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Category Archives: Health and Fitness

Benefits for Stretching

Stretching is a controversial topic in the fitness world: lately more studies show that stretching damages your muscle strength and can cause more harm than good. When you stretch your muscles you weaken them at the same time and a reduction of strength in your muscles is definitely not something most people would desire before a race or a workout. Stretching is definitely not suggested in the warm up, an ideal warm up needs to be aerobic exercise that takes place before your workout.

Some studies show that the effects of stretching disappear after 15 minutes and for this reason there is no need for it. They say that the length of your muscles are controlled heavily by your neuromuscular system, so it is your nervous system and your habits that give you tightness and stretching only provides temporary relief.

Research gets to the bottom of the tight muscle issue which is so deep that it could be a topic for another article itself but in summary muscle tightness is found to be related to what we are eating, hormones and lifestyle.
So if you think you are not flexible enough or are feeling stiff in some parts of your body, please watch out for your caffeine and salt intake. Not only your diet, a sedentary lifestyle also plays a big role in this…

Exercise itself is found to be the best way to reduce muscular imbalances and tightness. Exercising relaxes and allows the natural stretching of muscles to occur in tight muscles and promotes balance. After a heavy workout session please avoid static stretching, you need to cool down with a basic aerobic routine.

Pilates is top of the list of exercise routines to reduce muscular imbalances and tightness as it promotes even and equal movement throughout your body. So, please don’t do heavy weights and expect to have relaxed muscles afterwards but a well designed Pilates class once a week can help you gain more flexibility. Flexibility is a reflection of your health and your fitness, not stretching.

Jogging Make You Happy

Aerobic exercises like jogging will improve your cardiovascular fitness and the ability for your body to deliver oxygen to your muscles. It also helps your muscles to become more efficient at using that oxygen. And so in essence, the more you exercise, the better your heart works, and needless to say, this reduces the risk of you getting a heart attack.

The genetics of men, for example, have evolved to a high threshold for lactic acid over time, allowing our ancestors to chase the world’s most dangerous predators and strike them down for food. After finishing off their prey, they would drag pounds of meat back to camp for dinner. I’m sure you’ll agree, that’s an extraordinary level of superhuman fitness that fed thousands in their tribe.

You’ll be amazed to discover that there is a link to high intensity physical exercise on a lactic threshold level, to the release of endorphins in the brain. Endorphins act as your natural “drug” that make a person more energetic, more awake and, yes, most definitely happier.

Endorphins would usually kick in during a run, after a workout or both, and are generally referred to as a “runner’s high.”

The U.S. National Library of Medicine recently published a shocking article confirming that testosterone levels are lower in endurance running males than in guys who don’t even workout. The Study also said endurance training can damage the male reproductive system.

So basically, if this report is anything to go by, it implies that you’re better off sitting on the couch all day and NOT running if you want to preserve your precious testosterone levels.

Which brings me to my next point, that jogging or running for the sake of running doesn’t bring about the fitness results that most men would desire.

I’ll summarize this very simply and quickly for you.

When you look at the physiques of long-distance runners and compare that with 1,000 meter runners, you’ll observe that their physiques are completely different… the sprinter looks muscular and ripped, whereas the long-distance runner–for lack of a better definition, looks rather scrawny.

All about Tai Chi

Tai Chi has been practiced in China by people of all ages for many years. It was developed by Chinese monks thousands of years ago and in keeping with the quiet, meditative tradition, it is done very slowly. It is low-impact, promotes strength and flexibility and improves balance. Tai Chi relies on proper breathing and slow movements and is often called ‘moving meditation’.

Tai Chi has been proven to help you have a better night’s sleep and also to fall asleep faster which leads to you feeling more rested in the morning when you awaken. This makes it is ideal for older people as sleep may become a problem or even if you are stressed and can’t sleep. Often lack of sleep goes untreated and people wonder why they feel so bad. Tai chi helps you handle stress which is what possibly could keep you up at night without you even being aware that is the issue.

