• August 21, 2017 /  Fitness and Sport

    You, like many women today, may be longing for a bigger butt. Whereas in the recent past, the desirable body shape was for a smaller butt and larger breasts (think Baywatch), the likes of bootylicious babes in the public eye such as Beyonce and Kim Kardashian has meant that our body ideals are changing. No longer do we find super skinny attractive but we love the curves! If you were not naturally blessed with a big, round booty, there are some steps you can take to get a bigger butt and rival your favourite celebrities.

    Surgery and exercise are two options but surgery is expensive and risky. Exercise alone can be boring especially if you are not seeing immediate results. You can give your butt a helping hand with your diet. You need to gain weight in just the crucial areas so youll need to discover what foods make ONLY your butt bigger. Add these foods to your diet and exercise regime and youll soon be mistaken for J-Lo from behind!

    Healthy Foods for a bigger butt

    Eating more calories than you burn is sure to make you gain weight. Simply eating fatty foods is not enough to make ONLY your butt bigger, especially if your genetic makeup means you accumulate fat in other areas.

    You need to eat the right kinds of food. Remember that the butt is primarily muscle so you have to feed the muscle. In addition to exercise, make sure you have plenty of protein in your diet to rebuild muscle and help get a bigger butt. Chicken, turkey, fish and lean beef are protein rich foods you should incorporate into your diet.

    Eat plenty of complex carbohydrates such as brown rice, whole wheat pasta, sweet potatoes and whole wheat bread. Women do carry some fat around the butt so you want to maintain that for a big, round booty. Eat healthy fats from foods such as avocado, nuts and fish oils.
    By including these foods to make only your butt bigger into your diet and following a simple exercising regime that includes butt firming exercises such as squats and lunges to give you the bootylicious body you dream of.

    Sure, surgical procedures such as the Brazilian Butt Lift can give you fast results but at a high cost. If youd like to get a bigger butt naturally, exercise and diet are the way forward.

  • August 19, 2017 /  Fitness and Sport

    They say that sports are the greatest way of spending your time and there is really a great content in these words. With the help of sports people make their health better, they keep themselves in a good form, and as a result, in a good mood. The tastes are different. Some people adore basketball, some people like cycling; for some people aerobics is the best kind of sport, and some people are not able to imagine their lives without the gym. All kinds of sports have their own pluses. Sport is THAT thing, that makes our life active, that makes the sense of life. Everyone knows the saying, which says that life is a movement, until we move we are alive, and sport is that very thing which gives us an opportunity to move.

    Being a vital part of our life, sport demands some expenses, of course. However, health is priceless that is why it is pleasant to make such expenses, isn’t it. In order to receive the real pleasure of doing sports you should indulge yourself. for instance, it is a lot more pleasant to train in a new sport-suit and comfortable training shoes. Do not economize on yourself; obtain the proper sports outfit and sports equipment in order to provide yourself with security and convenience. Do not endanger yourself! Remember that doing sports means improving your health and the quality of your own life. You are the only one to be responsible for your health, take a good care of it, and get a satisfaction from your life full of health and power!

  • August 14, 2017 /  Fitness and Sport

    A healthy diet makes you live longer and better. Detox diets promote long-term health and well-being. Our body is constantly exposed to undefined toxins from environment, food adulterated by chemical pesticides and un-eliminated body waste. They keep on building up in the body over the years, eventually leading to a number of illnesses like weight gain, diabetes, heart problems, skin eruptions, cancer, aches and pains, lower immunity and other diseases. Occasional purging the body off these accumulated toxins and chemicals through balanced natural diet helps maintaining a healthy body.

    What is Detox
    Our internal organs eliminate waste by-products daily through sweat, faeces and urine. Despite this, processed foods and environmental pollutants build up toxic matter in the body, which keeps on accumulating gradually. A simple detox diet clears the digestive system of all harmful toxic matter. Regular detoxification of the digestive system results in increased stamina, energy, mental clarity, weight loss and elimination of diseases.

