Counting calories is one of the ways we measure our fuel intake vs. our energy expenditure. Why does it matter for divers?
Gretchen M. Ashton
Scuba diving offers disabled individuals an opportunity to leave their wheelchairs behind and experience freedom of movement underwater.
Although burpees aren’t anyone’s favorite exercise (no kidding), incorporating them into a dive-fitness routine can offer a quick total-body workout.
The dog days of summer are upon us. Exercising with your canine companion is not only a good way to spend time together, it can also improve your dive fitness.
Eating healthy can be challenging at summer barbecues when side dishes can include potato salad, pasta salad and chips. Add grilled fruit and veggies to your dive diet to cut calories.
Getting the most out of each breath is key when it comes to enjoying long bottom times. Strengthening your abdominal muscles can help you do just that.
For those times when we just can’t submerge, divers need a little something to remind them of the sea. Check out this recipe for a refreshing spritzer to get you through the dry days.
Often used to help divers dial in their buoyancy in the pool, hula hoops can improve a diver’s fitness when used on land as well.
When considering the subject of fitness and diving, it’s important debunk inaccurate information and avoid myths.
Circuit training is a great way to gradually improve your fitness level in preparation for dive season.
Performed on an exercise ball, the pike abdominal and push up target the chest and abdominals, and have many benefits for divers.
Good flexibility is important for everyone, not just divers. But for us, it translates into freedom of movement and increased comfort underwater.
So, you don’t want to eat your vegetables? If we told you that the nutritional benefits of green foods extend your diving pursuits, you just might learn to appreciate the color green in a whole new way.
Getting outdoors and exploring nature topside is one of the best ways divers can condition and strengthen their bodies for diving.
Most scuba divers have experienced dry mouth; for some it’s common and for everyone it’s unpleasant. What’s the best way to avoid this unwelcome side effect of scuba diving?
The stresses of the underwater environment and use of scuba equipment can reduce a diver’s breathing capacity by as much as 40 percent of that on the surface. What’s the best way for divers to stay heart healthy and maintain even breath?
There is still a lot of discussion among researchers about the variables and specifics of how cocoa works positively on cardiovascular health, physical performance, and reducing risks of DCS, but it does.
What’s the best way to eat healthy? Break up your day into three-hour segments and plan your food according to what activities you’ll be involved in during that window.