Metabolism is a word that describes any and all chemical reactions that occur within the body. The rate at which metabolism occurs in your body may vary depending on a lot of things. The rate at which our body metabolizes is also shown in how many calories we burn and how much energy we have. A higher metabolic rate means we burn calories much easier and it is easier to both lose weight and then keep it off. Here are seven easy ways to boost your metabolism for weight loss.(more…)
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It can be a difficult challenge to strip off the last layer of lower belly fat. That’s because it seems to cling to your body forever. You’ve probably come across different tips on the best diets to lose the extra weight. It is very likely that you are also taking plenty of exercises. This is supposed to boost your metabolism and help you lose belly fat. Nevertheless, you keep coming up short every time.
If your workouts and diet didn’t yield fat-burning results, think about sleeping! There is no question here that how you exercise and what you eat affect your success rate. However, you shouldn’t neglect other factors that also have an influence on your progress. Sleep is one of those factors for sure. Most people don’t regard sleep as a success factor though.
There are quite a few strong connections between weight loss and sleep. Let’s examine the fundamentals of that relationship.
We all have bad habits that hinder our quality of life. When it comes to weight loss, we need to reconsider our habits and eliminate those that keep us from healthier bodies. Our bad habits might relieve us of stress temporarily but in the long run, it is not the best for us. For example, fast food is convenient after a long workday but it adds to our waistlines gradually.
Here are a few bad habits you must ditch if you want permanent weight loss.
Some people would describe snoring as the subtle killer of relationships. While your partner may not consider snoring a big deal in the beginning, in the long run, sleeping with a snoring person can damage a good relationship beyond repair. Don’t believe us? Just take a look at this fact.
As you already know, divorce rates have been through the roof last few years. And while this may come as a surprise, research has shown that snoring is actually the 3rd leading cause of divorce in the United States. The matter of the fact is – snoring can lead to anger, resentment, and eventually, divorce. (more…)
We all want to look good, but the inevitability of aging makes maintaining your looks harder with every passing year. With age come wrinkles, sagging, and a whole host of other things nobody wants to think about. In the absence of a fountain of youth, how do you combat the effects of time on your body? (more…)
We recently published a post at Project Swole about treating many comment mental well-being complaints with Xanax, and of course, we all know how well exercise helps with anxiety.
Here are some additional tips for battling anxiety and other mental health issues, ranging from sleep to meditation to alternative supplements.
Keep your mental health strong and your physical health will follow! (more…)
It’s been a long cold winter and you’ve noticed you’ve gained a few inches, all in the wrong places. When the days are warm and sunny you’re out there running daily, hitting the gym and going to extremes trying to compensate for those lazy days where you didn’t feel like braving the cold.
Even a trip to the gym in below freezing temperatures keeps you indoors and unfortunately, overdoing it to compensate could be (and probably is) doing more harm than good. Here is some of what you need to know about the importance of periods of rest between workouts – strenuous exercise of any kind.
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…)
Why are Nootropics so Good for Your Fitness?
Nootropic, or “brain booster supplements”, are gaining more and more popularity these days. As we have realized over the last decade, caffeine included in pre-workouts, or taken in the form of coffee or energy drinks have a profound benefit on our workouts. We notice greater focus, drive, intensity and endurance where we should be feeling fatigue and defeat. Caffeine is just one of many “brain boosting” supplements that will help to make you into a machine in the gym.
These nootropics have tremendous benefits both in and out of the gym. By enhancing your cognitive function you will experience greater mental performance, memory, have increased focus and superior energy. While you may not think that mental function is important for lifting weights, just remember that most lifters will tell you that creating the mind-to-muscle connection is crucial to busting through plateaus and pushing it to the next level. (more…)
A lot of people are sleep deprived… Everything from last minute travel to anxiety prevents people from getting a good night’s rest on a regular occasion. While sleep deprivation is nothing uncommon, you’d be surprised to know just how many people don’t get enough sleep…
Last year, Pegasus Capital Advisors teamed up with ResMed and Dr. Oz to from SleepScore Labs, an organization that aims to enables us to understand our sleep and deliver the first clinically proven standard for measuring sleep in our homes.
Back in January, they organization conducted the largest sleep study in the history of the United States, which looked at sleep information from more than 20,000 people and a collective 1.5 million nights’ worth of sleep. And they discovered that sleep is chronically neglected by most Americans.
Just check this out – according to data from the study, almost 80% of US citizens aren’t getting the recommended amount of sleep each night. Moreover, men in the US average only 5 hours and 45 minutes of sleep each night, while women are slightly better, with 6 hours and 9 minutes. (more…)