    Detox diets
    The main idea of a detox diet is to eliminate processed foods, meat, fish, alcohol, cigarette, tea and coffee from your diet for a few days. Consuming natural foods, fruits and vegetables with plenty of water helps destroying the built up chemical wastes from the body. Fasting once a week keeps the body light and rested. It rests the internal organs like liver, colon and stomach. Gradually re-introduce the body to other foods, after 5 to 6 days of a detoxifying diet.

    Detox diets consist of low-fat milk, yogurt, apples, orange, peach, grapes, lemon, tomato, broccoli, beets, cauliflower, beans, legumes, rice, barley, wheat, nuts, seeds, red and green vegetables, etc. The diet provides up to 750 calories per day. Drink at least 2 liters of water to keep the body hydrated. Water also helps in flushing out toxins from the body. Staying off meat, processed food and stimulants for a few days at regular intervals helps keep the body energized and lighter.

    Regular body detoxification with the planned detox diet prevents ailments and diseases, reduces weight and promotes health. It makes for pleasurable eating while curbing the toxic build-up of harmful chemicals in the body.

  • August 12, 2017 /  Fitness and Sport

    Many young people living in crowded places seek an outlet. So they turn to urban sports. Very little gear is required, and the sport can take place anywhere, and at any time. Since they are commonly seen in cities, these sports activities are given the name “urban sports”.

    Note that urban sports is not the same thing as extreme sports. Urban sports are much safer, when compared to extreme sports. Extreme sports are much more dangerous exercises. Very often, extreme means the execution of highly difficult and usually dangerous stunts. There is no strict definition for extreme sports. To participate is to push limits. Of course, in exchange for all the thrill and excitement, a certain amount of risk is necessary.

    If you are interested in taking up a sport, take a look at the urban activities in your area. It could be street soccer, skateboarding, stunt biking, or even basketball. Any urban activity can be taken as an urban sport. There are no strict definitions. If you observe closely, you will quickly realize that there are some similarities between these activities.

    Before you start, you will need some urban sports clothing and gear. These items are usually readily available in major sports retail shops. Sports like ball games don’t require you to own much equipment. You don’t even need special clothing. A cotton T-shirt in good condition and a pair of street shoes may be all you need.

    Be sure to dress comfortably for the activity that you have chosen to participate in. If you need to have flexible movements, a pair of casual street shoes will do fine. Major brands like Nike and Adidas now have street shoes that can be worn for casual outings or for street sports.

    The sport that you are engaged in comes with many benefits. You don’t usually need to travel to far out places just to participate in the sport. Just hang around with some friends in the neighborhood and have a good time. A sport provides a form of regular exercise, which can help improve your overall health and fitness.

    When you become more comfortable with urban sports, consider joining some extreme sports. For extreme activities, always think about safety. Equip yourself with protective gear. Never attempt any dangerous stunts without protective gear. You may end up with some broken bones!

    The more commonly seen activities include mountain biking, roller blading, stunt biking, and many others. There are no concrete boundaries for extreme sports. You will see new sports and games springing up every corner. The young seek fresh challenges, and extreme sports seem to be the only avenue that can satisfy their appetite.

    A quick word of caution – Do not try to be too impatient why trying out extreme sports. Some stunts do require a fair amount of skill. Start from the basics if you are new, and seek advice from those who had done what you are about to do now.

  • August 8, 2017 /  Fitness and Sport

    This company began business in 1993 as a division of Trek Bicycle Company, one of the world’s largest manufactures of quality outdoor bicycles. They pioneered the development of the smoothest and quietest exercise bikes on the market.

    In 1996, Vision Fitness was spun off by the Trek Fitness management team to better focus on the specialized fitness industry. The company was re-named Vision Fitness because everyone who starts a fitness program has a vision of how they want to look after they have exercised for a period of time.

    Vision Fitness elliptical trainers became the “must have brand” when they were introduced in 1998. These were patented folding elliptical trainers. The first year on the market Consumer’s Digest awarded a “best buy” rating to the X6200 model.

    By 1999, only three short years after Vision Fitness spun off from Trek, they had become one of the top fitness companies in the world. In 2001, Vision Fitness moved its operations to a newly constructed facility in Lake Mills, Wisconsin.

    Today Vision Fitness designs and distributes award-winning fitness products, including Vision treadmills, Vision elliptical trainers, Vision fitness bikes, and strength equipment, to the home and commercial markets.

    Vision Elliptical Trainers: Features and Benefits

    Vision Fitness elliptical trainers offer a long list of features that make your workout experience smooth, quiet, and comfortable.

    Contact heart rate grips allow you to monitor your heart rate during workouts. Motivational programs are included to keep you going strong throughout your entire workout. Each Vision elliptical trainer is equipped with large, cushioned, foot plates that give your feet plenty of space and traction for a safe and comfortable workout.

    Heavyweight flywheels, extra-wide-poly-V belts, and a magnetic resistance system provide a smooth and quiet ride on every Vision elliptical trainer. In addition, every elliptical trainer has a heavy gauge steel frame that provides unmatched stability during your workout.

    Sprint 8 Program

    The Sprint 8 program that is found on Vision elliptical trainers was developed by Phil Campbell the author of “Ready, Set, Go! Synergy Fitness.” Considered an expert in anaerobic exercise, he constantly is looking for the cure for “middle-age spread,” defined as energy decline, weight gain, loss of muscle tone, and wrinkled skin.

    Vision elliptical trainers are the first machines to have anaerobic exercise programming built in that promotes the natural release of human growth hormone. Yes, human growth hormone:; the most powerful body-fat-cutting, muscle-toning, anti-aging substance known to man.

    Quiet Machine

    Many product reviews suggest the Vision elliptical trainers are the least noisy. Silence is a great feature, since many people enjoy reading a book or watching television while they are working out on their elliptical trainer. Additionally, because of their schedule, they may have to work out in their home gym very early in the morning or very late at night and don’t want to wake up the family.

  • August 4, 2017 /  Fitness and Sport

    It never seems to fail to happen – Your flight arrives on the tarmac, you fight your way through the throngs of people trying to get their baggage from the conveyor belt – at least you do once it’s been unloaded and hopefully in one piece – and after finding a trolley with a wonky wheel that has a life of its own and you’re through customs that isn’t the end. There you find a huge queue waiting at the taxi rank and too few taxis as usual.

    Of course, there is always the bus or the train, but where do they stop and how often do they run? The guidebook has the details, you saw them before leaving… Or maybe it was the other guidebook, the one you left at home.

    When finally you get to your hotel you can unpack a few things, maybe get changed, and start to enjoy your trip to Barcelona. The city has hundreds of things to see and do from the magnificent Sagrada Familia to the seafront bars and restaurants… and everything in between. And a walk down the Ramblas to see what’s going on and see some of those human statues and other entertainment.

    You got an agreement to go to the football, but only in exchange for some shopping time – what a great team FC Barcelona is this year, there is no way you could ever miss that. At some point you’ll need to find time to go to the stadium but you’ve been told it can be tricky getting good seats. But there is an answer!

    If you order FC Barcelona tickets before leaving home they can be delivered to your hotel reception, That means you can make the most out of your time in Barcelona without an extra trip to the stadium box office.

    Your tickets will be delivered by courier in time for you to collect them from the hotel reception desk leaving you to find your way to the stadium just once to enjoy the experience of a match at the Nou Camp.

    You also have the option of visiting the museum and stadium tour. You’re unlikely to be admiring the architecture while the football is on, so this is your chance to see the stadium from all positions and admire the FC Barcelona trophies too.

    Dating back to the late 1950s, the Nou Camp can hold nearly 100,000 spectators. The noise of the supporters can be overwhelming when it’s full with people really out to see their team win.

    With the 2011 La Liga and Champions League titles behind them, they are sure to provide more entertaining and exiting football with players such as Messi, Iniesta, Xavi and Puyol on the pitch and giving their all for Bara.

  • July 31, 2017 /  Fitness and Sport

    What is it about sport that makes it so attractive to people? Is it the adrenaline rush of competitive and/or dangerous sport? Is it the feel good factor of recreational sport; is it the opportunity of socialising with others, or perhaps all of the above? Whatever the reasons may be, sport is certainly getting more and more popular, especially in the developed world.

