Returning to the Gym After an Injury

If you have been injured lately and you feel like you are ready to return to the gym, you may be concerned about aggravating the injury, and rightly so. You should follow your doctor’s instructions, and you should return to active training only if they have given you the green light.

Returning to the Gym after an Injury

Even when your doctor says it is safe to return to training, you should still be cautious and careful not to re-injure yourself. More likely than not, your gym has different classes for different purposes. You can use less demanding forms of exercise until you are ready to resume full training. Read the rest of this entry »

Debunking 4 Persistent Cardio Myths

When it comes to cardio, there’s one thing no one can deny: cardio is the ideal stress relief after a hard day of work and stress. Whether you prefer riding the stationary bike or running on the treadmill, cardio can make all your worries go away, at least for some time.

Cardio workout

Cardio is also great for your heart, which is how it got its name in the first place. But the reason people most frequently turn to cardio is to burn those pesky calories and excess weight. And while most of the benefits of cardio exercise cannot be denied, there are a lot of myths and false truths that if you believe too blindly might lead to disappointment in the end.

The thing is, there are a variety of different classes and exercises you can enroll in at your local gym, and the best one is usually the one that makes you feel most comfortable. That said, even if you enjoy doing cardio the most, you need to know the truth about these 5 persistent myths if nothing just to adjust your expectations accordingly. Read the rest of this entry »

How to Choose Sunscreen for Maximum Protection

Bikini Sunbathing

Summer is nearly here and it has come to my attention that you are probably not using sunscreen, even when you plan to be outside in the sun for more than 4 hours. Not smart.

Here are some frightening sunscreen facts:

  • 31% of you are not using sunscreen, even if you are going to be outside for more than 4 hours
  • 27% of men wear sunscreen
  • 27% of parents with kids under 12 say they never or only sometimes put sunscreen on their kids
  • 14% of parents never put cream on their kids even if they will be outside for more than 4 hours.

I find most of those numbers unfortunate and disturbing, especially when kids are involved.

Exposure to the sun can cause age spots, sunburns, wrinkles, and contributes to skin cancer.

You and your kids should be wearing sunscreen on the face and all other exposed areas of the skin, each and every day of the summer.

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The Importance of Balancing Workouts with Periods of Rest

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It’s been a long cold winter and you’ve noticed you’ve gained a few inches, all in the wrong places. When the days are warm and sunny you’re out there running daily, hitting the gym and going to extremes trying to compensate for those lazy days where you didn’t feel like braving the cold.

Even a trip to the gym in below freezing temperatures keeps you indoors and unfortunately, overdoing it to compensate could be (and probably is) doing more harm than good. Here is some of what you need to know about the importance of periods of rest between workouts – strenuous exercise of any kind.
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How to Maintain Your Motivation for Workouts

People decide to hit the gym for various reasons. The majority do it to keep fit and healthy, others try to lose weight, and others for personal reasons which include health reasons. After you set your goals, such as aiming to shed a specific number of pounds of weight or achieving certain levels of body strength, you may feel highly motivated, but the motivation may be short-lived. To achieve your goals, you must be consistent doing workouts and check your diet. 

Motivation

Getting yourself to the gym or your working-out place is the most difficult part of exercising. So, what is the secret to get yourself motivated to go for the workout?

The following are some steps to keep your motivation alive: Read the rest of this entry »

My Experience with Perfect Keto

Disclaimer: Perfect Keto products have been used by me on my own free will. This review is not influenced and the opinions that have been expressed are my own. I have no affiliation with the brand.
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Within the keto community, supplements having exogenous ketones are increasing in popularity, with each passing day. Though the results are promising, there’s a lot more information that needs to be known about these supplements. Herein, I try to clear some doubts of the users, for Perfect Keto. I simply list the pros and cons – you decide the rest. Read the rest of this entry »

The 4 Best Sports for People Suffering from Knee Pain

If you once were very active and now have to deal with constant knee pain, it can be difficult to re-adjust your lifestyle to this new reality. However, having bad knees shouldn’t completely stop you from engaging in physical activity. There are tons of great sports out there that can not only be practiced by people with knee problems but could actually improve their condition. Here are a few of them.

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What are the Real Benefits of Nugenix?

Nugenix is a supplement that boosts testosterone production, increases muscle mass, and improves sexual stamina in males including libido and sexual desire, performance, and confidence. It has also been reported to improve energy levels thereby enhancing the quality and length of exercise, improve endurance and increase the ability to exercise for longer periods of time.

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Lesser Known Benefits of Weight Lifting

Crossfit girlWeightlifting requires an exceptional amount of motivation, endurance, and discipline. Pushing through the pain and sweat requires a lot of mental strength in addition to physical strength. As such, the things you learn by lifting weights can be translated into other important areas of your life. Think about creating and sticking to a budget or even writing your first novel (the best stories come from personal experiences after all). Having the discipline, endurance, and strength it takes to train your body and mind are invaluable skills you can implement into your daily life.

Here are a few lesser-known ways weightlifting can benefit your life:
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Sleep Deprivation: Its Effects on Your Health

Sleep Deprivation

Not getting enough sleep at night does more than make you feel groggy, cranky and unfocused in the morning. If you constantly toss and turn at night and wake up feeling fatigued, you may have a hindered ability to retain information and concentrate on your daily tasks. Lack of quality sleep is mentally draining, so it’s not uncommon for sleep-deprived people to have memory issues and mood changes as well.

Aside from the negative impact to your emotional state and mental abilities, there are a number of detrimental effects of sleep deprivation to your physical health. Adults who don’t get 7 to 9 hours of quality sleep at night on a regular basis are also more prone to a range of medical conditions, from high blood pressure to weight gain. Read on to know more about these effects so you can take steps to improve your sleep. Read the rest of this entry »