Here are some simple, low impact and fun exercises to perform with your kids that will help you and them stay fit and active.
Squats, press ups, lunges, planks and sit ups.
For an extra challenge and to impress the kids, try and perform a press-up with your child on your back!
Both running and cycling are great forms of aerobic exercise.
In general, running burns more calories than cycling. But it’s also higher impact and harder on muscles and joints.
In terms of cardiovascular health, both are equally efficient.
In general, running burns more calories than cycling because it uses more muscles. However, cycling is gentler on the body, and you may be able to do it longer or faster than you can run.
According to the American Psychological Association, playing video games, including shooter games, can boost learning, health and social skills. Gaming may strengthen a range of cognitive skills such as spatial navigation, reasoning, memory and perception. And, there’s more in the study: it was found that playing FPS (first person shooter) games improved a player’s capacity to think about objects in three dimensions just as well as academic courses designed to enhance these same skills.
Here are 10 exercises that use either nearly every muscle group in your body or a majority of them: Burpees, squats, pull ups, press ups, step ups, dips, jumping lunges, kettlebell swings, handstands and box jumps
Physical activity is actually more engaging for your brain than just using it to think! Regular aerobic exercise stimulated neurogenesis (creation of new neurons), so similarly the affect that exercise can bulk your muscles up it can also bulk your brain up!
Your feet contain roughly 25% of all the bones if your body. Each foot contains 26 bones, 33 joints and over 100 muscles, ligaments and tendons!
The majority of fat your burn – 84% – is converted into carbon dioxide and leaves your body through your lungs.
The remaining 16% is converted to water which exits your body through urine, sweat and other fluids.
Eating eggs can improve your reflexes! Eggs contain an amino acid called tyrosine which the body synthesises into norepinephrine and dopamine. These compounds can increase energy and alertness.
There are mirrors in gyms as watching yourself exercise can give the illusion of time passing faster and can make a workout feel somewhat easier!
Drivers who use a mobile phone while driving are more impaired than drunk drivers with blood-alcohol levels exceeding .08.