Posts Tagged ‘health’

Does Exercise Help You Detox?

Tuesday, December 1st, 2020
Does Exercise Help You Detox?

Detoxing is a healthy cycle that one should go through at least once a year. How long the detox cycle may go is up to you. However, the best duration is not more than 30 days. 30 days are enough to flush your system clean while having a minimal impact on your fitness level.

But where does exercise come into play when detoxing?

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Why You Might Need a Health Expert To Reach Your Fitness Goals

Saturday, November 21st, 2020
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In the health and wellness world, it might seem easy enough to hit your medical goals with a regular workout and a solid diet. For many in the United States, that may work. However, depending on your hormones, stamina, metabolism, and other factors, achieving weight loss might not be as simple as you once believed.

Whether you’re looking to achieve weight gain through muscle mass or you want to simply improve your overall health, sometimes you simply need an added push. Even if you don’t want to become a bodybuilder, you might want to connect with a health expert so you can achieve your medical goals without any unwanted side effects.

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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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Working Out and Eating Healthy: 5 Tips I Give My Non-Body Builder Friends

Monday, August 10th, 2020
Working Out and Eating Healthy

The way you eat can have a serious impact on your fitness outcomes. Let’s be honest up front: not everyone in the gym is looking to build mass. For those of you who are trying to slim down, increase definition or improve overall health, your nutritional needs will be different from a bodybuilder’s. Following a few basic tips will help you meet your needs and propel you closer to your goals. 

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Easy Summer Workouts You Can Do Right at Home

Tuesday, July 28th, 2020
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The summer is the season to get outside and enjoy the sunshine. While there’s nothing like the fun that can be had during this season, plenty of people struggle when it comes to feeling confident for putting on a swimsuit or going outdoors with little-to-no clothing on.

For example, I have plenty of male friends who refuse to take their shirts off at the beach. They don’t want their Dad-bods on display for the world. While this is perfectly understandable, albeit a little superficial, there are quite a few steps we can take to improve our health, confidence, and self-esteem, even while quarantined at home.

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How Can I Stay Healthy During Quarantine and Keep My Marriage Strong?

Thursday, May 14th, 2020
Stay Healthy During Quarantine

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.

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Drinking Water is Absolutely Crucial to Your Health

Monday, March 9th, 2020
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If you want to stay healthy, it is absolutely mandatory that you are properly hydrated. Unfortunately, most people from around the world do not consume as many fluids as are actually needed. Remember that 60% of your body is made out of water. You need to be sure that you drink as much water as the body needs. Check out our popular post that talks about how much water you should drink to be sure your hydration plan is on point.

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Working Out? Five Dietary Components That Are a Must

Thursday, February 6th, 2020
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Exercise and working out, while incredibly good for you, also generate a certain level of demand on the body. In order to fully benefit from the workout and not cause any kinds of detrimental deficiencies thereafter, there are some key dietary components everyone should stay on top of. The following represent five of those key components.

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Try an MMA Fitness Workout and You Might Find Your Calling

Thursday, January 16th, 2020
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Martial arts are useful for a lot more than just learning how to fight or protect yourself, or to pursue as a profession. For those of us who do not regularly practice, we often forget about the potential health and fitness benefits of martial arts. Forms like Jiu-Jitsu, Muay Thai, Kickboxing, MMA, and MMA fitness workouts make not just the body fit but also help to keep the mind healthy.

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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…”

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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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