Beware The Perceived Messages In Research

Here, we read that some original researchers of a study regarding acceptable levels of Vitamin D did not intend for their research to create the resulting “pandemic” known as Vitamin D deficiency. Certain lifestyles require more Vitamin D (and other vitamins, for that matter) than others. We should always be skeptical of one-size-fits-all proclamations.

Rest: Vital For Ultimate Fitness

Muscle-building does not occur during exercise. Rather, exercise tears down muscles, which then rebuild and adapt during the post-exercise rest and recovery period. That is why, typically, specific muscle groups should not be worked on consecutive days. They should be allowed to recover for at least 48 hours, though 72 hours is generally best. The link below explains the scientific process.

Flexibility: Key To Better Fitness

Many of us either neglect stretching, or we do it wrong. Dynamic stretching (e.g., jumping jacks, etc.) should be done before exercise or physical activities to prepare the muscles. Static stretching (e.g., touching our toes, etc.) should be reserved for after exercise or physical activities. Do not skip the stretching. See details in the link below.

Young smiling friends doing stretching exercises on a bench in the park and talking to each other.