Fitness

Doing 5 minutes of daily 'breath training' may reduce high blood pressure as effectively as medication, researchers say

Doing 5 minutes of daily ‘breath training’ may reduce high blood pressure as effectively as medication, researchers say

A type of breath training can reduce blood pressure in just five minutes a day, new research suggests. A device that trains respiratory muscles was found to be as effective as medication and weight loss. Breath training can have quick results, but doesn’t replace other healthy habits, researcher says.  Loading Something is loading. Just 30 …

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Tone up and tighten your loose breast skin with these 5 exercises

Tone up and tighten your loose breast skin with these 5 exercises

With age, your breasts tend to sag and you may experience loose skin. There’s little you can do about it, but exercises are the best approach to tone and tighten breast muscles. Causes of saggy breasts Women’s breasts differ widely from one woman to another. Their shape, colour, and size are all inherited traits. They …

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Palmerston North gym 'changing lives' through support and exercise

Palmerston North gym ‘changing lives’ through support and exercise

Boxing may be the foundation at Snap Back Boxing gym, but the focus is community and helping people. As well as running the usual boxing and fitness classes, the Palmerston North gym offers classes for troubled youth, special education students, new mums and men’s health. It also works on raising awareness about mental health and …

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Stan Efferding: Cardio Is Nowhere Near As Important As You Think It Is | The Mike O’Hearn Show

Stan Efferding: Cardio Is Nowhere Near As Important As You Think It Is | The Mike O’Hearn Show

Stan Efferding & Mike O’Hearn want you to stop making cardio a religion. Cardio sucks. Everyone knows it – and it’s particularly a thorn in the side of strength athletes and bodybuilders. However, the benefits of cardio for heart health and endurance are well known. As the fitness industry continues to grow in the mainstream …

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The Art and Science of Fitness | Can running or exercising kill you?

The Art and Science of Fitness | Can running or exercising kill you?

On a pleasant morning in Bengaluru in May 2008, when running hadn’t yet become popular, a lean man in his mid-30s collapsed at around the 4 km mark of a 10 km race. Fortunately, the critical care ambulance was stationed right there, manned by the best emergency medicine doctor in the team covering the event, …

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Man performs press-up bodyweight exercise

A Beginner-Friendly Bodyweight Circuit That Hits Every Major Muscle Group In Seven Minutes Flat

Looking for a full-body workout you can do any time, anywhere? Look no further.  This seven-move bodyweight circuit targets all the major muscle groups, front and back, while challenging your cardiovascular fitness and mental resilience.  “The beauty of this 30/30 circuit is you can do it anywhere – at home, at the gym, on holiday, in …

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