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How to stay fit and healthy

We reach the middle of the year. By now, you should already be in excellent physical shape and ready for anything. On this occasion, it is time to reactivate the cardiovascular system and work to improve VO2max (the maximum amount of oxygen that your body can use during cardiovascular exercise). Do not worry, you should not run long or far, you just have to climb.

The challenge is to travel as far as you can in 15 minutes with a 15% incline on the treadmill. Believe us when we tell you that it is much harder than it seems. If you don’t collapse on the floor, surrounded by a puddle of sweat, at the end of the challenge, then you didn’t do it right.

Which machine burns more calories: the infinite ladder or the treadmill?

Comparing one option with another would be as bold as saying that the traditional gym is better than the outdoor bars. The two aerobic alternatives complement each other. Each one is different and, therefore, offers specific results if carried out with discipline. However, both the infinite ladder and the treadmill seek a common goal: the execution of a complete, safe and 100% effective cardiovascular exercise. Both machines have levels, times, programs and variants that contribute to accelerate or decrease intensity, rhythm and speed, depending on our objectives. If you’re looking to lose weight and burn calories, both options are recommended. My suggestions are:

  1. COMBINE BOTH MACHINES IN DIFFERENT DAYS. For example: Monday, Wednesday and Friday, treadmill; Tuesday and Thursday, infinite staircase.
  2. TIME AND FREQUENCY. If it is a matter of burning calories, a person can burn up to 735 calories in 60 minutes, using any of these machines. So use the time you will spend on cardio.

I sweat too much, even after training. What I can do?

As we know, perspiration or sweating is the body’s natural cooling mechanism. When the body raises its temperature (due to exercise or illness) the sweat glands act to make it stabilize again. People with hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating) have overactive sweat glands. Uncontrollable perspiration generates significant discomfort, both physically and emotionally. My recommendations are:

  1. Maintain good hygiene. The daily bath will be essential, especially after performing any physical activity.
  2. Anxiety and stress they are factors that increase the activity of the sweat glands. Avoid, as far as possible, stressful situations.
  3. Wear fiber clothes synthetic, as it usually repels sweat and keeps garments dry almost entirely.
  4. The consumption of alcohol, coffee, tobacco and spicy They stimulate the production of sweat, if you can, avoid them or considerably reduce your intake.
  5. Topical treatments. They are antiperspirant solutions that contain aluminum hydrochloride. Use deodorants that include this compound, which you will find in pharmacies, supermarkets and self-service stores.

In GYM dressing rooms there are those who apply ointments and ointments on the abdomen with a penetrating aroma. What are they? Do they help you burn fat?

Currently there are plenty of options in creams, ointments or ointments that guarantee to eliminate abdominal fat from a first application. According to advertising versions that promote these products, these ointments “contain molecules that act on fat cells to eliminate them and prevent them from accumulating.” In this regard, we will find diverse and found opinions about the effectiveness or not of these epidermal products. Although the reducing creams have beneficial properties for the skin, it is important to clarify that it is not a miraculous product, it is simply a complementary aid that, together with exercise and a balanced diet, will contribute to reducing the accumulated fat in the body ”
My suggestion is:

  1. If your goal is to eliminate abdominal fat, perform specific routines to work in that area, follow a reduced fat diet, and practice constant cardiovascular exercise.

How many times a day is it advisable to run?

Actually, cardiovascular exercise is convenient to do once a day; either in the morning, afternoon or evening. If your goals are not losing weight or competing, with running three times a week, 30 to 45 minutes a day, it will be more than enough. Some suggestions are:

  1. Combine lapses of distances at a lower speed, with others in which you accelerate the passage.
  2. You should not always run. Walking at a steady but steady pace will be another highly favorable option.
  3. Jogging. It is considered jogging when the speed does not exceed 6 kilometers per hour.

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