There are six levels of Tai Chi. The first is for beginners. This teaches the basic tools for working with Chi energy. The second level mostly focuses on Chi awareness and the main goal of this level is to achieve an awareness of the balance of internal and external chi. At level 3 the student will learn the more martial-art type aspects of Tai Chi. This level focuses on using the mind to control chi and synthesize your body movements with your mind. A student at the fourth level is considered a disciple worthy of receiving this knowledge by the master of a particular Tai Chi tradition so the teaching progresses until finally that person becomes a Tai Chi master in a state of perfect balance and has complete mastery of body and mind.

Tai Chi can help you be more co-ordinated, balanced, take care of your joints and flexibility without speeding up your heart beat too much so it is good if you have illnesses which could prevent you from doing more active exercises. While you are doing these exercises your internal system is getting a gentle massage and your energy centres are being opened and cleansed making a good basis for healing on other levels such as psychologically, emotionally, mentally and physically.

Information of Health Clubs

The privacy will be maintained through sheets covering the glass in the times of need and brutal heat. This is a plus point because some prefer sweating their body in the afternoon. The cooling apparatus work for 24/7 and the gym never runs out of it.

The entrance would be spick and span and you will feel like you are entering a page-3 apocalyptic atmosphere with soft and hard beat of music. As soon as you enter you will feel the energy building inside you.

There will be a relaxing and changing room for men and women and you can have a hot steam bath along with a grooming period.

After a hard-core session, you can slump down and take heavy breaths to calm your soul.

Coming to the exercise equipment, they are magnificent, well-maintained, and striking.

People weighing from 35 kilo to 125 kilo are exercising here and getting their desired stature. You have to change in your tracks and sports shoes and go straight inside. A warm-up session includes all body stretch and a bit of jogging. Your body is now ready to rock-n-roll and it is time for the real work.

Weights & Machinery

Music keeps the body going and you will never feel a moment’s boredom here. They have an eclectic taste in English R &B and other soothing and electrifying songs. When I hear that, it makes me want to play more and sweat more. This is the most basic rule that we all know “Profuse sweat leads to shapely contour”.

Weightlifting ranges from 1.5 kg to 30 kilo People do those and I watch that in amazement. You build the stamina while you do the regular sessions. There is the V and the S bike along with elliptical and shoulder press. I am a fan of that equipment.

The gym instructors are cordial and friendly. At first, I was hesitant to have a man as my gym guard but gradually I felt at ease as their mannerisms and helpful nature gained my trust in them.

You can always have a female as your guardian if you wish to though. All of them seemed enthusiastic and strict to get us back into shape. They offer the body-cards where they trace out the particulars and make us do the sessions according to those. It really helped me, as they knew my strength and my goal.

When I look in the mirror I feel like a Cinderella metamorphosed by her gym godmother. I had no idea that my body was capable of these hardships. The aerobic, Zumba and the Bokwa sessions were the add-ons that made me cut more than I actually expected.

The regular workout with healthy diet plans made me a mentor for my body. I can easily show my friends the benefits of burning calories with fun. It is your passion and your allegiance towards your body that makes you inquisitive about making links with yourself again. You love yourself but this is where you hitch with your spirit.

Info of Waist Training

The numerous benefits of wearing corsets are what attract thousands of women to this classic invention. The results are instantaneous and evidence by simmer waistline upon wearing a corset and there are sought after long-term benefits to be expedited as well. You will improve your posture, sculpt our figure and prevent any injury. Still not convinced? Let’s check out a long list of amazing physical benefits today.

• Did you know that wearing corsets could strengthen your back and help you with injuries you have experienced in the past? Yes, wearing corsets is beneficial in this aspect. It also prevents osteoporosis and other disorders such as fibromyalgia and arthritis.

• By correcting postures, corsets help people with scoliosis manage better and make the back curve less pronounced. After a long time of wearing corsets, scoliosis patients can observe a significant difference in their body structure. A man with plantar fasciitis felt much relief from pressure after wearing corsets for a couple of months.

• One great benefit of corsets is the reduction of headaches since people who wear corsets often are inclined to improve posture, which prevent the nerves from the spine to constrict. Communication of the spine and the brain becomes less obstructed which in turn cause fewer migraines.

