While it would be great if there was a blanket answer to the question “when to increase the weight of your kettlebell?”. But as with many aspects of health, the answer really varies from person to person. Several factors that should be considered when determining whether it’s time to increase your kettlebell weight are discussed below. I’m going to assume ...

Kettlebells have been used as a tool to develop muscular strength and endurance for centuries, dating back to ancient Greece. In the 18th century, kettlebells were introduced to Russia. While their original use was used as a weight to measure foods, people at festivals began swinging and lifting them in displays of strength. It wasn’t long before the health benefits ...

Whether it’s for economic reasons or just plain convenience, fitness enthusiasts are finding more and more ways they can do the workout without having to spend all of the time and money associated with going to a gym.  There is a wave of people of all ages and skill levels that are creating home gyms and following workout programs that ...

We often believe energy must come from an outside source, yet it’s fascinating how once we hear exciting news—-we immediately have boundless energy. We don’t suddenly need that cup of coffee, and our natural endorphins are flowing like crazy. I strongly believe that the energy we need is ALWAYS within us. It’s right there. However, this isn’t to say there ...

With the potential to burn over 1,000 calories per hour, running is one of the most demanding forms of cardiovascular exercise. It can help burn more fat, lower blood pressure, build stronger bones, and ensure internal organs perform as they should.  The following list of practical running tips aims to: ensure you get the most out of your run; reduce ...

Exercise is vital to our physical and emotional health and well-being. Many busy adults, especially working professionals or parents with young children, find it very difficult to find time daily or even weekly to exercise. Save time and energy by exercising at home instead of at a health club. Since exercise is essential in the fight against heart disease, obesity, ...

Once you have decided that you want to start a weight training program, the next step is to choose whether you want to train at home or at a gym. Home gyms are growing in popularity. In 2021 over US$2,152m is expected to be spent on fitness equipment in India as per Statista report. Choosing one or the other will ...

Cardiovascular exercise has multiple benefits for both our physical and mental health. The physical health benefits include weight loss, increased endurance, improved energy level, increased muscular strength, improved posture, increased bone density, better sleep, and improved cardiovascular and respiratory functioning.  The mental health benefits include reduced stress, relief of depression and anxiety symptoms, elevated mood, healthy release of anger and ...

A pull-up bar is basically a bar that is mounted on something to give you the ability to do a “pull up.” A pull up is when you grab hold of something with your arms and make a pulling gesture until you lift your body off the ground. This exercise emphasizes your back, chest and bicep muscles and is extremely ...

Dieting is a big part of today’s culture. With obesity running rampant, many are turning to the diet as a way to lose weight. However, many diets simply do not work, or if they do, any weight lost will quickly be regained when the diet is over.  A big part of this due to the lack of exercise. People figure ...