Move More! Lots of people say that they exercise because they want to lose weight. And given the statistics on obesity in America, many individuals need to shed a few pounds to be healthier and to feel better. While exercise can help burn calories, it also provides energy and a steady dose of endorphins and helps lower risk of high blood pressure, high cholesterol and diabetes. » Read Full Story
Tips to Slow Down. With electronics keeping us constantly connected, and a 24/7/365 fast pace, it’s understandable that people often feel overwhelmed and exhausted. Add in the chronic noise level of urban life, radios, music or TVs blaring in virtually every commercial establishment, lawn mowers, snow blowers, leaf blowers, etc., and stress levels can skyrocket. » Read Full Story
Ever hear someone who is overweight or prone to gaining weight easily blame their slow metabolism? It is important to properly understand metabolism for overall weight management and health.
Metabolism is the rate at which the body burns energy, which is provided in the form of calories from food. Here are some important facts and how you can change a few things to get a fast metabolism: » Read Full Story
Body fat and body weight are commonly misunderstood, but it’s important to distinguish between the two as you pursue a fit, healthy lifestyle.
Technically, body weight is the measure of the gravitational force on your body, which is based on the mass of your body multiplied by the acceleration of gravity. For us, that simply translates into a number in pounds or kilograms that we see on the scale, and is one way to measure our size. The term overweight usually is defined in terms of Body Mass Index (BMI), which is calculated using a person’s height and weight. A BMI of more than 25 is considered overweight. » Read Full Story
How to find time to exercise with our busy lifestyles
With all that we must juggle in today’s fast-paced world, with many of us connected 24/7 and on the go, it can seem tough to find time to exercise for busy people. While it is true that many of us are busier than ever, it comes down to priorities. And if we value our health and fitness, we must make time to take care of it through regular workouts. » Read Full Story
With the release of our LateralX Touch elliptical machine, Octane now offers our full-line of commercial ellipticals with an embedded touch screen console. Infusing workouts with a variety of entertainment options and exercise feedback, the line of embedded touch screen models fuels workouts even more than ever before. The simple navigation of the touch screen lets you quickly get on and go, enjoying unique split screen feedback that simultaneously shows entertainment and workout stats.
Although some lucky people are fortunate to live in year-round temperate climates, many of us have to contend with uncooperative weather at times that interrupts our outdoor workouts or activities. Even though the calendar states April, we’re expecting rain, sleet and snow for the next few days but I’m not going to let that side track my fitness plans for the week. » Read Full Story