Posts Tagged ‘health’

5 Ways Good Oral Hygiene Helps Strengthen Your Immune System

Wednesday, October 26th, 2022
man flossing for good oral hygiene

Did you know that oral hygiene is essential for more than just keeping your teeth clean? It’s one of the best ways to keep your immune system strong and healthy! Here are five reasons why oral hygiene is so important.

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Why You Should Have Personal Fitness Goals?

Thursday, October 20th, 2022
fit couple with personal fitness goals

The best time to stay fit is today. Human strength will deteriorate when becoming older. And now that you can still endure working out, better grab a fitness coach to get started. A coach will help you flesh out your personal fitness goals so you can get a head start on your healthy lifestyle. Most of the individuals who chose to exercise alone did not finish well due to a lack of accountability. You can have a glimpse of the attributes of a reliable fitness trainer in the rest of this post. 

One of the common reasons for failing fitness goals is setting unrealistic objectives. This won’t motivate a person to excel but will instead start to doubt their progress in the midst of training. Meeting a fitness goal should be a fun experience and if you feel exhausted, learn to take a pause. 

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How a UVB Light Can Change Your Life by Stimulating Vitamin D Production

Tuesday, October 18th, 2022
woman getting UVB light in a tanning bed

A UVB light is a great way to improve your life. It can stimulate vitamin D production, which is important for maintaining good health. Not only that, but a UVB light can also help regulate your mood and energy levels. If you’re considering purchasing a UVB light, be sure to read this article first!

We’ll answer some common questions and provide you with valuable information about UVB light bulbs.

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How to Choose Senior Exercise Classes

Sunday, October 9th, 2022
seniors working out in Senior Exercise Classes

It’s crucial to stay fit and live a healthy lifestyle during all stages of life – but as we grow older, our needs change drastically. There is now substantial evidence that regular exercise has many health benefits for elders – and more people are turning towards taking up an active lifestyle with senior exercise classes rather than staying inactive. 

In this article, you’ll learn the benefits of exercising when old, why it’s so great for senior citizens and some exercises that might not be safe for seniors, along with which senior exercise classes you should choose. 

Read on to learn more!

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Halloween Recipes: Kitty Litter Protein Cake

Sunday, October 2nd, 2022
Kitty Litter Cake Recipe

High Protein Kitty Litter Cake Recipe for Halloween

This is one of the more disgusting Halloween recipes I’ve found. It is also not the healthiest recipe on Project Swole, but it is definitely fun for the kids. Just don’t let Fluffy near the final product or you might end up with more ‘Tootsie Rolls’ than you thought.

In an attempt to get as much protein into this recipe as possible, I am literally adding scoops of protein powder to everything and substituting protein bars for candy whenever possible. The recipe might not come out that great if you use every one of my substitutions, but you can pick and choose which substitutions to use based on personal preference.

I’ve also listed several substitutions for the cake recipes. If you use them all, the cake might not be that great, but using applesauce in place of oil never seems to ruin any recipe that I have ever tried.

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7 Tips About How to Fall Asleep Fast

Monday, September 26th, 2022
Man with soccer ball tries to fall asleep fast

A good night’s sleep will keep you healthy and allow your body to work efficiently. It can also give you peace of mind, regulate hormones, and even help memory formation. One important aspect of a good night’s sleep will be your ability to fall asleep fast in spite of whatever stressors are happening in your life.

If you don’t get enough sleep at night, there is a higher chance that you’ll catch colds or even worse diseases which will make living difficult.

Despite the importance of sleep, there are several reasons why people struggle to fall asleep fast

Sometimes these reasons are minor – such as consuming caffeine too close to bedtime or trying to sleep in a noisy environment. 

Other times it may be something much more serious like depression or even one of many different types of sleep disorders. 

Learning different ways to get a good night’s sleep can greatly reduce the unrest often experienced when trying to fall asleep. 

We explore how long it takes for most people to fall asleep and what activities like meditation or reading before bed can help us fall asleep faster. Let’s explore seven easy ways below. 

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Does Exercise Lower Cholesterol?

Thursday, September 22nd, 2022
does exercise lower cholesterol for these athletes?

Cholesterol and its role in our body is not something most people think about regularly, but it should be. High cholesterol can lead to cardiovascular disease, the leading cause of death in the United States today. Project Swole readers like to exercise, so let’s ask the question, ‘does exercise lower cholesterol?

If you want to know how to lower your cholesterol with exercise, here are some great workouts that can help you start dropping those dangerous fats today! Let us know what you think about these suggestions in the comments.

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Why Should I Start Going to the Gym?

