Benefits of Exercising from Home – Your Ultimate Guide

Exercising from Home

How often do you find yourself with nothing to do, no one to hang out with, and nothing on TV? When those moments hit do you stop to consider how the benefits of exercising from home can improve your lifestyle?

The truth is that sometimes the best workout plan for us is just sitting around. That’s because when we’re bored at home, our bodies naturally move more than they would if we were completely entertained. And more movement means better health.

This article will help you figure out how to use your downtime as an opportunity to get some exercise. We all know it can be tough getting motivated enough to go outside for a run or head down the gym every day- so why not take advantage of those moments where you have time on your hands? 

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7 Common Mistakes Made By Workout Beginners

workout beginners

If you’re looking to get into shape and bump up your level of physical fitness, that is great news! Deciding to get started on improving your physical fitness is your first step in your journey. But, there are a few common mistakes that you may find yourself making along the way. By learning about typical mistakes made by workout beginners, you can get a head start on workout out the right way. These mistakes can hinder your progress and delay the goals you have set for yourself.

Here are seven of the most common workout beginner mistakes to watch for and extinguish before they become a habit.

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Kill Your Halloween Workouts This Year With These Terrifying Tips

Halloween workouts

No matter how committed you are, the jam-packed festive Halloween season might throw your fitness routine off its gear. Starting in early September, many Halloween enthusiasts spend their nights and weekends decorating, picking apples, solving corn mazes, watching horror movies, and snacking on fun decorative desserts. This means we don’t always have time to complete our Halloween workouts with the same year-round discipline as we might be used to.

In spite of perhaps missing a workout or eating a pastry, try to remember not to feel guilty about it. The holiday season is the time of the year when we can live somewhat carefree. You get to spend time with your family and friends and gorge on the festive treats. 

Halloween is the one time of the year when you actually get to justify eating that candy bar. So, you shouldn’t hesitate to eat it. Rather, you should make sure you limit your portion size and choose healthy, protein-rich snacks over the calorie and guilt-laden junk food. Check out Project Swole’s “healthy” Halloween recipes for some fun protein-laced holiday treats.

Another thing that you should do is not let the Halloween spirit take complete control over your health. We all know that festive season weight gains are common across the globe but what we don’t realize is that most people fail to get rid of this extra baggage and then, the next festive season kicks in. 

Don’t let this happen to you. No matter how caught up you are baking cookies or buying gifts, make sure you take at least some time out for yourself.

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5 Best Supplements For Health Benefits, Bodybuilding & Sport Performance

best supplements for health

If you’re into bodybuilding, working tirelessly in the gym daily can only get you so far. Maybe this is also why victorious players and bodybuilders don’t depend on dieting and exercising only. They’ve learned to work smart so that they don’t waste even a single effort. Bodybuilders and experienced athletes gear their efforts towards workout success and progress by manipulating nutrition and lifestyle habits. Nutritional supplements can assist in the procedure, but how can we determine which are the best bodybuilding supplements for health without trying them all first?

Let’s examine and hows and the whys, so we can try to figure out the whats.

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Self-Care for Nurses: How to Stay Fit With a Busy Job

Self-Care for Nurses

It’s no secret that nursing is a career choice that can get very demanding and taxing on a person, both physically and emotionally. Nurses would mostly agree that the reward and satisfaction they get from their jobs make all the hard work worth it. However, there’s no denying that nurses are often in positions where they are under a lot of pressure at work, with patients’ lives sometimes riding on the decisions that they make. This sometimes makes self-care for nurses an afterthought, but it shouldn’t be!

Working as a nurse often means spending most days at work in a very high-stress environment, meaning that along with having the necessary knowledge, education, and work experience to do their jobs well, nurses also need to be dedicated to looking after themselves and keeping themselves strong and healthy both mentally and physically. If you are currently in nursing school, there’s no better time to get started with self-care. 

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Beware of Hidden Sugar In Your Favorite Foods

hidden sugar

Cutting out sugar is one of the most important steps you can take in improving your nutrition and overall health. Excess hidden sugar intake can have an effect on several systems in the body resulting in high blood pressure, weight gain, inflammation, and diabetes.

The addictive nature of sugar can make cutting down or quitting feel very difficult. You may be thinking, “No big deal, I’m not big on cupcakes or cookies anyways.” Unfortunately, it’s not as simple as ditching dessert.

Added sugar is hidden in many processed foods, even some marketed as “healthy” or “natural.” Is sugar hiding in some of your favorite foods? Read on to find out.

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Halloween Recipes: Kitty Litter Protein Cake

Kitty Litter Cake Recipe

High Protein Kitty Litter Cake Recipe for Halloween

This is one of the more disgusting Halloween recipes I’ve found. It is also not the healthiest recipe on Project Swole, but it is definitely fun for the kids. Just don’t let Fluffy near the final product or you might end up with more ‘Tootsie Rolls’ than you thought.

In an attempt to get as much protein into this recipe as possible, I am literally adding scoops of protein powder to everything and substituting protein bars for candy whenever possible. The recipe might not come out that great if you use every one of my substitutions, but you can pick and choose which substitutions to use based on personal preference.

I’ve also listed several substitutions for the cake recipes. If you use them all, the cake might not be that great, but using applesauce in place of oil never seems to ruin any recipe that I have ever tried.

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5 Ways to Fill Your Fitness Classes

fitness classes

Are you looking for ways to fill your group exercise classes? Maybe you are a new instructor or perhaps you just aren’t finding as many clients as you would like for your fitness classes. It can be a challenge to get people to join if you don’t know the best ways to approach the situation. Check out these suggestions and see how you can make it easier to increase your bookings. 

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Essential Features for Your Dream Gym

dream gym

Fitness is your life or at least a big part of it. This means the gym is exceptionally important to you. Whether you’re a pro athlete or a weekend warrior, there are certain pieces of equipment your dream gym must have if fitness is a priority to you. I don’t just mean kettlebells, dumbbells, and barbells either. We need to also consider accessory work, conditioning, recovery, and the overall atmosphere.

Here are some of our thoughts on building out your dream gym to maximize efficiency.

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12 Benefits of Working Out in the Morning

working out in the morning

Working out is very beneficial for both your physical and mental health.  Even if you don’t go to the gym, but just workout at home, you’ll see that it’s really rewarding. However, exercise can be hard to fit into a busy schedule, as most people tend to not wake up early enough to go to the gym before work.  But the benefits of working out in the morning far outweigh that extra hour or two of sleep you can get by going at night.

There is a common misconception that morning workouts are bad for your health. In reality, exercising first thing in the morning can lead to all sorts of benefits including:

  • better sleep
  • improved metabolism and weight management
  • increased focus and productivity at work
  • better mental and physical performance 

The best part is that you don’t even need to exercise for more than 10 minutes! All it takes is just 5-10 minutes of light cardio before breakfast on an empty stomach. The key is to not eat anything after 8 pm or within two hours of bedtime because this will simply slow down your metabolism and make it harder for you to lose weight. Otherwise, you can do whatever activity you want–just make sure it’s not too intense–and that you fit it in before work.

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