If there’s one thing that unites us, it’s stress. In fact, data from the 2017 Stress in America Survey conducted by the American Psychological Association (APA) found that 3 out of 4 People reported experiencing at least one stress symptom in the last month. Unfortunately, all of this excess stress can lead to an increase in weight. And whether the extra weight is a result of overeating and unhealthy food choices, or your body’s response 'Read More'Read More
Factors like stress, overtraining, and diet may be to blame. Q: I’m a 40-year-old, healthy, sporty female. As a triathlete, I get 60 minutes or more of exercise 6 or 7 days a week, but I find I’m gaining weight anyway. Can hormonal changes influence my food cravings and, if so, how can I manage them? How do I reset my metabolism to lose weight?Read More
Steroids are extremely effective in relieving pain and inflammation in the body, and they can be life saving.
What Are Steroids? Steroids, or corticosteroids, are anti-inflammatory drugs. There are many types and they are sold under various brand names:
How Do Steroids Cause Weight Gain? Steroids affect sodium (salt) balance and, hence, increase fluid retention. They cause weight gain by increasing appetite and re-deposition of fat around the neck and abdomen. Because of chronic inflammation and pain, you will be less active and this will also contribute to weight gain. How Do You Manage Weight Gain?
There is no easy road to losing weight from the side effects of steroids. However, there are six steps you can take to manage it: Step 1: Plan Your Meals Be aware of the amount of calories in the food you are eating. You will then be able to reduce the total amount of calories you normally consume by 10-20%. You can search online to obtain the calorie content of the food you normally eat. Counting calories is a method of weight loss.
10 Reasons Why Training Outdoors is Good For You 1a. It lowers blood pressure and reduces stress Studies have shown that physical activity outdoors lowers a person's blood pressure and heart rate. As a result, exercise outdoors feels less strenuous than similar exercise indoors, which, in turn, pushes you closer to your maximum performance. Train outdoors, push yourself to the limit and keep breaking your personal record! 1b Enhanced Self-esteem Research shows that as little as five minutes of outdoor exercise can improve self-esteem (Barton and Pretty, 2010). Any outdoor location will do, but being near greenery or water enhances this effect. Interestingly, low- to moderate-intensity physical activity shows greater improvements in self-esteem than high-intensity outdoor exercise. Activities shown to improve self-esteem include walking, cycling, horseback riding, fishing and gardening. A regular dose of outdoor activity can help boost the already powerful esteem-enhancing effect of exercise. Outdoor exercise has been proven to reduce stress. 2. Helps with insomnia When you exercise outdoors, you get fresh air which helps to alleviate insomnia. Regular exercise and fresh air will help yoRead More
What should I wear when I come training outside? Full Drink bottle As the year progresses, can’t stress how important this can be. I’ve learned the hard way what training out in the sun without drinking enough water. Trail trainers. Outdoor trainers with a good, Press 'Read More'Read More
. Walking Why it's a winner: You can walk anywhere, anytime. Use a treadmill or hit the streets and the stairs. How to: If you're just starting to walk for fitness, begin with five to 10 minutes at a time. Add a few minutes to each walk until you get to at least 30 minutes per walk. Then, quicken your pace or add hills. 2. Interval Training press ' Read More'Read More
All PTs are not created equal. So we’ve crowdsourced tips from the experts on how to choose the best one for you. Check the CV Start by getting the basics right and always check your trainer’s credentials and qualifications – a good one will have no problem showing these to you. ‘In the UK, the minimum requirement is to be insurance at Level 3,’ says Hugh Hanley, head of personal training and fitness at Virgin active Funded by the Department of Health 'press 'Read More'Read More
Staying fit and healthy starts with a balanced diet. Know and monitor the right weight for your age. Consult your doctor to learn what food you should avoid and follow your eating discipline routines. If you are trying to loseRead More
Cold Weather:r inhaler as prescribed. If you need to use your inhaler more than usual. speak to your doctor about reviewing your Treatment. Wear gloves, a scarf loosely over your and mouth- this will help warm up the air before you breath and try breathing in through your nose instead of your mouth - your nose warms the air as you breathe.
Arthritis. "I wish I had started physical therapy back in middle school when I was first diagnosed! Like many people living with RA, I find that I feel better with moderate activity. A mild exercise regimen, along with PT as needed, helps keep my joints mobile and my muscles strong and nimble. PT is also important after some types of surgeries. I had my knee replaced in September 2017, and I still look forward to going to PT three times per week, for two hours or more per session. I do an hour of hydrotherapy in the pool — including a cool aqua treadmill! — and then about an hour on land. This includes weight-bearing and range-of-motion exercises. I really enjoy it. PT has inspired me to want to keep moving!"
On a scale of 0 to 10, with 10 being the highest pain imaginable, my pain was almost always a 10. I was bedridden for a decade because of it, unable to speak for five of those years, and rarely got much sleep. I began to improve when I finally switched to a pain-management specialist. Part of my multidisciplinary treatment was getting back to exercise. It’s the first thing I do every morning (except Sunday, my day off). I swim nearly a mile three mornings a week, whether or not I have slept or am in pain. If my right arm, which was broke a year ago and is often as painful as my CRPS, gives me too much pain, I kick the laps I can’t finish or I swim one-armed laps. On the other three mornings, I do an intense 45-minutes ballet-and-Pilates workout, followed by 15 to 20 minutes of Feldenkrais. My morning exercise wakes me up and gets my body and mind ready for a productive day. I feel better when I move. Fifteen years ago after my pain started, I began seeing a pain psychologist, who taught me to use relaxation and biofeedback. My pain level tapered to between a 5 and a 7, and my body became more relaxed every week. In 2009, I achieved partial CRPS remission. Rarely, my pain now spikes to a 9, but it is generally between levels 2 and 4. — Cynthia Talk to you doctor before you begin an exercise program. Start slowly and gradually increase your efforts as you gain strength, flexibility, and confidence. Move at your own pace. Never try to keep up with a class or a group if doing so is painful. Exercise every day, if possible. Strive for a balanced routine of cardiovascular, strengthening, and stretching exercise. Accept that you will be able to do more on some days than others. Be patient with your progress. Overexertion makes pain worse and can strain muscles.