Not all pressure is bad and a little bit of pressure can actually lead to increased productivity and performance. Anyone left that 5 page paper until the last minute? Excessive pressure though could lead to stress.
As if you needed any more reasons to get into strength training. The feeling of empowerment, improvements to other areas of your training and its fat loss benefits were already enough to have us hooked - but functional strength training can translate into your everyday life in ways you might not have even thought of.
Did you know that rosemary can improve your cognitive function? Yes, that’s right, it can improve your concentration, focus and memory. It has been associated with memory for hundreds of years. In fact, the Ancient Greeks would wear garlands of the herb during exams.
When it comes to choosing a nutritious snack to tide you over, there are three things you need in the equation: Protein + Fat + Fiber. Here’s why.
1. ProteinBy helping to stabilize your blood sugar levels, a protein-rich snack can help keep you fuller for longer, so you’re less likely to have a dip in energy 20 minutes after eating, like you would with a chocolate cookie. Apart from a good quality protein powder (with nothing artificial), nuts and seeds are an easy, healthy and portable protein option.
Have you put healthy living in the ‘someday’ basket? Maybe you’re worried about what you’ll have to sacrifice? How hard it will be? Honing in on your health can be daunting, but these steps will help you create a healthier lifestyle today instead of someday.
Going for a run after a long night out, hitting the sauna to lose a few pounds or joining a hot yoga class when you feel a cold coming on. These activities may leave you as sweaty as intended, but does sweating really cleanse your system or is it just a myth?
Never in my life did I ever pass 145 pounds. But then life happens, and sometimes you change. About a year ago, I was prescribed a medication, that one of its side effects was weight gain. I wasn't too concerned because I never experienced any side effect before from any medication. This time though I did. It made me balloon up to 183 pounds.
I was so depressed because whatever I tried to do to lose weight wasn't working for me. That was until I signed up to Matrix Fitness Club and a personal trainer, Hicham. He taught me the proper way to diet, and pushed me on my workouts. Even when I thought there was a specific exercise I couldn't do, his confidence in me made me able to push myself to do things I didn't know my body could do! I now weigh 148 pounds, losing a total of 35 pounds, and I'm also down to 22% body fat from the 34% I used to be.
We’ve all heard how we should drink more water. The main reason for drinking water daily is to replace fluid loss from activities, especially when you’re working out. Our bodies lose a lot of fluid through sweat, which is great, but this water needs to be replaced.