Fitness

Everything old…is new again! Over the last couple of years, bodyweight training, or the act of using your own body weight as resistance (no equipment needed), has become increasingly popular! That’s right! We’re going back to the basics and using classic exercises (like the push up) instead! No matter the weight or fitness level, bodyweight training can be a very effective method of exercise. There are many different exercises available to perform, and modification is easy to start at a beginner level and advance. This will allow for a gradually strengthened and improved fitness routine.

Here are 5 advantages to bodyweight training:

What is Wearable Technology?

Wearable technology market is still a relatively young, yet rapidly-growing market. It includes devices that track activity, calories, and heart rate. Leading the way, Fitbit released their first fitness tracker in 2009, and since then many other companies such as Apple, and Garmin have followed along and expanded its capabilities. Wearable technology is great for anyone, especially since it is really advancing and growing a larger audience who can wear them. Your wearable technology purchase can be as basic as the FitBit Zip (which only tracks activity and is very small and lightweight) or as complex (complete with a second face for your phone) as the Samsung Frontier.

What is it?

High Intensity Interval Training also known as HIIT, is a fitness trend quickly growing in popularity. It was first popular with athletes, but has now become more popular among personal trainers as well. High intensity exercise is incorporating periods of high intensity work followed by low intensity recovery periods. This is all to keep your heart rate elevated. The best part…no gym equipment needed! It is less effective when you start incorporating equipment like dumbbells into the routine because the main focus is keeping your heart rate elevated with fast movements and using weights can become dangerous. You can incorporate HIIT into many modes of exercises such as walking, running, swimming, biking, and into group classes using plyometrics. It is also very easy to be modified to fit any fitness level.

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A Clean, Refreshed Face: Without cleaning your skin before a workout, your face is sweating up against a ton of oil, dirt, debris and makeup which can clog your pores. Most of us also tend to wipe sweat with our hand or a towel which doesn’t just clog pores, but also leads to larger pores, collagen breakdown and future breakouts; not good. Pevonia’s Enzymo-Spherides® Peeling Cream not only deeply cleans the skin, but it delivers an instant shot of oxygen and moisture to give your face a more youthful and refreshed look.

Sweat-proof Makeup: It’s okay to wear makeup to the gym; as long as you keep it minimal. Give your lashes length and volume with a formula that won’t run (no matter how hard you do). Find a waterproof formula that will lift your lashes sky-high while conditioning and softening. And, having a polished set of brows can truly make all the difference. Pair a little mascara with groomed eyebrows and you have a recipe for natural beauty.

Post-Workout Smoothie: After working hard at the gym, reward yourself with a concoction that gets your endorphins going, keeps your immune system in check and makes you more beautiful. Including turmeric in your smoothie will fight inflammation and act as a natural remedy for joint pain when using your muscles in a new workout routine, and by adding spinach to your shake you increase your intake of carotenoid compounds. Spinach reduces the risk of ovarian, bladder, liver and lung cancer due to chlorophyllin compounds. One cup of fresh spinach leaves blended into a smoothie provides almost 200 percent of the daily recommended intake of Vitamin K, which prevents osteoclast activation, an activity that breaks down bones.

At the same time, blending spinach into smoothies keeps your heart healthy. Spinach provides Vitamin A and C, antioxidants that reduce cellular damage caused by free radicals in your body. These antioxidants prevent cholesterol from becoming oxidized, building up and sticking to your blood vessel walls, thereby decreasing your risk of heart attack or stroke.

Ingredients
2 Cups of Coconut Water
¾ Cup of Pineapples
1 Cup of Organic Baby Spinach
1 Teaspoon of Turmeric Powder
1 Tablespoon of Chia Seeds
½ Orange
½ Lemon Juice
Top with Hemp Seeds

Instructions
Blend, and glow!