By Caitlin Kenny The Kit Fri., Aug. 3, 2018 About a month after exclaiming a shocked, teary-eyed “yes!” to my kneeling boyfriend, my excitement for our wedding began to morph into intimidation, as more and more to-dos crept onto my list. Flowers, first dance, food service — things I had never considered before suddenly felt critical, and with my deep-rooted indecisive ways, it bogged me down. As stressed as I felt, though, there was one no-brainer: who I would train with. I had been following Sopearin Yos’s every move on social media for months, following along as he trained his clients — who include an encouraging proportion of models and fitness pros — in his Toronto condo gym. I was particularly fascinated by his complex, inventive moves: standard side planks taken to the next level on a Bosu ball while lifting a weighted disc, curtsy lunges made more difficult with shoulder presses in between, resistance bands added to, well, … [Read more...] about My wedding workout diary
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caption x source Jacob Lund/Shutterstock Most Americans don’t get enough exercise. Less than a quarter of adults aged 18 to 64 met the government’s recommended physical activity guidelines between 2010 and 2015. Those guidelines call for healthy adults to do a minimum of two and half hours of moderate intensity activity – or 75 minutes of vigorous intensity activity – plus at least two muscle-strengthening days a week. Exercise is essentially the closest thing that exists to a miracle drug – something that can extend life, boost mood and improve mental health, fight disease, and just make you feel better as you live your day-to-day life. But once you decide it’s time to get fit, it can be hard to know where to start. Fitness apps can help. No app is a solution on its own, but there’s more and more evidence that whether your goals are to start running or get stronger, apps that can guide workouts can help. One of the … [Read more...] about Fitness apps can help people get in shape — here’s how to use one of the top science-backed workout apps
source Shutterstock If you’re searching for an all-natural way to lift your mood, preserve muscle tone, and protect your brain against the decline that comes with aging, look no further than the closest mirror. One of the most powerful means of reaping these benefits is exercise – and in many cases, you already have everything you need to get it: a body. As we age, two forms of exercise are the most important to focus on: aerobic exercise, or cardio, which gets your heart pumping and sweat flowing, and strength training, which helps keep aging muscles from dwindling over time. And most of the time, they don’t require any fancy equipment or expensive classes. Read on to find out how to incorporate both forms of fitness into your life. Activities like walking, yoga, and tai chi have recently been tied to brain benefits like faster processing speed and better attention span. source Shutterstock If you’ve recently considered beefing up your … [Read more...] about 2 forms of exercise are the best way to stave off the effects of aging. Here’s how to incorporate them into your life.
source Getty / Studio Lagree Business Insider checked out the workout Meghan Markle called “the best thing you can do for your body” – and it was easy to see why she’s a fan. Studio Lagree, a gym used by Markle in Toronto, just launched a new London location at £30 a class. The Megaformer machine provides an intense full body conditioning workout using slow movements. One of the studio’s trainers told BI how you can get the same results at home with 4 simple exercises. Prince Harry’s bride-to-be Meghan Markle is known for her strong stance on feminism and her habit of breaking royal traditions and smashing stereotypes. She’s also known for her enviable physique, including toned arms and long, slender legs. Apparently, Markle owes her figure partly to Megaformer – an intense full body conditioning workout that takes place on a moving … [Read more...] about The £30 workout Meghan Markle called ‘the best thing you can do for your body’ was the hardest thing I’ve ever done in a gym — here’s how to get the same results at home
The keys to a long and healthy life are right in front of you. Instead of expensive face creams, a cache of vitamins and supplements, or a hard-to-follow diet, all you need are some research-backed tools to help you stay healthy as you age and fight cognitive decline. These solutions involve simple tweaks to your diet, the right kind of exercise, and a healthy approach to relationships and the world around you. Armed with these tools, you can live long and prosper.Eat like a Mediterranean. Some of the best defenses against the normal cognitive decline that comes with age may be on our plates. A growing body of scientific evidence links a Mediterranean diet, based around vegetables, fruit, nuts, fish, and olive oil, with a strong, healthy body and a sharp mind. Studies link the diet with a reduced risk of breast cancer and heart disease, and also suggest that the eating plan may be tied to higher cognitive performance and a potentially lower risk of … [Read more...] about The best ways to counter the negative effects of aging and live a long time — starting right now