Tag: Fitness

Fitness routines should strive towards health goals, not beauty standards (Op-Ed)

Fitness routines should strive towards health goals, not beauty standards (Op-Ed)

In today’s fast-paced world, the pursuit of health and wellness often takes a backseat to the relentless pressure to conform to unrealistic beauty standards.  However, true well-being extends far beyond outward appearances and superficial ideals. Instead, it lies in cultivating habits that nourish both body and mind, with regular exercise playing a crucial role in […]

Call off the drudgery of exercise: It doesn’t have to be so ‘formal’.

Call off the drudgery of exercise: It doesn’t have to be so ‘formal’.

When I was in my early teens, I still remember being confronted by one of my peers about my recent performance in the concert band. “James, man, you killed it at the band concert. If you could just lose some weight, you’d have it all…”. Thus began the long descent southward for my self-esteem.

Paralysis by Analysis: The Cost of Too Much Info in the Fitness Industry

Paralysis by Analysis: The Cost of Too Much Info in the Fitness Industry

Originally, I planned to start this article by listing off the swath of diet methods and fads, fat loss gimmicks and workouts, muscle-building rep ranges, and tempos, etc.; but I got so frustrated and winded, just writing it all that my heart rate variability monitor told me to change course.

Apple’s New Focus On Health Technology With Apple Watches

Apple’s New Focus On Health Technology With Apple Watches

The increase in Apple Watch users has inspired Apple to increase their focus on developing the Health portions of their iPhone and Apple Watch technologies, striving to empower customers to prioritize their health on a daily basis. Personally, I have witnessed multiple people close to me begin to consistently exercise and move simply due to the “rings” feature on Apple Watches, in which there is a daily goal that you can set that encourages users to get in a certain amount of steps and “standing time” throughout the day, discouraging people from sitting watching TV for hours on end. Small changes in one’s day-to-day movement vastly improves overall health, and Apple CEO Tim Cook has previously mentioned that Apple’s “greatest contribution to mankind will likely be health-related.”

Strength Training vs. HIIT – Which is Best for YOU?

Strength Training vs. HIIT – Which is Best for YOU?

When beginning a fitness routine, one of the most practical steps is deciphering the type of exercise that will maximize results for your body. While many will try to sell you their favorite exercise style, it is essential to honor your body and recognize that everyone’s experience will be slightly different.

Why Should You Get a Fitbit?

Why Should You Get a Fitbit?

Wearing a Fitbit is not about losing weight. A tracker on your wrist can’t exactly do that for you, but wearing a can be amazing for your overall health. As it tracks your steps and heartrate, it also enhances self-awareness about your daily activities, routine, and where you can make little improvements here and there. Here are some things that the Fitbit does that you might not know about.

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