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Exercising and hot weather

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Woman Drinking Water After Exercise

When the temperatures are very high, exercising outside may be a real treat for your health. Protect yourself from the hot weather with some nice and easy clothes and drink more liquids, the most important is to stay home in the hottest hours.

Drink enough liquids even if you don’t feel any thirst. Exercising when the weather is hot makes big stress to your body and your lungs. The exercises and the warm weather affect your body temperature.

When you feel warmer than usual than more blood circulates through your skin, because of that less blood goes in your vital organs and the heart beat rises. If the humidity in the air is high, your body is under big stress and in this case the sweat can’t go easily through the skin and that’s why your body temperature rises. In normal occasions, your skin, blood vessels and breathing adjusts to the heat. But when it is extremely hot and there is high humidity in the air this protective system fails and can`t work normally. To maintain your body in to a normal, while you exercise on hot weather you need to follow these advices.

Start slowly, if you are not used to exercise in closed places or on colder weather, start slowly and as your body accustoms to the heat, slowly raise the tempo of the exercises.

Drink lot of fluids. Drink enough fluids while you exercise, even if you don`t feel any thirst. If you plan to exercise for longer time or with a higher intensity it is not a bad idea to consume more sports drinks. These drinks will renew the sodium and the potassium, lost with the fitness.

Wear nice and easy clothes which will ease the sweating if the temperatures are very high. Avoid dark color clothes which absorb heat.

Avoid exercising on noon. Exercise on the morning or the evening when the weather is colder. If you have chance always exercise in shadow or in a pool.

Use sun protection creams. Sunburns reduce the ability of the body to cool itself.

Written by Georgina

October 9th, 2013 at 12:36 pm

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Why Spend Much for Low Cost Cardio Exercises?

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aerobics class in a gym

Being slim and healthy is what everyone needs. ‘Surprisingly’, many people are not aware that they can get them both with very low cost or even free at all. The main key of an exercise is the seriousness in applying techniques on fat reduction, flexibility, and strength straining. As many people think that they will get what they desire when going to the gym, they can actually get them all through home training. There is no need to buy those expensive fitness equipments and there is no special time to spend at a gym. Just prepare your healthy snacks after workout and you can enjoy energizing days.

Beginners should start with low impact exercises in which they are also very beneficial for those who suffer from problems on knees and backs. Low impact exercises are effective in reducing fat without straining joints. Stretching out for at least five to seven minutes is the best start. Side lunges or front-kick lunges may be good alternatives as both movements only requires little stretching efforts. Lightweight exercises for training both arms are also recommended. It is easy as filling a mineral bottled water with water or sands.

For those who feel that they are used to doing high-impact exercises, then can just go for cardiovascular exercises like jumping rope, cycling, jumping jacks, swimming, treadmill or jogging. Yet, those exercises may be prone to injury so it is best to pay attention on shoes to wear and the good techniques which are implied. For better variations, front planks, or squats can add more effective results, as long as one is in healthy condition.

Walking along the neighborhood for at least half an hour can be a good thing to do everyday and everyone can just do it while shopping or taking one’s dog to breathe some fresh air. Walking has the same impact as jogging though it has no risk at all. Starting a healthy lifestyle right now will be the best thing to do as being healthy and slim is as easy as 1-2-3

Written by Georgina

August 24th, 2013 at 9:10 am

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Seven Easy Exercises To Raise Your Heart Rate Without Leaving Office

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exercisesThe obesity rate has been climbing sharply, and people in the U.K. and the U.S. are less healthy than in some developing countries. The causes are myriad – but one of the leading ones is lack of any form of exercise.

Take care to monitor your health, particularly if you plan to start doing more intensive exercises. A doctor will be able to recommend the right exercises for you – as well as diet and other considerations for better health. Check out AXA PPP Healthcare or another provider for a health plan that’s right for you.

Balancing a career with a family life and social obligations means most people struggle to find the time to exercise. Fortunately, there are a number of exercises that you can do without even leaving your office. And here are seven of the best to get going with.

Sixty Second Jog

You can spend part of your breaks doing a sixty-second jog, which will burn about nine calories. That might not seem like much, but it can add up over time. You can go outside, or jog in place. Try doing it every 20 minutes during particularly monotonous tasks. It’s also a great way to de-stress and to rest your eyes from the glare of the monitor.

Walking

Running in front of your coworkers is not for everyone – but you can always spend a couple of minutes walking around the office. Walking just a few minutes per day may help lower your risk of heart disease and diabetes.

Jumping Jacks

Jumping jacks are another great exercise that you can do without leaving your office, right in front of your desk. You will be able to work your upper and lower body at the same time – while burning about 7.8 calories per minute.

Desk Pushups

Why not include some resistance exercises in your regiment? They help you strengthen the muscles of your upper body and raise your heart rate as well. Pushups are a great exercise that can be adjusted for the office: lean and place your hands on the desk, walk backwards as far as you are comfortable, and do at least 15 reps.

Squats

Squats help strengthen the muscles in your legs and thighs. Do a few squats by the printer while waiting for your pages to print!

Leg Lifts

Leg lifts will help strengthen your legs and increase blood circulation, which is something anyone sitting in one place for extended periods of time can certainly use. Sit in a chair with your legs extended straight; lift one leg at a time (you may need to hold onto the chair for support). Hold the leg up for at least five seconds before lowering, and do 10 repetitions per leg.

Reach For The Sky

This is a great stretching exercise. Sit up in your chair and stretch both of your arms over your head. Hold this stretch for at least 10 seconds and repeat five times.

Written by Brittany

August 14th, 2013 at 11:35 am

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