How has your Wellness Week been going so far? On Monday, we showed you some strategies to get the ball rolling, with life hacks and tips to stick to your diet and kick-start your health and fitness regime. On Tuesday we dove further into the science of healthy eating, looking at what makes up a great daily diet.
What else could today's theme be except Workout Wednesday? Today, we're showing you how to work out, whether you're on the elliptical machine at the gym, pounding the streets in pursuit of a 10k, or working up a sweat in the comfort of your own home.
Physical health and fitness doesn't just mean how you spent time at the gym: It also means how you spend your time sat at your desk. If you spend your time hunched over, it will negatively impact your osteopathic health in later life.
According to Physio Med (opens in new tab), office workers sit for a minimum of 1,175 hours a year, and that's just at work. Our guide to posture exercise will avoid hunched shoulders and help you achieve natural alignment.
If you're back at the gym after the global health crisis kept us away for many months, you might be taking advantage of the elliptical machine. Even better, you might have one of our best elliptical machines at home. Our elliptical workouts for every fitness level cover beginners to advanced fitness buffs, while if you've never tried one, we give you five reasons to take one for a spin.
If you're looking for a low-impact workout that'll take you outside, consider cycling. Whether you're just going for a leisurely bike ride on the weekends with your family, or you're investing in single-speed racing bikes and lycra, we show you how to take your cycling to the next level.
Finally, we show you how to power your workout with the best music around. A 2010 study (opens in new tab) found music can improve athletic performance by both delaying fatigue and increasing work capacity. We've highlighted the best soundtrack to your sweat session, to take your fitness to the next level.
Wellness Week Day Three: Workout Wednesday
- Elliptical machine benefits: 5 reasons cross trainers are a great workout
- Best posture exercises: how to improve hunched shoulders and achieve natural alignment
- 3 fat-burning rowing machine workouts for beginners through to advanced
- 3 elliptical machine workouts for every fitness level
- Best workout music: the top 100 songs to power your sweat session
- Ab roller workout: the ultimate routine to sculpt your core
Matt Evans is an experienced health and fitness journalist and News Editor at Fit&Well, covering all things exercise and nutrition on the Fit&Well website. Matt originally discovered exercise through martial arts: he holds a black belt in Karate and remains a keen runner, gym-goer, and infrequent yogi. His top fitness tip? Stretch.
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