When you start a new workout routine, it’s normal to assume that you’ll start seeing real results almost immediately. While this may be true for some people, most find that they have to keep up their workouts for several months before any noticeable results start showing up. That said, there are always things you can do to speed your improvement and start getting the results you’re looking for more quickly and easily. Here are a few simple fitness tips to help you do just that.Read the rest of this entry »
While the world battles against a global pandemic isolating the majority of the people and confining them to their homes, a bigger fight continues for those who are single, the struggle of staying alone and out of human touch. While others, married or in a relationship, on the contrary, face problems of strained relations because of a lack of communication and personal space. Here is our latest in our quarantine series of managing the fallout of lockdown through fitness and healthy lifestyle habits. Let’s consider what to do when the stay-at-home order is lifted.Read the rest of this entry »
Keeping the body fit is everyone’s goal, but not everyone works towards it efficiently. Those who do might still not do it optimally. Therefore, only a select few athletes attain the target of a healthy and fit body. Simply showing up at the gym may not be all that is required; doing it correctly is of vital importance. Proper execution begins with warming up. Let’s examine some warm up strategies including a few important warm-up exercises as well as a few strategies to avoid.Read the rest of this entry »
As we are spending more time indoors in the wake of COVID-19, a lot of unexpected issues have started to arise. Today, this quarantine series post addresses the problems we might be facing with our partner as a result of an unhealthy lifestyle and close, cramped quarters. Most of us are quarantined with our spouse, and a common question of concern is how to deal with intimacy issues and maintain a healthy relationship with your partner during these challenging times.Read the rest of this entry »
In spite of the recent pandemic craze, to support our athletic potential and passion, we must ask – what does it exactly take to reach our fitness goals? Is there a step by step guide to take control of your health and fitness?
Here we bring to you a guide that is going to help you understand the process steadily and gradually. In the article ahead, you will learn more about it. However, for quick research, you can also check out https://www.ilmuseums.com/top-strength-cycle/Read the rest of this entry »
In this world, stress and tension can seem inescapable. From the charged political climate to fighting for recognition at work, to struggling with the balance between self-care and the myriad of daily obligations, a sense of overwhelm can easily set in. Factor in the Covid-19 pandemic and all the worries that go along with being completely remote from the lifestyle we are used to, and we have a recipe for stress and anxiety. It’s vital that we employ a series of stress relief solutions to try to stay healthy.
Luckily, there are many ways to find even just a moment of solace during the day. And in these moments, when we take a deep breath and settle back into our bodies, into the moment, the fog clear and we can start to remember what is most important in our lives.Read the rest of this entry »
Gaining weight can be a little complicated, especially for those who have an ectomorph body type. You see, there are three main types of bodies, each one having its own shape and propensity for weight gain as well as muscle gain capacities. Some folks are consistently winning at mass gains, whilst others are perpetually losing.Read the rest of this entry »
This entry in the Swole quarantine series answers a few questions relating health to healthy relationships during the pandemic. I’m hearing this same question a lot lately, “how can I stay healthy during quarantine?”
There are also quite a few people asking, “how can I keep my marriage strong during quarantine?”
If you think about it, those answers go hand-in-hand. Staying healthy in a stay-at-home lockdown is equally important for survival as it is for maintaining a solid relationship with your partner.
In any relationship, it is important to maintain a state of balance between work, health, communication, activities, alone-time, and so-on. This is especially applicable even when it comes to marriage. As important as it is to spend time together, find common interests, and indulge in shared activities, the importance of personal space and having time to yourself cannot be undermined. Having to stay indoors all the time, it is normal to feel frustrated, cranky, and even depressed at times.
When you are not feeling at your best, your mental state will likely be reflected in your behavior and projected to your partner. A healthy mind resides in a healthy body and although it is very easy to get off track in the absence of a routine, make sure to take out time to do activities that will keep you and your partner physically and mentally fit resulting in a healthy relationship and even stronger bond.
Here are a few health tips that you should practice during quarantine in order to keep your marriage healthy and thriving.
Eat a Healthy and Balanced Diet
A healthy and well-balanced diet rich in all required nutrients can keep you physically fit and also boost your immunity. Since you are more likely to adopt a sedentary lifestyle during the quarantine, portion control while ensuring the intake of all vital nutrients can keep you physically and mentally fit. It can also significantly boost your mood leading to a better relationship with your spouse.
Maintain a Workout Routine
It is easy to spend all day in your pajamas, eat junk food, and turn into a couch potato when you do not have anything to look forward to. However, it is important to keep a workout routine. You can partner up with your spouse and do a couple of workouts. Physical activity is also associated with a boost in the release of several neurotransmitters, the major regulators of mood and energy levels.
Look After Your Mental Health
As we are trying to adjust to the new reality of our quarantine life, it is normal to feel stressed and down. If these feelings are allowed to prolong, they can turn into serious mental health issues such as anxiety and depression. Your behavior is often a projection of your mental state which is why you should look for any unusual changes in your or your spouse’s behavior. Reach out to them, talk to them, and keep them busy with healthy activities. Although distanced, we are still connected in more ways than not. Video chat with your friends and extended family and if the situation does not improve, seek online counseling.
Limit Alcohol Consumption
During quarantine, day drinking has become a norm for most of us. It is important to keep your and your spouse’s drinking frequency in check. In addition, do not take any drugs that have not been prescribed to you in an attempt to deal with anxiety, fear, or any other negative feelings. Excessive day drinking and drug use is certainly one way to ensure you do NOT stay healthy during the quarantine.
Seek Marriage Counseling
If it is getting too overwhelming and none of the tips are helping, do not hesitate to seek online marriage counseling. Check out this helpful information on the benefits of getting quality marriage counseling if you think counseling is the next best step: https://www.regain.us/advice/marriage/ free-marriage-counseling-you-get-what-you-pay-for/.
As a matter of fact, quarantine is taking a toll on all of us. However, we are all in this together and although physically distanced, we can stay connected via technology. Maintaining a routine and keeping your spouse in the loop will not merely make you survive the quarantine but come out of it stronger.
Today, the biking infrastructure has tremendously improved in most cities across the globe. However, most people still don’t bike to work despite these improvements. If you are among them, you will be surprised to know what you are missing out by not riding to work. Cycling to work can have splendid benefits, from helping you keep fit, achieve your weight loss goals to helping conserve the environment.
While the benefits of biking to work are endless, here is an exclusive look at the top 7 reasons why everyone should bike to work.Read the rest of this entry »
Name one woman that hasn’t felt kind of under the weather at some point? I’m not talking about catching the flue or anything like that. There are days when you simply aren’t satisfied with the way you look. Even though you try to eat healthy, exercise and do everything right, sometimes it just doesn’t seem to be enough. And that’s completely okay; everyone has a bad hair day from time to time.
But, then you notice those days turning into weeks, weeks into months… Eventually, you just realize that you could really use something to freshen up your overall appearance, thus making you look and feel more beautiful. A new haircut doesn’t cut it, flawless makeup doesn’t cut it, and nothing seems to cut it anymore. Until you find out there is something that can very well cut it.Read the rest of this entry »