Tips on Buying Home Exercise Equipment


You’ve just turned the TV off, but that “But wait, there’s more!” phrase keeps ringing in your head. Infomercials on home exercise equipment are a dime a dozen, so it’s pretty easy to be swayed by that catchy, manly voice on air. If you’re looking to buy one for yourself, first think about these things:

Identify your fitness goals. Do you want to trim certain areas of your body, or are you looking for a good cardio workout machine? Search among the various exercise equipment to see which one will help you best achieve your goals.

Will you enjoy using the exercise equipment? Is it safe to use alone?

Does the equipment look sturdy enough to last?

What storage options does the equipment have? Is there enough room in your place to stash it away when not in use?

At the end of the day, it will all boil down to whether or not you will actually use that piece of equipment. Whether it’s a treadmill or a stationary bike, it will be utterly useless if you don’t use it. Once you get results, then you’ll be able to determine the value of what you bought.

Image courtesy of marcolm at

Exercise to minimize menstrual cramps

Sit on the floor with the soles of your feet together and your legs relaxed so your knees droop to the ground. Place your thumbs on your arches, wrapping your hands around your feet. Gently press and rub the tender spots on your arches for five minutes. These pressure points stimulate your brain to produce…

Why I refuse to undergo a medical check-up

I would rather spend time on the work mat doing yoga than undergo a medical check-up. Friends and relatives are encouraging me to have a medical check-up after complaining on and off pain in the abdominal and pelvic area. I had the same condition checked last year but I failed to have the test results…

Four Awesome Advances in Stem Cell Research


When we talk about stem cells we necessarily need to define what, exactly, we’re talking about. Currently there’re two popular versions of stem cells used in research and treatment: adult stem cells, which are fully-developed stem cells for a particular organ (say, the brain) and embryonic stem cells, which are far more capable of morphing…

Advantage of Giving In to Chocolate Cravings – Are There Health Benefits?

If you are on a diet, chocolate is one of the things that you will not touch. But do you know that chocolate can sometimes be good for you especially if you are feeling bad? The key is always eating in moderation. There are also other chocolates that are considered healthier. Dark chocolate for instance,…