Wednesday, September 21st, 2022
bodybuilder is glad he chose to start going to the gym

There are several reasons why you should start going to the gym. These include health benefits, community, and cost. In addition, going to the gym regularly can prevent osteoporosis. Furthermore, it can lower your risk of heart disease, high blood pressure, and type II diabetes. Finally, lifting weights is also an excellent way to lose weight.

Let’s take a deeper dive into each of the benefits of starting a new exercise routine.

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4 Subconscious Behaviors That Might Be A Cry For Help

Monday, September 19th, 2022
a cry for help

Subconscious behaviors refer to automatic actions or reactions one becomes aware of only if one thinks about them. For instance, your ability to speak a different language, once you master a language, you stop thinking about which words to use or how to frame sentences. Yet, you become aware of what happened when you think about it. Our subconscious can cause us to exhibit behaviors that can be considered a cry for help, so we should train our conscious minds to notice these subconscious outbursts.

The concept of subconscious behaviors or mind was introduced to the world by Sigmund Freud, a psychoanalyst. He stated that human behaviors and personalities resulted from constant interactions of psychological forces that operated at three levels—preconscious, conscious, and subconscious.

Let’s take a look at how these psychological forces affect your overall body and well-being.

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Should I Exercise When I Am Sick? 

Tuesday, September 13th, 2022
this athlete should have asked, 'should I exercise when I am sick?'

Exercise has many benefits and works wonders for your body.  Regular exercise can lead to major health improvements, reduce the risk of chronic diseases such as heart disease or cancer, and even prevent diabetes from happening in the first place.  In trying to stick to your routine at all costs, you might ask yourself, ‘should I exercise when I am sick?‘ The answer to that question is complicated so we have to consider several factors including the type of illness you’re experiencing.

There are two sides to this question, and both have merits depending on your situation. While some would say there’s no reason not to exercise if you’re ill, arguments against it can be valid depending on your circumstance.  

The following article will look at both sides of the issue to help you make an informed decision on whether you should exercise when you’re sick or not.

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7 Ways Regular Physical Activity Benefits Your Health

Friday, August 26th, 2022
healthy couple realizing physical activity benefits your health

Exercise can be defined as any movement that requires your body to work and burn calories. There are different types of physical activity, such as running, walking, swimming, and dancing, to name a few. Although many people know that exercise is good for them, they may not be aware of all the benefits it can bring to their lives, both physically and mentally. In fact, anyone can benefit from incorporating more physical activity into their life, regardless of age, sex, or physical ability. If you need more convincing to stay active, here are seven ways physical activity benefits your health, and can lead to a healthier and happier life.

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5 Ways Acupuncture Improves Performance

Friday, August 19th, 2022
Acupuncture Improves Performance for this fit man

Do you have problems with your daily tasks? Are you having trouble getting to sleep or waking up in the morning? If these or any other symptoms affect your productivity, you may want to learn how acupuncture improves performance. These are 5 of the best ways based on studies and feedback from both coaches and athletes.

Acupuncture has been used for thousands of years to treat all ailments, from anxiety and pain to addiction and stress. In today’s world of hectic schedules and stressful lifestyles, it’s no wonder that so many people turn to acupuncture to improve their daily performance. Here are ways acupuncture can help you achieve your goals.

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Best Live and On-Demand Exercise Classes Online

Tuesday, August 9th, 2022
fit girl in online fitness class

What exactly are online fitness classes, and how do they operate? These live and on-demand exercise classes also allow you to watch workout videos whenever it is convenient for you, rather than having to plan your day around a specific fitness class.

Since the pandemic, online live and on-demand exercise classes have grown in popularity. With all of the lockdowns that occur from time to time, this is by far the safest way to stay fit while still reaping the health benefits of exercising in the comfort of your own home.

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What Can The Sauna Do For Athletes?

Friday, July 29th, 2022
young couple relaxing shows what can the sauna do for athletes

Full of physical and mental benefits, a sauna regimen can be amazing. So you ask, what can the sauna do for athletes? Well, the sauna offers benefits to your skin, body, and mood. People use saunas for a variety of reasons, whether at home, at the spa, or in the locker room at the gym. In Finland and other Scandinavian countries, the sauna has an important cultural role. It’s not uncommon for co-workers to hang out in the sauna, as workers in the US get a happy hour and many homes are built with home saunas.

Well, saunas can be of great help. In this post, we will explore the different types of saunas and the benefits of saunas after training. Read on to learn how saunas work and how they can boost your workout results.

