Cycling has all sorts of health benefits that may help us to live younger and longer. As an example a study published last fall suggests that having a regular intense cycling workout may extend the life expectancy of male cyclists for 5.3 years. This number is 3.9 years for female cyclists (second poster).
[Last Update: 25 October 2012] Detoxification simply means cleaning your body. In this diagram you can find simple ways to detox your body. The only issue we have with this detox program is MEAT! It’s better to have less amount of meat when you’re in detox and eat plenty of fiber, veggies and fruits. Also cleanse your liver by eating herbs such as dandelion root and burdock, and drinking unsweetened green tea.
Some other good suggestions are as following:
Breath deeply to exhale carbone dioxide through your lungs.
Reduce your stress and think positively.
Exercise more often, and yoga is amazing too!
Drink plenty of water
Prepare fresh juices and smoothies..They have tons of natural nutrients; but also have the raw fruits, since they contain fiber.
Remember the main ingredient of success is consistency!
A new technology is on its way for those who are looking for a continuslouy-available and reliale running companion.Check out this video and you’ll see how inventor Chad Toprak and his team members at Exertion Games Lab in Melbourne, Australia are designing this modified Parrot AR.Drone quadcopter.
According to Mashable: “The Joggobot stays oriented by recognizing special graphics on the runner’s shirt, and can be programmed to either synchronize its speed and position with the jogger, or fly ahead at a predetermined speed, making the jogger catch up.”
Running is one of the best exercises for your body, but you can’t run without shoes. So finding the perfect running shoes is crucial. In this amazing infographic you can find some very useful information on how to select your running shoes.
Polluted air is believed to be harmful to the lungs, since it passes through the nose filtering and penetrates through the lungs and causing inflammation. Therefore, it may be a cause for respiratory diseases such as Asthma. On the other side, it’s known that aerobic exercise fights inflammation and oxidative stress. So the question is which one of them is stronger? The harm of pollution or the healing of exercise?
As this study suggested, the net benefits of exercise, even in polluted conditions, outweigh the risks of inflammation by longterm exposure to pollution. This is especially a good news for runners in polluted cities across the world.
Last updated: November 5th 2012 This is a very interesting poster. I love it because it’s simple, yet conclusive. Many of the mentioned health benefits are direct and some of them are indirect effects of practicing yoga. For example, as yoga reduces stress, it also alleviates stress related problems, such as insomnia, IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome) and many cardiovascular conditions, such as high blood pressure.
Even it seems hard to find an affordable yoga center, but many centers offer discounts and promotions and most of these centers are doing a great job. Also there’s a misconception that yoga is only for fit people, which is not true.
The Essentrics Workout is all about stretching and strengthening at the same time. It combines many forms of exercise into one to help users emerge with a toned and well-balanced body. Throughout the years, this workout has helped professional and even Olympic-level athletes excel and beat injuries. One great side effect of the stretching exercises, aside from increasing range of motion and flexibility, is slenderizing. Watch this video to learn more about Essentrics workout in terms of what it entails, who it’s best suited to and what benefits it provides: