Fitness is different for everyone. What works for one may not work for the other. It is up to you to find what does work for you and run with it. Make fitness your own.
Proper breathing in a slow, controlled rhythm is the fastest pain reliever you can use. Your goal is to relax -- the opposite of what the pain response is. It is normal to tense up when in pain. By activating the relaxation response you are, in fact, reducing your pain.
CrossFit haters like to blame CrossFit as a whole -- call it a cult, label people as "weird" or "obsessed." Folks will say CrossFit causes injury and is irresponsible. Newsflash: CrossFit does not cause injury -- individuals do things that cause themselves injury.
Until that perfect, convenient time to exercise arises, look for chances to do unexpected activity whenever you can. The payoff, unexpected weight loss, is very much worth it.
I set the goal for myself two years ago, when I competed in New York City's 5th Avenue Mile, a 20-block sprint along Central Park, and clocked a solid 6:32. Then and there, I vowed I would be back on that course, speeding my way to a sub-6:30 mile.
While my levels of intensity and exercise naturally decreased as these pregnancies progressed, the workouts have yet to stop. Yes, even CrossFit.
Nutrition labels should be clear, honest, and informative -- and reading one shouldn't require the skills of an NSA code-breaker. But too often, companies try to trick people into buying foods that aren't as healthy as the labels pretend.
When you give full effort, you expect consistent results. Unfortunately, fat loss isn't so linear. Your body is a chemistry lab, not a bank account, and the calories-in-calories-out model is woefully outdated because it fails to account for the numerous variables that can affect fat loss.
Sleeping eight hours doesn't guarantee you will awaken feeling refreshed. It's the quality of sleep that's important. Sleeping poorly leaves you feeling irritable, less able to deal with stress, and makes you more likely to make poor decisions.
I took notice the other day when I heard someone say that "running families are always the nicest people." Of course, I always thought that was true, but it was gratifying to hear my secret theory being confirmed aloud in public by a complete stranger.
Please allow me to introduce you to Uncle Rhabdo, CrossFit's unofficial and disturbing mascot. Uncle Rhabdo is a cartoon commonly referenced in CrossFit literature and representative of a troubling trend among CrossFitters.
Chronic, unremitting stress takes a heavy toll on our health. Over time, it can lead to burnout of the adrenal glands, making it impossible for your body to respond normally to the stresses of life, leaving you feeling tired and crummy most of the time.
Smile. And if you are a heart disease survivor, smile again. As simple as it sounds, new research shows there really is a connection between a positive attitude and heart health.
Just because you buy in bulk doesn't mean you have to eat in bulk. In fact, buying in bulk can actually help you reach your goals to healthy living by making healthy foods more budget-friendly and by giving you the tools needed to control portions.
What I do know with certainty is how little is known about Lyme. Tests are inadequate. Treatments are not well-defined. I've had four Lyme tests (so far). Two have come back positive and two have come back negative.
Young men who are heavy Internet porn users and have ED should, of course, see a doctor to rule out organic causes. If everything checks out, they may want to consider whether chronic or early porn use is the culprit.