and Heart Attacks
There are many people who
still smoke and go to the gym. I can just smell the smoke on their
as they walk by. Imagine what the smoking is doing to their bodies! It
almost defeats the purpose of exercising!
Now there is a Canadian study
published in the British Journal of Medicine that indicates smoking can
cause heart attacks. Logically this makes sense. Even second hand smoke
can cause heart attacks in people who do not even smoke. Just another
to quit smoking. Anyway, the trend internationally (especially in North
America) is to reduce the number of smokers.
Posted on: Friday August
Often I like to read about
other people's ways of approaching health and fitness. What they are
properly, what they recommend and any mistakes that they have made
the way. There are many ways to achieve and maintain a healthy body,
and spirit. Yoga is only one of them.
Today, I'd like to share
with you an article written by a novelist, Amy Hassinger. The mistakes
she made along the way and how she finally realized them. She discusses
her initial approach to Yoga as being that of an athletic discipline or
sport to achieve that perfect body. She goes into detail in discussing
the mistakes she made because she approached Yoga as a sport and a
to physical perfection. She discusses how with help and the advice of
Yoga teacher, she overcame her stubbornness in overcoming her mistakes
and how she is able to see Yoga in a different manner, way. Yoga for
is now about total health - comprising not just her physical well-being
but also it includes her mental and spiritual well-being as well. Yoga
is a source of healing for her, rather than just a means toward
strength, flexibility and a flat stomach or good-looking body.
You can read the entire
article here. I think you will find it interesting.
Posted on: Thursday July
Today, I would like to offer
my fitness blog readers a free fitness e-book called Ultimate
Fitness Secrets Revealed by Dr. Frank Smoot. It's
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Posted on: Wednesday July
With summer in full swing,
now is the best time to enjoy cardiovascular exercise from cycling to
be it at a leisurely or more active pace. Summer gives you a chance to
spend more time outside and enable you to lose those extra pounds that
have accumulated over the winter months without you really thinking
them. Most people are able to naturally lose weight during the summer
partly due to the heat, but also due to the fact that they are more
If you're fortunate to live
by a big body of water such as a lake or ocean, the cooler breezes,
and sounds of summer make your exercise experience a lot more enjoyable.
Some precautions you may
want to take when exercising during the hot summer months. Depending on
your physical condition you may want to avoid exercising during the
to 2pm time frame. Make sure that you drink plenty of fluids and avoid
areas of high pollution. Also, it's a good idea to still go to the gym
for your weight training workouts at least once a week but preferably a
couple times a week.
Posted on: Tuesday July 4,