Video: Yoga can be a fun way for kids to get exercise and learn about how their body works, but not every kid is interested in the yoga routines their parents do. Cosmic Kids Yoga is different: Little ones follow along with a story on the screen, and the poses and stretches just happen to be part of it.
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If you've read our article about eating enough protein and want to get really serious about getting the most out of your exercise program, then you might want to consider how much protein you eat after you exercise to get the most muscle-building benefits.
Year after year, one of the most common New Year's resolutions is to lose weight. Hitting the gym is a great way to keep active, but joining a gym in January means you may encounter high-pressure sales tactics. This is the busy season for gyms, and fitness companies are eager to take your money during the post-holiday gold rush.
There's nothing like an ambitious goal to focus your training, and running a marathon definitely fits the bill. Plenty of mere mortals have completed the 42km race, but it takes time, planning and, of course, an appropriate level of fitness. Here's how to know if a marathon is a realistic goal for you.
Video: Remember when monkey bars were easier? Of course, you were probably a kid and way lighter. As an adult, monkey bars are still a fun way to build your upper body strength and endurance to ease you toward your first pull-up, or just feel like a strong-arse kid again.
You want to work out, but when the gym is so packed that every machine and bench are taken you need all the self-control to not say, "Screw it!" and kick something on your way out. Don't worry: You might not get the workout you planned for, but with a little ingenuity, you can still get a good one.
For cardio, there are two categories: slower, steady-state cardio and high-intensity interval training, or basically sprints. The former is nice and plodding, the other is hard and heavily favoured by fitness enthusiasts. Both have their merits, but here's how to know when one makes more sense than the other.
Push-ups, like vanilla flavours, are reliable, but when you want something different but just as good dips are your answer. Dips also work out your chest, shoulders and triceps, but focus on slightly different parts of those muscles. Combine that with push-ups and you will build awesome chest and "pushing" strength.
When you're trying to lose weight, your diet has a bigger impact than your workout because the bulk of the calories you burn everyday are spent just keeping you alive. This calculator gives you an idea of just how many calories you start off burning each day.
Now that the chaos of the holiday season is over, a lot of us are vowing to make changes for our health — but we know that ambitious resolutions don't always work out so well. So instead of saying you'll "lose weight" or "eat better", try one or two of these simple, concrete changes.
You've heard that lifting weights is good for you and makes you stronger, more confident and generally more badarse. But maybe you're not sure what to do. That's OK, no one is perfect when they start. If you're just beginning, there's the perfect weight training program for you.