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…)
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Hardcore bodybuilders, powerlifters, weightlifters, and even most other athletes eat a ton of protein in a day. OK, they don’t eat a “ton”, but they do eat more than the average person. It leaves us with several nagging and oft-debated questions:
“How much protein do the professionals eat?”
“Exactly how much protein do I eat?”
“How much protein is appropriate for me?”
“Can I physically eat ‘too much’ protein?”
“If so, what are the side effects?”
“Exactly how much is ‘too much’?”
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.
Mental health is the condition of a person based on the welfare of their state both mentally and emotionally. According to WHO, it affects how we are able to cope with stress, interact with each other, work productively and decision making.
Over time, there are increased cases of mental health disorders across the world. The stigma that is linked with seeking help for mental illnesses has left victims neglected. In all stages of our lives, mental health is critical. It affects all aspects of our life and how we go about it.
Here are some of the reasons why mental health and well-being is essential:(more…)
Most of the sports that are played or loved by the people have uncountable health benefits for players. Different sports have cultural importance based on their origin of the sport. One of such examples is skateboarding. Unfortunately, skateboarding was looked down upon for many years. It was associated with the rebellious people but now the world has finally realized that active skate is even beneficial for general health and fitness.
Surprisingly there are a number of health benefits of skateboarding, which it has to offer. If you love skateboarding but hold yourself back because you think it is just a waste of time or it is dangerous, then your worries are certainly wrong. Down here is a list of all the health benefits which skateboarding has to offer to your body.(more…)
The sport of bodybuilding increases your strength and changes your physique. The demands of sculpting your body are tremendous. It takes time and a lot of hard work to reach goals in bodybuilding, but it’s very rewarding when you do.
Bodybuilders push themselves and their bodies hard. The stress they exert on their muscles and bones requires specific health maintenance routines particular to a bodybuilder. What works for most of us, won’t work for someone who pushes the limits of working out to greater and greater heights.
Gains come in small increments, but if you take care of your body while building it, you have a better chance of faster returns. Here are some ways aspiring bodybuilders can ensure their bodies stay healthy and robust as they develop more muscle and drop body fat percentage.
We all want to look healthy and feel healthy. We want strong muscles and bones. Looking healthy does wonders for our self-confidence and overall peace of mind. Some people turn to bodybuilding as a way of looking and feeling healthier. They are committed to setting goals and achieving them. It gives them something in their lives to feel good about. They enjoy building strong muscles and encouraging others who feel the same way. One important aspect of bodybuilding that sometimes gets overlooked, is maintaining a proper healthy lifestyle.
Veda Soothe Review: Does This Supplement Really Work?
Joint pain has been an issue for humankind since the dawn of time, especially as the means of comfort advanced and people switched from hunters and gatherers to couch sitters and television channel surfers. The lack of motion and the decreased amounts of physical exercise people have been getting has caused a decline in the efficiency of the parts in our body responsible for lubricating the space between joints. Since joints have to move regardless of whether or not they are lubricated, the absence of a lubricant subjects the bones to an increased level of friction that eventually leads to the inflammation of those bones.
Needless to mention, inflammation causes pain; in addition, it also shuts down the bones’ healing process before it even begins. When joints are inflamed, the chance of friction and its intensity increase by a long shot so, any movement would be like taking three steps back in the healing process. Now, because it is quite the challenge to stay completely still for enough time for your joints to heal since life is a fast-paced game where everyone constantly has something to do or somewhere to be, Clarity Nutrition has come up with Veda Soothe that is claimed to be able to help speed up the recovery process among a number of other benefits that it provides for our health and physical well-being. (more…)
Whether we like it or not, stress is a huge problem in today’s world. It could be that you are having problems in the workplace, personal issues – or even money issues that can result in you feeling stressed or anxious. We have collated a list of activities that can hopefully put you well on your way to a stress-free life. (more…)
Some of the benefits of probiotics are universal and this means everyone including women and children can benefit from them. They promote healthy skin, improve gut health, and help one to maintain optimal weight.
The same benefits are also available for men as taking probiotics helps men to mitigate health conditions that affect them like controlling hormone levels and improving mental health. To get a clear overview of how you can benefit from using probiotics.
Here are some of the top benefits that every man should know about. (more…)