4 Outdoor Activities That Help Improve Mental Health

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

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?

mental health female athlete

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

healthy in school

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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Five Tips To Improve Your Deadlift Technique

deadlift technique

Along with the squat and bench press, the deadlift is one of the most common and useful strength training exercises. A deadlift requires muscles all over the body to perform. The arms, legs, core, and back are all strengthened by regularly performing increasingly heavy deadlifts. However, the deadlift can be of little benefit if one does not do it correctly, and without proper form, there is the risk of injury. You should always try to do what you can to improve your deadlift technique.

With these five tips, one should be able to perform deadlifts in a way that increases their strength with little chance of harm:

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How Runners Should Care for Their Feet

Spartan Runners

Project Swole has signed up for a Spartan Race! It will be a 5k spring with multiple obstacles to break up the run. While preparing for this, we’ve been running more than usual, and the wear and tear on the old piggies add up after even just a few runs. Therefore we’ve decided to seek out and publish some of the best tips we can find to help runners protect their feet.

Today we will be sharing 7 solid strategies to help you alleviate the pain and soreness in your feet, and also help to prevent foot injuries that might sideline you from being able to follow your running regimen.

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5 Benefits Of Running On Your Physical and Mental Health

Hot Chicks Running

Running’s been more popular than ever, and for a reason: it can be fun, liberating and healthy. Yet, many people are not ready to fully commit themselves to jog regularly or simply don’t want to even try because they don’t consider them sporty or athletic enough.

There are many benefits to running and even if you are still unsure whether to start or not, you should know that you can always start slow. You don’t need to exhaust yourself unless and until you’re completely ready to run like a pro. So, for those who wish to start running, here are some benefits that regular jogging sessions can have on your mental and physical health.

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The Top 5 Best Biceps Exercises

Arnold BicepsBiceps. The ultimate show muscle. From age 10 on, every boy, teenager, and man wants to have huge bulging biceps. This is, apparently, a true sign of manliness and strength, and is also attainable if you incorporate these best biceps exercises into your routine.

Biceps are among the most famous muscles in the body. When somebody asks you to “make a muscle” or “flex”, they aren’t asking you to flex your hamstrings. They want to see your biceps!

This whole notion of flexing the biceps as a measure of anything, is completely ludicrous to me, but it is a reality. When someone asks me to flex, I ask them if they’d much rather discuss max effort PRs, perhaps dynamic powerlifting strategies, or better yet how to put together the most effective HIIT complexes. Most folks walk away thus.

But I digress…

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Best Ways to Repair Muscles After Exercise

repair muscles after exercise

In this modern era, in order to cope up with the hectic routine and to deal with all the problems lying in front of you. You need to be physically fit and for that purpose, you need to work out and exercise on a daily basis. This does not in any way mean that you should stop resting and put unnecessary strain and pressure on your body. We should always have a strategy to repair our muscles after exercise.

You will need to give your body some time to relax and recover from exercise. Here we will discuss the importance of recovery, and strategies for maximizing recovery after working out and training.

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Achieve Your Fitness Goals with Pleasanton Crossfit

At Project Swole, every once in a while we like to review equipment, gyms, supplements, and other fitness items or events that we’ve had a chance to try. Today we would like to introduce you to Pleasanton CrossFit, a place where you can get excellent care and guidance from expert-level fitness coaches. Here is a review from one of our exclusive ghostwriters who has recently had a chance to train at the facility.

Why Should You Consider Training at CrossFit?

We all know that there is no shortcut to a physically fit body and healthier you. We have to commit to improving physical activity, eating habits, and make healthy lifestyle changes.

Pleasanton CrossFit

For most people, dieting is a lot easier to do than going to the gym or taking up physical activity. When we diet, we only need to think about what we put into our body. We can accomplish this in private without letting anyone else know. This practice lacks accountability.

So how can you become more accountable for your nutrition and fitness habits?

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