• We are stressing the importance of correct body posture in preventing lumbar injuries especially for people whose profession requires them to stand all day or do a lot of bending and lifting. Mechanics, nurses and carpenters experience back pains because of the nature of their work. When they wear corsets, it will gradually improve their physical support, which in turn will enhance their endurance.

• Corsets have been known to help prevent the weakening of joints experienced by those who have connective tissue disorders. By wearing corsets and improving their posture, they are less likely to encounter dislocation of joints and other physically altering injuries.

• Wearing waist trainers like corsets have marvelous benefits including helping singers with their vocal exercises. During concerts, they can come in handy because they help singers reach higher notes by adding pressure to the diaphragm.

• Asthmatic people can benefit greatly from using corsets because proper posture improves the opening of the lungs, which allows breathing to be free and consistent. Ask your physician regarding this benefit before you do engage in waist training so that you will know if your body can handle it and if your health will be affected for the better.

• A lot of women are thankful to corsets for alleviating the pain of menstrual cramps when they are on their period. It is quite a relief to them when they are in the office and not have to worry about experiencing pain while working. When wearing the corset, the framing puts pressure on the midsection including the peritoneal organs, which help with uterine contractions. This kind of pressure significantly relieves pain in the midsection area.

• Since corsets add pressure on the abdomen and somewhat acts as a girdle, you can expect abdominal hernias to be prevented. It is best to consult your doctor before using corsets as a way of avoiding abdominal hernias from getting worse. Our bodies differ and you might not be allowed to do this in your situation. It depends on what your body can handle and your doctor can help you determine this.

• Wearing corsets is not only preventive measure for injuries. It can also be an aid as a healing agent for abdominal injuries that are a lot worse especially the ones experienced after a car accident. The muscles in the abs region are strengthened on the external level, which in reality can stop them from collapsing.

• For women who have given birth, there are special types of corsets that can be used to help with diastasis recti or what is commonly referred to as the separation of the muscles I the midsection which occur when pregnant women are in the late stages of gestation. As a safety precaution, you can inquire about this subject with you OB because he/she can better explain this in detail.

• More than just he physical benefits of weight loss for people, wearing corsets can alter the psychological perception of people about their body. /when they wear corsets, they feel thinner which motivates them to use corsets often. The weight loss occurs when the corsets prevent the midsection fro getting bigger. People who wear corsets are less likely to over eat so the big picture will naturally show a much more in control person who experienced significant weight loss overtime.

• People with ultra fast metabolic rate also have problems gaining the necessary weight in order to get an hourglass figure. They may experience disorders such as hyperthyroidism. If they just wear corsets for a specific period of time, they will be able to eat better and the weight gain can be targeted to specific areas in the body through the framing of the corsets.

• It is not just celebrities who are looking at the great benefits of wearing corsets, so do athletes in different field of sports. Swimming coaches have encouraged their swimmers to wear waist trainers to they will have a better and more competitive form. Some swimmers who have already retired are also getting rid of their barrel chest through corset training. Athletes such as runners and body builders are noticing the benefits of wearing corsets on a regular basis an they have incorporated them in their warm up exercises as well.

Hiking is Fitness Tool

Experts say no matter if the trail you are heading out on is one you are familiar with or a new adventure, you should always have a compass as well as a map. If you don’t have a map of the area, I would highly recommend heading to the local Chamber of Commerce as they usually have all sorts of maps and information about the trails in the area. Another great resource, of course, is looking online for what is available in the area you are hiking. Where I live in Washington state, we have a fabulous website provided by Tri County Economic Development District that informs any visitor, as well as the locals who wants to learn more about trails in the area, about the various trails they can find including the different types of any trails such as ATV, bicycle, hiking, horseback, etc. So make sure to do your research to find the perfect trail for you!

Next we need to pack a backpack of basic supplies. This, of course, depends on the number of hours you plan on being out, but things you should always carry with you in your backpack are a First-aid kit, sunscreen, lip balm, flashlight, matches in a waterproof container or a lighter, knife, sunglasses, a light jacket, water (along with water purifying tablets), and snacks. If you have room, I would suggest packing food, warm clothes, and a tarp for staying overnight just in case.

