Water Aerobics – Why You Should Be Doing It Today!

A couple performing aqua aerobics in a pool.

Hello Everyone. Today’s article is a guest post from Kaitlin Gardner ----- Are you adventurous? Do you like to try new things, and sometimes add some spice to your workouts? Then it might be time to give water aerobics a try. The Basic Idea: Think of water aerobics as a gym in the water. Almost anything you can do on land, you can accomplish in the water. The key word is aerobic – you want to raise your heart rate and work the muscles. The advantage of water – it has a buoyancy that makes your body only support a fraction of its normal weight. That translates to a lightness that … [Read more...]

5 Ways To Keep Cool While You Sleep This Summer

A woman sleeping.

Hello Everyone. Today’s article is a guest post from BedStar ----- July is upon us and we’re in the midst of a heatwave that’s hotter than the World Cup events. While the hot weather is great news for those who want to dust off the barbecues, don their shades and try on last year’s bikinis, it can be a nightmare or those who want a good night’s sleep. Thankfully, there are more than a few tricks on how to keep cool and ensure a good night’s rest while temperatures are up. Here are some of the best ways you can down the temperature down this summer. Ditch Those Pyjamas One of the … [Read more...]

Aid Muscle Recovery With Healthy Fats Infographic

Aid Muscle Recovery With Healthy Fats Infographic

Healthy fats don't get nearly as much publicity as protein when it comes to muscle growth. However, if you eat only protein and neglect healthy fats, you won't get the results you desire. In this infographic I'll be expanding on this topic and outlining how you can Aid Muscle Recovery With Healthy Fats. Once you've checked out this infographic, please Like, +1, Pin and Tweet it by using the buttons above and below the post. Also, if you want additional information on the points covered in this infographic, make sure you take a look at the articles listed below: Why You Should Fill Up On … [Read more...]

Grab a Rock and Go! Exercises You Can do in the Great Outdoors

A couple performing dips outside.

Hello Everyone. Today’s article is a guest post from Joel Phillips ----- Today it seems that there is a gym or fitness center on every street corner around the globe. People cram themselves in side, wait in line to use machines, and share a sweaty bench with a guy trying to bench press what seems like a subcompact vehicle. Without question, it is better to be hitting the gym for exercise than doing nothing at all, but you don't necessarily have to hit the gym. It wasn't that long ago, in the grand scheme of human history, that mankind didn't have gyms to go to in order to maintain a … [Read more...]

Top 10 Tips To Spring Into Summer

A happy woman flexing.

Hello Everyone. Today’s article is a guest post from Mistreatment.com ----- The rainy days of spring are now over, having made way for the warm, sunny days of summer. Summer is a great time of year to spend more time in the great outdoors, and also a great time of year for getting your healthy habits back on track. It doesn't take much to improve your health even a little, as these ten fantastic tips from legal healthcare specialists Mistreatment.com prove: 1. Walk Each Day The sun is a great excuse to get outside and enjoy the weather while it lasts. While the rain holds off, … [Read more...]

Top 5 Tips For Avoiding Exercise Related Injuries

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Hello Everyone. Today’s article is a guest post from St John's Supplies ----- There is nothing worse than drumming up the motivation to get or keep fit only for injury to stop you in your tracks, training with an injury is dangerous enough but practising poor fitness technique can lead to injuries too and if these occur when lifting weights or running flat out, the damage can last even longer. Here are the top 5 tips for avoiding an injury when you train: 1. Know Yourself One of the biggest mistakes that anybody can make when they are working out is to copy others, although it is … [Read more...]

Shape Up For Summer Infographic

Shape Up For Summer Infographic

Hello Everyone. Today’s post is from Alphega Pharmacies. ----- Summer is one of the best times of the year to work on your fitness. The warm, clear, sunny weather provides you with the perfect environment for exercising outdoors. In addition to this, the large amounts of sunshine provide you with plenty of vitamin D. Finally, it's a time of year when some of the tastiest, most delicious fruits and vegetables come into season. The infographic below from Alphega Pharmacies contains more information on this topic and discusses some top tips you can use to shape up for summer. … [Read more...]

Student Drivers: How to Stay Fit & Healthy Whilst Enjoying The Freedom Of Driving

A woman standing next to a car with a bag of groceries.

Hello Everyone. Today’s article is a content contribution from Debbie Fletcher. ----- Driving does not only enable you to travel more easily and quickly from one place to another; it can also be an enjoyable recreational activity. If you are one of those who enjoys driving, it is important that you try to stay fit and healthy, so that you can indulge in your favourite pastime more frequently. While driving does not require much physical effort, you need to stay focused at all times to minimise the risk of accidents. This is especially important if you are not an experienced driver. Here … [Read more...]

Dealing With Sports Injuries

A blue x-ray of an injured shoulder.

Hello Everyone. Today’s article is a guest post. ----- Getting stuck into sports can be great for your health. However, these activities aren’t without their risks and whenever you exert yourself, there is a chance you will sustain physical damage of some sort. The most common types of injury are relatively minor and include things like cuts, grazes, bruises and blisters. However, in some cases the damage is more serious. For example, it’s possible to suffer pain and swelling to the muscles, bones, ligaments, tendons, joints and cartilage. The Causes The causes of sports injuries … [Read more...]

The Importance Of A Good Night’s Sleep

A girl sleeping with a teddy bear.

Hello Everyone. Today’s article is contributed by David. ----- Getting a good night's sleep is often easier said than done. We all lead busy lives and when there's so much to do, sleep tends to get sacrificed in favour of getting through the tasks of the day. And although this is understandable, we need to be aware that scrimping on sleep is a bad idea. So why is sleep so important? The hours we spend asleep in bed are the precious downtime our bodies need in order to carry out maintenance and repair work on our systems. Cell renewal and replacement occur as we sleep, so it doesn't … [Read more...]