    A major factor in the popularity of sport is the role of modern technology. Improvements in modern technology have resulted in better playing conditions and equipment for players as well as greater viewing pleasure for spectators.

    Perhaps the greatest changes have taken place in the designing of sporting facilities – such as modern sports surfaces and improved artificial lighting that offer increased opportunity to play. Modern sports surfaces are low maintenance, therefore low cost, and allow year round use. Professional technical expertise is needed to design and install a modern sports surface. Properties such as its rebound resistance, slip resistance, and shock absorption are measured to ensure that the surface is going to provide optimum playing conditions for that sport, whilst giving players ease of movement and adequate protection from injury. Regular maintenance of sports surfaces, both outdoor and indoor is recommended to ensure safety of players.

    Along with an increased number of players there are also an increased number of viewers all over the globe. With the spread of satellite TV, events in one part of the world can be watched real time, in another. Modern flood lighting has not only allowed greater use of sports facilities at the recreational level, but also made possible higher-level competition fixtures such as day-night cricket matches, night-time football matches etc. Electronic score boards, photo-finish timing devices, slow motion replays and large viewing screens have also added to the viewing pleasure of spectators.

    Modern materials are used in the manufacture of synthetic sports surfaces as well as sports equipment. Third generation synthetic grass is made from polymers and provides a maintenance free all-weather surface for sports. The use of composite materials makes sports equipment such as rackets and protective gear, lighter and more durable, enabling athletes to further improve their performance. Advances in modern technology have also led to improvements in the design of sports equipment such as trainers and sports shoes, starting blocks for use in athletics, pole vaults etc.

    Whilst it is difficult for the average user of sporting equipment to keep up with the latest developments, as a guide in the UK sports equipment and sports facilities and surfaces should comply with British standards. Some governing bodies of individual sports also offer certification to demonstrate compliance with international standards.

  • July 26, 2017 /  Fitness and Sport

    Extreme sport pushes the limits and ability of the human mind and body to cope with conditions that are out of the ordinary. Conditions that require a high degree of physical exertion, with the adrenalin-pumping danger of the possibility of death. At times, extreme sport would appear to defy the laws of science. Extreme sports are only as varied as the imagination of clever advertising marketers and designers.

    There is a cult-type following, that forms into a sub-culture, which has evolved around the mystique of extreme sport. It is the wealthy, disillusioned and experience-seeking younger generation that has been the focus of the advertising marketers. The gurus have quickly cottoned on to this as being Blue Moon Opportunity (once in a lifetime opportunity) and happy to satisfy the wants of the thrill seekers.

    Extreme sports demand the discipline and fitness of the body, as well as the mind, for it frequently involves performing a death defying stunt. This can be clearly seen in operation in those who participate in the sport of diving without oxygen. This is based on a technique first witnessed in dolphins and whales, called the ‘Mammalian Diving reflex’. While at the extreme depths of free diving, the ‘baracardia shift’, the heart beat of a world champion oxygen free diver was recorded to beat as slowly as 9 beats per minute. The deepest free dive ever recorded, was performed by the German Herbet Nitsche, diving with the aid of a weighted sled, to 214 metres (702 feet), in 2007.

    Of course there are the expensive ‘toys’ that have to go with freediving, such as freedive fins, low profile masks, skin tight hydrophobic freedive suits etc. Free diving has developed into the team sports of underwater hockey and rugby.

    There is an annual event of extreme sport which has become a collection of summer and winter games, called the X Games. These were created solely for those who prefer their sport vial the TV.

    Hang gliding, wind surfing, rock climbing, skiing were once all classed as extreme sports, though now widely accepted. New sports continue to evolve such as snocross, ice climbing, airwavesboarding and wingsuit flying. Once a body has been sipped inside a wingsuit it becomes shaped like an airfoil, through the clever use of a specially designed jumpsuit. Once the participant has free glided through several thousand feet, a normal parachute is used for landing.

    Extreme sport continues to evolve with three major factors: breaking the norm, costly equipment and specialized clothing. For the marketers of extreme sport it is limited only by the imagination of the designers, the producers of video-music and the ability of advertising giants to push new frontiers to an experience-hungry thrill-seeking generation. Perhaps we will see a day when there will be a low-gravity, oxygen free giant step extreme sport held on the moon.

