Use a Foam Roller

Why Use a Foam Roller After Every Workout?

Have you been told that you should use a foam roller after your workouts? Maybe you’ve got a friend who swears by them. Maybe it’s your personal trainer who brought it up. This weird cylinder has become a pretty big deal in the fitness world. Here are my thoughts on why you should use a foam roller. Why You Should Use a Foam Roller – The Science I’ll start by talking about the research behind why you’d want to use a foam roller. A study published in The Journal of Athletic Training  showed that when people use them after a workout, the risk of soreness up to 72 hours later greatly decreases. The reason is that it helps to stop your muscles from tightening up. It also keeps muscles more hydrated. So even though they just seem like a hunk of rounded foam, they are actually worth the surprisingly high Read More

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3 Steps to Enjoy Eating Healthy Foods Instead of Tolerating Them

Do you wish you could enjoy eating healthy foods more? I get it. I felt the same way as you for a long time. A very long time. In my case, I craved salty and fatty stuff. I wanted it for every meal. A lot of times, I had it for every meal, too. I just didn’t enjoy eating healthy foods. To me, they were bland. They were a punishment. Why have a carrot stick when you can have a Big Mac? It wasn’t really until I met my girlfriend, Bree, that I started getting into the healthier stuff. To be honest, I didn’t realize that healthy food is just food. It’s not a special category of things that taste bland and bitter. There are a lot of nutritious foods out there. In most cases, it’s just a matter of avoiding processed foods. If you make a recipe from scratch Read More

Men’s Mental Health

We Need to Talk About Men’s Mental Health and Be More like Ryan Reynolds

Men’s mental health is something we don’t talk about a lot. The thing is, we should. Seriously. The discussion about the importance of recognizing that mental and physical health are equally important is happening. That said, it’s happening most often among women. It’s Not Just a Problem for Women Thing is, though, men’s mental health is just as important as women’s. We’re just not talking about it like they are. I was reading the news a few weeks back and I saw a headline with Ryan Reynolds. Turns out the guy has some serious anxiety issues. Yes, that Ryan Reynolds. Deadpool! Here’s this man pretty much most of us wouldn’t mind being for a day (or a lot of days) and it turns out he’s got an anxiety disorder. Is he weak? Stupid? Less awesome? Nope. In fact, I have to say that I think even more of him now Read More

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Lose Weight with a Busy Schedule: 18 Effective Hacks

Being able to lose weight with a busy schedule and reach your goals can seem easier said than done. After all, if your day is already packed with appointments, work, errands, and other obligations that eat away at your time, a new challenge hardly seems achievable. Still, just because you’re living a hectic lifestyle at the moment, it doesn’t mean that healthy weight loss is out of the question. In fact, if you have the right hacks on your side, you can take on your dieting goals without having to make any significant changes to your schedule. This doesn’t mean that you won’t need to make any changes at all. Yes, you can lose weight with a busy schedule, but you will still need to introduce some new healthy habits and tactics. After all, if you don’t change anything at all, why should you expect any results? The difference is Read More