FitBits and other wrist-worn fitness trackers are a popular way of counting steps walked, calories burned and measuring heart rate but new research has cast doubt on their accuracy. Researchers at Stanford University in California analysed 60 participants who wore a variety of wrist-worn activity-measuring devices while they were sitting, walking, running and cycling. The study said that overall the wrist-worn devises “adequately” measure heart rate but “poorly estimates” the amount of energy used, which in many devises is measured in calories (kcals).
Aqua Zumba is perfect if you are looking to make a splash by adding a low-impact, high-energy aquatic exercise to your fitness routine. Aqua Zumba blends the zumba philosophy with water resistance, for one pool party. There is less impact on your joints during an aqua zumba session, so you can really let loose.
The first and easiest way to do so is to take the stairs, no matter where you are. Climbing stairs is one of the best exercises for burning fat, building bone strength, toning your leg muscles, and strengthening your core. Climbing stairs is an intense exercise that increases your heart rate quickly, which means it’s good for your heart and therefore makes for a great cardio exercise.
With the world cluing in to its health benefits, the ancient art form of yoga has been gaining popularity like never before. From aerial yoga and nude yoga to yoga with your pet, we take a look at some of the latest yoga trends– weird, hilarious, fun or extremely therapeutic. Goat Yoga: Having goats come up to you and muzzle you is quite therapeutic as it is, but imagine cuddling a goat while performing yoga asanas.
Many fitness bloggers, in fact, have used the traditional Instagram side-by-side photo to show that an "ideal" body really can just be a trick of an angle or a well-constructed pose. Fitness blogger Amanda Bucci posted a side-by-side photo comparison of herself on Instagram on Saturday, differentiating between her "bad angle" and her "good angle." And now, she's apologizing for it.
The Powerless star appeared on Late Night with James Corden last night and shared a particularly embarrassing anecdote. Hudgens, a SoulCycle devotee, was in a spin class recently when she felt the birth of an upchuck. "I was like, 'I think I'm gonna be sick,'" Hudgens, 28, recounted.
“Let Wellness be the Religion No. 1,” says celebrity health guru Mickey Mehta. This Women’s Day, Yahoo India will host a live chat with Mickey on the best practices for good health and fitness for women. Mickey encourages natural healing concepts and methodologies to achieve holistic health. He has been a mentor to India’s top industrialists, senior politicians, media barons, Bollywood celebrities, and senior officers of the Indian Police Force too.
Skipping for 10 minutes a day gives you the same benefits as playing two sets of tennis (singles) or 30 minutes of jogging! Jumping rope is a great cardio exercise as it increases your heart rate, like jogging or running does, but with less damage to the knees. Pretty much a full-body exercise, jumping rope also targets your quadriceps, hamstrings, lower back and hip muscles.
They are actresses alright but their fitness levels will put any other sportsperson to shame. Here are the names rolling out, check them out.
The dresses are beautiful, but even more jaw dropping are the gorgeous curves in them. In preparation for this year's Academy Awards, we've rounded up how your favorite celebrities and Oscar nominees get red carpet-ready. From Dr. Oz The Good Lif
In an increasingly mechanical world, it's easy to succumb to convention and choose mundane jobs that pay our bills. We trade creativity for comfort only to become insipid and lacklustre in the long run. However, in the words of Dr Seuss, as long as 'you have brains in your head and feet in your shoes, you can steer yourself in any direction you choose'. Here are inspiring stories of individuals who embody that idea. Four ordinary people who gave up their 9-5 jobs to pursue their passion: for happiness follows those who follow their heart.
Looking for something you can eat totally guilt-free? We have a solution. Snack on these low-glycemic vegetables or add them into your favorite meals. Low in calories and full of vitamins and minerals, these 35 options will leave you feeling full and satisfied.
"Lack of sleep can lead to increased levels of the hunger hormone ghrelin and decreased levels of leptin, the satiety hormone," explains Alissa Rumsey, Registered Dietitian and Spokesperson for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Research has found that you're apt to consume more calories when your upcoming lift is always on your brain—likely because you assume you'll just blast it away once you break a sweat.
Adriana Lima is slated to walk the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show for her 15th year. As a VS veteran, the 35-year-old knows a thing or two about staying in shape and has never shied away from posting workout selfies and mini clips on Instagram. Today the supermodel shared a step-by-step workout video with Vogue, and her fashion show […]
You're probably scratching your head at the thought that having a low BMI (body mass index) doesn't necessarily mean you're healthy. Although the BMI formula is a measurement of body fat based on a person's ratio of weight to height, it's not always accurate when it comes to painting an accurate picture of good health. Doctors do agree that BMI is useful as a screening tool to recommend a patient gets their blood pressure or cholesterol checked, but this somewhat medieval measurement can often give patients false hope that they're in the clear in terms of health when, in fact, they're really not.
Dangal : This is one extreme body change. In the first half, Aamir will be seen as a top wrestler with bulked up muscle while in the second part, he will be seen as a wrestler who is overweight and retired. This is one extreme physical change.
As a Blue Peter presenter, it’s par for the course to do a few crazy challenges along the way. A finishing Ultra Marathon runner, Helen is holder of world records for the longest solo journey by kayak, and the longest distance in a kayak in 24 hours by a woman.