Fit Tips




If you normally take a pain killer after working out, you might want to stop. They generally are ineffective in helping sore muscles post-workout, and are known to suppress muscle growth.

If you've injured your left leg, don't stop working out your right leg. Exercising even one body part stimulates the nerve fibres in the opposite limb, and helps recover an injury 10% faster.

To strengthen your forehand for raquet sports, lay out a single newspaper on a flat surface. Start at one corner and crumple it into a ball for 30 seconds.

Some prescription medications could have a negative effect when mixed with exercise. If you are taking medication, consult with a physician before starting an exercise routine.

High cholesterol leads to hardening of the arteries, which can cause heart disease or even a heart attack. Have you doctor check your cholesterol, and if need be, for ways to reduce it.

Studies have shown that those who act old end up feeling old, and can actually develop health problems before their time.

When you laugh your muscles relax, stress hormone product is reduced, your immune system is improved, high blood pressure is lowered, and the heart and lungs are strengthened; no wonder they say laughter is the best medicine!

People who focus on being healthy often have greater long term success with weight loss than those who focus on losing weight.

For serious injuries such as strains and sprains remember the acronym R.I.C.E.; it stands for Rest, Ice, Compression, and Elevation.

Use heat when treating sore muscles to help relax and loosen the muscle. Use ice when treating injuries such as sprains to help reduce inflammation.