  • July 25, 2017 /  Fitness and Sport

    Fitness insurance can cover a wide array of areas having to do with the fitness world. These policies cover anything from group fitness instructors, mind-body and yoga teachers and personal trainers to fitness centers, health clubs, gyms and studios. There may also be other insurance policies to cover areas in fitness and wellness such as dance instructors, life coaches, martial arts, Pilates teachers and reiki practitioners. Equipment used in wellness activities can also be insured. In this area, it is very important to find coverage tailored specifically for the fitness industry.

    For instance, a health club offering yoga classes may want to look into coverage for its instructors. A basic package may offer $2,000,000 for each occurrence and a $4,000,000 aggregate limit. One should also consider a miscellaneous professional liability policy to protect against any bodily injury because of either performing or not performing services. As a professional, a yoga instructor should also look into personal injury liability coverage for protection against lawsuits that involve libel, slander or wrongful invasion of privacy and possibly even sexual abuse liability coverage.

    A fitness insurance policy covering the whole health club will involve many of the same types of policies as found with those in a yoga package but to different extents. A health club package can include activities and areas of a building including courts, group exercise, Jacuzzi, suntan booths, swimming, weightlifting and whirlpool among others. In some states, it may also be possible to include building and personal property or home liability coverage as well as a policy that covers both renter and landlord of a rented facility.

    There are also policies tailored for personal trainers that help them build a basic business strategy as well as keep an image as ethical, professional and serious. Like yoga instructors, personal trainers need personal injury liability to protect against lawsuits that threaten their reputations. However, coverage may need to extend beyond health club facilities to include all locations including clients’ homes. In this case, liability and trip and fall coverage is essential for those who offer training services including athletic trainers and sports conditioning professionals.

    Fitness insurance can also cover a wide range of other areas including bonds, employment practices liability, general liability in areas including professional liability and tanning, property, umbrellas and worker’s compensation. One may work with an agent or broker that is familiar with insurance targeted toward the fitness industry in order to find the best policy possible that covers all needs whether working for a health club or as an individual instructor or trainer. It is important in this industry to protect one’s reputation as well as assets to maintain a successful presence in the world of fitness and wellness.

  • July 11, 2017 /  Fitness and Sport

    Many people are on a quest to lose weight. Fast weight loss diets are very popular because most people want instant results. When it comes to losing weight, the sooner it happens the better. Not only will this result in the health of the individual being improved, but it can also lead to an increase in self esteem. It is very important for a person to feel comfortable with herself and the way she looks. When there is a loss of self esteem due to weight issues, it can negatively affect every area of a person’s life.

    There are many diets that claim to help you lose the weight fast. Not all of these diets are safe. Some plans have you going on a liquid diet to lose the pounds. This works in the short term but will not be sustainable over the long run. Eventually every individual on one of these diets will have to go back to eating solid food. This is when the problems can set in. The body will not be used to the calories and digestion that is required on a solid food plan. And soon the pounds will start piling on again.

    Many fast weight loss diets have the dieter eating nothing but high protein meals all day long. This does create weight loss because it induces the body to burn up fat. A lot of people who are initially successful with this soon tire of the many fatty protein foods required to keep up this diet.

    Soon a craving for carbohydrates sets in and the meal plan is no longer adhered to. The key to losing the weight and keeping it off is to go on a low calorie healthy diet that can be sustained in the long run. Eating plenty of protein with healthy slow burning carbohydrates will easily melt off the pounds.

    There are so many diet plans to choose from that it pays to look around and read some consumer reviews. These people have actually tried these diets and they have worked for them. Fast weight loss diets are very popular, and given the right nutrition plan they work remarkably well. It is important to go with a program that has a long track record of being successful and safe for the dieter.

    Many very good programs have been designed under the supervision of a nutritionist or doctor. When these plans are followed exactly as laid out, the dieter can rest assured that she will meet with success. It can be easy to lose the excess weight fast with the right diet plan.