Push-ups are simple and easy to do. They’re great for strengthening the muscles in your chest, upper arm, and shoulders. To build muscles, do 2–4 sets of 8–15 repetitions. This is equal to 16–60 push-ups each day. Do this 2 to 3 times a week, with at least 48 hours of rest in between. For even greater benefits, challenge yourself with an exercise ball or by lifting your leg.
Sure, gaining weight is a lot easier than losing weight. Increasing food intake is half the job done. But, weight gained by eating unhealthy junk food can adversely affect our health. Although most people are overweight and want to lose the pounds, some people wish to gain weight because they[.....]
In moments of stress, breathe deeply, take a few minutes off and go for a walk or conjure a happy memory, or jot down your thoughts. If it's overwhelming, go on a vacation or, at least, get a pedicure or massage. If you can't do either, talk to a friend. Eat healthy and do exercise or yoga and pranayama daily. Listen to relaxing music and try aromatherapy before a mandatory 8-hour sleep every night.
Don’t love your love handles? We don’t blame you. They can be really hard to lose! You’ll need a combination of diet, exercise, and lifestyle changes to make them disappear. These nine tips will teach you how to get rid of love handles for women and men. How To Get[.....]
Applied to the skin in the form of an oil or salve, arnica oil is a potent natural remedy for various inflammatory and exercise-related injuries. So are anti-spasmodic essential oils like peppermint, sweet marjoram, clary sage, lavender, or eucalyptus oil, when massaged onto the sore area. Another "sweet way" to relax your muscles is by filling up on berries, cherry juice.
Sarcopenia or age-related muscle loss is a normal part of getting older. Luckily, fueling up on enough protein and vitamin D can slow it down. Regular physical activity like resistance training, strength workouts, flexibility stretches, aerobic exercises can also help. Top it off with a gentle yoga practice (shakti mudra or kapalbhati posture) for a holistic remedy.
Although protein intake is important, the wrong amount of it might cause serious health issues. Less protein content weakens the muscles, whereas high protein content causes weight gain. Know the right amount required and regulate your diet accordingly. Always prefer natural sources of protein (vegan or otherwise) in your diet over supplements.
There are so many types of exercises out there. It can get pretty confusing! But like most things in life, the simplest workouts are always the best. And because they’re so basic, you won’t need fancy equipment or skills. Here are the top five essential exercises you should know. 1.[.....]
Injury during workout happens when we don’t follow proper postures and alignments and stress ourselves against our limits, either gradually or explosively. According to our flexibility and strengthen, our muscles, ligaments, and tendons can take only limited strain and pressure. Here are 7 common weight lifting injuries that are an outcome[.....]
Understanding your body type is important in order to successfully plan your strength training and diet regimen. If you have a skinny appearance with a small frame, light build, and are resistant to weight gain your body type is ectomorph. On the flip side, if you tend to gain weight very easily and have a stocky build you are an endomorph. However, the mesomorph form lies between the two with traits like athletic build and well-defined muscles, and is often considered as the best body type for bodybuilding.
Is building muscle high up on your list of fitness goals? Make the most of your workouts by developing an approach that supports your body in the best way. By doing so, you’ll encourage successful synthesis of new muscle protein. Learn how to stay on track with these dos and don’ts.
Light bleeding or spotting within 1–2 weeks after sex; fuller, sore or tingling breasts with dark areolas in 2 weeks; and a stronger sense of smell that may trigger nausea are some pregnancy signs. Constipation and frequent urination are other signs. Plus, no period even 4 weeks after sex, a high basal temp. since ovulation, and fatigue, dizziness, and shortness of breath can affirm that the baby is on board.
Sprinting, an anaerobic exercise, burns more fat at a higher speed—about 200 cals in 2.5 mins—than jogging, an aerobic one. It boosts metabolism and helps build lean muscles faster with the testosterone and the growth hormone it helps release. And as it triggers a faster release of endorphins, it's more effective in lowering stress. Restrict sprinting to 3 days a week and avoid it if you have heart or respiratory problems.
Late afternoon or early evening is the best time to run as your BP, core body temperature, levels of certain hormones, joint flexibility, energy, and lung function all peak around this time and enhance your performance. The body is not primed for a morning run, but if you have health issues like high BP or depression, morning runs help more. Having said that, if you're comfortable with whatever time you run, stick to it. Don't upset your body's rhythm by changing the time.
Myofascial release is a safe and effective massage technique that involves applying gentle sustained pressure to the trigger points to alleviate pain and restore movement and function within the joints and soft tissue. This therapy can be effective for a wide range of ailments including congenital vertebral abnormalities, fatigue, menstrual and pelvic pain, sports injuries.
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