Benefits of Technology for Fitness

Blog by: Suryakant Tripathi

Technological solutions to traditional personal training have been around now for more than a decade. The spectrum has included everything from completely automated online personal training, to fitness equipment that attempts to make personal training more affordable and available to a larger group of people.Technology tools includes wearable’s, Body weight Training, High-Intensity Interval Training, Strength Training.

The number of clubs adopting fitness technology grew exponentially over in the past few years. Technology innovations have revolutionized the fitness industry.It has entered into everyday lives of people and enabled people to track and share their progress with instantaneous speed.

Tech devices are now central to our daily lives and changed the way we plan and manage our workouts. Wearable devices also provide immediate feedback that can make the wearer more aware of their activity and can motivate the user to achieve their fitness goals.

Wearable technology has overtaken activities like body weight training and high intensity interval training. Consumer interest in fitness technology may signal that the low-cost exercise trend is waning.
This type of trend can also be useful. It can help doctors track patients, personal trainers document their client’s progress, and individuals attain goals outside of the gym while providing a regimented fitness routine.

Virtual training and coaching is becoming a staple in the fitness world. Many clubs are using a mobile app as the liaison between trainers and members. These apps allow users to simulate the experience of having a personal coach with them through their headphones.

Its no surprise that mobile apps usage in clubs have seen the biggest growth over the past two years. Smartphone owners use apps for everything, including fitness.

Why Are Vegetables Important to the Human Body?

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You need to eat vegetables everyday because you simply cannot find another food group that is as perfectly matched to our everyday human needs as vegetables! Vegetables fit us like a glove. From so many different perspectives, the nature of vegetables and the nature of human health are matched up in a way that simply cannot be duplicated by other food groups, including fruits, legumes, nuts and seeds, grains, seafoods, or poultry and meats.

“Eat your vegetables!” It’s a directive you’ve likely heard your whole life, since Mom served a side of broccoli with your meatloaf or mac-and-cheese. Now, it’s the medical experts who encourage you to add more veggies to your diet, with the American Cancer Society advising at least five servings of fruit and vegetables per day for good health. The Harvard School of Public Health goes even further, recommending nine servings of vegetables and fruits each day. It’s enough to make you wonder exactly why vegetables are so important to human health.

Vitamins and Antioxidants
One of the main health benefits of vegetables is their high nutrient content. Vegetables are loaded with vitamins and minerals that contribute to growth and the maintenance of good health. For example, the U.S. Department of Agriculture notes that many vegetables are high in potassium, which is important for healthy blood pressure. Various vitamins, such as C and A, help keep eyes, skin, teeth and gums healthy, fight infection and promote wound healing. Perhaps most importantly, vegetables are rich in a particular group of nutrients called antioxidants, which fight cellular damage and help prevent heart disease, cancer, Parkinson’s disease, atherosclerosis, heart attack and Alzheimer’s disease, says the Linus Pauling Institute.

Fiber
Another substantial benefit of vegetables is dietary fiber. Fiber is an important nutrient found only in plant foods. As part of a healthy diet, fiber helps scour bad cholesterol out of your arteries, thus lowering your risk of heart disease, says the USDA. Fiber also keeps your digestive system running smoothly, helps control your blood sugar levels and may help prevent cancer.

Diet-friendly Characteristics
Vegetables are also a boon to dieters. Because they are generally low in fat and calories, you can eat a lot of them without gaining weight. If you substitute vegetables for other, higher-calorie foods in your diet, you’ll slash your calorie and fat intake, making weight management easier. The fiber in vegetables also helps you manage your weight. Fiber makes you feel fuller for a longer period, helping you eat less overall and aiding with weight loss or maintenance.

Fitness Equipments

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“What’s the use of fighting a war without your weapon?”

For fitness exercise equipment’s are required. They are the essential part of one’s fitness. It helps us to properly follow the method. Fitness equipment includes working machines, fitness magazines and videos, shoes and clothes.

