Tag: healthy living

Guest Post: The History of Personal Training and Its Role in Fitness Today

The career in personal training is a relatively new one. Sure, the ancient Greeks and other past civilizations had their athletic traditions, but they were mostly aimed towards keeping people fit for combat, not for personal reasons. Exercising for health and hiring fitness experts is a new practice less than 100 years old.

A typical personal trainer image that we have today, a person that works with clients in a gym, didn’t exist until the late 1900s. In general, fitness became popular through TV programs and celebrities who sparked the fitness movement. In the early days, no certificate was needed to become a personal trainer and to be recognized as a fitness professional. It was not until the 90s that the first certificate was created and that personal training became a sustainable job path. Today, we have many different certifications and excellent experts who do wonders for people’s fitness and health. However, in order to understand today’s importance of personal trainers and their role, we need to know the history of this career and where and how it all began.

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The History of Kaatsu Training

“Wrap a band around your bicep until it begins to go numb, then pump out 30 reps with a light weight… Trust me, the pump is worth it.”

These are not the words of an enlightened man but rather my first experience of Kaatsu or Blood Restriction Training. Brought to my attention by a training partner whose grasp of science is not always the strongest, Kaatsu training has grown in popularity over the last decade. While my friend’s description may seem appropriate at first glance, there is quite a lot more to this training system than first meets the eye.

With this in mind today’s post seeks to answer three simple questions: what is Kaatsu training? How was it created? And, perhaps most importantly, should you try it?

Guest Post: The Origin, History and Evolution of Yoga

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Yoga is a spiritual discipline, which focuses on establishing the balance between the mind and the body. Many people enjoy it across the world and it’s one of the most popular ways of exercising and relaxing.

However, while most of us love doing yoga, not so many people know a lot about it.

Here is how yoga developed over the years:

Guest Post: The Best Anti-Inflammatory Ingredients for Joint Pain Relief

Joint pain can be extremely unpleasant, and in certain cases, it can be severe and insufferable. This condition prevents affected people from performing some of their regular daily routines, and although it’s most common in elderly people, all age groups can suffer from it. Various medical issues, including osteoarthritis, gout, bursitis, strains, sprains, simple inflammation, or rheumatoid arthritis, are responsible for joint pain. The knee is usually very prone to pain, but other joints such as hips, shoulders, or ankles are also susceptible to this medical issue. As some of these conditions trigger inflammation, it’s highly beneficial to use natural ingredients to relieve the pain as they don’t have side effects.

No More Wasted Time: Fitness in a Work Environment

Being in the gym is being at home.

Being at the gym 24/7, well as close to 24/7 with sufficient time allowed for sleep, would be the absolute dream. Sadly for those who are not professional bodybuilders, this dream is far from reality. Just as you must ensure your body has enough calories and nutrients for optimal muscle growth, so a bank balance has to be grown to ensure you can continue to buy the food, memberships and gear required to continue your passion. And so enters the job. For some, this may include physical labour and be a workout in itself – and kudos to you – but for many this means a sedentary office existence, diminishing gains even as they are earnt in after-work gym sessions.

This needn’t be entirely the case though and, with a little ingenuity, time spent in the office can help keep your fitness ticking over. Below are some tips to keeping your condition up, even as you spend your time lifting phones and not weights.

Avoiding Fitness Faux Pas

Millions of people start new fitness plans every week. While they can life-changing moments for some, the vast majority fail to reach their goals. In most cases, though, it isn’t through a lack of effort. Instead, it’s due to the simple pitfalls.

Those mistakes can be very damaging on the road to fitness success. Here are three that you must look out for, along with what can be done to avoid those traps.

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Start Your Fitness Journey For A Long And Healthy Life

It’s never too late to begin your fitness and health journey; any positive changes will be an improvement and will have a beneficial impact on how you feel physically and mentally. Therefore, if you feel that you’re stuck in a lifestyle rut, and can’t seem to kick your unhealthy habits; it might be time to consider making changes and doing new things that will improve your wellbeing. You don’t have to give up all of your favorite things and live on lettuce leaves from now on; it’s about enriching your lifestyle, not limiting yourself. The healthier you feel, the more motivated you’ll be to keep up the good work and continue on your healthy path. The following are some tips and ideas for those who feel ready to make changes and start the positive momentum going.

Tips on Nurturing Healthy Eating Habits

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If you have been thinking that eating healthy means you have to stop eating the things that you love and instead stick to foods that make you sulk, then you are perhaps mistaken. Also, it does not mean that you have to starve to stay thin and get that much sought after size zero figure. But eating healthy means, that it should reflect in your appearance, in your attitude, and most importantly, in your approach towards life.

In fact, if you have been eating well and eating right, it should make you more energetic, make you feel great, it should also help you to visit your medical practitioner less frequently, and increase the instances of so called “feel-good factor” in you.

In this write up, let us find out what is meant by eating healthy food and staying fit and how you can incorporate these habits in your daily life.

Given below are few tips that you can follow to stay fit, healthy, and in great health and spirit. Check out these guidelines-

Guest Post: 5 Fun Ways to Lose Weight This Summer

It’s true that we all make promises to ourselves to be skinny when the summer comes but we also know that these kinds of things rarely go according to plan. However, summer is a great time for losing weight for many reasons. First of all, you’ll probably have more time to devote to it. Besides, there are plenty of outdoor activities you can engage in, burn some calories, and have some fun along the way. So, if you’re not much of a gym lover, here are top five ways to lose weight this summer.