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Exercise and Good Nutrition Should Never Be Complicated

Dave Chandler

 

Ever since I was 13 years old, I have been interested in fitness and nutrition. I began weight-lifting at that age because my physique was very thin, and I got tired of “sand being kicked in my face”. Shortly after the interest in a muscle-building routine, I learned that proper nutrition helped to build bigger, stronger muscles. So I studied health and nutrition via magazines and newsletters. I drank weight gain shakes to help with bulking up. I took wheat grass tablets and Spirulina before most anyone I knew had ever heard of it. “Wheat what ... spear who?...

 

 

Dave's "High-5" Stretching Routine for Runners

Dave Chandler

 

Stretching is an important part any running and fitness routine. Not only does it warm up the muscles to help prevent workout related injuries, it also increases flexibility. When I’m about to go on my semi-daily jog, I do dynamic stretches for five minutes beforehand, and static stretches for seven to eight minutes after. A dynamic stretch is ‘in-motion’ stretching, and it loosens up the muscles which is very important before running. Static stretching is just as it sounds: non-movement stretching. This type of post-workout stretching is just as important as the pre-workout stretching because it lowers the heart rate and prevents...

 

 

The Many Awesome Benefits of Outdoor Fitness

Dave Chandler

 

Running and walking are some of the most popular outdoor physical activities which help to keep you in shape without spending a lot money. If you’re on a budget, you don’t need to pay a membership fee and get enrolled in a gym to get back in shape. Outdoor activities can be just as effective as working out in a gym, and they come with a few appealing benefits which we are going to find out in this article.

 

Top reasons to take your workout outdoors...

 

Edible Sunscreen Every Athlete Should Know About

Dave Chandler

 

Over the last 10 years or so, there has been some heated controversy about sunscreen. Some doctors are now saying the chemicals in nearly all sunscreens are toxic, and can do more harm than good. Of course, many other doctors say you must wear sunscreen while outdoors to protect yourself from skin cancer.

 

Whatever you decide to do, wear sunscreen or not; there is one sun protection method you should know about. It isn’t talked about much in the mainstream media, but that doesn’t mean this subject is any less important.This “edible” sunscreen is probably already in your fridge...

 

4 Tools and Techniques to Keep You Motivated While Exercising

Dave Chandler

 

As beneficial, and often enjoyable as exercising and working out can be, unfortunately from time to time we all lack motivation and inspiration to train. This then leaves us feeling uninspired, tired, lethargic, and basically just going through the motions in the gym— trying to get through our workouts as quickly as possible so that we can head home. Rather than just going through the motions however, we should instead find ways of keeping ourselves productive and motivated whilst working out. In reality, it doesn’t matter whether you’re training in the gym, cycling through the park, jogging around the block, or even taking your dog...

 

6 Safe Travel Tips You Can’t Afford to Ignore

Dave Chandler

 

Users of the Running Belt Max have found it to be a great tool for travelling. I hope you'll find these 6 safe travel tips to be helpful...

 

They say that travel broadens the mind and for the most part, they’re absolutely right, whoever the ominous “they” may actually be. Traveling to parts unknown is an exhilarating and enjoyable experience that opens your eyes to parts of the world you never knew existed. You get to see other countries, other traditions, and other customs that you never knew about, all the while having a fantastic time in the process. Like all things in life however, it’s absolutely vital that you take care when traveling abroad, or anywhere you’re not familiar with for that matter, but for safety reasons as well. Being abroad for example, surrounded by...

 

5 Simple and Effective Theme Park Smart Tips

Dave Chandler

 

Running Belt Max users have found it to be an excellent theme park companion. Put these 5 simple theme park smart tips to good use...

 

When you hear the word ‘fun’ what other word immediately springs to mind? Why, ‘Theme Park’ of course, and rightfully so. Theme parks are literally one of the most fun and enjoyable creations since the dawn of time itself, which is why they generate billions upon billions in profit every single year, and see millions upon millions of people flock to them each year, from all across the globe. The great thing about theme parks, other than the fact that they’re so much fun of course, is the there are so many different varieties out there. Some are small and more conservative, yet some are absolutely enormous! When you think of theme parks, even though your country/area may very well have some pretty awesome parks, there’s one part of the world that is synonymous with theme parks, and that is the state of Florida. Florida is home to...

 

The Best Antioxidants for Your Health: Top 100 ORAC Foods You Should Know About

Dave Chandler

 

ORAC is an abbreviation for Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity and was developed by the National Institutes of Health in Baltimore. ORAC units measure the antioxidant capacity of foods. The higher the score, the better the food is for health and for prevention of cancer and other degenerative diseases.

