What Are Cramps & How Can You Prevent Them?

What Are Cramps & How To Prevent Them?

Muscle cramps are defined as an involuntary contraction of a muscle. These can last anywhere from a few seconds, all the way up to several minutes. The exact mechanism of how cramping occurs is not fully understood, but there are several factors that are known to play a role in muscle cramps. The most common are dehydration, electrolyte imbalances, and mineral & nutrient deficiencies. Vigorous activity can also increase the likelihood of a muscle cramp when any of these factors are present, or if the body is not very well conditioned for the activity being performed. For athletes, … [Read more...]

Maintaining Your Fitness Routine At Home

Maintaining Your Fitness Routine At Home

Many people lead busy lives these days and simply do not have as much time as they would like to visit the gym. However, it is easy to maintain your fitness routine at home with a little planning. Here are a few tips to get you started. 1. Select A Fitness Routine You Enjoy It is important to choose a routine that you like so you will be more willing to stick to it. Many types of fitness equipment such as yoga mats, weight lifting equipment and skipping ropes can be purchased cheaply and kept at home. Keep this equipment visible so that it is ready to use next time you work out. You can look … [Read more...]

Top 10 Tasty & Nutritious Weight Loss Smoothies

Top 10 Tasty & Nutritious Weight Loss Smoothies

Smoothies are an excellent weight loss tool. They're easy to prepare, they taste great and if you use the right ingredients, they're very low in calories. Plus, many of the nutrients in smoothies help to fire up your metabolism, increase the amount of calories you burn on a daily basis and burn through body fat. In this post I'll be sharing my Top 10 Tasty & Nutritious Weight Loss Smoothies. Once you've checked out the smoothies, please pin the infographic below on Pinterest, so that others can enjoy them too. Also, if you have any smoothies that you'd like to add to the list, please do … [Read more...]

Shared Habits Of Super Healthy People

Shared Habits Of Super Healthy People

Do you know someone who appears to be super-healthy, full of energy and overdosing on enthusiasm in every aspect of their life, while you sit at your desk trying not to fall asleep sipping on your eighth cup of coffee of the day? What’s their secret? Why do they hardly ever get sick, yet you seem to catch a cold every other month? And how is climbing ten flights of stairs a breeze for them, while you wheeze after two? Below you’ll discover exactly what habits help make these super healthy people so, well…healthy and you can then try to take these on board, because they really aren't that … [Read more...]

Getting Into Baseball: Essential Guide For 2015

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Like most sports, baseball requires dedication, commitment, the right equipment and team mentality. The equipment in particular can deeply affect your performance, from purchasing the right trainers to that 149 gram ball, it can be the difference between winning and losing. No-one likes the taste of failure and when it comes to sport, that competitive nature becomes even more acute. It makes sense to prep yourself with the best bat, gloves and cleats money can buy. The right equipment can significantly improve your performance, not to mention your confidence, however first you need the … [Read more...]

How To Choose The Right Fitness Tracker For You

How To Choose The Right Fitness Tracker For You

Fitness trackers have so much to offer, but with so many products on the market, how can you decide which you would get the most out of? We've looked through some of the top fitness trackers and compared their key features to help first-time buyers make the right choices. Heart Rate Monitors A huge number of fitness trackers measure heart-rate during exercise, but if you need to measure your resting heart rate throughout the day, you will need a heartrate monitor, or HRM. Some HRMs do nothing other than record your heart rate, and although older models frequently used an uncomfortable … [Read more...]

Cycling: The Benefits For Body & Mind

Cycling: The Benefits For Body & Mind

Hello Everyone. Today's article is a guest post from CAD Shelters. ----- A rising number of Brits are using bikes. It’s estimated that over three million of us cycle each month, and it’s not hard to see why. As well as being a cheap and eco-friendly means of getting around, cycling has major benefits for both the body and mind. It’s little wonder then that companies, schools and other organisations are increasingly turning to bike shelter specialists such as CAD Shelters to help ensure they have suitable cycling facilities in place. If you’re wondering whether you should ditch the car … [Read more...]

30 Minute Fat Blasting HIIT Workout

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- Click Here To Download This 30 Minute Fat Blasting HIIT Workout - High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) is an incredibly versatile form of fitness training that can be performed anytime and anywhere. Not only can you blast through significant amounts of body fat with just 30 minutes of HIIT each day but you can also enjoy all the following benefits... 1 – Increased Cardiovascular Fitness HIIT doesn't just blast through body fat - it also fires up your cardiovascular fitness. With just a few 30 minute HIIT sessions per week you can strengthen your heart, lungs and vascular system. Not … [Read more...]

Men’s Tights & Not A Cabaret In Sight

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Hello Everyone. Today's article is a guest post from SKINS. ----- While tights have always been acceptable for the ladies, 10 years ago your local footy club mates would have laughed you off the field and told you to join your wife at yoga. Now your mates are asking you, where did you get them? How much? Compression? Does it work? The simple answer is my local sports shop and yeah they’re compression and they work! Before we get to the nitty gritty lets go back to 1996, when your dial up modem was so loud it scared your cat and when your mobile phone was so big it looked more like a … [Read more...]

5 Tips For Staying In Shape This Christmas Season

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Hello Everyone. Today's article is a guest post from Fitbug. ----- As Christmas approaches, thoughts turn to free-flowing wine, Christmas pudding, turkey and a host of festive treats. But unless your thoughts also turn to your increased calorie intake, you could be spending January trying desperately to shed excess pounds in the gym. By implementing five relatively simple lifestyle choices throughout the festive season, you can manage your waistline without having to sacrifice your Christmas indulgences. 1. Include Alcohol In Your Calorie Counting It's important to remember that most … [Read more...]