Showing posts with label Fitness articles. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Fitness articles. Show all posts

Saturday, 29 December 2012

Walk For Your Fitness Level

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If you want to improve your overall fitness level without doing anything drastic, then walking is the best exercise for you. Apart from being something that comes naturally and can be done without any kind of training, walking is one of the most effective ways of getting your body into shape and in achieving high levels of fitness. If you want to improve your fitness level after leading a sedentary life, then you should start with walking.

Fitness Level increased by walking

Walking has a number of advantages that put it up there when it comes to exercise forms that are good for your fitness level. Some of the main ways by which walking can make you fit and healthy are:

Walking Aids Weight Loss: Walking is one of the most efficient cardio vascular exercises that you can indulge in. Since walking is low impact and can be done by people even with age or injury related problems, it is the most versatile of all weight loss exercises. The more you walk, the more weight you can lose, and you can suit both your walking style and speed to your own individual health.
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Walking Strengthens Your Heart: Walking is the best exercise for the heart. Not only does walking exercise the heart and make it stronger and fitter, it also leads to a lowering of low density lipoprotein or bad cholesterol while increasing good cholesterol or high density lipoprotein. This balancing of cholesterol levels ensures that your arteries do not clog up. Walking also goes a long way in controlling high blood pressure. These are some of the few reasons why walking is advised to all those who face a risk of heart disease.


Walking Improves Mental Health: Walking is one of those exercises where the body releases endorphins or feel good hormones. It is because of this reason that walking is a good stress buster. It is effective in combating anxiety and depression and in promoting happiness and a feeling of well being.
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Walking Lowers Your Risk Of Diabetes: It has been proven that people who walk regularly are at a lower risk of type 2 diabetes as compared to people who do not indulge in any kind of cardiovascular activity. If you have a sedentary lifestyle, or an unhealthy diet, then walking can greatly reduce your risk of getting diabetes by keeping you fit.

FItness efficiency

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In order to get optimum efficiency from your walking regimen, you should warm up for 5 minutes by walking into place or by walking very slowly before you embark on a brisk walk for at least 30 minutes. Stretching after warm up promotes a higher level of muscle and joint fitness and prevents injuries. In order to achieve your desired fitness level in the least possible time through walking, make sure that you do maximum amount of your walking only after achieving your target heart rate.


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10 Best Reasons To Get Healthy Fitness Level

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Everyone you meet nowadays will tell you to get fitter and healthier, and for good reason too. Having a high fitness level not only means that you lose weight and look better, but it also has a number of health benefits that will help you live a better life
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The top 10 reasons why you should try and improve your fitness level are:

 1. When you are healthy and fit, you will feel more energetic. So even after a long day at work, you will have the energy to spend quality time with family and friends instead of simply crashing in front of the idiot box.

 2. A healthy fitness level makes you look good and young. With a healthy fitness level, your body will be toned and you will neither be under nor overweight. A well proportioned body and toned muscles will make you beautiful both inside and out.
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 3. When you are healthy with a high fitness level, both your mind and your body function better. You achieve and do more in less time and are more efficient.

 4. By maintaining a healthy fitness level, you ward off a large number of lifestyle related ailments like type 2 diabetes, coronary heart disease, migraines, back and muscle problems and pains, arthritis and other heart and immune system related problems.

 5. A high level of fitness leads to increased stamina. This means that you actually have more energy to do what you love in life, be it dancing, playing with your kids, indulging in your favorite sport or putting your heart and soul in your own business.
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 6. By being fit, you lessen the risk of injury and muscle and bone related ailments. Since you will need to exercise regularly to maintain a healthy fitness level, your bone density and muscle density and strength will increase over a period of time, making you less susceptible to injuries.

 7. With a healthy fitness level, you will age better. Stronger bones and muscles and a healthy constitution will ensure that age related ailments like arthritis, osteoporosis, asthma, heart diseases and low stamina and energy have the least effect on your body.

 8. When you have a healthy fitness level, you will feel happy. This is because exercising releases feel good hormones or endorphins, which will give you a high and make you feel better and happier throughout the day. Being fit has been known to counteract depression and anxiety as well.

 9. Your risk of cardiovascular diseases, high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes and some cancers is alleviated if you maintain a healthy fitness level. This means that you will live longer with a high fitness level.
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 10. Being healthy and fit is its own reward! When you are disease free and happy; when you are the perfect weight for your height and when you have the energy to do anything that you want for as long as you want it, then you are one of the luckiest people on this earth.

