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The 27 Rules of Conquering the Gym

The 27 Rules of Conquering the Gym | Healthy Living After High School | Scoop.it
Sweating is a good way to begin 2012. But if you're going to join a gym—or returning to the gym after a long hibernation—consider the following.

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Yasmeen Lee's comment, April 10, 2013 11:52 AM
I thought this article was very funny and sarcastic but also very truthful. People who are looking to lose a few pounds or just get back in shape always journey to the gym. When they ask themselves why they haven’t seen improvements they wonder why going to the gym isn’t working. It’s not going to the gym that’s the problem but actually doing the hard workouts. When going to the gym I will mostly see people slowly jogging on the treadmill or lifting the light weights. The problem is simple, the reason why people aren’t getting the results they want is because they are not working hard to attain them. People do not have to buy the latest work out equipment or the latest Nike clothes; rather, they need to step up their game. Goal making is the key to seeing quick improvements. I think cardio and high intensity workouts work the best because they don’t last very long but you feel the results quickly. I think the more you sweat and the more your muscles burn than the greater the workout is. If your goal for the week is to run for 30 minutes than the next week your goal should be running for 45. Gradually changing your goals and pushing yourself to do a little more will make your body adapt. In addition, if your serious about getting into shape than cut out the junk food. If you have strong workouts and eat healthy you are sure to attain any goal you set at the gym.
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Healthy Dinner Recipes to Beat Diet Boredom

Healthy Dinner Recipes to Beat Diet Boredom | Healthy Living After High School | Scoop.it
Cook, eat, repeat. It's easy to put meals on autopilot when you're trying to slim down, but monotony is a recipe for weight gain. Shake up your eating plan with these delicious dinner recipes.
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Yoga Exercise: Bhujangasana (Cobra Pose)Yoga For Beginners | Yoga For Beginners

Yoga Exercise: Bhujangasana (Cobra Pose)Yoga For Beginners | Yoga For Beginners | Healthy Living After High School | Scoop.it

This yoga posture is named Bujangasana or Cobra Pose as the full display of it resembles a hooded snake under irritation. Lie prone by placing the hands extended along the body, forehead resting on the ground in a relaxed manner. Place the palms on the ground by the side of the chest. Slowly raise the forehead up, then the neck and then the chest. Try to give a full backward curve to the spine so that the pressure is felt at the abdomen. Maintain the posture comfortably for some time and come to the starting position slowly in the reverse order.


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TheHealthyTips's curator insight, March 19, 2013 9:28 PM
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Yasmeen Lee's comment, March 25, 2013 9:42 PM
This article was very informative for me because I have just recently started doing yoga this month. This article along with the pictures gave me step by step directions to follow. The do’s and don’ts were very helpful because it said that when doing the cobra pose I should avoid all jerky movements. Yoga should be a slow process and I have been trying to go through different yoga positions quickly but I now know that I have to take my time with each new pose if I want to gain anything from it. In addition to the cobra pose, it has many more links to different yoga positions which I can now learn how to do on my own without having to buy a new DVD. In one of the related links, the article explained to keep relaxation going when doing yoga. Do not let the everyday burdens take control of your thoughts; instead, focus on your body and movement.
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Vegetarian Recipes from Green Kitchen | iPhone.AppStorm

Vegetarian Recipes from Green Kitchen | iPhone.AppStorm | Healthy Living After High School | Scoop.it
Each recipe is labeled Raw, Gluten Free, Vegan, Whole Grain or Sugar Free. No matter what your lifestyle is, you'll be inspired to get in the kitchen and cook with nature's bounty (even carnivores like me).

