According to Britannica, metabolism is the sum of the chemical reactions that take place within each cell of a living organism and that provide energy for vital processes for synthesizing new organic material. In simple terms, it’s how we break down food for energy.
Metabolic conditioning or MetCon as fitness enthusiasts call it is a type of exercise that focuses on patterns of work and rest periods to produce a…
As you go through life, with all its ups and downs, how far do you get before you come to the realization that life involves hardships and suffering? Pain is a part and parcel of life, there is no denying that. It might seem bleak, but it definitely isn’t. …
If trying to eat healthy seems more complicated than ever, you’re not alone. With dozens of diets and nutritional plans claiming significant health benefits, choosing the right one can be overwhelming.
Scrolling through social media and seeing models with seemingly perfect proportions can have many of us questioning our bodies. It can easily make us doubt our self-worth when the beauty standards set by society are maintained this high. …
Everyone understands that calories are talked about whenever the conversation is about food or exercise. But what are calories?
According to Britannica, the calorie was originally defined as the amount of heat required at a pressure of 1 standard atmosphere to raise the temperature of 1 gram of water to 1° Celsius. When people are talking about calories while referring to food, they are usually talking about the amount of ‘kilocalories’…
Have you heard of the wild phenomena called “the afternoon naps”? Have you heard tales of people telling you it is the best part of their day? How they await that sweet siesta right after lunch? Then you’re definitely not alone! Napping is a cross-cultural phenomenon, and in our modern world, when life can get exhausting, napping is required more than ever to help us recharge and relax.
When I was little, my parents used to call me “choo-choo”, because I was always at full speed like a train. And I have spent most of my life running, though not in the traditional sense. I’ve been running away: from feeling, from pain, from addressing the trauma that started at too early an age. Running away from feeling anything — even the good that I believed I didn’t deserve. By ten, my vehicle for freedom was alcohol and before I left middle school I had progressed on to harder substances.
And for a time, quite a long time I…
2. Importance of having goals
3. Working out casually is like shooting in the dark
4. Establishing S.M.A.R.T Goals
Working out has enormous health benefits . It helps you lose weight, manage blood sugar, improve sleep and your sexual health. It also contributes to your mental health through the reduction of stress and anxiety and the production of dopamine, norepinephrine and serotonin , thereby improving your mood.
Working out itself has so many benefits, so why should I have goals? Why can’t I casually work…
“This too shall pass!” “It will all be fine”, “Don’t worry about it!” Do these phrases sound familiar? We’ve heard them numerous times, from friends and family, whenever we’ve gone through a difficult time. Although they are well-intentioned, this kind of over the top positivity, according to mental health experts, is detrimental to mental health.
What is Toxic Positivity?
Ever observed individuals that commonly complain about the pain in their back when they do something as simple as lifting a 10 kg bag of rice? While this could be due to a variety of factors, it’s primarily due to the lack of fitness.
Lifting a bag of rice works not only your arms but also your back, your hamstrings, your lats and most importantly, your core. The action is equivalent to performing a deadlift…
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