Cherish being healthy and if you are not, then start on the way to health and fitness today!


 

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Fitness Classes for Better Health

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Have you gained weight due to the constant feasting that the party and the wedding season bring with it? But don’t fret, and don’t get down and start doing push-ups just yet. There are some quick, rigorous yet fun and effective ways to keep stubborn flab and stress at bay. Take your pick from these three. 

ZUMBA FITNESS 

Zumba, the current craze all over the world, is a Latin-inspired fitness dance. It was created by dancer and choreographer Alberto Perez in Colombia, during the 1990s. It combines beats of international music with party steps to create a great experience. The music genres include salsa, merengue, reggaeton, belly dancing, bhangra and hip hop. “Zumba is a fun option that not only burns calories, but also tones the lower body and mid-section,” explains Wanitha Ashok, a Bangalore-based fitness expert and body sculptor. 

“You can also use instructional videos but Zumba fitness is best done in groups, as it can also be very entertaining,” says Santosh Kumar, grandmaster of the Australian Council of Fitness and founder of the Figurine Fitness group of gyms in Bangalore. “It is a clever workout and takes fun to a new level by blending so many styles of dancing into one routine. Also, it is a lot slower than normal dance aerobics and so is low impact as well.” 
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WHERE: 

Body in Motion, Bangalore, 080 66492980; 

Zumba at Vanilla, Chennai, 044 42066660; 

Anuj Academy, Delhi, 9268766629; 

Kriya Café, Kolkata, 9830379166;

Riaz Fitness, Mumbai, +91 9820782813 

AQUA AEROBICS 
This is arguably the best fitness alternative in the summer, and is great for burning fat, improving your endurance levels and flexibility, and is good for your heart muscles and respiratory system. 
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“Working out in the water is much less stressful,” says Santosh. “But you need to enjoy being in the water for long periods— any exercise has to be done relentlessly to obtain the desired results.” 

Experts believe that a 30-minute aqua aerobics workout will help you burn 300 calories. A class is usually about 45 minutes long and will include warm-up, cool-down and stretching exercises followed by activities like jogging, kicking, jumping, squats, and dance movements. 

WHERE: 
Tamanna Health & Fitness Centre, Ahmedabad, +91 9898596277; 

Super Curves, Bangalore, +91 9845539297; 

Fast Track Gym, Chennai, +91 9841108096; 
Amatrra Spa, Delhi, 011 24122921/5; 

Active Aerobics, Kolkata, 033 66038803; 

Body Art Fitness Centre, Mumbai, 022 67338119 

BOLLYWOOD DANCE 

Does listening to any Bollywood item number make you want to shake a leg? Then Bollywood dancing could be just the thing for you. Your routine will involve emulating the theatrical movements of the stars, complete with the jhatkas, the fast hand movements, and the lunges. “Most fitness studios now offer a Bollywood dance workout,” says Santosh. “You never realise how hard you are working out if you are having fun. It keeps you on your feet and moving continuously and burning calories all the while.” It targets all the muscle groups in your body. 

“With Bollywood dancing, practise 5 to 10 minutes of yoga or deep breathing exercises, to release stress. Combine this with working out at the gym with weights. It is also important to do stretches to reduce stress or injury to the body,” adds Wanitha. 

WHERE: 

Max Dance Academy, Ahmedabad, +91 9924596007; 

Rhythms Institute of Fine Arts, Bangalore, +91 9902789600; 

Let’s Do Something, Chennai, 044 45014350; 

Delhi Dance Academy, Delhi, +91 9910222770; 

Padatik International, Kolkata, +91 9830062072, 033 22896028; 

Expressions Modern Dance Academy, Mumbai, 022 24366777



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Saturday, 22 December 2012

Fitness Apps and Mobile Accessories for the Holidays



Mobile applications and accessories help you to meet your fitness goals for the New Year. 

Scosche Sport Clips II headphones fit all ear types and will not fall out when running or 

working out. The FitBit One tracks your activity throughout the day. 

The iBolt allows you to mount your smartphone onto your bike or stroller.




AllSport GPS is a mobile app that will keep track of your run or bike ride along with the 

calories you burn.









Friday, 24 August 2012

Fitness programs


 
 

 

Fitness, this seven-letter word is making a great buzz in every individual life. For most of us the day starts with the fitness programs which are designed by the fitness trainers. With more individuals focusing of health and fitness, their has been a radical change in the fitness industry. Corporates are engaged with fitness programs and trainings for better health of their employees.
 
Fitness industry itself has transformed in its own way, besides offering as a lucrative career option. Although there are much fitness training institutes who are dedicated in grooming professional  fitness trainers. The selection of the best fitness training program is always comes with a huge cost and more search time.
 
Here are the few fitness training companies who have trained a good number of fitness trainers in the industry,till date. On successful completion of training program,the companies will offer a certificate which are valid for few years (at the discretionary of the training company).
 

 

Reebok Fitness Trainer Program

 
Reebok, the brand well-known for the athletic footwear, apparel and accessories, has come up with the fitness trainer program at its selected centers across India. They have course for a period of two and half  months (with 60 to 80 hours) inclusive of theory and practical classes.
 

Reebok Fitness Certification Course

The Reebok Instructor Certification course covers two broad areas
(a) Aerobic Methodology
(b) Step Reebok
 
The training format is designed in a manner that exposes the participant to the theory components of the syllabus, practical execution and revision tests for reinforcement.
 
Human anatomy, exercise physiology, theory of body conditioning and how to prevent injuries in exercise classes. These are taught with the aid of different teaching materials (supplied by Reebok). The students are taught to conduct classes to suit the needs of the clients. Time is given to improve the teaching and communication skill of the trainees.
 

Schedule of classes:

 
  1.  Music - Understanding phrases and blocks, cueing techniques and guidelines.
      Music drills.
 2.  Energy Systems - Aerobic and Anaerobic systems and ATP production.
 3.  Aerobics exercise program - nature of aerobics, components of a balanced class,
      aerobics exercise  program design, physical program requirements for aerobics.
4.  Aerobics class format-warm up, cardio respiratory phase and movement dynamics
      during aerobics.
5.  Theory and principles of body conditioning- training principles, body alignment and posture.
6.  Human Anatomy- Different body parts in body conditioning, origin, insertion and function
    of various    muscle groups.
7.  Theory of body conditioning teaching- training areas, progression, positions, contractions,
      exercise prescription, practical guides.
8.  Stretching- Background, anatomical and physiological limitations on the body,  stretching     methods   and guidelines.
 9.  Choreography- Core moves.
10. Injuries -Prevention, classification of injuries, importance of rest and recovery, contra
          indicated exercises & injury management.
 11. Flexibility-importance, factors affecting flexibility, types and physiology of stretching.
 12. Special population-Exercise Program Design, diseases, exercise precautions and guidelines.
13. Nutrition and health screening.   
 

Where are the fitness training centers located :

Reebok Fitness Trainer Programs are being held at :
NewDelhi, Gurgaon,Noida,Ghaziabad,Mumbai,Bangalore,Hyderabad,Chennai,Ahmedabad,Surat,and Pune.
 
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TALWALKARS

 
 
Talwalkars Better Value Fitness Limited, commonly known as Talwalkars, is one of India's largest chain of health centres. It has over 120 ultramodern branches across 60 cities in the country, with over 1,25,000 members.
 

TALWALKARS Training Academy

 

Established in the year 2007 in Thane, Talwalkars Training Academy is a complete training centre offering aspiring candidates dedicated to providing cutting-edge programming and educational information to aspiring health and fitness professionals. 

A significant part of the training is focused on the nuances of fitness, incorporating both practical and theoretical classes on topics ranging from weight training, cardiovascular fitness, special populations, nutrition, on the job training as well as appropriate behaviour, norms & prevailing corporate culture.

 
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Gold's Gym

 
 Gold's Gym started in Venice California in 1965, and soon became the hotbed for the development of training techniques, equionebt and nutritional concepts that formed the foundation for the modern fitness revolution. The India Chapter of Gold's Gym started in 2002.
 
Gold's Gym India has launched India's very fist international Fitness Management Institute-Gold's Gym Fitness Institute. It offers certificate in Fitness Management, Personal Training and Group Exercise Instructing.
 
Gold's Gym Fitness Institute covers a range of subjects to comprehensively address and ensure the best international brand practices in India.
 
The two-month courses are monitored by qualified personnel of Gold's Gym, and alos hosts guest lectures by the biggest names in the international fitness industry with guranteed internships and a firsthand opportunity to experience fitness training from the world leaders in it.
 
 
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