Several important aspects affect metabolism, including variations in skeletal muscle fibres and metabolic adaptations to aerobic and resistance training. Continue reading “Factors that influence exercise metabolism”
Weight gain during and post pregnancy is a common worry. How much should you exercise? Research shows that many postpartum women are not exercising enough.
Continue reading “Weight gain during and post pregnancy – Who isn’t exercising?”
Most yoga injuries are minor, however occasionally significant injuries can also occur. Recently these types of injuries have been getting as much coverage as the health benefits millions of people experience from yoga. In the new book Yoga Therapy, authors Kristen Butera and Staffan Elgelid have put together some tips on how best to avoid yoga injuries. Continue reading “How to avoid yoga injuries”
ACSM’s Complete Guide to Fitness and Health, Second Edition, offers the most current exercise and nutrition guidelines along with assessments, exercises, activities, and programmes for varying ages, special conditions, and fitness goals. Authoritative and comprehensive, it makes adding, enhancing, or customising a fitness and health routine safe and effective. Continue reading Step-by-step guidance for lifelong fitness and health
Back pain is a common complaint, affecting one in six people at any given time, pain in the lower back (lumbago) is particularly common.
The pain often disappears within a few weeks. However, for many, it persists, leading to people seeking advice from their GPs. Patients are advised by the NHS to stay as active as possible, try exercises and stretches, take anti-inflammatory painkillers and use hot or cold compression packs for short-term relief. Continue reading “Exercise not drugs for lower back pain”
This comprehensive resource explains the key theories, concepts and scientific principles of strength training and conditioning as well as their direct application to athletic competition and performance. Continue reading The essential text for strength and conditioning professionals and students