5 More Physical Jobs Requiring Peak Physical Condition

Posted September 30, 2022 in Business, Education No Comments »
These lumberjills work seriously physical jobs.

Non-Fitness Jobs that Require Lots of Fitness

You might have browsed a recent post of mine about the top 5 fitness careers or maybe you just want to work in the fitness industry. Here is a list of physical jobs, mostly not in the fitness industry, but still require a high level of fitness.

Many people strive to find jobs that are the least physically demanding. Whether you’re sitting behind a desk all day or filling coffee orders at break-neck speeds, you have enough stress to deal with. You don’t want to heap physical exertion on top of it.

However, there are those people who would rather toil all day than wear a suit and be confined to a cubicle, and for these people, the thought of being paid for physical activity is preferable. That said, there are plenty of physical jobs that demand a high level of fitness, and they will likely appeal to different segments of the working class.

Here are a few careers that require workers to be in peak physical condition.

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What is Fructose – Can it Make or Break Your Dream Body?

Posted September 29, 2022 in Diet, Nutrition Tip 2 Comments »
man eats apple, wonders what is fructose?

There’s lots of sugar out there. Some are just plain unhealthy to consume, others, like fructose, should have a place in your diet, even if sparingly. So what is fructose?

Fructose is one of the three foundation sugars that are found in our foods. Fructose combines with glucose and galactose to form the sugars that we see on the ingredient lists. When fructose is combined with glucose you get traditional sugar which means that sugar is 50% fructose.

Fructose, aka fruit sugar, is what makes fruit taste sweet and helps to intensify the flavor of the fruit. However, the fructose in fruit varies depending on the fruit. The fruit with the most fructose is the common apple, though some people mistakening believe it to be the banana.

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John Reed Fitness Review

Posted September 27, 2022 in Exercise Equipment, Product Reviews No Comments »
man doing a John Reed Fitness workout

Taking the global gymscape by storm, John Reed has singlehandedly upped his clientele to a new level. As we’ll learn in this John Reed fitness review, this gym chain is hot, hoppin’, and full of vigor. You’ll get a little bit of everything you could hope for, in a nightlife-vibed fitness community. As they say at John Reed, “Finally, a GYM that doesn’t suck.”

Boutique studios have become a hot commodity in affluent cities worldwide, with people opting to invest in their well-being instead of anything else. John Reed Fitness has many established spots in London, Germany, Turkey, the Netherlands, and the US. This is his 40th international Space for classes, bringing a new meaning to fitness culture. 

girl on the glute drive machine

Utilizing innovative soundtracks to keep up motivation levels -John Reed offers radio content featuring energetic beats from every genre-electronic, hip-hop, urban, and pop. Twice weekly, they host live DJ sets from local artists and visitors, giving listeners a chance to see what they’re made of! 

The wonderful 2000-square-foot studio features a huge functional group training space, boxing arena, PT zone, free weights and equipment, hot yoga studio, sauna, and more. State-of-the-art equipment is found in every corner of the gym floor, ensuring you have some of the best workouts. 

Lots of specialist kits you won’t find at most gyms are here, such as this amazing Glute Drive Machine we loved, and many other things that we had never seen before too! 

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7 Tips About How to Fall Asleep Fast

Posted September 26, 2022 in Health, Sleep No Comments »
Man with soccer ball tries to fall asleep fast

A good night’s sleep will keep you healthy and allow your body to work efficiently. It can also give you peace of mind, regulate hormones, and even help memory formation. One important aspect of a good night’s sleep will be your ability to fall asleep fast in spite of whatever stressors are happening in your life.

If you don’t get enough sleep at night, there is a higher chance that you’ll catch colds or even worse diseases which will make living difficult.

Despite the importance of sleep, there are several reasons why people struggle to fall asleep fast

Sometimes these reasons are minor – such as consuming caffeine too close to bedtime or trying to sleep in a noisy environment. 

Other times it may be something much more serious like depression or even one of many different types of sleep disorders. 

Learning different ways to get a good night’s sleep can greatly reduce the unrest often experienced when trying to fall asleep. 

We explore how long it takes for most people to fall asleep and what activities like meditation or reading before bed can help us fall asleep faster. Let’s explore seven easy ways below. 

