8 Tips on Staying Active at Work

1. Take Timed Breaks

We’re all guilty of it. You’re focused on the task at hand, completely engrossed in your latest project and you don’t realize how much time goes by. That is until you can’t turn your neck, your back is stiff, and you feel your shoulders slouching. Don’t let too much time pass without some form of movement. Set a timer on your phone, computer, or smartwatch that gets you up and moving every 15-30 minutes. Even if you have to walk laps around your cubicle or take a stroll to the bathroom, any movement is better than none. Fitness trackers are great for this too. Most are equipped with alerts that tell you when you’ve been sedentary for too long. Pay attention to these queues. It’s your body’s way of telling you that you need to get moving.

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6 Ways to Adopt a Healthy Mindset for Diet and Exercise Success






Change is never easy. Even when it’s a positive change, making adjustments in your life can be difficult. Adopting a healthy lifestyle does require change for a lot of people. It means incorporating more exercise into your daily routine and following a well-balanced diet that doesn’t cause you to feel deprived or restricted. Having the right mindset is the first step toward discovering a healthier version of you. And here’s how it’s done!  

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7 Workout Outfits from Ryderwear That Will Make You Love the Gym






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Today we would like to offer this exclusive offer for the Swole ladies amongst us. We’ve partnered with Ryderwear for the holiday season to offer a coupon code for you or your significant other, to update your fitness wardrobe. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to get a fresh set of workout tops and yoga pants for your New Year fitness plans.

The New Year is just around the corner. Whether you are a stay-at-home mom, a working lady, about to get married or just a sister who loves to look after her body, you must be having some resolutions for next year. If one of them is keeping fit, it’s time you start shopping for your workout gear. Read the rest of this entry »

How Not To Quit Working Out






procrastination badgerProcrastination – you all do it.

It’s sometimes easier to put off until tomorrow what you should really be doing today. When it comes to the gym, suddenly you become an expert in all things delay. Worst still many of you will simply quit – sometimes without ever properly starting! Even if you have the benefit of a no-contract gym membership and won’t suffer financially by quitting too soon, you will be losing out. Your health could suffer, your fitness will drop off and your lifestyle will be less enjoyable as a result.

The temptation to quit will always be there. To deal with this problem, and to ensure that you have the best possible chance to both start the gym and thereafter keep attending, this article gives you the help and advice you’ll need to build the determination to succeed. So before you’re tempted, read on to see just how to stick at it!

 

It’s A Start

You have to remember that everybody has started at some point and that they have all had their first day at the gym. This should reduce the overall fear or intimidation of walking through those doors on day one. Don’t worry if you’re not particularly sporty, to begin with, the fact that you have made a decision to attend and are in fact going through with it is a start and that’s great. You will, however, need to maintain your commitment levels and stay positive. Read the rest of this entry »

Five Sustainable Diet Changes You Can Make Today






You might not be aware of this – but when it comes to your diet – even the smallest things can really add up to make a world of difference. Most people, when they hear the word “diet” assume that it requires radical changes to their lifestyles and misery-inducing food restrictions. However, the reality is quite different, because it’s far more effective to make small changes, instead of aiming for a major lifestyle overhaul.

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Stop Eating Before You Feel ‘Full’

The most basic thing you can do is to try and follow “Hara Hachi Bu” – and don’t worry – while the phrase might seem complicated at first, it is actually an old Japanese saying, which roughly translates to “stomach 80% full.”

The term refers to an ancient way of eating, practiced mainly by the residents of Okinawa for centuries at this point.

Even though it might be difficult to quantify what 80% actually is, the simpler way of putting this in practice would be this – stop eating when you’re no longer feeling hungry. It’s quite simple when you take a second to think about it. Read the rest of this entry »

Health Considerations for Bodybuilders






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The sport of bodybuilding increases your strength and changes your physique. The demands of sculpting your body are tremendous. It takes time and a lot of hard work to reach goals in bodybuilding, but it’s very rewarding when you do.

Bodybuilders push themselves and their bodies hard. The stress they exert on their muscles and bones requires specific health maintenance routines particular to a bodybuilder. What works for most of us, won’t work for someone who pushes the limits of working out to greater and greater heights.

