In any race or on any running path, you often see more runners wearing headphones than not. Unplugged purists think being aware of your surroundings is an elemental part of the sport, but a growing subculture of runners wouldn't dream of taking a single step without their motivating playlists, but the clash between headphone lovers and haters continues.
Nourishment and adds healthy flexibility to your diet.
Have you been tempted to become a vegetarian, but the thought of giving up barbecues or your mom’s meatloaf seems too daunting? Thankfully, you can obtain many of the same benefits of vegetarian living without forgoing meat completely. You just have to become a “flexitarian.”
If you stifle yawns in 2 p.m. meetings and find yourself passed out cold during the previews on movie nights, you probably already know you’re run down. But there’s a big difference between being pooped out and being exhausted — and the signs aren’t as obvious as just feeling tired. It’s important to know the difference, because exhaustion can be downright dangerous.
Pedalled by big business, the media and cultural expectations, we are all sold the same image of happiness: lean, toned and beautiful. When we see thin celebrities, fitness models and social media influences looking blissful and perfect, it’s hard not to equate being fit with success. This is only perpetuated by ads for fad workouts and weight-loss supplements, showcasing confident and beautiful “afters” as proof of their supposed efficacy.
Every time your heart beats, it pushes blood, nutrients, and oxygen through your arteries to reach the rest of your body. But when you have high blood pressure, it's a sign that your heart is having to work too hard to pump that blood where it needs to go. The result: Damaged arteries, a worn-out heart, and an increased risk of heart disease—which is to blame for the deaths of one in three women every year. Here's what causes high blood pressure, and how you can fight whatever might be throwing your heart into overdrive.
Exercise helps arthritis pain, but sore joints stop you from wanting to work out. Learn how exercise can improve your range of motion and make all movement easier.
Research has shown that exercise can help reduce arthritis pain and improve range of motion, and it’s now considered an essential part of arthritis management.
Everyone, regardless of their commitment to fitness, is guilty of missing the occasional workout. Skipping the odd session isn’t going to affect your fitness or body composition. But what happens when one missed workout turns into three or four? What happens when work, injury or loss of motivation cause you to give up on training altogether?
Christmas is fast approaching, as too is party season for many places of work, is undoubtedly a time for socialising, relaxing and enjoying ourselves after a hard year’s work. With festive markets and mulled wine stalls springing up in towns and cities up and down the country, the amount of alcohol we consume as a nation at this time of year will inevitably increase.
But it’s important to keep in mind that the effects of alcohol on the body are the same as they are during any other month; and that binge drinking in particular can pose an increased risk to heart health.
Our language, the words we use and the way in which we speak (and write) them, can have a lasting impact on our current and future behaviour. Not only the words we say to others, but more important, our own self-talk can predict our success. Consider the two following sentences:
- “I choose to eat better because I want to feel energetic and live a long, healthy life.”
- “I should stop eating chocolate at night. It just ends up on my belly as a muffin top.”
Which one is more likely ultimately result in healthy living?
Many women experience an irregular menstrual cycle sometime in their lives. This may last for a short time or may be a lifelong feature of their cycles. Causes include polyps, breastfeeding, chemotherapy, stress and drug use. Diet pills fall in this last category, and often knock menstrual cycles off kilter. If you suspect your attempt to lose weight might be causing irregular periods, consult your doctor.
Rise and shine! It’s time to leap out of bed and throw on your sports gear. What do you mean you’re too tired? Then why did you set your alarm to go off so early this morning? If you’re struggling to get the most out of your morning workouts, you’re not alone. Finding the motivation before we’ve so much as smelled the first coffee of the day can be tough. That’s why I've assembled a few tips for early risers. With the right planning, your morning workout can be a pleasure, not a chore. It all starts the night before…
It may seem simple, and it is, but your core is at the centre of your body -- which is why it was bestowed its great and descriptive name. The core encompasses the abdomen, hips, back, and chest, and is made up of twenty-nine pairs of muscles. For example, you’ve got the abdominal muscles, such as the transverse abdominals and your oblique’s filling out your core up in the front. Then, you’ve got muscles like the Para spinal that support the spine and are extremely important for core function and strength
Good health doesn’t just happen. Often, a series of choices defines your health. Fortunately, one bad decision usually doesn’t dictate your health outcome: If you eat a cheeseburger, fries and a milkshake for dinner one night, you won’t wake up with chronic hypertension the next morning. However, if you were to eat that same meal several nights a week for years, you might develop hypertension or even other disorders.
Exercise by the sea be better for us?
Just as the northern hemisphere moves steadily right into Autumn the University of Exeter announce their research right into the health benefits of living, as well as working out, by the seaside. In Victorian Britain several people made sure that the beach was a healthy area to be – this was the time that lots of little towns and communities, such as Bournemouth as well as Brighton, were turned into seaside resorts.
The new research study aims to figure out if working out by the sea really is a lot better for us than exercises in other places, and also a lot more notably, to see if we bottle this result to assist those inland. The emphasis of the research checks out the impact of environments on workout strength. Previous studies have actually shown that people work out more difficult when their moods are lifted, as well as also that environment has a positive effect on mood.
To do a few of the study, subjects are exercising in research laboratories which have numerous exterior video landscapes predicted into the wall surface, along with the sounds of the beach also. In among the researches the wellness impact of exercising in blue and also watery atmospheres is examined. This mostly includes the beachfront. We do not understand is they played the noises of the brass bands playing ‘Tiddely-om-pom-pom!“.
Why? Of course, even if it can be proved that the beach makes people exercise harder as well as much more intensively, the large concern is why? What is it regarding the sound of the sea that makes us work harder? Is it the brighter light, the odour of the salt, the audio of the waves, or simply that being by the beach restores satisfied youth memories, which by itself raises mood?
Do people who have actually never been to the beachfront before workout harder by the sea?
Calm mind? The studies have actually revealed so much that the sound and also vision of the sea seems to have a soothing effect.
‘Exactly what we’re locating, if anything, is a whole lot much less activity in the human brain when the sea is being revealed [contrasted to green spaces], which tells us that it’s potentially much less demanding as well as a lot more acquainted to the core person.’ – Dr Mathew White, lead researcher.
Recently an additional research showed that people obeying the seaside were healthier compared to those living inland. Maybe component of this happiness is triggered by good health? The main factor could possibly be exercising outdoors, instead compared to by the sea especially.
‘We’ve been contacted by countries with quite tiny coastlines, such as Germany and Switzerland that are very worried. Are they losing out on health and wellness benefits?’ says Dr White.
The Swiss do appear to be an energetic nation, outdoor living is much more typical compared to it is in the UK where the research study is being executed. Possibly in Switzerland individuals are much more active when they see ice-covered hills and also known the sound of cow bells?
The study concluded that “Although individual degree coastal proximity impacts for basic wellness and psychological health and wellness were tiny, their cumulative influence at the neighbourhood degree might be purposeful for policy makers“.
The research study is definitely appealing. Exactly how the findings will certainly be applied to make culture much healthier and healthier is unclear though.
How to exercise by the sea The study checked out the impacts of atmosphere on cycling efficiency only. Check out some preferred ways to work out at the beachfront:
- Wind surfing
- Beach football
- Beach volleyball
What workout do you want to do at the seaside?
By John A. Glover-Kind
Protein is often the starring role during mealtimes, but perhaps you might be better off moving it aside as a supporting cast of foods on your plate.
Although getting enough protein is important to your health, it provides many benefits including healthy nails and skin, weight loss, and building muscle. So how much is too much? Let’s find out.