The summer is the season to get outside and enjoy the sunshine. While there’s nothing like the fun that can be had during this season, plenty of people struggle when it comes to feeling confident for putting on a swimsuit or going outdoors with little-to-no clothing on.
For example, I have plenty of male friends who refuse to take their shirts off at the beach. They don’t want their Dad-bods on display for the world. While this is perfectly understandable, albeit a little superficial, there are quite a few steps we can take to improve our health, confidence, and self-esteem, even while quarantined at home.
Physical wellbeing is an important part of living a happy and healthy life; however, for some people, this can also change. There can be a time where our focus on health and wellness can take a turn for the worse, particularly when comparison culture sets in. If you are having a difficult time working out, consider if these factors could be playing into your negative experience and how you can make positive improvements.
Summer is a great time to refresh yourself and get started on a new you. There’s an energy in the air that only comes because of the summer sun. No matter who you are, it never hurts to become a little more health-conscious and work on bettering yourself. Once you start though, don’t let anything hold you back. You need to keep going no matter what. Here are a few things that will help you get in better shape.
High-intensity interval training, also called HIIT is a method of working out that focuses on shorter intervals but exercises that are more intense. It is the perfect exercise strategy for women that are looking to focus on things like cardio, core strength, and weight loss as it helps maintain muscle while prioritizing a pace that will get your heart rate up. Here are a few tips to keep in mind before getting into the gym.
Hitting the gym supremely hard could very well lead to dramatic results. Then again, even a moderate workout could deliver nice changes to a physique over time. Newly fitness-minded people often dedicate themselves quite admirably in the gym. They want to see big changes. That’s a fine attitude, but the attitude may also be a bit short-sighted if they don’t follow the right post-workout strategy. What you do outside the gym factors heavily into whether or not you see results.
Right and wrong post-workout steps can respectively lead to improvements or setbacks. Obviously, you want to focus on the right things to do after a heavy workout session. Today we present a handful of tips to improve your lifestyle post-workout with the intent to maximize results for both noobs and seasoned gym veterans.
Let’s face it; Vietnam has not been involved in the growing or exportation of Mitragyna speciosa, but you’ll be surprised to know that Kratom trees grow naturally in this region, especially in the jungles of Vietnam. Recently, the Kratom business began sourcing a rare type of Kratom from Vietnam. Mitragyna speciosa trees, specifically yellow Vietnam Kratom sourced from Luxeng in the delta region of Mekong (on the banks of Mekong River) is now among the best Kratom strains in the market. Due to its peculiar characteristics, it has become quite popular among Kratom enthusiasts, and here is a brief guide to Vietnam yellow Kratom.
To Make Optimal Gains, Never Neglect Post Workout Nutrition
Knowing what to eat after a workout is a big question mark for many active adults, even those who have been exercising for years. Over time you’ll no doubt figure out your own system of food consumption that helps you to stave off fatigue and other symptoms following a workout, but did you know that there are proven methods you might be missing out on?
If you think that there may be a better way to get nutrition and optimize your workouts by pairing them with an appropriate diet, here are 5 post-workout tips that could prove useful.
Flavor bans are trying to be enforced all over the Bay Area, and unless vapers organize quickly, they may be powerless to stop the onslaught. A law passed in 2016 defined nicotine e-liquid as a “tobacco product”, emboldening tobacco control politicians to try and force through further anti-vaping legislation.
California might love CBD chocolate, but it’s vehemently against vaping, and the University of California-San Francisco is one of the strongest advocates for tobacco control in the nation. Most prominent is Professor Stanton Glantz, who’s produced a plethora of sketchy research highlighting the supposed negatives of vaping.
The desire to consume chocolate at times overcomes even the strongest of us. When that cocoa aroma penetrates your senses and the drool starts to form at the corners of your mouth, you feel that there is no place to run… no place to hide… from the chocolate. OK, so maybe this isn’t you, but even so, everyone can use a tasty protein bar at times. This recipe for Homemade Chocolate Protein Bars one is for all the chocolate lovers out there.
1 square of unsweetened baking chocolate 3 scoops (1 cup) chocolate protein powder of your choice, I prefer Biotest Metabolic Drive Super Protein Shake (aka “M”) 2 tbsp heavy cream 2 tbsp butter 3 packets or 1/8 cup of Splenda 2 tbsp sugar free or low sugar syrup, or maple syrup, or you can even just use water instead 1/2 cup unsweetened coconut 1 cup chopped nuts, I prefer either peanuts, pecans, or almonds
Melt the baking chocolate and the butter in the microwave for 1 minute, stirring until melted. Add Splenda and heavy cream, stirring until creamy. Next, add protein powder, nuts, and coconut, stirring until everything is coated evenly. Add syrup or water, mixing thoroughly. At this point, the mixture may become very stiff. You should knead it like dough until the mixture is uniform throughout. Finally, line a bread loaf pan with plastic wrap and press the mixture into the pan firmly and evenly. Chill until very firm. The recipe can be cut into 6 bars or servings.
Nutrition Information Approximately 170 calories from 5g carbs, 15g protein, and somewhere around 10g of fat per bar.
Try substituting dark chocolate instead of baking chocolate, for a richer darker flavor. Also, try adding all-natural peanut butter to give it an additional nutty flavor. Keep milk on hand during consumption.
Staying fit during quarantine doesn’t have to be complicated. After all, you’ve already gone through quarantine once.
While the first time may have caught you off guard, there’s no reason the second lockdown should too. This entry into the Get Swole During Quarantine series provides some great tips for shoring up your home gym NOW, in case another pandemic hits in full force.
Having a well-equipped home gym can be the key to success! Don’t worry! You don’t need fancy, expensive things.
Basic equipment, such as dumbbells and resistance bands are enough, but even those can be replaced.
Sounds interesting? Keep reading to find out how to prepare your home gym for another quarantine.