Itching during exercises and causes

  The most recent theory of the cause of itchiness during exercise is related to the bodies release of  histamine during exercise, which is a known vasodilator, that is, it causes the blood vessels to dilate or open up. In some people, this expansion of blood vessels may be felt as an itchy irritation by the nervous system. The science of the histamine response is still growing and researchers continue…

30th April 2017
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Eight Essential Sports Nutrition supplements

Fitness has, thanks to greater nutritional awareness, which has changed dramatically over the last decade. Though it retains an intense focus on training, nutritional supplements have crept into the diet of even the least casual gym goers. From protein supplements to amino acids, the language and detail of targeted nutrition supplementation have become commonplace. But which ones are essential to your workout and post-workout routines? Here’s eight: Whey Protein – The…

4th April 2017
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Delayed onset of muscle soreness (Doms)

Sore Muscles? Don’t Stop Exercising Delayed onset muscle soreness (DOMS), also called muscle fever, is the pain and stiffness felt in muscles several hours to days after unaccustomed or strenuous exercise. The soreness is felt most strongly 24 to 72 hours after the exercise. It is thought to be caused by eccentric (lengthening) exercise, which causes microtrauma to the muscle fibers. After such exercise, the muscle adapts rapidly to prevent muscle damage, and thereby soreness, if the exercise is repeated. Delayed onset…

23rd March 2017
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Exercises to help Tennis Elbow and other things you need to know

10th March 2017

Tennis Elbow Is soreness or pain on the outer part of the elbow, It happens when you damage the tendons that connect the muscles of your forearm to your elbow. The pain may spread down your arm to your wrist. If you don’t treat the injury, it may hurt to do simple things like turn a key or open a door. What causes tennis elbow?   Most of the time tennis elbow…

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Diabetes and exercise

Diabetes is a group of metabolic diseases where the body’s pancreas does not produce enough insulin or does not properly respond to insulin produced, resulting in high blood sugar levels over a prolonged period. There are several different types of diabetes, but the most common forms are type 1 and type 2 diabetes. Both impact glucose levels, and if left untreated, can cause many complications. Type 1 diabetes (T1D) can…

5th March 2017
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Mental health : stress and Anxiety

Mental health A few people have been wondering whether you have to be in an institution to be categorised as a mental health patient .my answer is No because this prevails among us and we just have to understand the symptoms and then seek necessary help. The good news is that the medication and counselling help is readily available for any one through their doctors. I as an exercise specialist…

20th January 2017
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Stress and Exercise to better health

29th September 2016

Stress and stressors Stress is the feeling of being under too much mental or emotional pressure. Stress causes a surge of hormones in your body. When your body detects stress, a small region in the base of the brain called the hypothalamus reacts by stimulating the body to produce hormones that include adrenaline and cortisol. Adrenaline increases your heart rate, raises your blood pressure and provides extra energy. Cortisol, known…

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Exercise machines to avoid in the gym and alternatives

Train Better: Exercise Machines to Avoid Exercise machines aren’t always effective or even safe. Avoid these machines the next time you hit the gym. I have alternatives to help you train better     SEATED LEG EXTENSION MACHINE What it’s supposed to do: Train the quadriceps. What it actually does: It strengthens a motion your legs aren’t actually designed to do, and can put undue strain on the ligaments and tendons surrounding…

13th September 2016
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Benefits and dangers of children lifting weights

13th September 2016

  Some experts warn that weight training at a young age can damage a child’s growth plates. And that concern has merit. “The dangers to growth plates—found at the end of long bones—are real,” says Michael Meija, C.S.C.S., Men’s Health fitness adviser and owner of B.A.S.E. Sports Conditioning, an organization that specializes in youth athletic training. However, Mejia is quick to point out that these injuries are almost always the result of using too…

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Benefits of maintaining fitness and working out with a cold

13th September 2016

Working out with a cold If you’re feeling under the weather, exercise may be the last thing you feel like doing—and it’s true that when your body’s already under a lot of stress, making it do more work isn’t always a good idea. But in some cases, light to moderate activity may actually help you feel better. Listen to your body, and consider the following best (and worst) workout options….

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