Posts categorized “Exercise”

Go grab version 2.0.4 of Vitogo!

Whoa!
A new update the Vitogo iOS app was just published to the App Store. Update now!

In this update we made offline mode way better. You won’t get those annoying popup notifications telling you you’re offline anymore!

The app is also a little bit faster and smoother.

So now you have one more excuse to get into the gym!

Why Aren’t You Squatting!?

Whether you are a casual exerciser or a trained athlete looking to get that competitive edge, squatting is the right exercise for you. Up there in the workout hall of fame with the Dead Lift, the squat is just one of those exercises that hits so many parts of your body, giving you a fantastic workout…with just one exercise. 

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Studies at Duke University found that when done properly, the squat is incredible at building strength and endurance in the quadriceps, hamstrings and calf muscles but that’s not all! This is where we get a little science-y.

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Guest Post: How Physical Fitness Aids the Well Being of the Cancer Patient

Meet our Guest Blogger: David Haas!

 

David Haas is a cancer support group and awareness program advocate at the Mesothelioma Cancer Alliance. David often blogs about programs and campaigns underway at the Mesothelioma Cancer Alliance, as well as creative fitness ideas for those dealing with cancer, while creating relationships with similar organizations.

 

Most people know that fitness is important, but a string of recent studies from various cancer foundations prove just how important fitness really is. According to various studies, fitness is a great aid for cancer patients, no matter what stage of cancer they are in.

While fitness may benefit certain cancer patients more than others that does not reduce its importance. Certainly, cancer patients with a rare or aggressive form of cancer, such as mesothelioma, may require extra attention from a doctor. However, even these patients can benefit from fitness.

Exercise has multiple benefits, all of which are linked to help cancer patients reduce their side effects. Of course, fitness is not a miracle cure, but it can greatly improve a patient’s life’s quality.

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How to Dead Lift Like a Champ

When talking about the All-Star exercises out there in the history of treadmills and dumbbells, the Dead Lift is arguably  the best exercise you can do when working out. Out of any exercise or weight lifting technique that you or anyone else knows, the Dead Lift works more muscle per movement than any other exercise - including the beloved squat! From an athlete trying to gain an advantage on the court or field, to someone who just wants to be healthier, the dead lift should not be ignored by anyone. However, with an exercise called the ‘DEAD’ lift, the name is not the most daunting aspect of this exercise. This is one exercise you SHOULD NOT do unless properly ready.

PROPER FORM IS KEY IN BUILDING STRENGTH AND AVOIDING SERIOUS INJURY WHEN DEAD LIFTING!

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The Dark Side of Pinterest

We’ve been spending a bit of time on Pinterest lately, sharing the latest Vitogo news, workout tips, and healthy recipes. It’s a great way to share content and connect with users, but could Pinterest actually be making us less healthy?

For those of you who haven’t received an invite yet, Pinterest is a “virtual pinboard” that lets you organize and share things that you find on the web. Basically, if you see something that you like, you can ‘pin’ a picture of it onto one of your themed boards.

If you go check out the Heath & Fitness section, you’ll notice that a lot of people have created motivational boards, filled with pictures of models and inspirational sayings. While this might not seem so bad, it cartoon porn takes a turn for the scary when you see that many of these boards have titles like “Thinspiration” and include photos like the following:

                           

Clearly, these images promote unrealistic body image and encourage unhealthy behaviors. Some bloggers have compared these “Thinspiration” boards to pro-anorexia sites, which started gaining popularity with the advent of blogging and social media:

Back in the days of Xanga and Live Journal, “Pro-Ana” or Pro-Anorexia sites sprung up around the internet. On these kinds of sites, people with eating disorders wouldn’t gather for support or treatment, but rather, to encourage each other to pursue a lifestyle of starvation by posting pictures of skeletal models and odd motivational statements to discourage eating. It wasn’t good.

Studies of pro-anorexia sites show that women who are exposed to these types of images experience a decrease in self-esteem and perceived attractiveness. They were even more likely to report an increase in their weight than women who were not exposed to these sites. Even the slightest exposure to pro-anorexia sites may be harmful to those at risk. One study exposed healthy college girls with no history of eating disorders to 1.5 hours of pro-anorexia sites and they showed decreased caloric intake the week following their exposure.  Some participants admitted using techniques and tips they viewed on the sites and had “strong emotional reactions” up to three weeks after the study.

Probably not every woman with a Thinspiration board on Pinterest is suffering from an eating disorder. But pinning and re-pinning bad advice and unrealistic goals perpetuates the misinformation that is so prevalent in health and fitness. Starving yourself is not the way to get healthy. In fact, most athletes, bodybuilders, and fitness models actually eat six small meals a day. Your body needs fuel to power itself through the day – especially if you’re active.

Looking at pictures of skeletal models isn’t healthy or inspiring. It’s also completely ridiculous to think that healthy weight loss requires restrictive dieting and starvation. If you’re looking for realistic healthy lifestyle tips, try checking out the Pinterest boards of sites and people you trust, and maybe we can replace Thinspiration pins with images like these: