Category: Fitness

A Guide to Choosing Sustainable Fabrics

Are you wearing sustainable fabric? It matters.

The provenance of your shirt, pants, and underwear isn’t just aesthetic or ornamental. It’s serious stuff. Consider food, which isn’t that different from clothing. Textile production is an industrial process, with all the economies of scale and chemical adulteration that entails. Just as processed food bears increasingly little resemblance to whole food, clothes are not “whole textiles.” They are processed junk fabric enhanced with plastic fibers and many of the same chemicals we try to limit in our foods. 

But there’s better clothing out there, just as there’s better food. There’s clothing made of sustainable fabric—fabrics that sustain life, rather than detract from it. 

When I say “sustainable,” I’m not thinking about the planet as much as I’m thinking about the health of my own body and my family’s. For if something is going to be sustainable on a global level, it must first be a sustainable fabric for the individual. It has to support the life of the organism that populates the planet and is indeed part of the planet. Again, let’s refer back to food. If a diet isn’t compatible with good health in the population, how can it be good

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Ask a Health Coach: Foods to Help with Stress & Anxiety

Hey folks, Board-Certified Health Coach Chloe Maleski is here to answer your questions about what to eat (and what to avoid) when you’re feeling anxious. Struggle with stress, anxiety, or overwhelm? We’re here with guidance and support! Have a question you’d like to ask our health coaches? Leave it below in the comments or over in the Mark’s Daily Apple Facebook group.

 

Max asked:
“I have really bad anxiety. Are there foods that can help? Any other ideas that don’t involve popping pills? I’m trying to take a natural approach but all the advice out there and people selling ‘solutions’ leave me more stressed. Thanks!”

Sorry to hear you’re struggling, Max! You’re not alone in dealing with anxiety or in feeling overwhelmed by all the information, advice, and “solutions” out there.

Good for you for exploring holistic options and recognizing that food can be helpful (or harmful) when it comes to mental health. This makes complete sense, after all! The food we eat is literally how we constitute ourselves, and there is no separation between body and mind. Traditional healing modalities have known this for thousands of years, and modern research in fields such as epigenetics and neuroplasticity offers an

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Grilled Eggplant | Mark’s Daily Apple

Eggplant on the grill is such a simple and delicious side dish! In this recipe, we salt the eggplant to help remove some of the water and moisture from the slices so that you get a flavorful bite that’s crispy on the outside and tender on the inside. Enjoy the eggplant as is with a sprinkle of fresh herbs, or drizzle on balsamic vinegar, tahini sauce or Primal Kitchen Italian Dressing or Balsamic Vinaigrette.

We like using Italian, Graffiti, Chinese or Japanese eggplant for this recipe. They are meaty, firm, and hold up to grilling well. Feel free to adjust grill time depending on your grill and any parts of it that are hotter than others. The end result should be crispy on the outside and soft and flavorful on the inside without being chewy. If the flesh of your eggplant ends up chewy but the outside is already too browned, reduce the heat of your grill a little and cook the eggplant for longer – chewy eggplant usually means it’s undercooked.

How to Grill Eggplant

First, cut off the stem and end of each eggplant. Then slice the eggplants into rings about ½” thick. You can also slice them

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The Case for Switching to a Screen-Free Fitness Tracker

I don’t know about you, but the last thing I want when I’m on a hike or in the zone on a run is to get a series of dings and vibrations on my wrist—or even to think about the messages I’m missing. I am simply trying to move, people!

Sure, you can take the extra step to silence notifications on your smart watch. But you still know they’re there. Which feels like the price you have to pay for the benefits of owning a connected fitness device. Evidence shows that fitness trackers—specifically step counters—increase physical activity, after all. But we’re so inundated with screens in our lives that it’s worth thinking about whether we want to add another one to our wrists.

“Devices such as this have the potential to keep us plugged into the Matrix for longer periods when the overwhelming research says that unplugging is much better for our mental health,” says Mike Trott, a research assistant at Angela Ruskin University, who has studied the effects of screen time. Rather than totally doing away with the technology, however, a happy medium may be opting for a screen-free fitness tracker.

Personally, I’ve been using an Oura Ring

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How much exercise you need to reach your goals, and when you

Better mobility, stronger muscles and bones, improved mental health, and the energy to do the things you want: exercise has a host of potential benefits for everyone, regardless of age or fitness level. But making an exercise plan—much less sticking with one—is a tall order for many people. Here, three experts share what you need to know to create a routine you can keep up for the long haul, even when you’re really busy.

How much exercise you need

Exercise takes time: there’s no silver bullet, pill, or diet that will get you where you want to go. But it probably doesn’t take as much time as you think. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommend 150 minutes of moderate to vigorous physical activity per week to maintain your current fitness levels. That’s about 20 minutes every day, or 30 minutes five days per week. However, you’ll need twice that much if you’re trying to lose weight or increase your fitness level, says Deborah Salvo, PhD., a physical activity researcher and professor of public health at Washington University in St. Louis.  

If you’re really busy, these may seem like intractable numbers. But the good news is that not all

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Wow! Kriti Sanon has given some major fitness motivation

MUMBAI:Kriti Sanon is one of the major head-turners when it comes to fitness and workout and these pictures are the proof.

With her amazing acting contribution and her cuteness, actress Kriti Sanon has been winning the hearts of the fans over time. With her beautiful choice of scripts and performances, she has indeed created a strong fan base for herself who always look forward to the upcoming pictures and movies.

She is one of the most loved and followed actresses when it comes to fashion and fitness. Having said that over time we have seen some amazing fitness pictures of the actress Kriti Sanon which have not only grabbed the attention of the fans but also have set social media on fire and have given some fitness and workout motivation.

And now let us have a look at some of the fitness pictures of the actress Kriti Sanon which have definitely grabbed the attention of the fans.

Also read : Kriti Sanon to have five releases in 2022

Looking at these pictures we won’t be wrong in saying that actress Kriti Sanon is one of the major inspirations in Bollywood when it comes to fitness. She is setting social

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124 Motivational Gym Quotes That Kick In As Good As

The gym is one of the few relationships you will ever have where you get exactly what you give. We can joke around that this fitness quote acknowledges that heartbreak and getting dumped is the best pre-workout and motivation to become the “hot ex” they will regret losing. However, you will never get your heart broken by Jim (yes, that’s a TikTok reference). Perhaps a few muscle strains, but that’s it. Okay, it may occasionally give you a cramp or turn into chronic back pain, but hey, at least it doesn’t cheat!

As the famous saying goes, “The body achieves what the mind believes.” This motivational quote has established itself as a mantra in the gym community because there is much more to exercise than just going through the motions. The most vital piece is the why which keeps us going and prevents us from quitting after only a couple of weeks or as soon as the DOMS kick in. And when that mindset needs a little pick-me-up, gym quotes are a well of inspiration and kick-ass push to keep on grinding. So if you are looking for that, look no further, as we’ve got some gym motivational quotes sizzling

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How To Train Your Body to Crave Fitness

Did you know you can make a few changes in your routine to begin missing doing sports? Learn how to train your body to crave fitness.

The internal process behind getting fit can be divided into three important dimensions:

  • Intention
  • Motivation
  • Action

Intention is the easy part; all it takes is the desire to work on your body and reap the benefits. Motivation and action can be more challenging.

Motivation, in particular, can be fickle. It’s there at 11 pm after you’ve had a long, hard look in the mirror and promised yourself that you’ll start working out and become healthier. However, it disappears just as easily the following morning.

Fortunately, there are a few hacks you can use to your advantage so you discover how to train your body to crave fitness. This article is all about building that internal consistent motivation to keep you going when the going gets tough. Although I will use CrossFit as a big part as examples, these tips work for everyone.

How to Train Your Body to Crave Fitness

Be Consistent in Your Workout Schedule

Humans are creatures of habit, both mentally and physically. While a healthy dose of spontaneity is never a

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Best apps for gym motivation and excercise training

As the saying goes, “A healthy mind in a healthy body”, a person’s intellectual, physical and emotional energy depends a lot on their fitness and health. Thus it is very important for a person in their daily life to keep themselves fit and motivated. 

People workout, do exercises and yoga to accomplish this. Today we have selected few apps that offer the best gym training sessions, lessons, experts supports, planners, trackers and many more. This apps along with helping a fitness enthusiast accomplish their goals, also helps them to keep themselves motivated. 

Nike Training Club: A user can have access to personal training without a hefty price. Developers made the premium content completely free in the year 2020. 

The app can personalize workout routines and properly structured programmes based on your preferences. At the app’s launch, it prompts a user to update their kind of workout preference and duration they can dedicate. The app prepares accordingly. From yoga to bodyweight boot camps to core training this app, has it covered. 

It provides virtual guidance from Nike trainers. Most of the workouts are minimal with not much equipment requirement. 

MyFitnessPal: This app is a fitness and nutrition tracker that helps a

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Exercise: Five easy ways to get your motivation back

If your fitness habits have been slipping, how can you reignite your love of exercise? By Imy Brighty-Potts.

Almost half of women have done no vigorous exercise in the past year, according to a new survey.

The findings come from data collected by Nuffield Health, with the majority of women saying they lacked motivation.

The percentages are lower for men, with just over a third saying they had not exercised in that period, and half putting it down to a lack of motivation.

The results of an online survey of 8,000 adults across the UK in February suggested that 38% of women said they had got out of the habit of exercising during lockdown.

So, how can you get back into the swing of things?

1. Build an exercise plan around what makes you happy

Nancy Best, PT and founder of Ladies Who Crunch (ladieswhocrunch.co.uk) suggests a lot of our relationship with exercise is shaped by the language we use – and this needs to change.

“Unfortunately, lots of people still associate doing exercise with awful phrases like ‘sweat is your fat crying’ and ‘no pain, no gain’. Whilst this might work for some, most of us want to keep

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