Whether it is running, swimming, weight lifting or aerobics, fitness experts say the center of all exercise routines is the core - the abdominal, back and muscles around the pelvis - which is the seat of stability, strength and power. Adding in exercise routines to strengthen the core can help the runner go faster, the basketball player jump higher and the everyday exerciser more easily do routine tasks from loading the car to cleaning the tub.
Less couch time is all it takes to kick start a healthy lifestyle
(Relaxnews) - Reducing one bad habit like watching too much TV could be all it takes to start a chain reaction that leads to a healthier lifestyle, suggests a new study out of the US.
That's the "simple but profound" conclusion of a new study published in the Archives of Internal Medicine, which found that a simple lifestyle change like getting off the couch and tearing oneself away from the TV could be all it takes to reduce mindless eating and junk food intake.