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Yasmeen Lee's comment, March 25, 2013 9:54 PM
The green kitchen app is easy to use and very handy for new cooks like me. I wanted to start eating healthier and while I many never become vegetarian I would love to reduce the amount of meat in my diet in exchange for some high protein healthy alternatives. Since technology has come a long way I can use the app on my phone to get new healthy recipes in a blink of an eye instead of picking up fast food. The green kitchen app would not only give me new vegetarian recipes to try, but it would also tell me the exact ingredients to use and show me step by step directions. Also, the app includes a shopping list that you can email yourself so you will not forget a single ingredient. Furthermore, for the beginner cooks it provides a metric converter so you will never get a measurement wrong. The photos of each meal created will give me a clear indication on if I prepared the dish right or not. After looking at this article I am considering buying this app or finding apps for my phone that has healthy vegetarian recipes.
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The Extraordinary Science of Addictive Junk Food

The Extraordinary Science of Addictive Junk Food | Healthy Living After High School | Scoop.it
Inside the hyperengineered, savagely marketed, addiction-creating battle for American “stomach share.”

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Judith Hollier's comment, February 24, 2013 3:06 PM
So much time, energy and money sunk into "junk"
Yasmeen Lee's comment, March 25, 2013 11:55 AM
In this news article, I have come to conclusion that in this century most Americans will try to avoid cooking. Even though Americans are consciously aware that the food they are eating is not good for them they consume fatty and sugary foods all day. While they feel guilty in the short term they fail to look at what they are doing to their body in the long run. I was appalled when I read 1/4th of the adult population is clinically obese. What is even worse is that they are passing down their bad eating habits onto their children. Rather than preparing a home cooked meal or even taking 15 minutes out of the day to make lunch for their child they would rather buy TV dinners and Lunchables—both extremely low in nutritional value. I think this is a cry for help. Americans need to change their diet immediately if they ever want to live a healthy and long life. Americans have to start thinking of the long term effect of a poor diet before taking that cookie or that last scoop of ice cream.
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Your Top 5 Most Frequently Asked Fitness Related Questions

Your Top 5 Most Frequently Asked Fitness Related Questions | Healthy Living After High School | Scoop.it
Fitness forums and blogs each and everyday are bombarded with a multitude of fitness related questions, ranging from gaining muscle to spot reduction weight loss. Despite answers differing upon ind...

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AlGonzalezinfo's comment, April 9, 2013 12:28 PM
Hi Yasmeen, yes, hi intensity intervals will actually keep your metabolism active longer than jogging and will help you burn more calories. It is a lot more fun as well.
AlGonzalezinfo's comment, April 9, 2013 12:28 PM
Hi Yasmeen, yes, hi intensity intervals will actually keep your metabolism active longer than jogging and will help you burn more calories. It is a lot more fun as well.
AlGonzalezinfo's comment, April 9, 2013 12:31 PM
Regarding weights, I would recommend you start very light and do 3 sets of 12 reps. If you are tired by the end of 12 reps, that is the weight for you to start with. Also, focus a body part or two per day. So, Day 1 can be biceps and triceps, Day 2 legs/abs, Day 3, back/chest. Any good gym will have someone that can get you started with weights.
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Natural Remedies for Anxiety - Just for Hearts Healthcare Pvt. Ltd.

Natural Remedies for Anxiety - Just for Hearts Healthcare Pvt. Ltd. | Healthy Living After High School | Scoop.it
Anxiety is on of the many mental health problems affecting our population in these times. Here are some natural remedies to cure your blues!

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Yasmeen Lee's comment, April 8, 2013 11:52 AM
The natural remedies in this article have proved to help me with my anxiety and stress. Now that I am in my last semester of my senior year, I am excited but also very anxious for my future. I am regularly asked how I am going to pay for college, and when I have to fill out housing applications. I stress over finishing my high school year strong while trying to start my college plans. While working on my senior project, I have greatly reduced the amount of stress in my life. For example, by exercising daily, preforming deep breathing exercises every night, and changing my diet, I do not feel as tense or as concerned as I used to. This article taught me that if there is a lot of stress in your life it could eventually lead to more health problems in the future such as diabetes and heart problems. I want to apply these natural remedies to my parents who also suffer from the daily stress of life. Perhaps by using aroma therapy and using other relaxation techniques, they will have less stress like me.
Manasi Deshpande's comment, April 9, 2013 1:58 AM
@ Yasmeen Lee : Thank You !!!
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Stress Management Tips, Exercises, Reduction Techniques, Strategies and Exercises by MedicineNet.com

