If you’re pressed for time, carving out 60 to 90 minutes a day for a workout just might not jibe with your schedule. So then what? Skip it, grab a bag of chips, a carton of ice cream, and the remote? Not so fast. You might not have the time to fit long workouts into your schedule, but you can still crush a 20- to 30-minute workout and get results if you do it right.
Want to know how to shred it quickly? Hustle your way through a high-intensity interval training (HIIT) cardio workout. If you’ve been a believer that you can only get results by pushing through longer workouts, take this as a challenge. A HIIT cardio workout CAN help you burn fat, become stronger, build endurance, and improve your physique and your health.
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Mixed martial arts (MMA) is the best way to train, period. In order to prepare for what fighters go through inside the Octagon, mixed martial artists have to build on every facet: strength, cardio, endurance. Elements from various forms of martial arts (Brazilian jiu-jitsu, boxing, kickboxing, Muay Thai, judo, and more)—these practices combined have created a unique and effective training experience for all ages and all levels of expertise.
Ladies, do you shy away from the heavy lifting when you’re in the gym because you’re afraid of getting too bulky-looking? Fear not! Lifting weights will not make you look masculine; in fact, it is one of the most important components to include in your workout to get a lean, toned shape. If your triceps are starting to feel a bit soft, or you are looking to get great defined shoulders or increased strength in your biceps, these are the five best arm workouts you must have in your training arsenal.
Vietnamese chicken salad bowls with pickled vegetables and nuoc cham
Sun Basket helps you cool off with this refreshing, paleo-friendly Vietnamese salad, heaped with chicken, crisp pickled cucumber, radishes, and carrots, and umami-rich nuoc cham dressing.
Even with a gym full of the latest equipment and fitness classes galore, there can be significant value in adding personal training sessions to your workout mix, especially if you sign up with experienced and insightful trainers.
Italian sausages with warm cauliflower-kale salad and artichoke romesco
Sun Basket gives classic Spanish romesco an Italian twist with artichokes, and served it with Italian sausage to make a hearty paleo and gluten-free meal.
Getting your kids involved in fitness can bring significant benefits that go way beyond working up a sweat. Children and teens who get regular physical activity build skills, develop greater teamwork ability, and often have greater respect for themselves and those around them.
One smart way to get them on track is through youth fitness classes, which can offer a range of options from martial arts to yoga. To make sure that your child is poised to get the most out of these classes, consider these prep steps:
We’ve done our homework and the answer is clear:
Good food = good students.
We also know that keeping kids active is not only good for their body, but also their mind.
Getting kids to eat a healthy meal at home is hard enough. Making sure they get a proper lunch at school, with the siren call of recess and the pandemonium of the cafeteria all around them, can seem almost impossible. Sun Basket’s Registered Dietitian Kaley Todd shares some of her findings and offers real-life lunchtime solutions.
Whether you’re just starting on your journey toward new fitness goals or you’re looking to speed up your progress, it may be worth considering some group activity to get the results you want.
Group exercise can take several forms, from doing a group training session to joining group fitness classes. Here are some reasons why ditching the solo workouts—or at least mixing them up with some group time—may get you fit faster: