Stress

Why does exercise help fight stress?

Let's say you had a stressful day and are looking forward to a comfortable evening on the couch so you can decompress.

That's all well and good, but as we will explain below, exercise is a more effective way to combat stress. So you should probably get in a workout before you veg out in front of the TV.

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Nein

A little guide to help you say “no”

When you want to set priorities, you’re going to have to say “no” sometimes. And it’s not an easy task if you like to keep things harmonious, are someone who has a habit of agreeing with everything, or enjoy helping people.

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Problemzonen

Exercises that target your trouble zones – do they really work?

Beer belly, saddlebags, lunch-lady arms – every person has so-called problem areas where fat seems to accumulate more quickly. The fitness industry advertises products and exercises that claim to specifically target and get rid of these fat deposits. But these promises unfortunately have little to do with the reality. It may be advisable to tailor your exercise program to focus on the desired areas, but the problematic flab will not be specifically reduced. You cannot choose which fat to target with your workout – it’s mostly genetic predisposition that determines where fat will be stored or burned first. But it’s still possible to strengthen and sculpt specific areas of your body. Keep reading to find out how – and what the different problem areas actually mean.

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Entscheidungen

How small choices can have a positive effect on your lifestyle

Making healthy life choices is always easy in theory, because the obviously good consequences speak for themselves. Despite this, the reality often looks very different. In the evenings the couch is much more inviting than going for a walk, and the pudding in the fridge is eaten more quickly than you can make yourself a tasty and healthy salad.

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Stärke beginnt im Kopf

Strength starts in the mind

Nowadays, athletes not only undergo physical training; they also do mental strength training. Mental exercise like this can help them concentrate on the here and now so that at key moments, they can reach peak performance. The objective here is to achieve a heightened state of physical awareness and to define goals more effectively.

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Bewegung ist gut fürs Gehirn

This is how you influence your brain by movement

You think working out is only good for your physical health? That’s not entirely true, since movement can also positively influence your way of thinking. A study conducted by the Max-Planck-Institute confirmed that there is a connection between your muscles and your brain. Working out doesn’t just help you improve your physical fitness level but can additionally help you study and prevent diseases such as depression or dementia.

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How to put your good intentions into longterm fitness routines

Does that sound familiar: after work you constantly feel tired and don´t want to workout. Here are some tipps on how to motivate yourself.

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