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Getting in Shape With Home Fitness Equipment 0

Posted on May 02, 2020 by Mark Boyle

With hundreds of millions of people being told to stay indoors due to the COVID-19 outbreak, now more than ever is an important time to look after your health and fitness. This may be a difficult period in all our lives, but it does not mean your goals should be put on hold. Whether you want to lose weight, get yourself feeling fit and healthy, or improve your overall mental health, exercise is still possible from the comfort of your own home.

PowerGym Fitness is a supplier of commercial gym equipment. They know what it takes to deliver equipment that is suitable for both professional gyms and home setups. Here they will explain the benefits of working out from your own home and recommended machines to help you achieve your fitness goals.

The Benefits of Working Out from Home

Over the past several weeks, for most of us, home is where we have spent nearly every second of our day. Unless you are a key worker or venturing out for essential reasons, this looks set to be the norm for a while yet. In the middle of a crisis, it is important to look at the positives and when it comes to working out from home, there are several benefits that beat going to the gym.

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Why You Need To Get Your Children Involved In Outdoor Sporting 1

Posted on April 02, 2020 by Alina Jovia

As a parent in today’s time, you do not need anyone telling you that the world is an entirely different place from when you grew up. Heck, you can probably look at the world sometimes and hardly recognize it. That being said, if there is one thing that is at the head of it all, it is technology. Technology has simply exploded in a vast range of platforms. You know have smart driving cars, phones that can connect to the Internet, and hoverboards that you can ride around on. It probably all seems a bit futuristic. When you think about it, it is easy to understand how and why children stay cooped inside the home playing games and staying connected to technology.

While this might seem like the safer approach, your children need to be outside. And, getting them involved in outdoor sporting activities can go a long way to improving their overall health. That being said, it isn’t just kids that are spending more time indoors these days. Adults are spending more time inside as well. Whatever the situation is, getting outside and getting involved in some kind of sport can come with a wide range of benefits.

Exposure To Sun

You’ve probably heard it before and you’ll hear it again and again. Yes, sun exposure can be dangerous to the skin. Yes, it can cause sunburn and might even eventually lead to cancer if not properly safeguarded against. Well, you might be surprised to learn that your body also needs the sun. That’s right, you need the sun to make Vitamin D. Vitamin D is a vitamin that plays a crucial role in the body and in many different processes within the body. Everything from bone development to immune system functions can be linked to Vitamin D. Not only can the sun ramp up your and your children’s Vitamin D production, but it can play a major role in your immune system, as well as your sleeping patterns and mood. Your and your children’s bodies will work best when they are exposed to the sun every day.

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How Good is Rugby for Individual Health? 0

Posted on March 30, 2020 by Andrew Williams

Rugby is not just a game, no. It is also natural medicine for those who value their mental and bodily health. Additionally, playing rugby has many health benefits. Although rugby looks quite aggressive and traumatic, it is indeed beneficial for your health in some ways you might not even suppose. Here the experts of Parimatch discuss the leading health benefits you can enjoy by playing it.

Improved Cardiovascular Health

Let’s start the health benefits list with the heart. When you play this game, your heart benefits enjoys good health and reasonable heartbeats. These benefits result from activities such as sprinting, running, and throwing because they encourage the heart to function more effectively.

Reduced Stress Levels

Stress is the new mental health pandemic killing our generation because when prolonged, it leads to other health complications. For instance, it produces insomnia, abdominal complications, cancer, and diabetes.  Fortunately, you can reduce your stress levels by playing rugby. How does it happen? When you engage in such a team game, it boosts your mood because rugby acts as a stress and frustration release point. It also releases the “feel good” hormones or endorphins that enhance your feelings. 

Besides, playing rugby exposes you to opportunities to triumph over challenging situations. Consequently, your ability and morale to face stress-causing circumstances off the pitch increases.

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5 Athletes Who Made Amazing Comebacks After Debilitating Injuries 0

Posted on February 22, 2020 by Brooke Chaplan

Injuries are almost inevitable in professional sports. However, some of these injuries can be harder to recover from than others. Several athletes have made some fascinating comebacks after pushing through some difficult injuries.

Adrian Peterson

Adrian Peterson

This NFL superstar tore the MCL and ACL in his knee around 2011. As a running back, such injuries could prove catastrophic to Peterson’s career. It wouldn’t be out of the question for fans to wonder if he would ever take to the field again. Fortunately, Peterson didn’t just play the game again. He was also part of the lineup for the Vikings less than a year after suffering what could have been a career-ending problem. This short recovery period comes combined with some great plays from Peterson.

