If you’re looking to improve your physical fitness and overall health, you may be wondering whether you should see an exercise physiologist, physiotherapist, or personal trainer. Each of these health professionals can help you achieve your fitness goals, but they each have different areas of expertise. Here’s what to know when trying to decide where to seek help.(more…)
Posts Tagged ‘Healthy Lifestyle’
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.
Consider these six things that can sap your energy and stop your workouts before you’re done.(more…)
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.(more…)
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.(more…)
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.(more…)
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.(more…)
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.(more…)
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:(more…)
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.(more…)
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.(more…)
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.(more…)
New years often mean new resolutions for most people, and one of the biggest things people say they want to do is create a better self. Although we are already a few months into the year 2021, there is no time like the present to determine you’re going to be a better you. Here are a few things that could help you in becoming a better you.(more…)
Dealing with mental health issues, whether it’s depression, anxiety or something else can be difficult. While it may be possible to keep them under control at times, at others they may feel hard to manage, and this can be overwhelming. The thing that many don’t realize, though, is that there are simple things they can do themselves to help improve their mental health.(more…)
Summer is a great time to refresh yourself and get started on a new you. There’s an energy in the air that only comes because of the summer sun. No matter who you are, it never hurts to become a little more health-conscious and work on bettering yourself. Once you start though, don’t let anything hold you back. You need to keep going no matter what. Here are a few things that will help you get in better shape.(more…)
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.(more…)
Belly fat is embarrassing and affects your confidence level. It is a fact that this kind of fat is the easiest to gain and most challenging to lose. Also, belly fat can lead to many health problems. Excess belly fat can also lead to the formation of visceral fat around your liver, kidneys, lungs, heart, and other organs. A high amount of visceral fat can cause health conditions like diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, dementia, and cancer. Therefore, it’s essential to lose belly fat. Get started by following these easy ways to reduce belly fat at home.(more…)
Some of us are trying to improve our body composition – whether losing fat or building muscle. Others are trying to improve performance. There are a few whose goal is to improve flexibility or mobility. In nearly all of these cases, results are enhanced as we are able to more effectively burn fat.
More often that not it is hard to obtain desired results from simply “working out”. This frustration begins a downward spiral of accepting being overweight, unhealthy or enduring unnecessary pain. However, if you need direction on how to effectively burn fat, then read these tips to start shedding pounds today.(more…)
A healthier body and a healthier lifestyle are some of the most sought-after aspects of life. Tons of studies and research have been poured into defining what leads to a long-term life of good health. The path to achieve a healthier body can be summarized into a good diet, exercise, managing stress, and kicking off bad habits. Information from different sources and people’s talk have become very overwhelming, as not every source can provide you with concrete information and the overload of info can really be confusing.
You need to realize that achieving a healthy body is different from achieving a good body. You can look good, but that doesn’t necessarily mean that you’re healthy. We’ll be giving you a mini-guide with a few simple steps that can help you achieve a healthier body.(more…)
Not getting enough sleep at night does more than make you feel groggy, cranky and unfocused in the morning. If you constantly toss and turn at night and wake up feeling fatigued, you may have a hindered ability to retain information and concentrate on your daily tasks. Lack of quality sleep is mentally draining, so it’s not uncommon for sleep-deprived people to have memory issues and mood changes as well.
Aside from the negative impact to your emotional state and mental abilities, there are a number of detrimental effects of sleep deprivation to your physical health. Adults who don’t get 7 to 9 hours of quality sleep at night on a regular basis are also more prone to a range of medical conditions, from high blood pressure to weight gain. Read on to know more about these effects so you can take steps to improve your sleep. (more…)
Good morning! It is time to start your day, and breakfast comes in handy in giving you the energy to get you going. Eating the right breakfast will not only ensure that you jump-start your metabolism but also trigger your body to burn fat for improved weight loss.
Are you interested in losing weight, but do not know how you can shed an extra pound through your breakfast? Well, there are viable ideas that if incorporated into your morning meals can cause significant changes in your weight.
This article samples the top 6 breakfast ideas for weight loss. Enjoy! (more…)