Archive for the ‘Healthy Lifestyle’ Category

Where to Find New Year Health and Fitness Motivation

Friday, December 30th, 2022
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There is no telling how many people will resolve to lose weight, get in shape, and pursue better health and fitness at the turn of the calendar year, but it’s a good bet that the number includes most of the people reading right now. The problem for most of us is in finding our New Year Health and Fitness Motivation. After the marathon eating and loafing characteristic of the holiday season, most of us enter the New Year feeling like sloths, and those few extra pounds around the middle are not helping the situation.

This might not be quite enough to motivate you to make a change that will reverse your situation, especially if you’re feeling a little depressed about it already. So here are just a few tips that will help you to find the motivation you need to set goals and improve your health and fitness in the coming year.

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10 Tips to Manage Cravings with Healthy Foods

Friday, December 9th, 2022
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You are a hardworking person who gets up early, works a full day, exercises, and takes care of the kids at night. Life sure is easy, right? Riiiight… Something is already telling me you could use some tips to manage cravings during your weakest hours.

OK, maybe your story is a little different, but most likely you are living a busy life, full of stress, anxiety, and deadlines. While you sit at your desk or drive your car, your daydreams shift to thoughts of salty chips or a smooth, sweet chocolate bar. You most likely are not thinking about healthy foods.

Don’t fret, it’s perfectly normal to have food cravings. When you constantly give in to your cravings and overindulge, is when you pay the price. Go ahead and accept your cravings as part of life, but also be aware that you can take action to prevent going overboard.

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Why You Should Join a Gym in 2023

Wednesday, November 30th, 2022
Athletes Showing Why You Should Join a Gym in 2023

Gyms are a great place to be. They offer a wide range of classes, equipment, and amenities, so you can fit in your own time without worrying about where or when. Gyms also have plenty of social events that allow you to meet new people who share your interest in fitness. Without a doubt, if you haven’t already, you should join a gym in 2023 and make your near year’s resolution something achievable like consistently going, three times per week, for 3 months, no excuses.

Here are a few good reasons why we think you should join a gym in 2023.

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How to Choose Senior Exercise Classes

Sunday, October 9th, 2022
seniors working out in Senior Exercise Classes

It’s crucial to stay fit and live a healthy lifestyle during all stages of life – but as we grow older, our needs change drastically. There is now substantial evidence that regular exercise has many health benefits for elders – and more people are turning towards taking up an active lifestyle with senior exercise classes rather than staying inactive. 

In this article, you’ll learn the benefits of exercising when old, why it’s so great for senior citizens and some exercises that might not be safe for seniors, along with which senior exercise classes you should choose. 

Read on to learn more!

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7 Ways Regular Physical Activity Benefits Your Health

Friday, August 26th, 2022
healthy couple realizing physical activity benefits your health

Exercise can be defined as any movement that requires your body to work and burn calories. There are different types of physical activity, such as running, walking, swimming, and dancing, to name a few. Although many people know that exercise is good for them, they may not be aware of all the benefits it can bring to their lives, both physically and mentally. In fact, anyone can benefit from incorporating more physical activity into their life, regardless of age, sex, or physical ability. If you need more convincing to stay active, here are seven ways physical activity benefits your health, and can lead to a healthier and happier life.

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20 Unhealthy Foods You Mistakenly Think Are Healthy

Wednesday, June 15th, 2022

Updated: 6/15/2022

the rock eating unhealthy foods

Let me preface this post by saying: “I eat these foods.” Yes, it is true, I do eat about 50% of the foods listed. Especially peanuts, Smartfood, and some of the carbohydrate foods listed at the bottom. Despite calling them all out as unhealthy foods, they aren’t all technically that bad for you, it’s just good to examine the nutritional details and figure out where we can make the best decisions.

If you take this list literally, it will just aggravate you, so take it with a grain of salt… or maybe a grain of whole wheat.

There are many terms that are misleading in the food advertising industry today. Think of how many times you see healthy phrases plastered all over food containers. Don’t allow yourself to be swayed by these words of trickery, none of these catchphrases mean ‘healthy food’ inherently – you have to read the labels.

Let’s take a look at some of the most common attempts to convince consumers a food is healthy when perhaps it’s really not.

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Unhealthy Lifestyle Habits Bringing You Down?

Friday, February 18th, 2022
unhealthy lifestyle habits like eating cheeseburgers

Being healthy is not always easy to achieve. You have to work hard to stay fit and healthy. Especially during this global coronavirus pandemic, it has become a tough challenge to maintain a healthy lifestyle. As we stay home, isolated day after day sometimes unhealthy lifestyle habits start to set in. We can possibly start to reverse those habits by introducing regular exercise.

Let’s take a look at how the addition of exercise into your routine, can help reverse those unhealthy habits.

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How Much Water Should You Drink?

Monday, February 14th, 2022
Dr. John Berardi

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 knew about nutrition in my early years as a personal trainer. Now I will turn some of that knowledge over to you in the form of Nutrition Tips written by Dr. Berardi himself.

Today’s Topic – How Much Water You Should Drink

Water is important for maintaining proper health.

Drink Water

I have always advocated drinking at least a gallon of water a day, but then some media outlets over-hype the fact that drinking too much water can make you sick, so people sometimes dismiss the importance of drinking water. So whatever you believe, the all-important question must still be answered, how much water should you drink?

I think it all had to do with some radio contest to see who could drink the most water in the shortest amount of time. The fact is that you would have to drink many gallons of water in a short time frame to make yourself sick.

Let’s take a look at a few reasons why you should basically drink as much water as possible each day.

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How to Fit In a Workout On Vacation

Saturday, January 22nd, 2022
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Most vacations mean people take a break from their everyday life. Vacations can be great for health as well, by eliminating the daily stress from working 8-10 hrs, commuting, and having stressful responsibilities. They leave their routines at home and go away to have some fun. It’s great to get away and not think about work, but it may not be so great if you’re trying to stick with some daily habits. You’ll want to attempt to workout on vacation to keep your muscles limber and your blood flowing.

One of the most popular routines is a full-body workout. It can be difficult to keep up with this routine while you’re away for various reasons such as lack of equipment and training facilities. No matter the reason why you think you can’t get it done, here are a few tips to help see that you do.

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Maintaining a Healthy and Strong Body All Year Round

Sunday, November 28th, 2021
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When you are busy working, sometimes you may find that your levels of health and fitness can take a backseat. Often they take a backseat unintentionally. To regain and take control of your body and your overall health, you have to put in the legwork. Maintaining a healthy and strong body all year round requires dedication to a few lifestyle fundamentals.

  • you have to prepare for results – mentally and by keeping your body healthy
  • you have to follow a healthy, maintainable diet and nutrition plan
  • you have to follow a proven workout routine customized for your personal needs

If you do not have a mix of all of these elements, then you will struggle to get your body looking and feeling how you want it to. When it comes to getting in shape, there is no overnight fix. You need to put in the work, and you need to maintain the work to get visible results that last.

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10 Healthy Ways To Build Muscle

Wednesday, November 17th, 2021
ways to build muscle

Building muscle does a lot of positive things for you in general. It helps you look great, feel more energetic, and maintain your vitality as you get older. It also helps guard against injury and increases your metabolism. It’s important to design the right muscle-building routine for your age, fitness level, and stage of life. Get together with a licensed trainer to put something together that’s right for you.

Want more tips? Read on for healthy ways to build muscle. 

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5 Strategies For Successful Weight Loss

Friday, September 24th, 2021
successful weight loss

Hundreds of weight loss programs will promise quick results, but the truth remains, there is no shortcut to long-term weight loss results. The foundation of losing weight remains a healthy lifestyle which includes a calorie-controlled diet with more physical activity. If you want long-term successful weight loss results, you need to make several permanent changes in your lifestyle and health habits.

As much as they say it will be easy, the fact remains you will have to get uncomfortable and put in the effort required to get results. How fast it works depends on a number of things but primarily the amount of effort you are putting in. So stick around to learn several strategies that will help you shed some weight.

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How to Better Support Your Workout Routine

Monday, September 13th, 2021
Support Your Workout Routine

Are you trying to get in the habit of working out but just not feeling motivated? Or, maybe you’ve been working out for a while and you’re not seeing results. There are many factors that can lead to that sluggish feeling and to a lack of results. Here are a few tips and tricks to better support your workout routine.

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Weightlifting Injury Prevention: Protect Your Back!

Wednesday, August 25th, 2021
Shaun Stay Fit

This is a guest post from Shaun Sinclair, founder, and author of Stay Fit Bug. Shaun is a former 100/200-meter runner and professional athlete.

