At least once a week I will be demonstrating a product for a customer and mention the heart rate monitoring and they say "Oh I never pay attention to that." Why do cardio if you're not monitoring your heart rate? There is just as much risk that you are working too hard as there is that you are working too easy and either can reduce the effectiveness of your workout, especially if you are doing interval training sessions where you want to see large variations of heart rate levels.
Monday, February 9, 2015
Rowing uses virtually every major muscle group in your body. With little pressure on the joints, due to the activity's low-impact nature, rowers work their legs, hips and buttocks with each stroke. They also use upper-body muscles, strengthening the back and legs, shoulders and arms. The trunk and core are engaged in the exercise as the rower performs each stroke. You can adjust most rowing machines to create a tighter resistance to increase the rate at which you build muscle. Check out the WaterRower Brand of rowing machines at http://www.fitnesszone.com/category/WaterRower.html
Friday, October 31, 2014
Every time I read a new study on nutrition, and all the contradictions it includes to previous studies, I say to myself “Balance in everything grasshopper”. Now a new study has shown a growing body of evidence that shows that drinking too much milk is bad for you. Increased amounts of milk does not lead to increased bone strength but it high in lactose and galactose, two sugars that have been linked to oxidative stress and chronic inflammation. And, without the added vitamin D your bones won’t absorb the calcium they need! So, once again science has proved that too much of a good thing is a bad thing.
Tuesday, October 28, 2014
A study conducted by researchers in Sweden and published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology shows men can cut their risk of heart disease by 86%! All they had to do was exercise daily for at least an hour, eat a diet rich in fruits vegetables, legumes, whole grains and reduced fat dairy products and fish. They could only consume 1 ounce or less a day of alcohol, and not smoke. The researchers admitted that out of 20,271 subjects only 1% fit the above criteria! But, those 200 guys had 86% less heart disease. So, it works.
Monday, October 27, 2014
Just when you thought it was safe to drink bottled water again a new study conducted by scientists from Nanjing University and the University of Florida say “maybe not”. While many brands have worked hard to eliminate BPA from their bottles researchers still found amounts of Antimony, a trace heavy metal which has been found to play a role in lung, heart and gastrointestinal diseases. The higher the temperature tested, the higher the amounts showed up in the water, getting as high as four times the level recommended by the EPA. So, time to buy a new water bottle and fill it up from a Britta pitcher!
Friday, October 24, 2014
It seems that, even after years of evolution, some human traits don’t change. A recent study conducted by sociologists at Chapman University reveals that human beings’ number one fear is; walking alone at night in the dark. We still fear what we cannot see even if there isn’t anything there to be seen! The study went on to explain that this is a deeply ingrained survival instinct because most predators see better at night and therefore hunted early man in the dark. And of course the humans who weren’t afraid of the dark and walked around outside at night got eaten!
Thursday, October 23, 2014
Want to add a new and challenging element to your weight training workout? Add a balance device to your weight training routine. This creates an entirely new challenge to your lower body and help develop balance and lower body strength, while improving stability in our upper bodies and reducing the chances of injury. Look at the line of balance boards, wobble boards and Bosu balls at; http://www.fitnesszone.com/category/005-008.html