At fitness center various types of equipment’s are available. A variety of products are available now-a-days. These products include Exercise bike, Treadmills, Bench Press, Strength Training Equipment and Machines, Dumb bells, Stability ball, pull up Bar etc.
Equipments at fitness center may include all the workout machines, mats, exercise manual etc. all these equipments come under the category of equipment.

Even books, magazines, exercise videos and tutorials may be included in this category. It’s not necessary that all of us have trainers to do exercise. If we cannot have trainers for any reason then we can make use of these books, manuals, magazine and video. We can follow the mentioned instruction and do our exercise.

For a proper workout we need proper dressing. In our jeans for formal dress we can’t do exercise properly. Hence we opt for track pants and t shirts. For ladies their particular type of dress for exercise is also available. Same is the case with shoes. While doing exercise we require sports shoes

Fitness Centers

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“HEALTH IS WEALTH”

As the above saying goes, noting can we greater than health. We earn money to but still we can’t find satisfaction, true satisfaction could be found in a healthy body, and that’s what is done at a Fitness Centre. Fitness Centre is the place where you make your body healthy and fit. It provides you with various fitness training course, strength training exercise and personal training as well.

Fitness center may include workplace, park, gym, club house or any kind of open space where you can carry out your daily fitness exercise. While selecting a fitness center mostly we prefer choosing a place of our comfort. Like working professional may opt for center such as corporate gyms where they can do exercise as per their convince. Travelling professional my opt for hotel gyms for their exercise.

Fitness center may include playground, jogging park, gyms, indoor stadium, and open space for Yoga and meditation. Fitness Centers are often termed as Gyms. Gym is a place where you do your entire physical workout on equipment’s and burn you sweat. It’s a place you carry out various kinds of exercise on machine and other equipments.

Not just doing heavy physical workout is termed as fitness exercise. For outside as well as inside we need to keep our self-fit. The best way to keep our self-fit from inside is by doing yoga and meditation. Along with burning sweat our mind should also be fresh. And that’s the real secret of a healthy life.

Benefits of Fitness Education

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Education and awareness of fitness is very essential. Students and people should be taught about fitness, its requirement and its benefits.
They should be taught the way it should be done and if possible demonstration should be given to them.

It can be included in their basic educational courses and an early age. They should also be motivated to take it in their degree courses.
Education about fitness is very essential as this would lead them tomorrow. Fitness education seminars provide continuing education seminars and information products for physical trainers.
Education is also needed to become a fitness tutor. A career in Physical fitness includes 2 fields’ viz. Personal Trainer and Fitness worker.
Education requirements may vary from depending on an individual’s career path, but most physical fitness jobs require at least a bachelor’s degree.

Personal trainers are expected to have a strong understanding of physical fitness techniques. They might have a bachelor’s degree in kinesiology, exercise science or physical education. Additionally many aspiring trainers seek professional certification.
Fitness workers lead exercise classes at gyms and fitness center. They might specialize in an area of physical fitness like aerobics, strength building, Pilates or yoga.

Gyms typically require fitness workers to earn specialty specifications or complete training in a particular area. For example, yoga instructors are often expected to have completed an educational program that is approved by the Yoga Alliance. Certifications for group fitness workers are available as well.

Thus Fitness education plays an important role in every aspect of Training and Physical Fitness. It is important for fitness as well as for teaching aspects.

Careers in Fitness?

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Nowadays people don’t take fitness seriously because there isn’t any career. Career can be generated in the field of fitness.
As a fitness trainer many jobs are available. At gyms and private fitness center they usually require trainers to guide them.
While doing events and seminar related to fitness there theses fitness trainers could be used. While camps they can be useful.
Not just in India also outside India. Many countries are requiring large amount of fitness trainers and they are ready to pay large amount for it.
If you keen on health and fitness and enjoy meeting different people, this job can be ideal for you. To become a fitness trainer, you could complete a recognized qualification before starting work, or you could start as an assistant instructor and complete on the job training.