 

The foods that are rich in antioxidants and have a high ORAC score are berries, nuts, dark chocolate, spices and vegetables.

 

Let’s face it: we live in a toxic environment. Fossil fuel polution, vehicle emissions, unclean water, pesticides and chemicals in our foods, work stress, etc. We need more... 

 

Weight-loss motivation – 5 ways to stay on track

Dave Chandler

 

Losing weight, or rather, losing fat can be an extremely stressful, time-consuming, and difficult process that is sadly much, harder than actually gaining the weight. It seems as if we can seemingly gain weight by simply looking at an unhealthy meal, yet when it comes to losing weight, we have to bust our butts and work ourselves incredibly hard, both in the gym, and in the kitchen when we diet.

 

The main issue with fat loss is that it is all about consistency, so one slip-up can potentially set you back several days, which can then have an extremely detrimental effect on your mentally. The key is to not only get yourself on the right track to weight loss, but to also keep yourself on the right track to help prevent any slip-ups or obstacles getting in your way. If you’re looking to shed some pounds and are struggling to stay on track, here are five simple...

 

How to make your hiking trips more fun and productive

Dave Chandler

 

Hiking is an incredibly popular pastime, practiced in countries all across the globe, by individuals of all ages, genders, shapes, and sizes. For the most part, hiking is a fun and enjoyable activity, but even so, it can always use a little improvement now and then, which is where we come into the mix. 

 

Although hiking is a fantastic form of physical exercise, and is a great activity for the mind, body, and the soul; like all things in life, it can get a little repetitive from time to time, and people can find themselves falling out of love with the activity that they could once could not get enough of. If you feel that your hiking trips are lacking something, and you don’t quite know what, you may wish to read on.

 

Simple ways to make cycling more enjoyable

Dave Chandler

 

Cycling is one of the most popular pastimes in the world, and rightfully so. Cycling is ideal because it is fun, it is good for the environment, it helps you get some fresh air and to see the great outdoors, and of course, it’s a great way of getting some much-needed exercise.

 

Despite this however, not everybody is a fan of cycling, and it’s safe to say that some people may need a little bit of additional persuasion to put on their cycling helmets and hop onto their bicycles. If you’re one of these individuals, or perhaps if you’re simply not enjoying your cycling as much as you used to, rather than simply throwing in the towel and quitting altogether, you may instead wish to look for alternative methods of making your cycling more enjoyable and rewarding. Remember, you get out of cycling...

5 Hot Tips for First Time Cruisers

Dave Chandler

 

As far as vacations and holidays are concerned, cruising is one of the most popular activities you could ever engage in, yet there are hundreds of thousands of people out there who have yet to discover just how wonderful a cruise can actually be. If you speak to people that have been on a cruise in the past, nine times out of ten, they will tell you that they absolutely loved it, and considered it to be one the best vacations they’ve been on. There’s nothing quite like your first cruise, but before you set sail on the open waters, there are a few things you will need to know ahead of time. There is an art to cruising, and if you wish to get the most out of your cruise, you will need to prepare yourself for the journey ahead. Researching anything new before you begin is always a good idea, yet with cruising...

How to Have a Fun Visit to the Casino

Dave Chandler

 

Gambling, if done responsibly and safely, can be extremely enjoyable, especially if you happen to be winning. When we think of gambling, many of us will instantly think of casinos, and for good reason. Casinos have been around for centuries and have proven to be insanely popular for all of this time, with not a great deal changing. They say that in gambling, only the casinos win, but that’s not true, as there are plenty of people out there who have visited the casino and have won a substantial amount of money, and had an extremely enjoyable day out in the process. If you’ve never visited a casino before, or even you’ve been to one a few times prior, there are things you will need to...

Helpful Tips for Attending Outdoor Sporting Events

Dave Chandler

 

One of the best things about attending outdoor sporting events, is the overall atmosphere in the stadium. Attending a live sporting event is like nothing you will have ever experienced before, and it is certainly far, far, far different to simply watching the event at home from your armchair. There are countless different types of sporting events to choose from, but one thing that is for certain, is the fact that you need to prepare before you attend. It doesn’t matter whether you’re watching football, racing, athletics, baseball, or anything else, if you simply arrive at the stadium unprepared, you could potentially make life very difficult for yourself. The primary objective...

6 Simple Fitness Tips to Help You Stay in Shape for 2017

Dave Chandler

 

There are several reasons why people decide to stay in shape. Losing weight, feeling healthier, achieving a new year’s resolution and staying fit are some of them.

If you have ever tried it, you must agree that getting in shape is never an easy task. But it doesn't have to be so hard all the time. We will be sharing 6 fitness tips that will help you get into shape. If you’re ready – let's get started...