Improving Memory and Thinking Skills Through Exercise

Aside from maintaining your health and physical shape, there are lots of other reasons to exercise and be physically active. Exercise proposes a series of health benefits. It can reduce the chances of developing stroke, heart disease, and diabetes. It can help you lose weight, prevent depression, lower blood pressure, and surprisingly it also improves memory. If you are experiencing the brain fog that comes with aging, working out can help you avoid the development of dementia in its early years. Researchers have found that one new case of dementia…

Breakfast Meals for a Fit Body

Nutrition plays a major role in exercise performance. After all, where will you get all of that energy needed to help you run several miles at a time, lift weights several pounds heavier than your friend, or even touching your toes without bending at the knee? Science has shown that the timing of daily meals is important. Among the 3 basic daily meals, breakfast has been shown to be the most important. The Science behind the Breakfast-is-Best Theory Nutrient timing is all about the delivery of the correct nutrients at…

Hand Injuries: Everything You Need to Know

Hand injuries can affect people of all ages regardless of their line of work. Just recently, American football star Tom Brady accidentally jammed his throwing hand after colliding with a teammate. Fortunately for him, there’s no structural damage. Hand injuries can also happen anywhere whether you’re doing duties in the workplace, engaging in recreational and sports activities, or finishing up chores at home. It’s critical to diagnose hand injuries early so treatment can begin. Depending on the severity, there could be long-term complications if not managed urgently. What are the…

8 Desserts That You Can Enjoy after Workout

Post-workout nutrition is as important as planning for your meals before working out. When you work out muscle tissues burn glycogen – these are glucose molecules stored in muscle tissues. At the same time, because of stretching of the muscle tissues, it is inadvertent that some of them get injured or damaged. After workout, the body will try to restore the normal level of glycogen and repair injured tissue. In repairing injured muscle tissues, proteins will be required. As such, the two most important ingredients for an ideal post-workout nutrition…

Healthy Ways to Use Office Breaktime

There are healthier ways to make use of your office breaktime than simply engaging in small talk with friends and colleagues. While small talk can help you improve your social relationships, it does, however, drain you of the much-needed energy that should be used to last the rest of the day. Here are some healthy ways to make use of that precious time we call lunch break. Eat the right foods.  An hour before your lunch break, you will already feel exhausted, like all of your energy has been sapped…

Fitness-Related Precautions During Recovery From an Achilles Tendon Injury

To accomplish your fitness goals, you need to be physically active. Going to the gym, engaging in outdoor activities, and participating in sports are great methods to achieve physical fitness. If you’re not careful, however, you can also suffer from injuries such as an ankle sprain, muscle strain, ankle fracture, and Achilles tendon injury. The Achilles tendon is a strong band of fibrous tissue connecting your calf muscles to your heel bone. You can injure the Achilles tendon by unintentionally overstretching it, leading to a tear or a complete rupture.…

4 Unexpected Things that are Depriving Your Sleep

Sleep is a very important activity of daily life. Without it, we won’t feel refreshed and energized to face the challenges of a new day. We’ll also feel grumpier and look a lot older than our age. Dark skin under our eyes, persistent headaches, and very puffy eyes are just some of the signs that we see in people who haven’t really had that much sleep. But what deprives us of this invaluable human activity? You’d be surprised to learn these 4 unexpected things that can deprive you of body-recharging…

Top 5 Fitness Trends for 2018

Nowadays, people have become more concerned with their health. Aside from sticking to a healthy diet, they find it more important to engage in physical fitness activities. Gyms have sprouted and one can see men and women lining up for the use of the equipment in the gym. This trend continues to the year 2018. Still, the basics continue to attract more and more people who aspire to have a fit and healthy body. Based on the findings of the latest survey conducted by the American College of Sports Medicine…