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Does Exercise Lower Cholesterol?

Posted September 22, 2022 in Exercise, Health, Medical No Comments »
does exercise lower cholesterol for these athletes?

Cholesterol and its role in our body is not something most people think about regularly, but it should be. High cholesterol can lead to cardiovascular disease, the leading cause of death in the United States today. Project Swole readers like to exercise, so let’s ask the question, ‘does exercise lower cholesterol?

If you want to know how to lower your cholesterol with exercise, here are some great workouts that can help you start dropping those dangerous fats today! Let us know what you think about these suggestions in the comments.

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Why Should I Start Going to the Gym?

Posted September 21, 2022 in Health, Motivation No Comments »
bodybuilder is glad he chose to start going to the gym

There are several reasons why you should start going to the gym. These include health benefits, community, and cost. In addition, going to the gym regularly can prevent osteoporosis. Furthermore, it can lower your risk of heart disease, high blood pressure, and type II diabetes. Finally, lifting weights is also an excellent way to lose weight.

Let’s take a deeper dive into each of the benefits of starting a new exercise routine.

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How Long Should I Wait to Exercise After Eating?

Posted September 20, 2022 in Performance, Question of the Week No Comments »
athletes waiting to exercise after eating

There are numerous considerations when planning an exercise routine; what type of exercises will you partake in? What clothes should you wear during said activities? How hard you want to push yourself and for how long, among other factors. One concern many people may overlook is the importance of how long to wait to exercise after eating or snacking. 

Eating too much beforehand can make physical efforts seem unbearable, leading to pain and potential health hazards such as cramps or constipation.

So, how long should you wait after eating before exercising? Will exercising make it harder for your body to digest food? What are the benefits of waiting before taking a workout break? 

This guide will discuss how much time you need to wait between meals and working out.

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4 Subconscious Behaviors That Might Be A Cry For Help

Posted September 19, 2022 in Mental Health No Comments »
a cry for help

Subconscious behaviors refer to automatic actions or reactions one becomes aware of only if one thinks about them. For instance, your ability to speak a different language, once you master a language, you stop thinking about which words to use or how to frame sentences. Yet, you become aware of what happened when you think about it. Our subconscious can cause us to exhibit behaviors that can be considered a cry for help, so we should train our conscious minds to notice these subconscious outbursts.

The concept of subconscious behaviors or mind was introduced to the world by Sigmund Freud, a psychoanalyst. He stated that human behaviors and personalities resulted from constant interactions of psychological forces that operated at three levels—preconscious, conscious, and subconscious.

Let’s take a look at how these psychological forces affect your overall body and well-being.

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Is it Better to Exercise Before or After a Bath?

Posted September 15, 2022 in Appearance, Recovery No Comments »
woman doesn't know if she should exercise before or after a bath or shower

Which is the best practice, to exercise before, or after, a bath or shower? Should I do both, others may need to shower or bathe before or after, but ideally, showering/bathing before and after a workout is the best choice.  

Nevertheless, if you can only fit in one of the two, I recommend showering/bathing afterward because that keeps you smelling and feeling fresh for the rest of the day.  

There are several considerations when deciding whether to take a bath or shower before or after your workout.  Today, we will discuss the advantages and disadvantages of each so you can figure out what works best for you. Let’s start with the exercise before a bath! Read along!

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Should I Exercise When I Am Sick? 

Posted September 13, 2022 in Health, Medical No Comments »
this athlete should have asked, 'should I exercise when I am sick?'

Exercise has many benefits and works wonders for your body.  Regular exercise can lead to major health improvements, reduce the risk of chronic diseases such as heart disease or cancer, and even prevent diabetes from happening in the first place.  In trying to stick to your routine at all costs, you might ask yourself, ‘should I exercise when I am sick?‘ The answer to that question is complicated so we have to consider several factors including the type of illness you’re experiencing.

There are two sides to this question, and both have merits depending on your situation. While some would say there’s no reason not to exercise if you’re ill, arguments against it can be valid depending on your circumstance.  

The following article will look at both sides of the issue to help you make an informed decision on whether you should exercise when you’re sick or not.

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