Upgrade up your camping

Maybe you dreamed of sleeping under the stars, feeling the warm breeze of a summer’s night and the moonlight reflecting off the pristine pond in the distance. Or Imagine sitting by the campfire with a fire crackling. marshmallows on a stick melting to a crisp butter brown from the fire and smashed between graham crackers and chocolate for the perfect s’more. Camping is a great way to enjoy the outdoors but many don’t love the idea of sleeping on the ground or ants and bugs crawling nearby. Thus, “Glamping” was created—a more glamorous way to enjoy the great outdoors. Here’s some ways to upgrade your next camping experience to “glamping". SPARKLE AND SHINE. Sunscreen is important when hikin

How Technology is Helping People Stay Fit

Sure, technology can be a double-edged sword, but when used the right way, it can be a huge positive, especially for people trying to get fit. Technology has revolutionized the fitness industry in the past decade, and although the brunt of the work will still be left to you, it has changed how people train and approach exercise. So with that in mind, we look at how technology is helping people stay fit. Technology and Fitness Through the years, advances in technology have given people plenty of means to improve their fitness, from innovative exercise equipment to fitness trackers. We will therefore focus on these devices, which in most cases are worn like a normal, traditional watch — only s

6 Ways a Fitness Routine Can Help Those in Recovery

Being in recovery from anything isn’t easy. Whether it’s recovering from an injury, recovering from a drug or alcohol addiction or recovering from a mental health illness, few things are more frustrating than having to stay out of the action, especially if you are typically an active person. When this happens, many people are tempted to lounge on the sofa and watch TV till it all feels better. Unfortunately, research has shown that inactivity during the time you are healing from an injury leads to the recovery mechanisms of the body slowing down and the recovery taking longer to happen. What is even more discouraging, is that lack of proper exercise might actually weaken your muscles and you

How to get started eating healthier

Looking to eat healthier? It can be easy if your focus on your goals and try these tips too. Write yourself a letter, outlining your goals, time of completion and steps you will actively take to achieve those goals. Keep it with you. Do your best to see the possibility of a new you. Do your best to fulfill the program as outlined. Do your best to react to stress in a positive manner. Do your best to change your life. Please keep a food journal detailing what you’ve been eating, as well as filling it with any favorite recipes you’ve found, and what works for you. Here are some guidelines for preparing your meals: Eat 9-11 servings of fruits and vegetables every day. Eat color and variety as o

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