This could be the one thing that's holding you back. Is this where your running is going wrong?
According to scientific and controlled studies conducted by LesMills, a new virtual program offered at the wellness center, participation in regular exercise yields decreased perceived stress and increased physical, mental and emotional quality of life. In addition, participants of group fitness classes report greater stress reduction and quality of life improvement than those who exercise individually.
A new study into the stress-relieving power of group fitness makes world headlines by proving what many have known all along – there is strength in numbers.
A recent study by Les Mills and Pennsylvania State University found that low weight, high repetition resistance training will increase your bone density. Study participants completed two to three BODYPUMP™ classes per week. The result? They all experienced up to eight per cent bone mineral density increases in their legs, pelvis, arms and spine.
No matter how committed you are to a healthy lifestyle, the holiday season always provides plenty of challenges to sticking to your goals. The holiday binge is often inevitable. Temptation is literally at your fingertips and even the strongest of us find it difficult to say “no thanks” to those tasty morsels taunting us on the dinner table.
The holiday season can be indulgent in a good way. Spending time with family and friends, celebrating and welcoming in the New Year is a special time. Food usually plays a big role in the much-deserved holiday break, while exercise can often be overlooked.
When life gets a bit hectic, especially over the holiday period, it is easy to let exercise fall to the wayside. Lack of time is usually the best excuse. However, it is during this busy spell that you should make an effort to fit in regular workouts. We all know exercise is good for us. But did you know that a mere 12 minutes is all you need to fit in a workout that will have you burning calories for hours afterwards?
The good news is that, as the MacArthur Study of Successful Aging shows, genetics account for only part of what contributes to the risk of dementia, and much more of it is about environment. Most people don’t realize how much control they have, but there are lifestyle choices we make every day that can either protect or harm our brain cells.
If you want strong, lean and toned muscles it’s the littlest movements that can make a real difference. Check out these new insights from the Les Mills Lab to find out how small movements can create big change.
When it comes to running, a lack of balance could be the one thing slowing you down. At this very moment, there are probably millions of runners out there pounding the pavement or training on the treadmill. In the U.S. alone, last year more than 64 million people went jogging or running. And over 10 million of these individuals are regulars, running more than twice a week.
Ground-breaking new research makes it clear we should look beyond the immediate calorie burn of a workout, focusing instead on crucial longer-term benefits for body composition and metabolism.
For many people, listening to music is an essential part of exercising – it motivates, helps us maintain or increase our pace, makes working out more fun, sometimes less painful. Now science is beginning to uncover exactly how why this happens.
If you want the sculpted legs and toned butt of a cyclist (and let’s be honest, who doesn’t?) then it’s time you gave indoor cycling a spin.