Top 5 Ways to Increase Exercise Intensity

Exercise is a structured way of providing a stimulus to the body in order to improve mobility, increase strength & endurance, decrease disease risk and improve overall wellness. The threshold of what constitutes exercise differs from person to person and depends on factors such as fitness level, age, weight, health

Exercise and the Elderly – Benefits and Recommendations

Everyone benefits from physical activity: young, old, fat, skinny, healthy and sick. While younger individuals tend to ignore health benefits in favor of the aesthetic nature of exercise, physical activity has the potential to greatly improve the quality of life for the elderly population. From increased mobility and independence to

How do you burn calories?

The basic answer: physical activity and exercise burns calories. There are many different types of exercise. Incorporating all of them into your daily routine will create a well rounded workout that will help you reach your fitness goals. Weight Balance Your weight is determined by the relationship between how many

Reduce Body Fat Through Exercise

Exercise and nutrition both play a very important role in the amount of fat stored in your body. Not all exercising will reduce your body fat equally. The type, duration and intensity of your routine will determine how effectively you lower your body fat percentage. Spot Reducing The most important

Maximum Heart Rate and Intensity Calculator

This tool will calculate your target heart rate based on your age and desired intensity level. Method # 1: This is the most widely used method to figure out your target heart rate. Unfortunately, it isn’t always accurate. Because it doesn’t take into account your resting heart rate, actual target

The Fat Burning Zone

If you use any of the cardio equipment at the gym, you’ve probably used its built in fat burning program. Before you get too excited about all the fat you’re going to lose, you should know why these types of programs aren’t the best idea for getting toned or even

Guidelines for Cardiovascular Exercise

Cardiovascular (or aerobic) exercise might seem like an easy thing to pick up and do. For many it is, but others have questions: what kind of exercise should I do, how far should I run? For those, the ACSM (American College of Sports Medicine) provides a few guidelines. Mode of