Archive for the ‘Health’ Category

5 Ways Proper Dental Care Can Help Athletes Avoid Illness

Monday, September 9th, 2019
Proper Dental Care

We tend to separate the health of our teeth and mouth from the health of the rest of our body. But in fact, taking care of your teeth can have a great impact on your general health, likewise ignoring good dental care can have a negative impact on your health. Furthermore, given that we beat up our bodies with intense exercise, proper dental care can help athletes avoid illness.

According to the Academy of General Dentistry, more than 90% of all systemic diseases show oral signs and symptoms. Systemic illnesses are those that affect the entire body and not just one particular organ, such as diabetes where a mouth infection can make it more difficult to control this disease.  

Taking care of your teeth means keeping bacteria under control so that it doesn’t reach levels of oral infections, such as tooth decay and gum disease. Here are 5 ways that dental health can affect your fitness and what you can do to improve oral hygiene.

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8 Healthy Kitchen Appliances for Homemade Cooking

Thursday, August 22nd, 2019

Adopting healthier eating habits is on everyone’s list of goals, and it often feels easier said than done. Let’s be honest: we all lead very busy lives and it’s easier going with the flow of the day than actually planning healthier meals. We may try once or twice but fail to keep it up throughout the week. Instead of blaming it on yourself, you’re probably neglecting one important factor: your healthy kitchen appliances.

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Maybe what you’ve always needed to cook three healthy meals a day are appliances that can help you cook better, healthier, and faster. These 8 healthy kitchen appliances can help you create homemade healthy meals, beverages, and snacks you so often crave. 

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Men’s Health: Major Health Issues Men Face

Friday, August 9th, 2019
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The statistics regarding men’s health in the UK are shocking, to say the least. As reported by the Men’s Health Forum, 67% are either overweight or obese. Furthermore, one out of every five men dies before the age of 65 probably because they are more likely to:

  • Eat too much red meat and salt
  • Smoke a lot
  • Drink to dangerous levels due to which they have twice the chances of having liver disease as compared to women
  • Consume very little amount of vegetables and fruits.

In addition to all these factors, men are also found to be reluctant to visit the doctor until there is something very serious due to which they can develop certain illnesses and not know about them. This is why men are ahead of women in 14 out of 15 leading causes of death – the only exception is Alzheimer’s disease.

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8 Ways to Stay Active During Your First Year of Retirement

Thursday, August 1st, 2019
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Congratulations! You’ve reached the age of retirement! This is such an exciting milestone in any person’s life. You’ve worked incredibly hard to get here and you should definitely celebrate this new stage of your life. It’s not time to give up fitness but it probably is time to branch out and try something new, so long as you’re staying active. New activities can come in the form of active and inactive, physical and cerebral, don’t limit yourself just because you’re retired.

It isn’t uncommon to find yourself wondering what you’re going to do after retirement. It can seem kind of daunting and if you’re feeling uncertain about it, it’s going to be ok. There are a ton of different things you can try and activities that you can do that will add fulfillment and enjoyment to your life. 

Here are eight great ways to stay active during your first year of retirement.

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4 Outdoor Activities That Help Improve Mental Health

Thursday, August 1st, 2019

Outdoor activities

Whatever mental state you may be in, there is no shortage of benefits that you can get from being outdoors and doing short but rejuvenating exercises.

Exercise can give you that feeling of freedom and in play that most people who get that sense of being boxed in need every now and then. The simple act of getting out there and doing what’s good for you on a lovely day can energize you plenty.

Choose a doable one, something that you can easily insert into your daily routine. Go for the kind that you can ease into without having to put too much pressure on yourself to achieve it. Going to the gym may be a practical choice since you’re bound to find one nearby.

If you prefer to be on your own so you have all that time for yourself and for your thoughts, there are a couple of solo but equally fun activities you can try.

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Tips For Meeting Women At The Gym

Wednesday, July 31st, 2019
Strength Woman

At Project Swole we don’t recommend actually using the gym to meet women. Most women who are training are there for a purpose, and that purpose is not to listen to your pathetic one-liners between reps. That being said, if you insist on trying to meet women at the gym, here at least are some tips to hopefully avoid getting your head smashed between two 45 lb plates by that Wonder Woman in the squat rack.

The gym is more than just a place to get a good workout – it is also potentially, a place to meet women. People who exercise regularly take pride in their appearance, meaning that most gyms are filled with attractive women. Even though trying to talk to a woman that you don’t know can be a bit intimidating, it is a lot easier than you might think.

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What Mental Health Benefits Can I Get From Exercise?

Friday, July 26th, 2019
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Exercise isn’t simply about muscle size and aerobic capacity. Of course, exercise can help to improve your physique and physical health, add years onto your life, improve your sex life, and trim your waistline. However, those are not things that motivate most people to remain active. You might be surprised to realize that you can get several mental health benefits from exercise.

Individuals who exercise on a regular basis have a tendency to do it because it provides them with a great feeling of well-being. They have a tendency to feel a lot more energic throughout their day, have sharper memories, sleep much better at night, are more relaxed, and feel more positive about their lives and themselves. It is a powerful medicine as well for numerous mental health issues.  

Exercising on a regular basis can have a very positive impact on ADHD, anxiety, depression, and other condition. It also gives your overall mood a boost, helps you sleep much better, improves your memory, and relieves stress. It also isn’t necessary to be a total fitness fanatic in order to enjoy the benefits. According to research, even modest levels of exercise can make a big difference. NO matter what your fitness level or age is, you can learn how exercise can be used as a powerful tool to help you feel better. 

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Staying Fit and Healthy In School is Proven to Help Academics

Wednesday, July 24th, 2019
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Sometimes we hear that the most important thing in the world is health. We wish good health to each other all the time, saying none of the bad things matter just as long as we have our health. While this could be true in theory, I think we can all agree that all of the good things happening in life can sometimes take a back seat to even a simple headache. This is even truer when we are enrolled in school – high school and especially college can be mentally and even physically demanding. In these times of high stress, we need to prepare our bodies with good health and fitness to manage the workload.

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How to Function Without Enough Sleep

Saturday, July 13th, 2019

Personal trainer and fitness coach Haylee Colannino sometimes struggles with insomnia as I do, and likely as you do. Life is stressful, anxiety is real, and sometimes you just can’t shut off your brain when it’s logically time to sleep. Shit happens. So, how do we function without enough sleep when we have to work, workout, tend to family needs, and the rest of life’s adulting demands?

how to function without sleep

As we all know, sleep deprivation can have negative effects on your health, but there are ways help get through the next day when you haven’t had enough zzzs. I’ll let Haylee explain in full, in the video below, but here are her essential takeaways to get through the day when you haven’t had enough sleep:

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3 Main Areas of Focus to Maintain a Healthier Lifestyle

Friday, July 5th, 2019
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Being healthy is a choice and a good one that you can adapt to easily. Think of how a healthier lifestyle could make you more productive. When you start quitting your bad habits, you will improve your health in many ways; you will start to feel more energized, not only that, but you also will find your mental health improving along with your body’s defense against illnesses.

Being healthy is not just about your physical well-being, it’s about your mental and emotional as well. That is why you have to make sure that your entire routine is healthy enough.

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