The stability ball originated in the rehabilitation and physical therapy environment of the 1960s, but these days, you’d be hard pressed to enter a workout facility and not see it used as exercise equipment. Now the big rubber ball is bouncing into the workplace.
Let’s face it: our schedules are busier than ever, and free time is the most valuable commodity we have Read more
Sunlight, fresh air, green trees – an outdoor workout sounds just like a vacation! And we promise that your treadmill won’t get offended if you ditch the incline and hit a natural hill every once in awhile. Running, biking or even bringing your dumbbells to your deck does a body (and a mind) quite a […]
Get Lean While You Clean
It’s springtime again, and amidst the tulips and lilacs comes something a little less enjoyable: spring cleaning.
Do you meticulously count calories to stay fit? We hate to break it to you, but a 150-calorie brownie is not the same as 150 calories worth of broccoli. But what about that age-old weight loss saying, “Calories in vs. calories out?” Well, it’s true that a calorie is a calorie regardless of its source, but not all calories have the same effect on your body, and that’s the real key! Here’s what you should be eating to get the most bang for your calorie’s buck:
Go Out for Lunch. Seriously!
How do you spend your lunch break? Are you hunched over your keyboard chowing down on a sandwich?
Or are you on the phone trying to sneak in bites while the other person talks? Both ways are common, and both ways are too sedate. Read more
Despite our best efforts, most people struggle to find the motivation to hit the gym or get out and exercise on a regular basis.
This week the Octane staff had their butts kicked during our team workout and it was all thanks to an awesome MMA (cardio kick-boxing) interval training workout! Download a copy now and try it yourself.
For most of us when we exercise, we use our smartphones for simply listening to simple multimedia content (e.g., music, videos, etc.). Read more
Research has shown that the best workout music are tunes that have a certain tempo (125 – 140 BPM is the optimal range), music can reduce the sense of exertion as well as boost motivation. Read more