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How to Find a Life Time Fitness Near Me

Wednesday, July 27th, 2022
Life Time Fitness pool scene

Going to the gym can be a great investment in your health and fitness or it could be a huge waste of money. If you have a small budget, you need to think carefully about whether you should invest in a gym, especially a world-class lifetime fitness gym. Seeing as you’ve come to this page, you’re likely wondering how to find a Life Time Fitness so let’s try to answer that question as well as take a look at the perks and drawbacks of this great gym.

In this article, we will talk about how you can find the best LifeTime Fitness gyms in San Antonio, Massachusetts, California, Florida, even Canada, or any other location near you. There are over 100 locations, so your location shouldn’t pose much of a problem unless you live in the boonies.

What are the things that you must consider while looking for a lifetime fitness gym near you?

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How to Find an Esporta Fitness Near Me

Thursday, July 7th, 2022
cyclists from Esporta Fitness near me

If you’re looking for a fitness routine that is fun, energizing, and will make you come back for more, one great choice that could be right for you is Esporta Fitness. Esporta Fitness is a network of world-class health clubs offering a range of energy-intensive classes and activities that will get you started. One common question I hear is, “how can I find Esporta Fitness near me?” The easy answer is to check their sign-up search page, but more importantly, you should read on to learn if Esporta Fitness is right for you.

From cardio training to strength training, Esporta has something for everyone. Take action today! Esporta is one of the top health clubs in the country. It has over 700+ locations worldwide.

They offer a wide range of fitness services including group fitness classes, personal training, sports coaching, and much more. In addition to its locations, Esporta also offers a comprehensive online fitness offer, including training videos, nutrition tips, and much more.

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What Are the Benefits of Puppy Yoga?

Wednesday, July 6th, 2022
the benefits of puppy yoga

Puppy yoga classes are not basic yoga classes but you will experience all of the benefits of puppy yoga as well as all the benefits of regular yoga. In these classes, the puppies will go from one mat to another, fight with each other and jump on you. If they are not involved in performing yoga poses, the puppies will run around the room and create a fun atmosphere.

In this way, puppies get the opportunity to socialize with other puppies. Usually, puppies are borrowed from kennels or animal shelters. Also, they often find their home no matter where they are from the kennel or shelter.

People who attend classes often get close to puppies, and therefore want to adopt or buy them. Yoga classes usually have about 20 puppies, although that number can often vary, and their onset is usually 12 to 15 months.

If you plan to attend puppy yoga classes, keep reading to find out what benefits you will experience.

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4 Powerful Meditations at the Beach You Can Try

Tuesday, June 28th, 2022
Girl practicing meditations at the beach.

As the sound of crashing waves and salty air fills your senses, you begin to feel yourself relax and let go of life’s struggles. The hustle and bustle of everyday life are replaced with a sense of peace when you visit the beach. The calming effects of meditations at the beach are undeniable, considering the beach is nearly the perfect place for meditation.

Whether it’s your first time meditating, or you want to try something new, these three simple meditations are perfect for anyone who wants to find peace at the beach without losing focus. Whether you’re just starting out and looking for some simple meditation techniques or you have more experience and want something a little bit more challenging, we’ve got you covered! Check out these three meditations that are perfect for anyone who wants to practice at the beach!

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5 Ways To Keep A Healthy Work-Life Balance For Busy Professionals

Thursday, June 16th, 2022
healthy work-life balance

Maintaining a healthy work-life balance can be difficult for many professionals like land developer Damon Becnel. Juggling work responsibilities with personal obligations can often feel like an impossible task. However, it is essential to make time for your professional and personal life to stay sane and productive.

Let’s take a gander at five ways you can achieve a healthy work and life balance.

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20 Unhealthy Foods You Mistakenly Think Are Healthy

Wednesday, June 15th, 2022

Updated: 6/15/2022

the rock eating unhealthy foods

Let me preface this post by saying: “I eat these foods.” Yes, it is true, I do eat about 50% of the foods listed. Especially peanuts, Smartfood, and some of the carbohydrate foods listed at the bottom. Despite calling them all out as unhealthy foods, they aren’t all technically that bad for you, it’s just good to examine the nutritional details and figure out where we can make the best decisions.

If you take this list literally, it will just aggravate you, so take it with a grain of salt… or maybe a grain of whole wheat.

There are many terms that are misleading in the food advertising industry today. Think of how many times you see healthy phrases plastered all over food containers. Don’t allow yourself to be swayed by these words of trickery, none of these catchphrases mean ‘healthy food’ inherently – you have to read the labels.

Let’s take a look at some of the most common attempts to convince consumers a food is healthy when perhaps it’s really not.

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