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You should still be able to talk while exercising. If breathing is getting harder work, one possible cause could be that something's missing in your diet.
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It goes without saying that pancake day is one of the most delicious days of the year. It roots back to the Roman times where ‘Shrove Tuesday’ was the last opportunity to use up eggs, milk and fats before embarking on the Lenten fast.
good ideas but please if you work anywhere like my badly ventilated office, take two minutes for a post workout shower, that's all it needs. Deodorant is not a canned shower and will only add to the evils!
joining the chorus - just because you are young and CAN survive on rubbish food, little sleep and no exercise doesn't mean you should. Grab all the chances and be fit enough to take them. I'll get off my soap box now...
love the t-shirt!! Not long graduated and it was fun - but I am missing the student discounts on all sorts of stuff. Make the most of doing all the things the article lists, believe me once real work starts you will long for all that free time.
Any makeup would be sweated off in five minutes at the gym, so it would never occur to me, but luckily my 'breakout' days are behind me. The 'festering gym gear' thing rings a bell though, must do better on that!
A silent retreat sounds good to me. Being surrounded by young children for most of the day that would be amazing for my mental health!
I definitely agree with the creativity side of it. I love to play piano and make sure I have time do to this for at least 10 minutes every day. It's therapy for me to know that I am progressing in one area of my life even if everything else feels out of control!
I am an advocate. I did all of March this year on juice only. For 5 months before, I stopped alcohol intake. For 2 weeks before I stopped caffeine, to lessen the impact of just switching on day 1. I lost 10kg in 28 days. I went from BMI of 27 to 24. My resting heart rate went from 65 to 58 bpm. I now tend to have 1 or 2 days a week just purely on juice. For me this helped me to shift that remaining body fat to move into the healthy BMI category and helped me to look at nutrition slightly differently : it made me appreciate just how much choice we have with foods available to us; how much we generally just consume without thinking about the content; and how much people tend to over consume. Your article talks about resetting the digestive system, but I would say the value is more in resetting one's psychological relationship with food. You will probably find you use the expression "I'm starving" slightly less liberally afterwards too. :-)
I also use BB cream and find it great for the gym. No way am I going bare-faced. Does anyone really sweat that much that it means their pores get blocked?
Alongside retreats, I would recommend going wild camping. You can get away from your phone, connect with your friends and family, all for free!
I was talking to someone on a train (imagine!) and she said she was going to a retreat. She said one of the attractions was that it was in an area with no mobile signal. I was initially horrified but on reflection...
I always wear a little make up to the gym, but then I wear make up everyday anyway. But it's only BB cream and a little mascara, so wouldn't block my pores. And knowing I look good energises me so i put more into my workouts!
My student days are a while behind me now but I cringe at how unfit I was back then. But things have changed a lot in the last 10 years and it's so much easier to get fit/go to a gym/get motivated nowadays - so no excuses for any lazy students nowadays!!
I found I felt great the second and third trimester, then too tired to do anything much in the final few weeks of the third trimester. So you just need to listen to your body and do what it's telling you.
wow - a fitness article that recognises that pregnancy means vomiting and isn't afraid to work with it! And yes, swimming towards the end was a lifesaver when I felt empathy with whales. (BTW congrats Megan and Harry!)
I try to go for a walk every lunchtime and feel cooped up if I don't. It doesn't have to be green nature - just along the high street is enough for me.
More and more apps all the time just overwhelms me. I just stick with the original and best - 7 minute workout. it's all you need, people!
Singing whilst running is something I have never done before until I read this. So i tried it this morning. And it's actually quite a brilliant experience! I found it made me breathe properly (which isn't a bad thing) and made me feel more involved in my run as a whole body experience- not just legs - , if you know what i mean.
Ok, just had my 2 squares of 81% dark chocolate and a few walnuts alongside a green tea. Now the challenge is to put the rest away and ignore the biscuit tin. Hoping my skin will look amazing tomorrow!
Isn't P Volve the programme which Victoria's Secrets models use? That being true, I would be keen to try it and get a figure like theirs!
a fitness site that recommends chocolate? What's not to like!! I do note that it says 2 squares not two blocks...
most people in normal mental health know how their weight is doing, and when it is time to cut down. Scales are a quick and low-tech method of keeping an eye, but I agree that they aren't much help when you start serious training.