Sleep is the time we take to recharge; think about your phone; can it work for you if its battery is drained? If we don’t get enough uninterrupted, quality sleep, most of us end up tired, groggy, and even dysfunctional throughout the day. That’s why it’s important for our slumber space to be equipped with everything conducive to a good night’s sleep.
Today we list the top five home accessories that you can try to achieve the perfect shut-eye and wake up refreshed, ready to take on the day. Read the rest of this entry »
Finding the right pair of running shoes is more than going to the nearest shoe store and picking up the first pair you find. It requires you to study its features that will help you to run smoothly. You can’t just wear a pair of your old sneakers; running shoes, as opposed to regular sneakers, need to provide you comfort and avoid any foot or back pain.
Consider these features below before you buy the perfect pair of running shoes. Read the rest of this entry »
Looking good and feeling good is a very important part of your mental health. If you don’t feel good, you probably won’t look good and vice versa. There are plenty of tips and tricks to ensure you look and feel good. Here are a few of the most inexpensive tips. Read the rest of this entry »
Since the late 1990’s Dr. John Berardi has published 8 scientific abstracts; 15 scientific papers and textbook chapters; presented at nearly 50 scientific, exercise, and nutrition-related conferences; and published countless articles online.
His first articles at Testosterone Magazine so many years ago provided me with the basis for everything I know about nutrition today. Now I will turn some of that knowledge over to you in the form of Nutrition Tips written by Dr. Berardi himself.
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As a busy entrepreneur, your focus is going to be primarily on your business. With so many things to get done, meetings to run, employees to check on, and business lunches to eat, your health and well-being are often last on the list of priorities. This often leads to weight gain and health issues that go with the excess of kilograms. Being the most important person in your field of work is only worth something if you’re also the most important person in your own life.
That being said, it’s imperative to change your exercise routine as soon as possible. No more can your evenings be spent in front of the TV, and no more can there be room for excuses. As an entrepreneur, you know very well that there’s no such thing as no time. It’s only a matter of organization, will power, and determination. You’re a go-getter by nature, so use this trait to your advantage.
Just because you need to exercise doesn’t mean you need to be miserable about it. This is a chance to think outside the box and fix your health all in one. Read the rest of this entry »
For something that we say that we hate, we sure do a lot of dieting. More than half of all Americans say that they’re actively trying to lose weight, and millions of us are trying to do so by cutting calories or going on special diets. The idea, of course, is that our willpower and special diets will force our bodies to shed the pounds — at which point we will get off the diet and onto something more sustainable that, we hope, will help us keep the weight off.
The problem is: None of this stuff works!
Diets overwhelmingly fail. That’s partly because people don’t stick to them, and partly because dieting itself is a flawed idea. Weight loss is much more complicated than fad diets make it seem. Furthermore, health is more than how much you weigh. Even if you do crash-diet your way to your goal weight, study after study has shown that you’re very likely to regain all of that weight soon after you reach the goal. Read the rest of this entry »
We all know that exercise makes us healthier, stronger, less stressed, more energetic and also helps us live longer. Yet we neglect to work out as often as we should. There is the difficulty of getting on with it, of complying with the exercise on a daily basis since we all have a busy life. As such, getting a membership to the gym isn’t an ideal choice for all of us.
For others of us, we may be suffering from a temporary injury. If you suffer an injury and are scared to perform any physical exercise or go to the gym, visit a physiotherapist. A qualified physiotherapist can design a workout plan for you minimizing the risk of injuries. Healthcare centers like Pillars of Wellness provide client-centered physiotherapy to restore flexibility and movement and maximize strength.
Some people see the gym as a second home. Whether for music, atmosphere or equipment, fitness enthusiasts like to meet to train hard. But what if you are not comfortable in a gym or just do not want to put money every month to train? Don’t worry, we have good news for you.
A gym is not the only way to keep yourself fit! Read the rest of this entry »
People often associate arthritis with older folks, but in reality, people of all ages can get arthritis. Even athletes!
In fact, as an athlete, you may participate in high-impact sports that aren’t the greatest for your joints. But this doesn’t mean you have to give up the gym!
Read on to learn more about exercising safely with arthritis.
Always warm up and cool down.
Warming up and cooling down are important steps to anybody’s exercise regimen, but it may be especially important to people with arthritis. Warming up and cooling down can help prevent injuries that may prevent you from exercising at all.
Also, don’t forget to stretch, especially your hamstrings! A tight, un-stretched hamstring can be harmful to your pelvis and knees. Read the rest of this entry »
Regular exercise or training, whether for recreation or professional gain, may cause unexpected injuries. This is brought about by activities such as jumping, running, lifting weights, tackling and many more. These activities subject our bodies to wear and tear forces which makes us susceptible to muscle, bone, spine, and joint injuries.
A Chiropractor works to restore the normal functioning of your muscles, joints, and nervous system. They can also help to increase muscle strength, control, and coordination which will help you prevent further injuries during training. Read the rest of this entry »
There are about 8,675,309 workout routines that you can try. One of the most effective types of routines I have found in the first 14 years of my training career is total body training. A full body workout will stimulate all of your muscle chains sufficiently to elicit a powerful physiological response.
The Principles of Total Body Training
- Train every muscle group 3 times per week.
- Select one exercise per muscle group, per day.
- Hit each muscle group from a different angle or intensity in each workout.
- Never go to absolute failure on any exercise; leave one rep in the bank, except sometimes on the last set.
- Keep workouts under one hour, not counting warm-ups and stretching.
- Change everything up after two months.
Why Might This Be the Most Effective Form of Training?
- High frequency (how often you train any given muscle) means more chances to recover and grow stronger/bigger.
- Low daily stimulus (# of exercises and sets per day for any given muscle) lowers your chances of overtraining.
- Avoiding training to failure also lowers the chances of overtraining.
- Hitting muscles from all angles each week strengthens stabilizers and is proactive injury prevention.
- Avoid muscle adaptation by changing up the whole routine after 2 months.
So What is the Full Body Workout Already? Read the rest of this entry »