For a fitness instructor, you will need to be outgoing and friendly. You’ll also need to motivate and inspire people. As a fitness instructor, you would lead and organize group and individual exercise programs to help people to improve their health and fitness.
Your work could involve a range of activities or you could specialize in a particular one. These could include keeping fit, aquacise (training in water), weight training, yoga, Pilates.

Basically a fitness trainer jobs include the following things: Fitness assessments, consultations and introduction sessions for new clients, demonstrating activities for clients to follow, supervising clients to make sure that they are exercising safely and effectively.

To become a fitness instructor you can either complete a nationally recognized qualification through a college or a private training provider before starting work, or start as an assistant with a sports center or gym and complete work based traing to qualify.

Benefits of Fruits in our diet

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The human body is an intricate system and hundreds of complex reactions take place in it all the time. For smooth functioning of the body, you need an ample amount of nutrients that are supplied by fruits in a natural way. When you become ill or develop any health disorders, these can be avoided or treated with a healthy diet rich in fruits. With a busy lifestyle, our eating habits have become packed with preservatives and processed foods that are not only devoid of essential nutrients but can also cause some harm to the body. Fruits boost your immune system and keep you in perfect health.

Instant Energy Supplier: When you eat fruits, your supply of energy increases in no time; this is one of the prime benefits of fruits that we can utilize in our busy schedules. This is the reason why athletes often eat fruit during and after exercising and why diets for pregnant mothers almost always involve fruits of some kind.

Prevention is Better Than Treating – Nowadays, drug stores have many types of multivitamin tablets that can give supplemental nutrition during critical times. However, it is always advisable to eat the vitamins of fruits in their natural form so that all of the benefits are conferred to you. As is always said, the benefits of fruits can never be outmatched or replaced. Over a 10-20 year time frame, eating fruits regularly can completely change your life and makes a great deal of difference to the health and functioning of your body.

Keeps You Disease Free – The combination of powerful flavonoids, antioxidants, minerals, vitamins, phytochemicals and the countless micro- and macronutrients make fruits very advantageous for your health. The daily consumption of fresh fruits lowers the risk of strokes, high blood pressure, indigestion, cancer, heart disease, diabetes and other chronic diseases. Fruits keep your skin supple, hydrated and nourish it with essential vitamins, minerals and antioxidants, thereby retaining your radiant skin for a long period of time. In fact, if you are tired of using the commercial anti-pimple creams, just try including fruits like berries, apples, or bananas into your daily diet and see the acne disappear quite quickly. Fruits even ensure healthy hair growth and keep your locks lustrous and soft. Some fruits like bananas contain vital chemicals such as potassium, which helps to prevent strokes, high blood pressure, and anxiety. Fruit consumption basically eliminates vitamin and mineral deficiencies and their associated symptoms. Fruits also have high quantities of water and fiber in them, which helps to keep your digestive tract clean and your weight under control.

Fruits and Nutrition

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Almost all fruits have immense nutritional value, but obviously the type and quantity of nutrients vary between types. As the composition changes with each fruit, the health benefits also change with them. The beneficial powers of common fruits are discussed below.

Apples: A good example of a complete healthy fruit is the apple; it helps in digestion, strengthens bones, provides relief from asthma, lowers blood cholesterol, prevents cancer and helps in reducing weight.

Pears: Another beneficial fruit is the pear, which is a good source of fiber, vitamin C, B2, E, copper and potassium. Pears are an excellent source of pectin and fiber that effectively lowers cholesterol levels. It is mostly prescribed for infants as it is believed to be a hypoallergenic fruit that is completely safe for young children to ingest.

Grapes: Grapes are also a common fruit that can be easily included in your regular diet. Grapes alleviate indigestion, constipation, fatigue, kidney disorders and eye problems. It is rich in several vitamins and also possesses minerals like calcium, potassium, iron, magnesium, phosphorus and selenium.

Berries: Blueberries, cherries, and blackberries prevent cancer and keep your heart protected. If you include cherries or cherry juice in your diet, you can eliminate the associated pain from arthritis, gout and joint inflammation. Berries have the capability of curing arthritis naturally. Blueberries with high silicon content aid in the functioning of the pancreas and is good for diabetic conditions. Blackberries can naturally control diarrhea and form new blood cells, but it can also have the adverse reaction of promoting constipation. If you mix blackberries with cherries or prune juice, it will not eliminate that constipation. High sodium and potassium content in gooseberries and huckleberries protect the liver and the intestinal tract.

