We know that exercise is good for you, there’s no argument there. It’s great for heart health, brain function, bone strength, emotional health and more.
But did you know that it’s also good for your immune system? That’s right! Exercising can help boost your immune system to keep you healthy and ready to fight off illness.
It’s something that’s all the more important given the current state of the world.
There are a few theories as to why regular exercise may help you stay healthy. Nobody knows exactly how it happens, but based on how our bodies function this is the closest the experts have come to knowing what’s really going on.
The scientific community is still learning about the coronavirus so none of the studies in this report are specific to our current situation. Instead, we’re working off our prior knowledge of how exercise can help boost your immune system against things like the annual flu. (The COVID-19 virus is a type of flu.)
Apex Legends was just named the Best Multiplayer Game of 2019 at The Game awards. The game has grown a massive player base of over 70 million gamers with estimates of 8 to 10 million players battling to be named the Champion each week, all playing anywhere from an hour per day to 5 hours per day on average.
That’s a lot of sitting around and not doing much.
To help gamers get off of the couch or out of their comfortable gamer chair and get some exercise we worked with an Apex Legends player, graphics designer, and fitness aficionado Reddit user /u/DanyulD to come up with an exercise challenge based on one of the game’s Legends.
Gone are the days when you simply had to choose between a treadmill and an elliptical. Now, at-home fitness includes a new kid on the block… the high intensity interval training machine!
In recent years we have seen an influx of HIIT Trainers that promise you amazing results in less time. There are three machines that we are going to look at today, the Horizon Peak Trainer HT5.0, the ProForm SMART HIIT Trainer line and the Bowflex MaxTrainer.
It seems there is always a new fitness trend claiming to be the “next big thing.”
In fact, marketers spend millions to get you off the couch and into the best shape of your life. Lately, one of the innovations we’re most excited about doesn’t look like a fitness machine at all. In fact, it looks more like a decoration you’d hang in your living room!
Meet “the Mirror…”
Yes, I’m sure thoughts of Snow White’s magic mirror may be floating through your head. The true magic with this gizmo is how it can use sophisticated technology to put other IKEA-brand mirrors to shame.
This mirror has just one goal in mind… to get your butt into great shape!
It does this by giving you access to on-demand workout videos or live stream classes directly in your home. Suddenly, your living room is like a personal fitness studio complete with a trainer ready to help you along. The app for this device lets you build a custom workout designed for your specific goals.
Wanna know more? Well, here’s the “skinny” on a mirror that can make you skinny…Continue reading
Your phone’s app store has page-after-page of fitness and exercise apps. It’s an endless supply really. You can find apps for everything from motivation … to meal planning… to yoga … marathon training… and more!
We’ve talked before about how programming, like iFit found on NordicTrack and ProForm ellipticals, can help you boost your workouts. But other fitness apps found on your smart device can also be great tools to help keep you interested and motivated in your daily workout.
Whether you want to up your cardio game, build and tone muscles, or learn to stretch properly, there’s something to fit every need.Continue reading