John Orozco

Most people hold Olympic contestants to the highest standard in sports. It is fair to say that gymnast John Orozco is tough and dedicated. However, few fans may know just how driven this athlete is on the mat. Orozco tore his ACL once and his Achilles twice in the span of just five years. Either one of these incidents could have spelled the end for him. However, Orozco won the championship title for the US the same year he tore his ACL.

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Women In Boxing: New Trend Or Necessity? 0

Posted on February 21, 2020 by Bertha Garrett

More and more women have started to show an interest in boxing, and are taking part at both a pro and amateur level. There are some big stars out there like Katie Taylor fighting on the undercard of some big male fights, and people are starting to see the growth in the women’s sport. 

The benefits of boxing are clear. As a workout, there isn’t much that can beat it. Plenty of celebrity women, and women who act as role models, are also starting to take part in boxing as a workout. 

According to Andy Stenzler, Rumble Boxing CEO and Co-founder:

“Rumble is group fitness for the individual. We believe in the power of coming together to fight for a collective goal, but we also celebrate what it means to be unique. Rumble was created to shake up the stale norms of the group fitness world, and we remain committed to authenticity. Rumble is a collection of the most inspired and inspiring fitness instructors on the planet. Impressive athletes in their own regard, they step onto the podium at Rumble as part DJ, part motivational speaker, and complete Master of Ceremony. The 45 minutes that follows is an awesome orchestration of a workout engineered to the beat of custom hip-hop and house mash-ups. The music, the lights, the program, and the collective heartbeat of the room all come together”

Now let’s take a deeper look which are the pros of boxing as a workout for women.

Improved Total Body Strength 

Boxing at a good standard requires strength, and builds strength in a variety of different areas. If you go to the gym and work on one particular area of the body then you can strengthen your body in this area, but boxing works on a huge amount of the muscles in your body and on your core. This can lead to an improvement in your overall body strength.

Boxing doesn’t mean you have to turn into a bodybuilder. Instead, it provides a way to grow your body strength from head to toe.

Enhanced Cardio-Vascular Health

“Cardio” is a term that can strike fear into people. As well as working on your strength, boxing is a great way to work on your cardio and your heart health. One of the great things about boxing is that your focus is always on the fight, or the sparring you are taking part in. This means that you don’t always realise just how much exercise you are getting through.

Moving around a ring or building strength with the exercises involved in boxing can give great cardio exercise. It can be compared to high intensity interval training and other workouts that have grown in popularity.

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How To Get Your Household Involved In Fitness 0

Posted on February 03, 2020 by John Harris

Fitness is something all your family members need or those that live in your household. It can help maintain a healthy life, and by putting your body through exercise, you’re potentially adding years to your life, rather than reducing them. For a lot of people though, incorporating fitness into your daily routine can be difficult when you begin to have more responsibilities in life. There are more things that demand our attention, and so it can be difficult to prioritize fitness. However, if you’re encouraging your household to do it, then it can make it easier when you’re doing it together. Here’s how to get your household involved in fitness.

Be A Role Model

When you’re trying to encourage someone to make better choices, like getting fit, it’s only going to be effective if you’re also making the changes necessary. Especially when it comes to your children, who look up to you on everything you do in life. Being a role model is important as a parent but also for other people, whether you live with friends or your partner. If you’re seen to be practicing what you preach, then others are likely to follow suit because you’re sticking to your word. If you’re just telling people to get fit but not doing it yourself, then it’s likely to fall on deaf ears, and that’s not what you want. So try being a role model by getting up and doing fitness. Lead by example because that’s one of the main ways you’re going to get your household to do exercise and to be motivated to work out in one way, shape or form.

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  • Vintage Athlete of the Month

    • Early Wynn: 300 Game Winner
      August 1, 2020 | 8:37 pm
      Early Wynn

      The Sports Then and Now Vintage Athlete of the Month pitched in four decades, was a veteran of World War II and is one of only two pitchers to finish with exactly 300 career victories.

      Hall of Famer Early Wynn began his career as a 19-year old in 1939 by pitching three games for the Washington Senators. After spending the 1940 season in the minors, he went 3-1 with a 1.58 ERA in a brief stint in the majors in 1941.

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