Look after your BACK!
Because once that goes you are FINISHED!

It really is that simple.

The spine and the muscles surrounding it are the backbones to our physical existence ‘Pun intended’.

However, it is a part of our body that is prone to injury. Now, prevention isn’t a difficult thing to do. But one thing I am certain of is that trying to cure the issue of back pain is an entirely different matter (Yes… not always easy).

  • Good form
  • Good exercise execution
  • Embracing good posture

All of those things are highly important when it comes to protecting your back. Heck, embracing good posture isn’t even something you need to worry about in the gym only. In fact, that has a lot more to do with your activities outside of the weight room.

  • How you sit at your desk in the office.
  • In your bed and how you sleep (sleeping on the floor is still one of the best things you can do).
  • How you position your body when using a computer at home, which of course, is where most of us spend most of our time in today’s world on Facebook and the like.

These lifestyle habits are highly important in regard to back injury prevention. Now let’s see how you can change your lifestyle to proactively protect yourself from back injuries.

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Is High Sensitivity in Male Organs a Disorder?

Friday, March 26th, 2021
male sensitivity disorder

There are hundreds of nerve endings in the head of the male sexual organ. And these nerve endings are primarily the reason for pleasurable sensations during sexual activity.

Some level of sensitivity does no harm. In fact, it is necessary for arousal and erection. However, when this sensitivity begins to cause discomfort and distress, it could be a problem.

For most people, penile sensitivity is self-diagnosable and also resolves on its own, as it begins. However, for some, there could be other extended reasons too.

In this article, we will discuss the symptoms, causes, and possible treatment options for penile sensitivity.

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5 Ways Marijuana Can Help You with Your Workout

Monday, February 15th, 2021
cannabis workout

Are you one of those people who always have “join the gym” on their new year’s resolution list? If yes, then the good news is that it is actually going to work this year. In this blog, I am going to explain how you can manage to go to the gym with the help of marijuana. 

The first and the most important thing that you need to know about this is that using marijuana for any purpose is all about finding the right strain. Green Relief has different strains that you can use after the gym to ensure that you go to the gym again the next day. So, just consult them about your problem, and you’ll get the strain that will work for you. 

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The Benefits of Outdoor Exercise on Physical & Mental Wellness

Wednesday, January 13th, 2021

According to studies, people spend 7.6% of their time outside. That’s it. Less than 8% of our time is spent in nature. A lot of people are stuck indoors, chained to their screens, and uninterested in stepping outside to breathe in some fresh air. Rarely does outdoor exercise occur to most people as an option to improve their lifestyle.

While these statistics sound defeating, it can actually be a great call to action, especially for athletes and people looking to get strong and fit. Exercising outdoors can completely transform not only your workout routine but your mental and physical health, and it’s entirely possible to introduce outdoor activities into any program. 

Still not convinced you need to go outside? Let us explain why it’s so beneficial and what kind of activities you can do. 

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How to Maintain Your Fitness Regime During the Coronavirus Pandemic

Tuesday, November 10th, 2020

There doesn’t seem to be a day that goes by without devastating news regarding the coronavirus pandemic. Since the beginning of 2020, the COVID-19 outbreak has had catastrophic effects, resulting in millions of deaths across the world. With many of us feeling worried and anxious, starting or maintaining a fitness regime can be one of the keys to combatting stress. 

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Whether you’re a regular gym-goer, or about to embark on your fitness journey, here are some ways to maintain your regime during the coronavirus pandemic.

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Build Muscle and See Gains Thanks to the Right Post-Workout Strategy

Friday, July 10th, 2020
Post-Workout Strategy

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.

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6 Rules to Prioritize Your Health and Improve Your Training For the New Year

Wednesday, January 1st, 2020
Happy New Year

Ever heard the song that goes:

“Your toe bone connected to your foot bone,
Your foot bone connected to your ankle bone…”

Skeleton

This is an old spiritual song whose chorus is used to teach children about the human skeleton. It can also remind us workout fiends that everything in your body is connected, and if just one of those bones, or organs, or systems gets sick, it can throw off the whole body.

If any single function on your body is not working correctly, it will affect the rest of your body. For instance, these tips will help keep 6 important factors of your body in check and help you improve your fitness in the new year.

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