Nderitu Munuhe Staying in shape can be pretty exhausting. Everything it entails, ranging from the workout sessions to the dietary restrictions, is very demanding. This makes rest days particularly important in your fitness regimen. Rest days are fundamental for your body’s overall recovery. During this period, your body repairs any worn-out muscles for optimalContinue reading “What To Do On Rest Days: 5 Best Ways To Stimulate Active Recovery”

Exercises To Avoid After C-Section

By Tonny Wandella Planks, crunches, sit-ups, twisting motions, and push-ups should be avoided during the first twelve weeks after resuming exercise. It is critical that you begin exercising only once your core has recovered after surgery. When there is no diastasis recti or any pressure on the abdomen while conducting core exercises. You have toContinue reading “Exercises To Avoid After C-Section”

Sweat: A History of Exercise(Book Review)

By Next Big Idea Club Bill Hayes is a journalist and photographer whose work has appeared in The New Yorker, Vanity Fair, and the New York Review of Books. He’s also the author of seven books, and the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship in nonfiction. Below, Bill shares 5 key insights from his new book, Sweat: A History ofContinue reading “Sweat: A History of Exercise(Book Review)”

Cold Water Bath Benefits

By Tonny Wandella Taking cold showers has been shown to boost your immune system as well as make you highly resistant to illness, according to studies. Cold showers were found to reduce the number of people who called in ill to work by 29% in a clinical investigation in the Netherlands. Another study linked coldContinue reading “Cold Water Bath Benefits”

15 Proven Tips to Maximize Muscle Recovery

Despite what you may read on some fitness blogs, there’s no better way to help your muscles recover than by eating healthy foods and getting a good night’s sleep. Living an overall healthy lifestyle is the most important step you can take to maximize your muscle recovery. No recovery method can make up for poor nutrition and a lack of rest. ManyContinue reading “15 Proven Tips to Maximize Muscle Recovery”

The Mental Health Benefits of Exercise

By Tonny Wandella People who exercise daily do so because it offers them a tremendous sense of well-being. They have more energy all through the day, sleep well at night, have clearer memories, and are more relaxed and optimistic about themselves and their life. It’s also an effective treatment for a variety of common mentalContinue reading “The Mental Health Benefits of Exercise”