Looking at just what’s available on the market these days, you may find it rather complicated and even intimidating trying to choose a pull up bar that’s right for you. Some are cheap and compact, others are almost mini gyms for all your upper body workout needs. To make things easier though for you we thought it would be helpful to give you what we think is a guide to best pull up bars. In the following post we look at the different types available and what is good about each particular kind of pull up bar.
Sometimes it’s difficult to answer questions with just a generalized statement that fits all. Especially when it comes to things like fitness and health because every person is different. What works for one person may not work for another. So the question asked of me the other day was: If proteins and carbohydrates have the same calories why do some people say that our diet should be high in proteins and low in carbohydrates? [Read more…]
I was thinking to myself the other day, just when did this craze for fitness and health start becoming popular. It was well before my time, that’s for sure, but to put my finger on the exact period of time is a little harder. In the early 80’s (or was it the late 70’s) there was a song by Olivia Newton-John called ‘Let’s Get Physical and she was dressed like that early TV fitness guru Richard Simmons with a headband and lycra tights and some crazy aerobics. I think there was a general awareness though, well before that. [Read more…]
Calcium (Ca) and Magnesium (Mg) are two minerals that are essential to our health and an imbalance or deficiency of any of the two can cause serious problems. Some of these issues related to calcium and magnesium deficiencies are headaches, fibromyalgia, anxiety, depression, tics, psoriasis, acne and eczema, asthma, blood pressure, osteoporosis, diabetes and so on. On the other hand, the correct supplementation and proper intake of these minerals can help in prevention and treatment of these and many other health conditions. [Read more…]
It was over a late night New York supper on the Lower East Side that my friend Gala let slip that she’d been doing two workouts a day that week. I was still trying to assimilate the fact that this otherwise perfectly normal woman had apparently crossed the body-fanatic divide when she told me the reason why — it had something to do with her dual boxercise/Pilates habit and having to fit around her trainers’ schedules.
For any dog owner worried that their pet is piling on the pounds and might need a personal trainer, relief is at hand in the form of an app.
Chip Hawkins isn’t a man to harbour many regrets, but as an up-and-coming player in the fitness gadget sector there is a little something niggling him.
Advice on healthy living generally takes one of two forms. There is the unaffordable Gwyneth Paltrow route of nauseating smugness, where you sit in the Hamptons knitting your own kale while wearing a £1,200 organic cashmere sweater. Then there is the unsustainable “never eat another carb and go to the gym for three hours a day” route. Into the gap drops neatly a man called Dalton Wong.
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HEALTH-ADVICE television should come with a health warning. Science and showbiz are uneasy bedfellows and the fruit of their coupling can be a genetically engineered organism of dubious nutritional value. The tendency towards synthetic syrupiness becomes even more pronounced when programme-makers masquerade as experts on the chronically undisciplined discipline that is spiritual medicine.