Health Hacks

How to Start and Stick with an Exercise Routine

You can’t avoid the message that exercise is essential to good health, as it’s information that’s constantly being talked and written about in every form of media. The problem with exercising is finding the motivation to get started and stick to a sensible routine. Time is one of the most cited barriers of regular exercise, but if you can find motivation, you’ll be able to rearrange your days to fit in some exercise. If you find you frequently promise yourself you’ll start exercising and then fail to go through with your plans, or you begin a new regime with high hopes only to lose interest after a few weeks, then you need to find a way to crack the motivation problem and get into a routine that works for you. Choosing your exercise program There’s no shortage of options when it comes to different types of exercise, and there are…

How to Build Strength Without Building Muscle

If you are a regular to the gym, you will know those people that are there to build as much muscle as possible. They want to hit the heaviest weights and keep going till they get seriously ripped. However, what if all you want is to get stronger without building lots of muscle? Women, in particular, might not want to be ripped, but still, want to have strength. Here are some tips that can help you get stronger without building muscle mass. Lift Heavy Weights You might think that lifting heavy weight will do the opposite of what you are trying to achieve. However, if you lift 90% of your one-rep max, then you will be using the muscle fibers that are associated with strength rather than mass. The best way to use these types of weights is by doing squats, deadlifts or pulls, though you might need special equipment…

How Addiction Affects Health, Lifestyle & Finances

To be a successful woman, everything must be in balance. You need your health to be as good as it can possibly be, a balanced lifestyle that’s not chaotic and feels under control, and finances that are solid (or improving). The insidious nature of addiction often means that some people struggle with these important aspects of their lives because of a problem with prescription or illegal drugs. Let’s face it, depending on where you are in the country, drug usage is rampant in some cities and urban areas. It starts off as a small issue but grows quickly as addiction spreads and runs roughshod over a person’s life. Pretty soon their goals go out the window and they feel out of control. Why Do People Get Addicted in the First Place? While people think that drug users are doing it for the “high,” the reality is that it’s mostly about…

The Things That Can Significantly Impact Your Health And Wellbeing

Let’s be honest, our health is one of the most important things in our lives. With good health, we can physically and mentally achieve anything. So it’s worth ensuring that we focus a little bit of our lives to maintaining a good lifestyle, that can promote good health day in day out. There are definitely some changes that could be made that could have a huge impact on your health, so I thought I would share some of the most common ones you could make today. Don’t drink your calories Drinking your calories could come in many forms. It might be that daily latte you drink on your commute to work or taking solace in a glass of your favorite alcoholic drink come the end of the day. However, doing this on a regular basis means your body is getting a higher amount of calories in your daily consumption than…

6 Simple Things to Do When You Are Having a Bad Day

Everyone has bad days: sometimes things just don’t go to plan, maybe you’ve run into issues at work, or perhaps you ended up fighting with someone who you care about. Whatever it is that has spoiled your day and put you in a bad mood if you are feeling down, it is important to find ways to cheer yourself back up again. High stress or anxiety is bad for your health, so the best thing you can do is to move forward and work at being happy again. To help you move towards a happier frame of mind, here are 6 simple things you can do to cheer yourself up. Watch your favorite things on TV Whether it’s a childhood movie that you just adore or your favorite boxset to binge, if you are having a bad day then watching something familiar can be the perfect cure to take your…

Beauty and the Beast. How to Get rid of the Ugly

In today’s article, we want to get rid of the ugly using home remedies that are not costly. Things that we can find in the house. We all need beauty products that enhance the skin tone, remove blemishes and spots on the face. For some, they also need to getting rid of irritation and pain but at times the product is not affordable unless you have won a real money jackpot. Learn how to substitute with what we already have in our homes? How to Get Rid of Pimples Pimples will give you a very ugly appearance and sometimes are painful. A perfect home remedy to get rid of them is to mix and apply avocadoes, lemons and olive. A mixture with half an avocado mixed with lemon juice from one lemon plus a few drops of olive oil will work magic and remove the ugly. Wash your face after…

Small Changes To Help You Live A Healthier Lifestyle

It’s not easy to all of a sudden break your bad habits and be healthy overnight. It takes deliberate action and a determination to get yourself on the right track. It’s an important goal to go after and one that can really change your life. Break it down into steps to make it seem like less of a burden. You have to decide not to give up and be willing to do whatever it takes to start fresh. You don’t have to do it all at once. It’s about making more of the right choices slowly and steadily. See small changes to help you live a healthier lifestyle. Carry A Water Bottle Drinking water is good for you. The more, the better in this case. It’s easier when you buy a water bottle that you bring with you everywhere. This way you know that when it’s empty, it’s your cue…

Sick of dealing with bad skin? Read this post

When you have bad skin, it can be difficult to even get yourself out the door in the morning. As someone with both adult acne and the early signs of aging, I feel you. Luckily, there are plenty of things you can do to reduce your breakouts: Check your diet Personally, I know my skin does the worst when my diet is high-sugar and high-dairy. Since I love my sugary treats, I often find myself full of regret a few days after I eat that block of chocolate or bag of candy. What you eat will show on your face- guaranteed. And you may find that some foods break you out much more than others. If you suspect you could be having the same issues with dairy products or sugar, try cutting them out for a week or two to see what happens- you may be surprised at just how…

5 Tips to Introduce Exercise into Your Daily Routine

Embracing exercise doesn’t mean you need to become an athlete overnight. If you’re new to exercise or out of practice, you might be unsure how to boost your fitness levels and enjoy more physical activity. To help you out, here are five tips to introduce exercise into your daily routine. 1. Try to Move More Are you constantly stuck behind a desk at work or relaxed on the couch at home? It’s essential to develop a move more mindset to improve your health and fitness. Go for a walk for an hour over watching TV, take the stairs instead of a lift, or walk to talk to a colleague rather than emailing them. Little changes add up and can make a dramatic difference to your body. 2. Find an Exercise You Enjoy Many people are often not willing to commit to exercise as they believe they will hate it. However,…

5 Signs That Stress Is Ruining Your Life

For a lot of people, stress is part of their daily routine. Jam packed work schedules and a fast pace of life are the norm for so many of us, but it’s dangerous to just accept that it’s a part of life. Stress causes so many different health issues and if left unchecked, it can cause issues with anxiety and depression. The problem is, it creeps up on you and people often don’t realize just how much it’s affecting them. There are always warning signs and knowing how to spot them is the key to keeping stress under control. If you think that things might be getting on top of you, watch out for these indicators. Memory Problems Everybody starts to get a little forgetful as they get older but if you’re constantly finding that you’re having problems with your memory, it could be a symptom of stress. High stress…

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