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5 Ways to Boost Your Gym Performance

There certainly comes a time when you feel like you’re not making any progress in the gym even though you work out a lot. Maybe your body just got used to all the exercises and reps you’re doing and you have to think about how to step up your game a bit. Or maybe you’re just not achieving the results you wanted as fast as you thought you could. Whatever the reason may be, take a look at these five tips that might help you improve your gym performance. Change your routine Following the same boring workout routine every single time is not productive at all. When your body gets used to your gym routine, it gets rather easy to complete the goal that you set for the day. This means that your overall performance will gradually drop. You should try doing some new exercises, as you will stimulate new...
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Aug
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5 Massage Therapies That Can Improve Your Mental Wellness

Most people don’t give massages enough credit. Beauty, pampering and relaxation are only the tip of the iceberg when it comes to benefits of massages. They can also be great allies when it comes to improving your mental health. Furthermore, it’s important to know that not all massages are the same and that there are different massage treatments to address any health issues you may have, whether they’re physical or mental. So, if you’re looking for something to help you gain balance and maintain your mental health, here are some massage treatment suggestions you could try. Aromatherapy massage Essential oils are compounds which are extracted from various types of plants, often through distillation or cold pressing. On their own, these oils can affect the part of your brain called the limbic system, which has an important role in your behavior and emotions, but also long-term memory. By rubbing them on...
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Aug
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5 Ways to Help Treat the Most Common Addictions

Addiction is never a stand-alone issue. It stems from and can be worsened by a slew of other physical and psychological problems, trauma, and chronic issues. No matter if it’s alcohol or drug abuse, or even legal substances, addiction is often deceptively slow to arise and seemingly impossible to treat. Especially if you see your loved one struggling with chronic pain and in need of medication, or their health slipping away as they try to find more ways to hide their addiction.  However, there are certain commonalities behind every kind of addiction out there. Whether you yourself have experienced problems with addiction or someone you love is struggling, these are the five steps that every rehabilitation program and plan needs to entail in order to increase your chances of success.  Self-care practices for recovery We all know that the very first step in treating addiction comes from admitting to having...
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Jul
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6 Tips to Increase Energy Right Before a Workout

Even if you are pumped up for exercise for the majority of the time, there will always be a few days when it is tough to motivate yourself and find that precious energy. However, with the right routine during and before the workout, you can easily find the solution to these tough days. In this article, we will give you the six most important tips to improve your energy levels before a workout. Energizing pre-workout snacks Complex carbohydrates, in combination with healthy protein and fats, are a great pre-workout snack. It is a great way to provide your body with the necessary nutrients, fuel it and boost your energy levels. Some of the best pre-workout snacks are peanut butter toast, yogurt and granola and an apple with almond butter. The amount that you eat and the time between that meal and the exercise are totally up to you. Eat as...
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Jun
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The 6 Most Common Finger Injuries

Fingers are one of the most used external body parts of the human body. Many a times we injure our fingers while working. We all have suffered from some or the other kind of finger injuries in our lifetime. These common injuries of the finger include very small cuts and scrapes and also include very serious wounds which many a times cause permanent damage to ligaments, tendons and sometimes even bones. Such major injuries if don’t get appropriate medical attention at time can lead to permanent deformity of fingers and can result in loss of function. Many of these injuries may require the use of a finger brace to heal. Here we will tell you about the various types of finger injuries that most commonly happen to most of us: Avulsion An avulsion is an injury in which a part of the skin or the soft tissue is torn off....
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Jun
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5 CoQ10 Benefits That Will Dramatically Improve Your Health

Coenzyme Q10 was only discovered about sixty years ago, but it took another twenty or so years for scientist to learn what a valuable nutrient it is and how it actually works. This is a compound produced in our bodies, which encourages the conversion of food into energy. This makes it very important for maintaining high enough energy levels. However, as we age, the body’s natural production of CoQ10 drops, which can consequently lead to energy decrease as well. However, through proper diet and with the help of CoQ10 supplements, this problem can be solved to an extent. This is very fortunate for us, since CoQ10 has many benefits on our health. We’ve put together five of the most important ones for you. Take a look. It’s got anti-inflammatory properties In some cases, inflammation is a good thing. It’s a process our body uses to defend itself from infection caused...
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May
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5 Best Ways to Get the Most out of Your Workout

5 Best Ways to Get the Most out of Your Workout
Working out is fun, it’s challenging, and most importantly, it’s highly rewarding. However, to get the rewards you’re hoping for, you need to work hard. That’s why seasoned athletes are constantly trying to find new ways to optimize their workouts in order to change their life in and out of the gym for the better, and reach their goals faster, if in any way possible. Likewise, people who are just starting out are always looking for ways to get better at training in order to progress towards their goals at a faster pace. Whether your particular goal is to become one strong earthling, or to sculpt a Hollywood physique, there are plenty of things you can do to maximize your workout in and out of the gym. Here’s what you should do. Bring a solid battle plan to the gym It all begins with a plan of attack. In order...
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Mar
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Steps to Start Working Out After You've Been Sick or Injured

  It’s always hard to step away from your regular exercise routine after you’ve encountered an injury or illness. However, you mustn’t take this a drawback, but an opportunity to rest and recover your body. Sometimes, our minds can’t take in all the information our bodies send us, so we tend to overestimate ourselves and push the limits harder than we can manage.  For this not to happen, it’s important to take things slow and have a recovery plan. Follow these steps to a full recovery, and keep in mind that it doesn’t matter how fast you get there, it’s the ride that counts, so you should try to enjoy it as much as possible. Listen to your body  No pain no gain is a motto that isn’t going to do you any good in this case. There are different types of pain, and if you have ever had an...
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Feb
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Living with Kidney Disease: 5 Tips for a Good Life

The greatest concerns healthy folks deal with on a daily basis cannot compare to a basic checklist of anyone living with a chronic illness – sometimes the wrong ingredient in the food can cause severe health consequences, while disturbing your routine for a single day can result in a chaotic week ahead. It’s no different for those who live with kidney disease and need regular dialysis as well as strict dietary guidelines, medical checkups, and specific lifestyle adaptations. However, even if you’re dealing with a chronic illness of this nature, there is still so much you can do to preserve and increase your quality of life, enjoy every moment of it, and make sure you’re in good health as much as possible. To a great extent, you have ample control over your situation, and in that case, you can infuse your life with joy, excitement, and thorough planning to support...
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Feb
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Breathe Freely: Importance of Decluttering Your Living Space

Clutter is one of the main reasons why some homes look unsightly. An old stack of magazines here, an empty bottle of perfume there, and before you know it, you’re settled in a messy living space. However, the moment you start being surrounded by a pile of unnecessary stuff, you’ll feel cramped and it’ll affect your way of life as well. Therefore, it’s time to turn your cluttered home into a neat and tidy place, where you’ll feel amazing. Stop producing clutter It’s always better to prevent the problem in the first place than to work on solving it. Therefore, if you wish to have a clutter-free home, stop creating clutter. Hoarding is a sneaky and horrible habit, but also it is often a sign of depression. Storing unnecessary magazine issues, old perfume bottles, or piling up on figurines will only turn your home into an unpleasant living space. So,...
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Jan
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Ways You Can Reduce Light Pollution

The new comprehensive World Atlas of Artificial Night Sky Brightness has revealed that an increasing portion of our sky is being polluted by the artificial sky glow – atmospheric light scatter reflected from the electric lighting below. Apart from Milky Way being no longer visible to one-third of the population, the problem with light pollution goes much further than stargazing. Epidemiologists who have taken interest in the problem say that numerous conditions may derive from the disrupted circadian rhythms – our inner day/night clocks, while ecologists point out the adverse effects of artificial light to migratory birds and mammals. But what can we as individuals do to reduce it? Is there anyone in the room? The simplest, cheapest, and the most obvious way of fighting light pollution is to start turning lights off when no one needs them. While outdoor lighting has its time and place, illuminating dark areas like...
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Sep
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Health Impact of Noise at Work

Workplace-related hearing loss is one of the most common industrial health issues. Workers can be exposed to dangerously high noise levels in environments such as construction sites, foundries or textile mills. The most publicized effect of noise at work is the loss of hearing, a medical problem observed among coppersmiths as early as 1731. Short-term exposure to excessive noise can cause temporary hearing loss, with the duration from a few seconds to a few days, while longer exposure can cause permanent hearing loss. Hearing loss that occurs over time is not always easy to identify, with workers themselves not realizing their hearing is becoming impaired. Apart from noise-induced hearing loss (NIHL), work-related noise has other negative health effects.  Noise-induced hearing loss As the most common occupational disease in the developed world, NIHL accounts for about one-third of all work-related diseases, even ahead of skin and respiratory problems. It’s usually caused...
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Little-Known Tips for Sleeping With Chronic Pain

Little-Known Tips for Sleeping With Chronic Pain
Good sleep is absolutely necessary for proper functioning during the day. Moreover, lack of sleep will not only make you feel tired, but moody as well. Also, this can be linked to weight gain as well. Now, if you suffer from chronic pain, it’s time to try out some little-known tips, as lack of sleep can actually worsen your chronic pain, which is not the cycle you want to be stuck in. Don’t force yourself to sleep In case you don’t feel sleepy once it’s bedtime, there’s no reason to stress over it or force yourself to sleep. If anything, doing this will only make you more anxious and aggravated, and then you definitely won’t be able to fall asleep. So, when something like this happens, simply try to engage in a soothing activity such as reading a book or something else that you find relaxing. Do this until you...
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