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  • Use Exercise Bike to Keep Yourself Fit
    By Health Blog on May 28, 2009 | 3 Comments3 Comments  Comments

    Exercise is a basic ingredient in the life of every fit and healthy person. If you regularly spend some part of the day in doing some serious exercise, not only it will slow your ageing speed but it will also keep you in good shape. Many people prefer to go out in the sunshine to do some exercise, but in today’s busy lifestyle most people prefer to do exercise indoors.

    There are different kind of exercise equipments which one usually sees in a gym. Exercise Bike is one of the most preferred and effective exercise tool as it has many advantages.

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    Exercise Bike is the most popular exercise equipment as it is one of the easiest to use. All of us have enjoyed bicycling in our childhood, therefore, we do not really feel like exercising when we’re spending time on an exercise bike. It takes very less space as compared to some of the other fitness equipments, and you can always carry it inside your living room, if the weather gets rough.

    There is very low chance of your injuring yourself by pulling a muscle or tearing a tissue when you use exercise bike, and for the same reason people from all age groups prefer it. Exercise bike is very effective when it comes to burning fat, and many therapists recommend its use to those who want to lose weight.

    Alongwith the use of proper nutritious diet, exercise also holds its significance in living a healthy life, and with the use of exercise bike exercise becomes fun.

    Popularity: 7% [?]

  • Rowers – by Sea and by Land
    By Health Blog on May 20, 2009 | 2 Comments2 Comments  Comments

    Rowers are such pieces of fitness equipment that simulate the action of rowing. Working at rowers mostly helps in developing and strengthening of trunk muscles and arms. Rowing is initially water sport for men. Since ancient times rowers have been engaged into races on all possible water surfaces (on lakes, on rivers, and even on the ocean).

    Today the word ‘rowers’ is referred not only to those people who participate in rowing competitions, but also to fitness equipment that simulates or imitates rowing. Modern inventions and technologies make it possible to go in for rowing without water and without real oars as well. You can practice at fitness clubs or just staying at home. So, today rowing is a sport and fitness activity at the same time.

    Rowers - by Sea and by Land

    Rowers - by Sea and by Land

    Rowers as training equipment give the same physical loads and tension as water rowers do. The only thing they can’t give you is a spirit of competition and the taste of victory or defeat. Nevertheless fitness rowers are being used for training professional sportsmen before they go offshore. In spite of the fact that fitness rowers are considered like imitating machines they are very good for practicing and getting the experience in rowing.

    Popularity: 3% [?]

  • How To Tackle Panic Attacks?
    By Health Blog on March 28, 2009 | 12 Comments12 Comments  Comments
    Panic Attacks may be deep-rooted in their origin

    Panic Attacks may be deep-rooted in their origin

    People often suffer from severe panic attacks who are already suffering from Anxiety, but that is not necessary. You may even experience them even if you don’t think you have such a problem. This results in increased heart-beat, taking short breaths, and trembling. The attack could even lead to a much worsened condition of panic disorder. The patient mainly suffers from a panic attack when he gets into a potentially embarrassing or perplexing situation. This can be a great hurdle to success in professional life because the patient might be scared of crowds and facing higher authority officers.

    Although there are no specific reasons to a particular or a series of attacks, which could even be depression or panic disorder itself, but those who confront this disturbing situation should identify the the indicators or causes of panic attacks. Although the use of medicines has proved to be quite a successful element in controlling the nerves of the patients, many people prefer to resort to non-medical solutions for this disorder.

    The use of techniques like meditation, yoga, and regular breathing exercises helps boost the self-confidence of the patients, and they can gradually improve the condition of the person. Moreover, some mental techniques involved in improving the susceptibility of the patient to panic attacks is telling himself that everything is all right. With a lot of practice and persistence, you can make yourself think optimistically about yourself in the worst of scenarios.

    The most important and sensible thing to do when you discover you have a panic attack is to see your physician, preferably a psychiatrist, who could further recommend you for therapies like Behavior Cognitive Therapy, which helps you to realize and accept and look at your fears realistically, and Exposure Therapy, which actually enables you to experience your fears and to enable you to learn to cope with them in a safe and controlled manner. You can also easily research your  problem through several health care websites and blogs which impart useful knowledge free of any cost. By searching the symptoms and techniques to ease panic attacks, you can slowly overcome your nerves.

    Popularity: 10% [?]

  • Strong Legs Make A Strong Body
    By Health Blog on March 16, 2009 | 5 Comments5 Comments  Comments

    Legs are very important parts of our body, and we use them all the time through the day. Bio mechanical experts suggest that during all sports legs bear the most pressure, and a successful athlete always has strong legs. Playing a tough set of tennis is an impossible task without strength in legs, while the wood and iron shots in a peaceful game golf are also heavily dependent upon your legs.

    Even if we put the sports aside, there are many other daily activities which all of us undergo without knowing how much stress we put on our legs.  Carrying our children, carrying school bag and emptying the garbage can are trivial occupations, but put immense strain on our legs. Owing to the constant use of our legs in so many activities, ensuring their strength should be our top priority.

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    There are several effective and easy exercises to build leg muscles. Four of the most popular are lunges, squat, box jump and vertical leap, and if adopted properly the four combine to give magical strength to your legs.

    Box jump involves jumping on boxes of different heights and strengthen the hip and thigh muscles. Vertical jump exercise is about standing in front of a wall with your arms straight over your head. Then, you have to jump in the same position as high as possible and then mark the point on the wall that your finger tips touch, the higher you jump the better.

    Through daily leg exercise, you can build your core and hip, and add to the overall agility in your body.

    Popularity: 4% [?]