Category Archives: Fitness

Cardio and why do we need it?

Cardio exercise: It makes you sweat. It makes you breathe heavy. It might even mess up your hair. Love it or hate it, cardio helps you stay fit and healthy. Whether you relish a heart-pumping run to help ‘clear your head’ or curse every sweat-drenched moment of Spinning class, you can’t avoid cardio if you want the benefits of a well-rounded fitness program. But what is cardio, exactly, and why do we need it?… Read Article →

Cardio: Long & Easy or Short & Hard?

The basic science behind this is that it takes more oxygen to burn 1 calorie from fat than it takes to burn 1 calorie from carbohydrate, so as your body begins to work harder and get lower on oxygen, it turns more to carbohydrate as an energy source. When it comes to cardio, the question I probably receive most is: long and slow or short and fast? This question actually… Read Article →

Push Ups Build Muscle Effectively

How To Make Push-ups More Challenging Getting back to the previous point, conventional push-ups are an effective strength and muscle builder up to a point. And that point is where they become too easy for you to do! When you hit this point, they are no longer challenging, and therefore not terribly effective at advancing your progress. Of course, when this point comes depends a lot on your specific body weight…. Read Article →