The 4 Best Natural Treatments For Back Pain

At some point throughout our lives, most of us will experience a bout of severe back pain. If it is your first experience of back pain, then you may be a little panicked and worrying about what could be causing it. Photo link You may even be asking yourself is it cancer or another serious disease - calm down and relax. Did you know that 95% of the time back pain is not caused by a serious illness or disease, it is just back pain? Of course, even though most back pain is harmless, it can still be  painful and can have serious implications on your daily life. So the important thing to think about is how you will manage your back pain - drugs or natural treatments? While painkiller are effective for blocking back pain, if you are on them for longer than a couple of days they can have negative effects on your health. That’s why it is best to treat back pain, especially back pain Read the rest

A Guide To Completing The Ultimate Challenge: The Marathon

So, you’re about to embark upon the ultimate challenge. The gruelling 26 mile race is the king of long distance running. It is a masterful feat of stamina and endurance. The marathon will push your body and mind to the very edge of its limits. Completing the race will be one of the most enriching and rewarding things you’ll ever do. However, it will push you to breaking point. The most important thing you can do is plan and train correctly. Here’s how. Thanks to Peter Mooney for the image Plan a year ahead Running a marathon is not something you take on lightly. It requires a solid year of planning, training and diet change to really prepare your body. Running a marathon without the correct preparation is severely dangerous. It can lead to irreversible health problems and the chance of collapsing during the race. Improve your general fitness If you’re an active person already, Read the rest

How To Set Up A Home Gym Without Spending A Fortune

A lot of Americans like spending their free time down their local gyms. The thing is; gym membership isn’t cheap. A lot of people find that they cannot afford to keep fit at their local health and fitness centers. For that reason, a growing number of people are setting up home gyms. Some of you might think that buying gym equipment is more expensive than paying for a gym membership. The truth is, it’s easy to set up a home gym without going broke! Intrigued? Read on to learn more! Image via Flickr Setting up space for your gym Having a home gym isn’t as ambitious a plan as most people might think. It’s pretty straightforward, as long as you know what you’re doing! To begin, the first thing you need to do is set up a dedicated area in your home for your gym. Some folks might use their garage whereas others might use one of their spare bedrooms or utility rooms. In any case, Read the rest

Fitness Tips For People Who Want To Start A Career As A Personal Trainer

Personal trainers have to be at the very peak of fitness. Indeed, that’s the only way their clients are going to trust them and feel comfortable handing over their hard-earned wages. For that reason, we thought today might be a good time to release a post giving you some handy tips. Though most of the information below is pretty basic, you would not believe the amount of people who try to work in their field without taking heed. Considering that, you should spend a few minutes reading through all the points made below before leaving your current job and taking a leap of faith. Exercise for two hours every day At the very least, you need to be in better shape than your clients. The longest sessions they book will be around an hour in duration. So, you should aim to perform your own exercise routine for at least two hours every day. That way, you’re always ahead. Eat a balanced diet Nobody Read the rest

Fitness Tips For People Who Want To Start A Career As A Personal Trainer

Personal trainers have to be at the very peak of fitness. Indeed, that’s the only way their clients are going to trust them and feel comfortable handing over their hard-earned wages. For that reason, we thought today might be a good time to release a post giving you some handy tips. Though most of the information below is pretty basic, you would not believe the amount of people who try to work in their field without taking heed. Considering that, you should spend a few minutes reading through all the points made below before leaving your current job and taking a leap of faith. Exercise for two hours every day At the very least, you need to be in better shape than your clients. The longest sessions they book will be around an hour in duration. So, you should aim to perform your own exercise routine for at least two hours every day. That way, you’re always ahead. Eat a balanced diet Nobody Read the rest