Mangoes and Papayas: Mangoes and papayas are rich in beta carotene. Papayas act as powerful antioxidants with an abundance of vitamin C, vitamin E, vitamin D and vitamin A that all aid in the oxidation of LDL cholesterol. This prevents the formation of dangerous plaque that can result in atherosclerosis, heart attacks, or strokes. You get good amounts of vitamin C from papayas, oranges, guavas and Indian gooseberries.

Tomatoes: You might be surprised to know that tomatoes are actually fruits and not vegetables, although we typically consider it as one of the latter. Tomatoes have a high vitamin content and they are an excellent blood cleanser.

Citrus Fruits: Fruits rich in vitamin-C like oranges, limes, lemons, and grapefruits are excellent for your overall health. Oranges are consumed widely for healthy skin, teeth, gums, and to keep the lymphatic system healthy. Lemon, the bitter yellow fruit, has been used for for vision issues for thousands of years and it also treats disorders ranging from common colds to epilepsy. Lemon juice helps people lose weight as well. Grapefruit lowers cholesterol and has antioxidant properties. Limes help prevent disorders like scurvy, piles, and gout, as well as respiratory and urinary disorders.

Dry fruits: Dry fruits like figs, dates, apricots and raisins are extremely beneficial for your health. Apart from being excellent laxatives, apricots are a great natural remedy for anemic conditions. Figs include potassium, the essential mineral that helps in controlling blood pressure. Raisins effectively treat anemia, acidosis, fever, and sexual weakness. It helps you to gain weight, promotes eye, teeth and bone health. Dates have abundant fiber that helps to prevent constipation.

Is it safe to exercise in Pregnancy?

From the Workshop by Dr Ruchira Tendolkar-BFY technical director
Edited:  Kartikeya Chaturvedi

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Scientific studies consistently confirm the numerous and outstanding benefits of exercise during pregnancy both for the mother and her developing baby. These benefits are now widely recognized throughout the medical, birthing and fitness communities

Pregnancy affords a unique window of opportunity for women to actively engage in health enhancing activities. Maternal concern for her baby increases the mother’s motivation to form better health habits during pregnancy. Physically active women are more likely to adopt other healthy lifestyle choices. Good habits established at this time can last a lifetime and provide profound benefits for the mother, baby and other family members.

BENEFITS OF EXERCISE DURING PREGNANCY

  1. More efficient delivery of blood and oxygen to the heart & brain enhancing concentration and energy levels
  2. Helps manage or prevent gestational diabetes
  3. Controls weight gain in an effective manner with all the physical benefits of exercise
  4. Enhances body image, confidence and self awareness
  5. Improves posture and results in fewer aches and pains
  6. Aids in quicker post partum recovery
  7. Decreases incidence of falls
  8. Reduces stress, anxiety and insomnia, imparting an overall improvement in sleeping pattern, lowering risk for depression
  9. A larger placenta develops which increases the capacity to exchange oxygen and carbon dioxide, nutrients and waste products.
  10. Increases the cardiovascular capacity of the baby

BENEFITS OF EXERCISE DURING LABOUR AND DELIVERY

  1. Shorter first and second stages of labour
  2. Enhanced pain tolerance
  3. Increased stamina for labour and delivery with lesser perceived exertion during labour
  4. Lower incidences of intervention during labour
  5. Good pelvic muscle tone and flexibility resulting in lesser chance of tearing/episiotomies

HEALTHY MOMS RAISE HEALTHY CHILDREN!

Healthy active women are positive role models and are more likely to pass on their healthy lifestyles to their children. They also give birth to leaner, stronger, healthier babies, who may even have better motor functioning and cardiovascular capacity as adults

From the Workshop by Dr Ruchira Tendolkar-BFY technical director