To break it down a little more, let’s talk about what you might want to carry in your First-aid kit. Obviously you can’t carry a whole medicine cabinet, but you should make sure to have a good First-aid kit stocked with supplies that will be useful should you have to use it during a hike. While there are lots of good pre-made kits you can purchase from REI, Cabela’s, Academy, or even Walmart, you can also create your own First-aid kit and keep it in your vehicle to use whenever you might need it. I personally purchased a small fanny pack and made my own First-aid kit that is easy to snap on under my backpack and has everything I need conveniently located in one place without having to take up room in my backpack.

As for the basics you need to carry in your First-aid kit, there are a variety of supplies you can pick up to ensure you are ready for every emergency. To treat cuts, I would suggest carrying an assortment of adhesive bandages, including regular band aids, an assortment of sterile gauze pads (various sizes), small and large knuckle joint bandages, butterfly closures, medical tape, and fingertip bandages. In order to prepare and care for the wounds, your kit should also include hand cleansing wipes, alcohol pads, and triple-antibiotic ointment.

To be prepared for those surprise insect stings, you should make sure to take along sting-relief wipes and allergy-relief tablets such as Benadryl, the pink one. It is also highly recommended to take some additional medications along with you such as antacid tablets, Motrin, and Tylenol. You can purchase these in individual packs or small 30 tablet forms. For those pesky blisters that sometimes form, it is recommended to include Moleskin in your pack or you might have the worse hiking trip ever. Along with these items, some additional items you need to include are disposable gloves, forehead temperature strips, scissors, tweezers, and an emergency blanket. While you don’t have to carry a lot of supplies, I would highly recommend several of each to be prepared for whatever mishaps may happen.

Got Bigger Arms

What happened next was magic. I brought that pull-up bar home and immediately went to work on it. Day after day or night after night, I worked at it and gradually built up my strength until I was over 100 reps per session, then 200, then 500+. My strength increased incredibly and with strength, so did my size. Everywhere I go, people would see me and make some kind of comment. “Do you take steroids?” “What do you eat?” “What kind of exercises do you do?”

I even joined my first Gym a few years ago and to do this day, people admire my physique and what I can do in the gym. Now, it is almost a daily routine for somebody who I don’t know to come up to me and say hello or even ask me how to do a certain exercise. And I think that this is all because of the muscle that I’ve gained using the pull-up bar.

Now I don’t have the biggest arms in the world, but I sure am noticed anywhere in the world partly because of them. The last instance being on a resort in Jamaica wearing a tank top trying to enter into a buffet before being stopped by a waiter proclaiming that, ” no guns are allowed in the buffet.” Or even the next day on my way to that same buffet being stopped by three women who crowned me as “the best looking man on the resort”, while my wife was standing next to me.

This is just my story, but I know it can also work for you, because doing pull-ups on the bar is scientifically proven to raise your testosterone level. And we all know what testosterone does to muscle, it builds it. So if you are lacking in your upper body and need a big boost that will begin to get you noticed. Start doing pull-ups and do a lot of them. Until next time!

Must remember it about Bodybuilding Workouts

Do not over-exhaust your muscle.

Do not totally tire your muscle or you will run into severe issues, such as your anxious system tiredness. Of course, you must extend your muscle by raising much heavier weights.

Concentrate on Substance Workouts

The 3rd pointer is to select substance workouts. You have to choose a set of exercises that will work for the best muscle groups.

Many of your exercise strategies must consist of workouts that will extend a minimum of 2 muscle groups in your body. Another essential exercise is bench press as it will work your chest, biceps, triceps muscles, and shoulders.

Feed Your body Before And After Exercises

Consume the correct amount of food before and after each exercise session. Your muscles require amino acids or carbs to develop brand-new muscle tissues. You will not be able to see the outcomes you desire if you do not feed your body before doing your exercises.

Prevent the Plateau

Exactly what would you do if you get in a plateau? Eventually, throughout your exercise schedule, you might wind up with a plateau. In case you do not know, a plateau is a point where you see no development for over two weeks.

All you have to do is to keep altering something in your exercise schedule. You can adjust the order of the workouts you do at the fitness center, or it might be a modification in the type of activities you do.

Taking Rest is a Should

You cannot construct muscles without taking adequate rest. Your muscles require time to recuperate after each training session. If you do not let them relax, your muscle will slowly break down.

