Posts Tagged ‘Healthy Lifestyle’

These 6 Mistakes Will Ruin Your Workout and Deplete Your Energy

Wednesday, March 30th, 2022

Exercise is good for your health, both physically and emotionally. Sometimes, though, you just can’t muster the energy to make it through a workout. While feeling tired once in a while is normal, persistent fatigue could be a sign of a problem. Some lifestyle habits can have a big effect on your energy and will ruin your workout.

poor lifestyle habits will ruin your workout

Consider these six things that can sap your energy and stop your workouts before you’re done. 

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How to Stay in Shape When You’re Busy – 6 Effective Tips

Thursday, March 3rd, 2022
Shape When You're Busy

When you’re balancing work, home, family, finances, relationships, and more, it’s easy to put your health and wellness on the back burner. With so many pressing obligations, you may find it difficult to find time to get in a good workout or to prepare a healthy meal from scratch. Maintaining your fitness can be challenging when you’re busy, but it’s not impossible. In fact, it can be easy to stay in shape when you’re busy once you build healthy routines through simple lifestyle changes.

Let’s take a look at 6 awesome, effective strategies that you can begin to work into your routine today.

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Unhealthy Lifestyle Habits Bringing You Down?

Friday, February 18th, 2022
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Being healthy is not always easy to achieve. You have to work hard to stay fit and healthy. Especially during this global coronavirus pandemic, it has become a tough challenge to maintain a healthy lifestyle. As we stay home, isolated day after day sometimes unhealthy lifestyle habits start to set in. We can possibly start to reverse those habits by introducing regular exercise.

Let’s take a look at how the addition of exercise into your routine, can help reverse those unhealthy habits.

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The Impact of Exercise For Addiction Recovery

Thursday, January 20th, 2022
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Looking to give your addiction recovery a good boost? Recovering addicts should not ignore the positive benefits of exercise for addiction recovery. Exercise has an impact on just about every aspect of our lives: from our mood, self-image, and even energy levels.

This COVID pandemic lockdown of 2021 (and now 2022) did nothing to help addicts and it definitely helped a bunch of folks slip into a habit of addition. If you’re one of them, and you’ve been struggling to keep the pounds off and avoid relapse, it’s time to hit the gym.

Addiction is all about control: the loss of it, the hunger for it and finally getting back in control after beating your body’s dependency on substances or behavior. Achieving sobriety means learning how to deal with temptations head-on and finding healthier ways to cope when things get tough. Exercise is one of the most powerful tools for changing your life around.

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Can Blackout Shades Improve Health? 8 Reasons Why They Can

Tuesday, January 4th, 2022
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How many times has anything like this occurred to you? You get home after an exhausting day of work where you’re already attempting to function without enough sleep. then you have a refreshing bath, sit down to eat your meal, and power down on your couch or bed. Just as you’re about to fall asleep, you’re startled to awaken by the cackling laughter next door, dogs howling outdoors, or a car honking someplace nearby. If you’ve returned home after a night shift and are attempting to sleep during the day, a flood of sunshine flowing in through your windows may interfere with your slumber. Can blackout shades improve health by blocking out these intrusions? We think so!

Thankfully, there are methods to prevent these hassles while still getting a decent night’s sleep. Blackout shades are the finest solution since they completely block light and sound. These are soft and long-lasting window coverings that provide various benefits like room darkening, noise cancellation, heat resistance, energy savings, and personal privacy. Here are some of the best reasons to utilize thick, dark curtains in your house.

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Self-Care for Nurses: How to Stay Fit With a Busy Job

Thursday, October 14th, 2021
Self-Care for Nurses

It’s no secret that nursing is a career choice that can get very demanding and taxing on a person, both physically and emotionally. Nurses would mostly agree that the reward and satisfaction they get from their jobs make all the hard work worth it. However, there’s no denying that nurses are often in positions where they are under a lot of pressure at work, with patients’ lives sometimes riding on the decisions that they make. This sometimes makes self-care for nurses an afterthought, but it shouldn’t be!

Working as a nurse often means spending most days at work in a very high-stress environment, meaning that along with having the necessary knowledge, education, and work experience to do their jobs well, nurses also need to be dedicated to looking after themselves and keeping themselves strong and healthy both mentally and physically. If you are currently in nursing school, there’s no better time to get started with self-care. 

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3 of the Toughest Steps to Take in Your Life When Things Aren’t Working

Friday, September 10th, 2021
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With the stresses of work, money, and relationships, life can get complicated, stressful, and scary for everyone.

Add on top of that, social pressures to achieve, to end up with the right person (or to end up with someone at all), and to live a fulfilling life, living in the 21st century is a balancing act of figuring out how to survive and how to live.

Of all the challenges that come through in all the phases of life, there are some that stand out as the most painful, most difficult to accept, and most frustrating on which to follow through. Here are some of the most challenging things we as humans have to do when life deals us a bad hand:

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Weightlifting Injury Prevention: Protect Your Back!

Wednesday, August 25th, 2021
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This is a guest post from Shaun Sinclair, founder, and author of Stay Fit Bug. Shaun is a former 100/200-meter runner and professional athlete.

Look after your BACK!
Because once that goes you are FINISHED!

It really is that simple.

The spine and the muscles surrounding it are the backbones to our physical existence ‘Pun intended’.

However, it is a part of our body that is prone to injury. Now, prevention isn’t a difficult thing to do. But one thing I am certain of is that trying to cure the issue of back pain is an entirely different matter (Yes… not always easy).

  • Good form
  • Good exercise execution
  • Embracing good posture

All of those things are highly important when it comes to protecting your back. Heck, embracing good posture isn’t even something you need to worry about in the gym only. In fact, that has a lot more to do with your activities outside of the weight room.

  • How you sit at your desk in the office.
  • In your bed and how you sleep (sleeping on the floor is still one of the best things you can do).
  • How you position your body when using a computer at home, which of course, is where most of us spend most of our time in today’s world on Facebook and the like.

These lifestyle habits are highly important in regard to back injury prevention. Now let’s see how you can change your lifestyle to proactively protect yourself from back injuries.

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6 Tips For Post-Workout Muscle Recovery

Friday, June 4th, 2021
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Some fitness sites may disagree but eating nutritious foods and having a good night’s sleep are the best ways to help your muscles recover. The most important move you will take to optimize your muscle recovery is to live a balanced lifestyle. There is no recovery mechanism that can compensate for inadequate nutrition and a lack of sleep. Many people feel that in order to see results from their workouts, they need to buy costly supplements. While some supplements have advantages, you won’t get the most out of them unless you’ve already taken care of the basics. 

Here are some tips to get your body recovered in no time. 

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6 Healthy Habits You Can Actually Maintain

Friday, April 30th, 2021
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Getting healthy is a priority for almost anyone but it can be really tough to make permanent and sustainable changes to your lifestyle. In a culture surrounded by fad diets and unrealistic standards, it’s easy to decide to give up when you don’t see immediate progress. Here are six healthy habits that can help you make permanent changes.

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