This is just gross. I’m glad I gave up soda.
this is why I don’t drink soda.
I discovered this trick last week, and wanted to share it with ya!
If you have empty laundry detergent bottles lying around, they make for fabulous makeshift weights. Because of the handles, they are also HIGHLY swingable.
Fill them with water or sand and you’ve got…
- Limit your workouts to 30-40 minutes. Though the tendency of some people who really want to get a lot out of their workouts is to spend a lot of time at the gym, the truth is that after 30 or 40 minutes, the benefit isn’t as great. To go that long, you’d have to lower the intensity of the…
- Schedule a specific workout you want to do: Come up with a great workout for yourself, that you’re excited to try. Specifications are good! Don’t just say, “hmmmm. I think I’ll workout tomorrow morning”. Make sure you know specifically what you’re going to do, so you’re less likely to…
this is cute but filled with good facts too :)
Love LOVE this! :D
wait, what? how?! exercise increases blood circulation, allowing for nutrients to be delivered all over the body (skin included). it also carries away waste products, thereby improving your complexion. yet another benefit of exercise! :)
tips? obviously, use sunscreen if you’re outside. and after working out, take a shower to prevent your pores from clogging up.
extra info? a lot of people wonder which is better after a workout— a cold shower or a warm one? well, it’s really up to you!
- cold showers/ice baths are commonly used by athletes to help reduce inflammation (swelling up) and prevent post-workout soreness. but… this isn’t advised for those who have high blood pressure or a heart condition, as the cold-induced constriction of blood vessels can raise your blood pressure and cause some problems.
- warm showers are said to help the muscles to relax. but… if it gets too hot, the water can dry your skin out and deplete the skin’s natural oils.
- A LOT of people alternate between cold and hold water in what is referred to as a contrast shower (example: alternating between 30 seconds of cold and 30 seconds of hot). this really does help improve recovery and reduce soreness.
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