I love bodyweight exercises. They’re easy to do and they help you build strength, flexibility, and balance. While I was pregnant with my first child, I did yoga every day and it helped me stay in shape during pregnancy as well as after she was born. Now that she’s a toddler, my wife and I are back at it again—and we’ve been doing a lot of these simple bodyweight exercises at home (and outside).
Plank is a great exercise to do at home. It’s also one of the most effective core exercises you can do, with the added benefit of working your entire body.
To perform plank, start in push-up position with your hands under your shoulders and feet together (or as close as possible). Keep everything tight from head to toe and hold for 30 seconds without letting go or allowing any part of your body to sag toward the floor.
If this feels too difficult at first, try using a chair or wall for support until you’re able to hold it on its own without having anything help out! Plank is also a good exercise to do before bed because it’s relaxing but challenging enough that it’ll …
Camping is an amazing way to get away from the hustle and bustle of city life, but it can also be a great way to bond with your friends and family. Whether you’re camping as a group or just as a couple, there are certain things you’ll need to make sure you’ve got before going on your trip. Here are some of our favorite items!
1. Sleeping bag
A sleeping bag is an essential piece of camping gear. You’ll be spending a lot of time in it, and it’s important that you find one that fits your needs.
A sleeping bag should be warm enough to keep you comfortable in all but the coldest temperatures (a good rule of thumb is to choose a bag rated for at least 10 degrees colder than where you’ll be camping). It should also be light enough to carry easily–you don’t want something weighing down on top of you as well as adding bulk! And finally, the material used for manufacturing must be easy for washing and drying so that any dirt or stains can be removed quickly and easily before they become permanent marks on your new purchase.
The first question …
Yoga and Pilates are great ways to reduce stress. They work by getting you to focus on your breath and body, which helps you clear your mind of stressors and relax. In this article I’ll go over some simple techniques you can use at home or in class:
Breathing exercises are one of the most effective ways to reduce stress. They can also improve your health, help you sleep better and make you more relaxed.
Breathing is a natural process that we do without thinking about it, but when we become stressed out or anxious our breathing becomes shallow and rapid–and this makes us feel even more stressed out! Breathing exercises are designed to help us breathe deeply again so that we feel less stressed and calmer overall.
- Focus on the present moment.
- Notice your thoughts and feelings.
- Pay attention to your breathing.
- Stay in the present moment as much as possible; be mindful of what’s going on around you, including any sounds or smells that may distract you from being fully aware of yourself at this time (e.g., if there’s traffic noise outside).
Meditation is one of the best ways to reduce stress. It’s also …
High intensity interval training is a great way to get the most out of your workout. It can improve your fitness level, sense of well-being and more. Here’s how it works and why it’s so beneficial.
What is high intensity interval training?
High intensity interval training (HIIT) is a form of aerobic exercise that alternates between high-intensity intervals and low-intensity recovery periods. It’s great for fat burning, cardiovascular health, and muscle toning.
HIIT can be done in many different ways: running on the treadmill or walking on an incline; using resistance bands; cycling on an indoor stationary bike or outdoors on your road bike; playing basketball or soccer with friends; swimming laps at the pool–the possibilities are endless!
How to do high intensity interval training.
To perform HIIT, you will need to warm up for 5-10 minutes by jogging or cycling at an easy pace. Then increase your intensity by speeding up the speed of your movements and/or incline level. Keep going until you’re at 100% effort (if you can’t say “I’m really pushing myself right now” then it’s not high intensity).
- How often should I do it?
The best way to find out how often is through trial and …
Being in a state of ketosis allows your body to use fat as its primary fuel source, rather than carbohydrates.
What is ketogenic diet?
What is a ketogenic diet?
A ketogenic diet is a high-fat, low-carb and moderate protein diet that puts the body into a state of ketosis. Ketosis occurs when you eat fewer carbohydrates than you need, so your body breaks down fat stores to get energy instead of using glucose (sugar). The idea behind the ketogenic diet is that by switching to burning fat as fuel instead of glucose, it will help you lose weight and reduce your risk for certain diseases such as diabetes or heart disease.
How to get into ketosis
The first step to getting into ketosis is to start a low-carb, high-fat diet. This means that you should be eating less than 50 grams of carbs per day, and preferably around 20 or 30. The second step is to increase your intake of healthy fat sources like olive oil and coconut oil while reducing your carbohydrate intake as much as possible.
The third step involves increasing protein intake while still keeping carbohydrates low (to prevent gluconeogenesis). To do this effectively, eat lean cuts …