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Recover like a Pro

Muscle soreness, sometimes accompanied by a fever, is the reason many newbies give up fitness. At the other extreme are the masochists of the sports world who love the pain. For these people, a workout is not good if it’s not followed by pain. It is possible to exercise without pain and inflammation, but expect to advance in strength and endurance or lose weight at a slow rate. This is much better than no progress at all, but if you are able, push yourself to work harder at the gym, and manage recovery like a pro to experience less pain. Delayed onset muscle soreness or DOMS is the pain you feel the day after a workout. It may last overnight,...

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Being Fit is More than Just Looking Fit

The image of a bodybuilder’s competition, rows of muscular men and women in their best form, tensing on a stage, makes one imagine these people as real life Greek gods and superheroes. Men and women bodybuilders spend years gaining muscle, then several months getting lean for maximum muscle definition. They are tanned, strong, and appear happy, the epitome of wellness and fitness. So it’s not surprising that so many look up to them. We follow our fitness heroes on social media and take their advice, no matter how ridiculous, on how to get fit. We fall in love with the image of fitness, which is not the same as good health. The concept of health encompasses the mind, body and...

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Healthy and Nutritious Snacks ideas!

Weight watchers are highly conscious and their diet and more often than not, have the ritual of counting calories while eating. They follow a diet plan to encourage weight loss and maintain healthy lifestyles and food choices. The main focus of these people is overall physical and mental well-being, so food that is highly nutritious, fibrous and healthy is key. Low volume foods make dieting difficult and spacing out main meals too long can cause the blood sugar levels to drop.  The snacks listed below are some easy ideas on keeping the hunger hormones at bay.  Remember, portion size is key. Ice cream treats - puree your own fruit, stick it into an ice cream mould - perfect snack during summer!...

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5 amazing benefits of blueberries

Blueberries are called a “superfood” because they contain antioxidants that help protect cell damage that lead to ageing and various serious illnesses such as diabetes, cancer and alzheimers. Other fruits like strawberries and pomegranates have similar antioxidant properties as blueberries, so if you don’t enjoy blueberries, there are alternatives. Blueberries are traditionally a summer fruit, but with modern cultivation techniques and cross country transportation, it is now possible to have fresh tasting blueberries all year round. Blueberries taste tart, sour and a little sweet, with very low fruit sugar content. The berries can be dark red, deep violet to indigo in colour, depending on ripeness. It is a small berry, usually less than half an inch in diameter. These berries...

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Yoga – The ideal start to your day

The best way to start your day is by waking up early, at sunrise, and spend some time by yourself, for yourself without going anywhere near your electronic gadgets. And the best way to this, is by performing a routine called yoga. A yoga session is the performance of a collection of asanas (or postures) that help you to maintain your physical and mental health. As you perform these asanas one by one there is a regularisation of your breathing pattern that visibly reduces stress and rejuvenates every cell of your body. The way you start your day most definitely defines how the rest of the day might go and hence starting with yoga guarantees a positive beginning to your...

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