Author: Human Kinetics

Can Wearable Technology Enhance Our Fitness and Well-Being?

Can Wearable Technology Enhance Our Fitness and Well-Being?

One of the traditional ways to improve your fitness and well-being is to hire a personal fitness trainer or a lifestyle coach. Alternatively, if you prefer to monitor your daily movement habits on your own, you could purchase an activity tracker. But does it work?

Mind-Body Approaches for Managing Stress

Mind-Body Approaches for Managing Stress

In this excerpt from our recently released book Stress Management, we will discuss mind-body approaches that can help you achieve optimal wellness, which is highly linked with lowered stress.

How to Build a Strong Coach-Athlete Relationship

How to Build a Strong Coach-Athlete Relationship

Communication is fundamental for coaching. Successful coaches are master communicators, and unsuccessful coaches often fail, not for lack of knowledge, but for poor communication skills.

What is Metabolic Training and How Does it Benefit You?

What is Metabolic Training and How Does it Benefit You?

Popularity of high-intensity interval training has increased in recent years. Personal trainers, online workout sessions, and group exercise classes offer this style of training, sometimes referred to as metabolic training. But what is Metabolic Training? Metabolic training is a training method that combines higher intensity strength and metabolic intervals with cardiovascular training to produce maximum gains in muscle development, strength, and cardiovascular fitness.

Benefitting Everybody and the Mind: Yin Yoga 50+

Benefitting Everybody and the Mind: Yin Yoga 50+

Why write a book about yin yoga for people over the age of 50? The answer is simple. Yin yoga helps us become more flexible, less tense, and enjoy a good night’s sleep. Who doesn’t want to feel those benefits as we get older? 

Nutrition Tips for Endurance Athletes

Nutrition Tips for Endurance Athletes

Many sports and events like running, cycling, swimming, soccer and many more are thought of as endurance activities because of their long duration. Although some of these events last less than an hour, others continue for hours, or days. Each endurance event has its own unique duration and challenges. For this reason, they have their own set of nutrition requirements for energy-yielding nutrients and fluids.

The Effects of Music on Your Training Session

The Effects of Music on Your Training Session

Music preference whilst training is a very personal choice and can often cause debates in the gym when the tracks playing are not to everybody’s liking. The obvious choice for most people is to wear headphones and listen to their own carefully compiled playlist. 

Overload System and Consistent Strength Gains

Overload System and Consistent Strength Gains

An extremely common training system that’s being discussed around the fitness community is the Overload principle, or Progressive Overload.

A very simple explanation would be that it involves continuously increasing the amount of stress placed on the body while allowing the body to adapt to the training. It’s an excellent method for building strength and muscle mass. Your muscles are forced to adapt to the increasing stress caused by lifting heavier weights in various methods and techniques.