We all want to look good, but the inevitability of aging makes maintaining your looks harder with every passing year. With age come wrinkles, sagging, and a whole host of other things nobody wants to think about. In the absence of a fountain of youth, how do you combat the effects of time on your body? (more…)
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Although hydrotherapy may seem like a new buzzword, it has actually been around for thousands of years. Used in a number of different cultures as part of traditional medicinal practices, hydrotherapy is incredibly beneficial for our overall health and wellbeing. Want to know more and how you can take advantage of the many benefits this practice offers? (more…)
Many people don’t consider going to the chiropractor unless they’ve got a neck or back pain. But this type of treatment can do so much more than relieving the acute or chronic pains. Even though its focus is on spine manipulation since this is a holistic approach, it means that everything in our body is connected, so treating one area can actually benefit some other.
As you’re guessing, the answer to the question from the title is you bet. Now you may be wondering how and why, so here are a few brief explanations on how chiropractic actually works to relieve stress and why you should go and see a certified chiropractor if you’re combating stress and can’t find a truly effective way to reduce it. (more…)
Summer is nearly here and it has come to my attention that you are probably not using sunscreen, even when you plan to be outside in the sun for more than 4 hours. Not smart.
Here are some frightening sunscreen facts:
- 31% of you are not using sunscreen, even if you are going to be outside for more than 4 hours
- 27% of men wear sunscreen
- 27% of parents with kids under 12 say they never or only sometimes put sunscreen on their kids
- 14% of parents never put cream on their kids even if they will be outside for more than 4 hours.
I find most of those numbers unfortunate and disturbing, especially when kids are involved.
Exposure to the sun can cause age spots, sunburns, wrinkles, and contributes to skin cancer.
You and your kids should be wearing sunscreen on the face and all other exposed areas of the skin, each and every day of the summer.
Weightlifting requires an exceptional amount of motivation, endurance, and discipline. Pushing through the pain and sweat requires a lot of mental strength in addition to physical strength. As such, the things you learn by lifting weights can be translated into other important areas of your life. Think about creating and sticking to a budget or even writing your first novel (the best stories come from personal experiences after all). Having the discipline, endurance, and strength it takes to train your body and mind are invaluable skills you can implement into your daily life.
Here are a few lesser-known ways weightlifting can benefit your life:
Weight lifters often put themselves at risk of injury by overdoing extreme sets. Likewise, runners are more prone to injury if they are constantly pounding the pavement but fail to strength train and build lean muscle mass.
We all have different ideas on what constitutes a fun form of fitness. We’re dedicated to what we find most enjoyable, but without finding a good balance and functional fitness, it can all fall apart.
So, what is your workout routine missing? Here are a few suggestions for balancing your workout more naturally by paying attention to flexibility … of the body AND mind.
The purpose of having a body massage is to help a person relax, calm his body and mind. It is important that the massage room is comfortable and clean or else it can make one very unhappy. Creating the right environment and temperature in the new massage room plays a significant role in providing a ‘more than just expected massage.’
The massage therapist knows how to put pressure on the correct pressure points of the body. This helps in releasing all the tension in the muscles, nerves and calms the person. People go to a massage parlor with the expectation of feeling better and therefore it is necessary for the massage therapist to help the customer heal their body and mind.
Here is a some advise that you can keep in consideration before entering a massage therapy center: (more…)
Many people in the United States experience digestive troubles, specifically irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). Common symptoms include cramping, abdominal pain, gas, bloating, diarrhea, constipation or bouts of both. Most people can relieve symptoms on their own but in a few cases, the symptoms are severe.
Stomach pain should always be brought to the attention of your doctor, especially if recurring. Strong abdominal pain could be an indicator of a serious problem so needs to have medical attention. For less serious pains or a diagnosed condition of IBS, there are several remedies you can use yourself to ease painful symptoms. (more…)
It’s hard to move forward on your path to getting Swole when you get trapped by unhealthy lifestyle habits. Quitting smoking is a big step, but many have done it before and many more will do it after. So, here are some tips to ensure you’re the next one to kick the habit.
- Set Goals
Set your time and date to quit; you are going to naturally quit smoking so until then you want to continue smoking as usual.Set your time and date to stop and then keep smoking as usual up until that time. Don’t try cutting down before then, all that does it make cigarettes appears to be more valuable than less valuable.
- Set Goals
Everyone desires to be healthy. One way of making sure it happens is by exercising regularly. Once you begin exercising, you’ll start to not only feel healthier but also enjoy the benefits of working out.
Of great importance to note is that sticking to your exercise routine takes plenty of determination and discipline. Are you considering starting to work out? Are you clueless on where to start? Might you be wondering how often you need to exercise or which strategies to employ to get positive results etc? Well, this primer will guide you on everything you need to know about starting a workout routine. (more…)