Easy Fitness for Beginners

Schedule your workouts

Just like you schedule business meetings and time with your family, it’s important to schedule your workouts. As you wouldn’t cancel an important meeting; same way workouts are equally important. Put it on the calendar and stick to it.

Start of Slow

If you are new to working out, start out slow and then progress. Pushing too hard, too soon could result in you injuring yourself and winding up on the couch and unable to exercise.

Stretch

Stretching is such an important component to your workout. It’s always good to stretch before and after a workout, to prevent injury. If you really want to get a good stretch and increase your flexibility, try taking a yoga class. It helps with strength and stamina, improves circulation, calms you down and it just makes you feel good.

Get the proper Equipment

Whatever workout you choose to do, you are going to need some sort of equipment. It could be a new pair of running shoes, comfortable clothes, and sets of weights or treadmill. Don’t waste your money on things you don’t need and only buy what actually applies to the workout you want to do

Workout with a Friend

We all know how difficult it can be to stick to a regular workout routine, but if you have a friend that is counting on you to be there, you won’t want to let them down and cancel.

Also working out with a friend is fun and you’ll motivate each other to keep going. If you have a friend that is fit than you are, you will also challenge yourself to keep up with them.

Hire a Trainer

Don’t think of this as a cost, think of this as an investment in your health and fitness. If you are serious about getting in shape, hiring a personal trainer is a great way to do it. He/she will motivate you and keep you accountable.

Walking With Ankle Weights

Ankle weights can be used to strengthen a countless number of exercises. While the following is valid, there are additionally a significant number of dangers that accompany utilizing them. Follow the tips provided to ensure your safety while using ankle weights.

– Do not assume that the more weight you have in them, the better results from a workout. As your leg demonstrations a lever, actually the results you are looking for require little weight. Begin with a small measure of weight and gradually increase the weight.

– Ensure that they fit appropriately. Detachment or dragging can increase the dangers of harm, and negative impacts.

– When selecting a pair, make sure that you can walk properly with them. Keeping up appropriate structure is fundamental when utilizing them.

– Consult with your specialist or chiropractor before usage.

– Those with joint issues in the lower ankle or knees ought to abstain from using them. A weighted vest would be a decent option if the joints in your legs cannot withstand the wear and tear of ankle weights. Another option would be to increase your pace naturally.

– Before any workout, make sure you stretch and warm-up your muscles.

– Make beyond any doubt to give your body a chance to cool down, and after your work out, another round of stretching can be done.

Have you ever thought about whether wearing ankle weights would be advantageous to your workout schedule? The answer is yes. Wearing weights can push your workout to the advance level. Exercising is a high need for some individuals today. The world has turned into significantly more health conscious than they were 30 years ago. Despite the fact that exercise is useful for our bodies, a few people experience difficulty discovering enough hours in the day to do it. That is the place ankle weights can help you.

Ankle weights supply resistance to your workout, which helps you get thinner in weight and increase muscle quality, this implies you can get the same advantage from a shorter workout with weights as you would in a longer workout without them. A decent workout does not need to take an hour or more for each day.

If you have been working an exercise program for a while and didn’t feel the burn anymore, then add some ankle weights, and you will see a big difference. They can likewise be used for leg lifts to firm and fix thighs and buttocks. Be imaginative and you will discover numerous approaches to incorporate them into your workout.

Sand or steel shot are the components of Ankle weights, which is usually sewn into the band, be that as it may, there are a few brands where you can expel a portion of the weights if necessary. They wrapped around your ankle and secured them with either Velcro or a buckle. Many people begin with weights between 2.5 and 5.0 pounds.

One thing to recall before using ankle weights is that at whatever time you supply resistance to your legs, you are likewise putting more of a load on your back and joints. At the point when exercising with these weights, you should not have pain in your back. On the chance that you do have problems, then expel the additional burden. Also, if you have had any past issues in your joints, the weights could bring about some arching. Once more, only use the weights if you are comfortable. Feeling the burn in your muscles is normal and is a decent sign you are working the muscles well. Try using ankle adjustable weights the next time you workout and feel the difference. Use them for six weeks, and see the outcomes!