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Monthly Archives: May 2017

Jogging Can Make You Happy

Sometimes you just need that little nudge to trigger what brings about a sense of wellbeing and purpose in life. This article will explore the feel-good factor in jogging and how that can make you happy.

Why jogging is good for you?

Aerobic exercises like jogging will improve your cardiovascular fitness and the ability for your body to deliver oxygen to your muscles. It also helps your muscles to become more efficient at using that oxygen. And so in essence, the more you exercise, the better your heart works, and needless to say, this reduces the risk of you getting a heart attack.

How Running Can Make You Happy?

The genetics of men, for example, have evolved to a high threshold for lactic acid over time, allowing our ancestors to chase the world’s most dangerous predators and strike them down for food. After finishing off their prey, they would drag pounds of meat back to camp for dinner. I’m sure you’ll agree, that’s an extraordinary level of superhuman fitness that fed thousands in their tribe.

You’ll be amazed to discover that there is a link to high intensity physical exercise on a lactic threshold level, to the release of endorphins in the brain. Endorphins act as your natural “drug” that make a person more energetic, more awake and, yes, most definitely happier.

Endorphins would usually kick in during a run, after a workout or both, and are generally referred to as a “runner’s high.”

The U.S. National Library of Medicine recently published a shocking article confirming that testosterone levels are lower in endurance running males than in guys who don’t even workout. The Study also said endurance training can damage the male reproductive system.

So basically, if this report is anything to go by, it implies that you’re better off sitting on the couch all day and NOT running if you want to preserve your precious testosterone levels.

Which brings me to my next point, that jogging or running for the sake of running doesn’t bring about the fitness results that most men would desire.

I’ll summarize this very simply and quickly for you.

When you look at the physiques of long-distance runners and compare that with 1,000 meter runners, you’ll observe that their physiques are completely different… the sprinter looks muscular and ripped, whereas the long-distance runner–for lack of a better definition, looks rather scrawny.

Fitness For Baby Boomers

Age brings about a certain amount of isolation. This can make many seniors and baby boomers give up on fitness routines as they find it boring to do exercises on their own. Therefore, look for like-minded seniors to do the activities. Even something as simple as going for a walk in the evenings with your friends is exercise that will benefit your body a lot.

Even though you are a baby boomer, you still need to sweat out all the toxins. So, push yourself, but to a limit that you find comfortable. Make sure that when you are working out, you can still talk without being completely out of breath.

Most adults need motivation to do exercise or follow a fitness routine. It has been seen that many baby boomers actually benefit from having a pet like a dog. This way they will be forced to exercise the dog everyday or it for a walk and, in turn, they will get their quota of exercise without even thinking about it.

Above all, make sure that you see your fitness routine as something enjoyable. Do not think of it as a punishment or chore. You will then never want to do it. Try out activities that are fun and exciting to keep you yearning for more.

Tricks To Fit Into Busy Schedule

1. Schedule it. Write down when you plan to exercise on your calendar or in your mobile calendar. Schedule the workout in like it’s an important meeting that you can’t miss. You can also set reminder alarms on your mobile phone to prompt you to exercise.

2. Do it at home. Whether you purchase some home workout equipment such as a treadmill or an exercise bike, use online workouts or exercise subscription services, it’s much easier to fit in a workout when you don’t have to leave your home for the gym during gym hours.

3. Start your day with it. As the day goes on and your energy lessens, you may be less likely to exercise. Waking up 30 minutes earlier than normal to fit in a walk on the treadmill or a yoga DVD can start your day off on the right foot.

4. Do the small things. Small things such as parking further away from your workplace or the grocery store, taking the stairs instead of the elevator, or using the restroom in your office on a different floor. Even standing up during television commercials or marching in place is an idea. Doing these small things every single day will soon add up and get you in the habit of thinking of ways to better your health on a daily basis.

5. Accountability. Find a workout partner or someone like a coach to hold you accountable. Despite your best efforts, it’s sometimes hard to stay motivated. Having someone hold you accountable maximizes your chances of sticking to your workout schedule. If your workout partner is on the same mission as you they are less likely to bring you down with negative comments that we sometimes receive from others. Friendly challenges are a great way to push each other to work harder too.

You can Grow Taller and be Confident

DO’S

1. A basic outlook

First of all, it is crucial to understand that height is majorly influenced by our heredity. Accordingly, an individual can have a basic idea of their height by considering the trend of height amongst their immediate family members.

2. Sleep

The human body is best rested during the sleeping hours. Moreover, the maximum growth hormones are released when the human body is 1 hour into a deep sleep. Therefore, look at getting at least 8 – 10 hours of sleep per day. Having said that, also try and keep the sleeping environment calm and light.

3. Nutrition

The human body is a complex system. The more nutritious food you feed it, the better it grows to its maximum potential. Likewise, the target should be to get all the important minerals, vitamins and calcium that is required for height growth.

4. Dress right

Many times, we cannot control our height, but what we can control is our dressing style. To look taller, an individual can also manipulate dressing patterns and designs in a way that makes them appear taller. Single solid colours or vertical patterns are some useful tips to dress right.

5. Exercise

And of course, the do’s of height growth cannot be complete without talking about exercising. It is fundamental to perform some height increasing exercises like stretching, cycling or even activities like swimming, all that, on a regular basis.

DONT’S

1. Avoid junk and growth hindrance factors

It is needless to say that junk food and alcohol does not add any benefit to the human body. On the contrary, high oil and sugars can lead to a hindrance in height increase.

2. Don’t expect sudden results

Lastly, do not expect positive results suddenly in one week’s time. The height gaining procedure might take a month for some and maybe two or three, for another. Consequently, be motivated, keep exercising and taking appropriate nutrition, continuously through the weeks.