If you suffer from a chronic condition that limits your mobility, you have certainly at some point felt unable to live life to the fullest. The more obvious limitations aside, the only thing that prevents you from being active and enjoying life as any other person are the limitations you impose on yourself, and the expectations you have of the phrase “live an active life”. Exercising is an activity where people with a disability feel like they are missing out on the most, but that is because we are shown what it looks like to be in full health and exercise. The truth is that there is a lot that you can do for yourself, disability or not.
If there is ever a time that our collective enthusiasm for fitness takes a back seat, it is during the holiday season. Starting with Thanksgiving, and carrying on well into January, more people are into growing a bloated belly than a bicep, breaking the habits of a bodybuilding lifestyle – and well, any routine.
Getting back in shape is an imposing task, one that requires a whole lot of willpower. Armed with unbeatable determination and past experience, however, it is possible to make a triumphant comeback early into the new year. Here are a few tips for getting on track in January!
We all have that one friend who is a health buff. The one who orders a green tea when everybody else is drinking coffee with cream and the person who will order a fruit salad while you are indulging in chocolate cake. When the jolly season of holiday gift giving arrives, the lamp in your head never seems to turn on fast when it comes to your healthiest friend. Common gifts, such as a bottle of wine, a box of chocolate or an electric barbecue are out of the question. As holidays approach and nothing good enough crosses your mind, you must be feeling as pressured as the ingredients for your friend’s favourite cold-pressed soup. Not to worry. We've got you covered with a cheat sheet filled with healthy gifts.
Testosterone is commonly referred to as a male hormone. It is associated with men's physical traits, mood patterns, and sex drive. But, if you think that only men need testosterone, you should think again. This is not just a word that can be seen on a cover of a "Men's Health". Trace amounts are found in a woman's ovaries and adrenal glands. Testosterone can make an impact on a woman's lifestyle, because it is one of the necessary ingredients in the hormonal cocktail that affects health, libido, mood, and energy levels.