20-Minute Boot-Camp-Ready Workout – Oxygen Magazine

When I joined the military right out of college, I knew basic training would be tough. But I never imagined just how physically demanding it would be. Only a few weeks after I put on my Army uniform, my body felt broken from endless amounts of push-ups, sit-ups, running and ruck marches. I neglected the physical preparation needed to be at my best, but I was thankful I had the mental strength to push past the fatigue and discomfort and not give up.  Military training is physically and mentally demanding.…

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Eat to Beat Soreness – Oxygen Magazine

Nailing your postworkout nutrition is of utmost importance, and eating the right things at the right time can promote quicker recovery, reduce muscle soreness, build lean muscle and replenish lost glycogen. There is definitely a pecking order when it comes to healing foods, and these below are among the best — and the worst — you can eat to fuel your recovery.  Healing Heroes Drink 8 to 12 ounces of tart cherry juice preworkout or postworkout. Thanks for watching!Visit Website Tart Cherries Research published in The Scandinavian Journal of Medicine…

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Beware of Your Beauty Products

Be mindful of the beauty products you use on a regular basis.  Many personal-care products, such as shampoo, moisturizers and sunscreen, contain chemicals that may alter reproductive hormones, increasing the risk of breast cancer, heart disease and infertility, according to a new study published in Environmental International.  Consumer products often contain parabens (anti-microbial preservatives) and benzophenones (which filter UV rays), and though they have been studied separately quite a bit, researchers believe that studying these chemicals in combination more accurately reflects a person’s real-life exposure. Thanks for watching!Visit Website “We…

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Food Guide for Sustainability – Oxygen Magazine

You’ve already made recycling a lifelong habit, you proudly reject single-use plastic straws and bottles on the daily, and you carpool or take public transportation whenever possible — if Earth could talk, it would thank you profusely for doing your part to reduce your carbon footprint, prevent global warming and save our oceans. But is there even more you could be doing to help? Yes, and it starts with your food choices. Thanks for watching!Visit Website Choose Your Ingredients Wisely Fueling your body and brain with the best nutrients possible…

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This Trainer’s Home Booty Workout Is Just What We Need To Get Moving

Your booty was made for so much more than sitting on the couch. Did you know your glutes are the biggest muscles in your body? That means keeping them firm and toned doesn’t just look great in jeans, it also spikes your overall fat burn. What’s more, having strong, capable glutes will help you do pretty much everything better, from walking up stairs to running a faster 10-kay. This workout by trainer Angelique van der Linde will help you sculpt your booty and boost your mood. Sign. Us. Up. Statement…

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What To Do If You’re Missing Someone, Per An Expert Psychologist

Given the amount of songs that’ve been written about missing someone, you already know it’s not a novel experience — just a ridiculously common (and super sucky) one. “Missing someone can include anything from remembering a memory shared with that person to a deep yearning for someone who is no longer in your life,” says Dr. Candice Nicole Hargons, counselling psychologist, assistant professor at the University of Kentucky, and director at the Center for Healing Racial Trauma. The feeling can even manifest itself physically and “elicit the somatic experiences of warmth…

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Here’s How Risky Normal Activities Are, According To Doctors

How risky is it to visit a hair salon? Sit at a restaurant? Go to a movie theatre? As more and more business sectors open shop, South Africans are asking themselves these questions every day. Now, there’s a new chart that might offer some answers. The Texas Medical Association’s coronavirus task force recently released a chart that lists common activities and shows what level of risk each one has attached to it. Each activity is measured with a 1 – 9 scale that measures the risk (where 1 indicates the…

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8 Clever Ways to Use Aloe Vera for Better Skin and More

You likely know aloe vera for one of two things: a) being a popular houseplant amongst millennials or b) the gooey substance that gives you relief from sunburns. And while the spiky succulent is both of these things, its uses are slightly more widespread. So much so that over 2000 years ago, the plant was referred to as “the universal panacea” by Greek scientists and “the plant of immortality” by Egyptians. Though we wouldn’t exactly recommend it to solely ward off death, it still does a lot of good. When it comes to beauty…

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6 Ways to Sideline Your Smartphone During a Workout

Do you have nomophobia? Most people do, and this very real fear of not having your smartphone immediately next to you at all times can be a real issue, especially as it relates to your workout.  It might seem like a no-brainer that when you talk or text on your smartphone, your workout suffers, yet researchers still wanted to know just how much phone use could impact a workout. So they put individuals through one of two 20-minute treadmill workouts: One group served as the control and had smartphone access,…

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5 HIIT And Bodyweight Moves You Need For Mobility

Adding bodyweight exercises to your HIIT sessions allows you to perform strength-training moves without needing any dumbbells, barbells, or gym machines. By combining these killer moves into one routine, you will burn calories and fire up your muscles. Personal Fitness Trainer Phia-Lee Rabie shows us how… Do each of the five exercises for 40 seconds on and 20 seconds rest. Repeat for four or five rounds. Move 1 Start in a down dog position and from there move to plank pulling the right knee to chest (A). Allow the right…

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