Stress Management Tips, Exercises, Reduction Techniques, Strategies and Exercises by MedicineNet.com | Healthy Living After High School | Scoop.it
Learn ways to manage stress with reduction techniques, exercises, stress-management strategies and meditation. Discover the physical and psychological symptoms of stress.

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Yasmeen Lee's comment, March 25, 2013 12:18 PM
I thought this link was very helpful in determining the things I can do to avoid having a lot of stress in my day. Like many people around the world I face accumulating stress and pressure weighing me down. For example, the anticipation of college notifications while trying to maintain good grades in the final stretch of high school adds enormous pressure on students. In this article, ways I can relieve stress is meditate and do yoga. Sure it sounds unbelievable to think that you can take time out of your busy schedule to have time for yourself but if you do meditate or do yoga you will feel reenergized and stress free. I learned that it is important to take time to focus on you before dealing with the daily burdens. If you let stress take control of your life your body will react negatively and your immune system will weaken. I am going to start taking time for myself to just relax and stop thinking of deadlines and work because I want to make a positive impact on my health.
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How the Food You Eat Makes You More (or Less) Productive

How the Food You Eat Makes You More (or Less) Productive | Healthy Living After High School | Scoop.it
There are tons of cliché wisdoms about nutrition: Eat at least five servings of fruit every day. Drink plenty of water. Eat three separate meals. Do this, do that, that's "healthy." What's true?

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Yasmeen Lee's comment, March 25, 2013 12:03 PM
I found this article very helpful in determining which foods I should snack on and which foods I should avoid. Junk food is so convenient today that it is easy to forget about your diet. We fail to notice when we are reaching for a sugary snack to satisfy our hunger because we think it will keep us full and energized. In reality, it will only satisfy our hunger for a short amount of time. However, research has proven that healthy alternatives such as whole grains, nuts, and fruits will actually keep us full and focused for longer. In addition to learning about which foods to graze on, I found it really interesting that a trick to eating less was to reduce the size of a plate. I never noticed how much more food we put on a larger plate compared to a smaller plate. I will use the knowledge I gained from this article and apply it to my healthy living strategy in order to make wiser choices in my diet.
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Bad eating habits can be corrected by using the right workarounds

Bad eating habits can be corrected by using the right workarounds | Healthy Living After High School | Scoop.it

Just a reminder that no matter how difficult (or expensive) healthy eating appears to be, you can make it easier with a few workarounds.

 

These are not new tips, but it never hurts to refresh your committment.

 


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Yasmeen Lee's comment, April 8, 2013 12:08 PM
I think I will apply these helpful eating tips the next time I am grocery shopping or eating at a restaurant. It is so hard to eat healthy food these days when fast food is more convenient and less expensive. Almost every time I go out with my friends I am dragged to the nearest burger joint or ice cream shop. Now that I am more health conscious I have decided to take matters into my own hands. While I cannot stop my friends from making poor eating habits I know that I can fix mine. For example, I never skip breakfast because it is the most important meal that helps you get your day started. I was surprised that by eating fruit and protein each morning, I was less hungry and more focused. In addition, instead of depending on the vending machine to give me a bag of chips or candy, I now plan what snacks I will bring and how much I should eat. I have replaced my usual tea and sugary beverage with water. When I was younger I always thought vegetables were tasteless and gross. Now that I am starting to cook for myself I have found ways to incorporate them into my diet without sacrificing taste. The next time my friends invite me to go eat out I will make sure to plan ahead and look for the healthiest option available.