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:
Let's face it: Life can be hectic sometimes. With going to work, picking up the kids, and running errands, you don’t always have time for a full workout. So how can you get an intense cardio circuit workout when you’re short on time? By combining body parts in a total body circuit, or through pairing opposite muscle groups together in a superset (when one set of an exercise is performed directly after a set of a different exercise without rest between them), you can conquer your workout in as little as 15 to 20 minutes. You might also add active rest (which involves lighter exercises that stimulate the recovery process) in between strength training to ramp up the calorie burn. Here is an example of intense cardio circuit workouts combining these ideas:
Beyond its athletic benefits, boxing can create positive results in your everyday life. From a better posture to a clearer, more thoughtful mind, the reaches of boxing’s positive effects stretch well beyond the punching bag. Here are four new attributes you can expect from wrapping up a pair of 14-ounce gloves: