How little is enough when it comes to exercise? Just 13 minutes is the answer. You can work out for less than a quarter of an hour and get the same benefit as someone who stays in the gym for 70 minutes. For the full story, click on the Bristol Rovers shirt carrying the exact number of minutes it'll take you to stay fit ...
There's something so satisfying about swinging a heavy lump of metal around. Kettlebells are a very flexible fitness tool, designed to build great cardio fitness and create core strength. Click on the photo of the "cannonballs with a handle" to learn how they can factor into a workout.
There's a bit more alphabet soup to add to Mid Age Man. Head trainer Alex Frew McMillan is now a Certified Personal Trainer with the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM-CPT). Here's why that piece of paper shouldn't really matter for those of us looking to get in shape. (Click the image of the NASM textbook for the full story.)
The mental aspect of exercise is often ignored. But we must prepare mentally to be ready and physically fit. The brain and body are intrinsically linked. Studies in mice show that working out actually makes you smarter, and helps sustain your brain into old age. Click on the image to read the full story.
Does sports gear make a difference in performance? I've recently begun experimenting with compression gear, which appears to have certain benefits, not least to your brain. Click on the image to get the full story.