Gains come in small increments, but if you take care of your body while building it, you have a better chance of faster returns. Here are some ways aspiring bodybuilders can ensure their bodies stay healthy and robust as they develop more muscle and drop body fat percentage.

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Proper HGH Dosage And What to Expect






StalloneDue to the number of questions we frequently receive about human growth hormone, we’re taking this opportunity to pass along some knowledge. Keeping in mind that you should always check with your doctor before starting a new supplement and especially before using HGH, we can at least share what we’ve learned in passing throughout our years of studying personal training and sports nutrition. Do not blindly start using HGH without first consulting your doctor.

 

Often called a “miracle drug,” human growth hormone is known for its numerous health benefits, including weight loss, muscle gain, anti-aging, and more. Those who have used it say that it can help you look and feel younger, improve your sexual performance, and help you build muscle as nothing else can.

 

Is human growth hormone right for you? And how does one safely take this impressive hormone to experience its benefits? Let’s look into what human growth hormone is and what the safe HGH dosage for your bodybuilding goals are. Read the rest of this entry »

Enjoy Weight Loss Success and Improve Your Overall Health






Many people think that being overweight is something that has a major effect on your appearance, which is true. However, there are more important issues that you need to consider if you are carrying a lot of excess body fat, the key ones of which is your overall health. Being overweight can impact on both your physical and mental health, which is why you need to take action to get to a healthy weight.

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There are all sorts of products and resources you can turn to in order to get help with your weight loss these days. Using a high-quality appetite suppressant to help control your eating, a healthy diet, plenty of exercise, and an improvement in lifestyle. While it may sound difficult to put all of this into place but once you get into a routine and engage in some forward planning it is often not as difficult as you imagine. You can then look forward to more successful weight loss and a reduction in the risk of a variety of health conditions.

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The Important of Active Recovery for Runners






  • Stretching your hamstrings and quads.
  • Maintaining proper posture.
  • Hydrating.
  • Being aware of your surroundings.

All of these things are important elements and rituals for runners to perform. They all support a healthy, safe, and productive workout where you can push your pace and strengthen your craft. But the rituals you perform after your runs and on your rest days are equally as important as what you do on the road. Active recovery is an essential part of any runners training program. Not only does active recovery give your body and muscles the time it needs to heal and strengthen, but it helps prevent injury.

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Depending on your pace, distance, and terrain, running is considered a moderate to high-impact exercise. That’s because running places strain on your feet, ankles, knees, hips, and back. When done correctly, running is a full-body workout that incorporates core strength and upper body stability. Working your body and all its muscles at the same intensity every day isn’t always best. But that doesn’t mean that you can’t exercise at all on your “rest” days”. In fact, you should perform some type of active movement 7 days a week. But knowing which type of exercise to do on your day “off” will help improve your performance the next time you lace up your running shoes.

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A Basic Guide To Lectin






Every food that is consumed is made of very specific compounds. Most food contains proteins, fats, sugar, and carbohydrates among other things. Some of these things are good for the body while others are not. It is also worth noting that some things are good for the body if consumed in small quantities while other things should be consumed in larger amounts.

Over the years, there are have many new diets that claim to be the ultimate diet and each one center around taking certain things out of your diet and instead concentrating on very specific ingredients. Some of the most popular of these diets are low carb (carbohydrate), low sugar, low calorie, high protein, and high fiber. There are many more variations, but these are some of the most popular. Each of these takes something specific out of a person’s everyday diet (e.g. carbs, fat, sugar), but it also requires higher concentrations of something such as protein or fat.

There have also been certain things contained in foods that have been deemed to be overall bad for a person’s health. These ideas are numerous and constantly changing. Some are legitimate concerns while others are quite far-fetched. Recently, it has been discovered that a high intake of something called lectin may be bad for health. Unfortunately, lectin is present is a great many foods. Here you will find a basic guide to what lectin is, the types of food it is found in, how to determine how much is safe to consume, and much more. Read the rest of this entry »