How to Exercise at Work

People say they need more exercise, but their work schedule doesn’t leave them any time for an effective exercise program. If your goal is to lose weight and get fitter, there are ways you can stay physically active during your work day.

If there is one excuse for not exercising that we hear time and time again, it is that “my work gets in the way”.

And the people who offer this reason always seem to be the most despairing about their workload / lack of recreation equation. But often they are also the most ambivalent about solutions. Funny that!

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(C) Ivy Exec

I am not saying that work is never an obstacle when it comes to finding meaningful time to devote to regular exercise and physical activity. It really can be! However it is absolutely not an insurmountable problem.

It might be an old cliche but…

Where there is a will there is a way!

There is no denying that we live in a world where work has never involved so much physical inertia. Obesity is on the rise and so is type 2 diabetes.

For the first time in human history, more people are dying from being overweight than malnourished.

This is significantly more than just coincidence. Along with the incredible technical advances we have seen over the last few decades have come working environments, jobs and duties that require sitting down for hours on end, day after day.

In fact it is now common for a day to look like this;

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Vibration Plates are a fantastic addition for your home gym and are perfect for those people who lead busy lives and can only dedicate a short spell of time to exercise.


Vibration plates are the latest addition to the “passive exercises” category. These fitness-training aids are increasingly becoming popular and you can find them in gyms, weight loss salons, and even people’s homes. The way in which vibration plates work is based on the concept of whole body vibration (WBV), which involves standing on a platform with vibrating plates positioned beneath the feet. How different vibration plates work  may differ, but what these machines do is send vibration signals that trick the brain into thinking that you’re falling. In response to this instability, your muscles contract multiple times per second in order to stabilize the body.

Standing on a vibration plate may feel strange, but it’s not the least bit unpleasant. The results you receive also make vibration training worth trying. So, what’s all the hype with vibration plates and why should you use them as part of your exercise regimen?

Well, the truth is that whole body vibration training has a lot of benefits to offer. If you’re thinking about investing in a vibration plate machine, then get to know what you are paying for. Here are the benefits of using a vibration plate.


Perhaps the biggest non-health related benefit of using vibration plates is the fact that they can cut workout times in half. The vibrations that these machines generate cause anywhere from 30 to 50 muscle reflexes per second. As a result, vibration training can recruit up to 100% of your muscles’ fibers. This is in contrast to traditional resistance training exercises that engage only 40% to 60% of your muscles’ capacity.
Benefits of using a vibration plate
Ultimately, vibration plates intensify workouts so that you can get more done in less time during your strength training sessions. Some manufacturers claim that a 10-minute session on their machines can deliver the same intensity as an hour of conventional exercise. While this may be true, it will depend on the frequency and amplitude that one chooses to work with while exercising on a vibration plate. For the best possible results, most fitness experts recommend at least a 15 to 30 minute session of vibration training three to four times a week.


Another non-health related benefit of vibration plates is that they allow you to exercise with high tech gadgets in the comforts of your home. Most of these units are compact and come in various shapes and sizes that do not take up much room. As such, you can easily find a corner in your home to place one of these machines. This can be a great solution for people who have little time or conflicting schedules to visit a gym.


As mentioned earlier, vibration plates cause the muscles to contract and relax at a great rate per second than what they normally would during normal forms of exercises. Therefore, performing dynamic strength training exercises like …


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8 Best Dance Workout Videos

Home fitness videos are a viable option for those who don’t have a gym membership. Now you don’t have any excuse to to exercising.

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Do you hate working out? You might be doing it all wrong.

Exercise can be anything you enjoy that gets your body moving and your blood pumping, including dancing. In a study published by the Journal of Sports Science & Medicine, a group of women at the University of Wisconsin wore heart rate monitors during a Zumba class. During the 39-minute session, their average heart rate hovered around 154 beats per minute and they burned a whopping 369 calories!
Here are eight great places to get your groove on, torch calories, and tone your whole body in the process.

1. Vixen Workout

Candice Craig at Vixen Workout leads this mega-sexy dance video. The moves in this 10-minute blast are inspired by Miami nightlife. You’ll warm up by clapping to the beat with your hands over your head. The rest is a mix of shimmies, shakes, and sways that will get your muscles working hard.

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Candice encourages you to “get loose and let go of your alter ego” throughout the video. If you’re feeling self-conscious, just imagine yourself in a dance club and keep grooving. You’ll notice that Candice wears wedge sneakers to dance, but you might want to stick with a pair of regular flats to protect your ankles from rolling.

2. Danny’s Workouts

Get ready to sweat during this fast-paced, high intensity dance video from Danny Hayhurst at Danny’s Workouts. Latin dance is Danny’s favorite type. What he loves most about dance workouts is “the energy and fun they give people.”

You’ll twist and turn your hips to merengue and salsa moves with …


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5 of Singapore’s Top Fitness Bloggers

Health is wealth! This statement has been taken seriously by a lot of people that is why the fitness industry now  is growing too fast. Fitness industry has also used technology to share fitness tips and a lot more. Blogs are just one of them.


Fay Hokulani

Fay Hokulani

A fitness enthusiast who is also a host and a writer, Fay Hokulani is a vocal advocate for the fit chic lifestyle. With her modeling propelling her ascent to popularity, Fay has become a figure of wellness in Singapore. She opines that you should embrace fitness as a lifestyle, and not just as a passing resolution. She has traveled the globe, chasing whatever interesting experiences life has to offer. On her blog, she talks about everything from healthy food choices to beauty ideas, and tips on how to remain healthy and active.

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A Beginners Guide To Gym Equipment And Workout Accessories

Have you remembered the first time you hit the gym? Did you have that feeling that you can’t figure out what’s all those equipment for? This was basically my experience when I decided to enroll in a gym a couple of years ago.  Trainers won’t expect you to know all the gym stuff but I guess it would be great if you have some basic information with you so that you won’t be so dependent on what they would ask you to do.


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“Starting an exercise program can be a daunting experience. A visit to your local gym can seem very intimidating. You look around and are dazed by the array of machines and exercise equipment. What is it? How dose all this stuff work?”

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All About Exercise Machines

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Are you planning to lose weight or practice a healthier lifestyle? Perhaps you are already considering buying fitness equipment at home or maybe you want to hit the gym but have no idea what equipment specifically suits your need?  Read this guide on what and how gym equipment does on your body.

“When it comes to exercise and weight management, a good assumption is that if someone needs to exercise for weight management, they’re probably pretty easily turned off by exercise,” says Stamford, professor and chairman of the department of exercise science at Hanover College in Hanover, Ind.

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Top 25 Fitness Tips and Strategies from the Experts

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Are you tired of putting in the effort at the gym and not seeing results? Many people show the drive, determination, and consistent effort, but don’t reach their goals. If this sounds familiar, the next logical step is usually to find an educated personal trainer with proven experience. But, if you’re not ready to take that step, or if you’d prefer to go it alone, rest assured, we spoke to some of the nation’s finest personal trainers who gave us 25 insightful tips and strategies specifically designed to help you build strength, gain muscle mass, lose fat, enhance your endurance and maintain healthy eating habits. – See more at:

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