Archive for the ‘Medical’ Category

Tips for Recovering After a Head Injury or Concussion

Friday, September 13th, 2019

The Symptoms of Brain Trauma

Fitness Brain

Head injuries may be caused by any number of trauma situations, ranging from accidents or athletics to fights or simple shaking or whiplash. But the result of a blow to the head is often the same: some level of brain injury due to an impact between the brain and the skull. And commonly, head injuries lead to concussions. This type of temporary brain injury may start with a loss of consciousness or a period of blackout, although this is not always the case.

The victim will likely suffer from one or more of the following symptoms:

  • confusion
  • inability to concentrate
  • headache
  • blurry vision
  • nausea
  • fatigue
  • sadness
  • anxiety
  • sleeping issues
  • memory loss
  • and more…
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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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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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Proven Ways To Increase Testosterone Levels

Saturday, June 1st, 2019

proven ways to increase testosterone levels

Testosterone is one of the most important hormones in any male’s life. It is responsible for masculine virility and pretty much every component of masculinity starting from muscle growth and expression of hair distribution, energy levels and sexual performance among others. Testosterone is also available at lower levels in women. This crucial hormone peaks during puberty in both men and women and its production gradually drops with age. Fortunately, there are several proven ways to increase testosterone levels.

In older men, testosterone is responsible for fitness, muscle growth, fat loss and disease prevention. It is recommendable to keep your testosterone levels up into your 30s, 40s and old age if you want to remain fit and healthy. Fortunately, there are various ways to naturally increase your testosterone levels. Below is a look at five of them.

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Working Out During Pregnancy

Wednesday, January 16th, 2019
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When it comes to fitness and pregnancy, it’s easy to get caught up in the myths that it’s unhealthy or bad for women to exercise while carrying a baby.

It’s understandable to have concerns, especially for women who’ve had difficulty getting pregnant or experienced previous miscarriages. They don’t want to do anything to put their babies at risk.

But unless a pregnant woman has a specific condition or complications, she should most definitely stay physically active throughout her pregnancy for the health of her baby and herself.

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How Wearing The Right Shoe Can Better Your Health

Thursday, December 20th, 2018

By Kirstin Chock

No matter what lifestyle, we use our feet every day for simple movements like standing and walking.  The average person walks approximately 100,000 miles over the course of their lifetime.  Due to this constant everyday use, our feet endure the most wear and tear on any part of our bodies.  Therefore, it is very important to wear a proper pair of shoes.

Let this guide to choosing a shoe to maintain proper foot health, guide your way.

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A New Way To Fight Cancer

Tuesday, November 13th, 2018

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Over the years, cancer has plagued society. Numerous research studies have been conducted. Some drugs have been developed. Nevertheless, cancer is still there and it is just as deadly as ever before. This devastating disease kills hundreds of thousands of people in the United States each and every single year. This is unlikely going to change any time soon. However, there might be hope on the horizon. As long as the so-called experts are willing to think outside of the box, they may very well be able to find a unique solution to this destructive problem. Is there a possibility that CBD could be the solution that doctors have been seeking out? (more…)

How to Choose the Right Personal Training Certification Program

Wednesday, August 1st, 2018

How to be a Personal Trainer

Female PT
* Don’t miss part 1: How to Get a Degree in Exercise Science

* Don’t miss part 2: How to Get a Degree in Physiology

* Don’t miss part 3: How to Get a Degree in Kinesiology

If you enjoy trying all different kinds of physical fitness and you like to keep your own body in peak condition, then perhaps you’re interested in finding a career that allows you to engage in physical activity and impart your knowledge of fitness to others.

Getting Certified in PT

As a certified personal trainer, you can not only meet these professional goals, but you can also put your outgoing personality, communication skills, and motivational strategies to good use by helping others to realize their true potential and meet their fitness goals through targeted training programs.

But before you can get started transforming your clients one physique at a time, you need to obtain the proper certification to practice. If you want to find the one that best suits your personal and professional goals, there are a few things you should consider before you choose.

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A Neuropathic Formula That Actually Works

Tuesday, July 3rd, 2018

Workout Back PainWhen you have to deal with a disease such as neuropathy, you are in for a lot of discomfort and sometimes unbearable pain that will have a major impact on your lifestyle, the effects of neuropathy often restrict people’s ability to function normally and also cause a lot of mental and emotional stress in the long run. There are plenty of studies that highlight just how damaging nerve pain can be mentally, people who have been affected by neuropathy for long periods of time become dysfunctional, and they turn to alcohol or use their prescribed mediation irresponsibly to cope with the pain. (more…)

Xanax Tablets – What You Need To Know

Saturday, May 5th, 2018

xanaxOften at Project Swole we think about the effects of mental health on physical health. Without proper mental health, we are unable to lead a healthy lifestyle, possibly even ignoring fitness altogether. Today we would like to discuss one method of camouflaging mental health issues and mental distress – using the prescription drug Xanax – how and why you might use it, and a brief explanation of the risks involved. 

Studies reveal that more people are taking medication to deal with stress, anxiety, mental disorders, and insomnia among other discomforts. A huge chunk of this population consists of people who do not bother getting prescriptions for the right drug and the right dose.

Are you one of those individuals who take drugs based on your friend’s ailment?

That is wrong and creates a serious risk to your health!

Antidepressants and Benzodiazepines are medical drugs that are used to relieve some mental glitches and illnesses. The fact that they target your brain and how it sends transmissions throughout your body makes it a dangerous affair to self-diagnose and self-medicate. Xanax, Valium, and Klonopin are popular benzodiazepines that are used to produce a calming effect once they act on your nerves and brain.

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