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Keep your workout expectations low, and allow your body to get used to the summer heat. Drinking water (instead of sports drinks) helps you stay hydrated. Avoid exercising when it’s really hot; use sunblock to avoid sunburn and wear lightweight, light-colored clothes to stay cool. Remember not to overexert yourself; rest when you’re tired to regain lost energy.
Hidden sources of sugar include condiments like BBQ sauce, ketchup, and salad dressings. 1 Tsp can have anywhere from 4 to 9 g. Pasta sauce is also sugary, but you can make it healthier by adding pureed veggies. You’ll also find a lot of sugar in supposedly healthy foods like flavored yogurt, granola bars, dried fruit, bottled fruit juice, and sports drinks. When possible, buy products without added sugar. Better yet, make your own!
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Peanut butter is the all-American snack topping. It is also a great source of protein, unsaturated fats, and vitamin E. A peanut butter sandwich might be just the thing to help you recover after strenuous exercise. And it's a lot lighter on the pocket than a protein shake!
With so much noise and clutter in our lives, how could you lead a happy, meaningful, and balanced life? What should you do? Read on to find out.
Myofascial release is a safe and effective massage technique that involves applying gentle sustained pressure to the trigger points to alleviate pain and restore movement and function within the joints and soft tissue. This therapy can be effective for a wide range of ailments including congenital vertebral abnormalities, fatigue, menstrual and pelvic pain, sports injuries.
Subtle attitude changes can help you take control of your life. Change your wish to a vision, and make it happen. Quit cribbing, and take responsibility for your actions. Put health first, and take good care of yourself. Embrace your biggest fears. Follow your heart and don't ignore the voice within. These changes will take time, effort and perseverance but will change the course of your life dramatically.
All sodas contain phosphoric and citric acids that erode enamel. Choose water instead. Skimmed milk is better than sports drinks that contain loads of sugars, acids and additives. Drink fortified orange juice instead of eating citrus fruits that contain harmful citric acid. Sip on black or green tea instead of red wine, that contains tannins which can easily stain your teeth.
You are addicted if you cannot control time spent, always talk or think about gaming, experience withdrawal or denial symptoms and use it to escape emotional problems. It can heighten aggressive behavior, lead to social isolation, affect joints in the neck, back and shoulder, disturb sleep and verbal cognition. Moderate use can improve problem solving skills.
Boost testosterone levels by doing weight training regularly, taking natural supplements like ashwaghanda, taking adequate rest, eating zinc and magnesium rich foods like spinach and chard and reducing sugar and alcohol. Consuming organic fats from oily fish, peanuts and avocados and skin exposure to early morning sun helps in boosting testosterone levels.
Have breakfast on time to prevent a midnight binge. Have a healthy smoothie to keep your blood sugar level stable before diving into a buffet. Stay stress free with herbs like ashwagandha, kava kava, lavender or St. John’s Wort. Hit the gym once a week and squeeze in a few nutritious meals. Remember, you don't have to finish everything on your plate.