Category: Happy Sweat

What To Do If You Feel Sore And Tight After A Workout

Soreness and tightness after workout

You don’t always need to feel tight and sore after a workout to know you’ve had a good session. When you’re consistently working out, it’s actually pretty rare for you to feel super sore and tight after. That being said, it can happen. For fitness newbies, it can happen a lot more frequently too. In fact, chances are, you’ll feel so sore that you can barely move your arms or legs sometimes — I’ve definitely felt BROKEN after a workout before… anyone else? 

Serious soreness after a work out, the kind where you can’t bend or straighten a body part properly, is called ‘DOMS’. This stands for ‘delayed onset muscle soreness’. Keep reading for tips to help you to loosen up and stop feeling so tight, as well as hopefully prevent DOMS for the future. 

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5 Tips For Outdoor Summer Running + AfterShokz Headphones Review

Outdoor Running

Ever since I ran my first 5k, I’ve been keeping up with running consistently. Who knew I could fall in love with an activity that I used to hate with a passion? Nowadays I try to get in at least 5 miles each week in between lifting and yoga.

I prefer running outdoors but I know a lot of people shy away from that in the summer (the heat is no joke and certainly feels like our bodies are working extra hard). Trust me, I’m one of those people who sweat profusely and turn beet red in the face when I run, so I know a thing or two about what that’s like. I’m going to share with you some tips that has helped me overcome my hesitation for outdoor summer running and tell you about AfterShokz, a wireless headphone that is now part of my must-have running gear. It’s perfect for people like me who enjoy blasting music during runs (hey, music is my motivation!). So continue reading and give these tips a try before you retreat to the treadmill!

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How To Avoid Injuries On Your Fitness Journey

How To Avoid Injuries On Your Fitness Journey

It’s called a “fitness journey” for a reason. Fitness is something you do for the long term, it’s part of your lifestyle. With that being said, it’s hard not to pick up an injury or two along the way. However, you can try to minimize the risk of hurting yourself by keeping a few things in mind. Read on for my tips!

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Healthy Living Tips For The Home And Office

Healthy living tips for home and office

Hi, I’m Geydi Moreno Nuñez and I’m the owner of FinerStudio, a small yoga and Zumba studio in the Bronx. Today, I’m writing here on Aimee’s blog as a guest blogger to deliver some fitness tips from the point of view of sports professionals.

Majority of us spend over half of our day sitting in front of the computer: bad posture, not enough blood flow and a serious lack of energy. Despite all of that sitting, you still feel exhausted when you get home – so you often end up missing that exercise class you were planning to go to. If that sounds familiar, don’t worry! Here are some of my fitness tips and lifestyle advice that you can do from your home or the office.

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My 10-Week Journey With Slendertone Connect Abs [REVIEW + GIVEAWAY]

Slendertone Connect Abs

Hey fitsters! Can you believe that Summer is coming to an end already? With Labor Day weekend officially behind us, who’s excited for Fall? Hope everyone enjoyed an amazing long weekend and continue to take advantage of the warm weather before the coldness invades us.

Anyway, some of you have probably seen me mention Slendertone on my Instagram, I’m finally ready to give my full review! I received one of their newest products, the Connect Abs belt around the beginning of July. The program was initially planned for 6 weeks (my lazy butt took 10-weeks to complete this) and now I don’t even get to show off my body since Summer is practically ending. Well, I’m still glad to have tested this gadget, because now I can let you guys in on how and if it worked!

The first smart toning ab belt to actively engage and tone core muscles, the Slendertone Connect Abs delivers clinically proven Electrical Muscle Stimulation (EMS) technology through an interactive mobile app and online experience to help men and women tone, firm and strengthen their core muscles.

I was intrigued since the beginning. I’m not normally a big fan of fitness gadgets, the only thing I use is my Nike fuelband to track my daily activities. To be honest, wearing a belt for 30 minutes during each workout session that sends electronic pulses and promises me better abs makes me skeptical. So did it work for me? Read on to find out!

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9 Reasons To Start Bodyweight Training Today

Push up bodyweight training

If you’re going to the gym (which I hope you are if you’re reading this blog), then bodyweight training needs to be an essential part of your routine. Not only can you improve your strength and build muscles (yasss, beach body), you can also boost your cardiovascular system while burning fat. Simple bodyweight exercises are also amazing if you’re uncomfortable heading for the weight rack or tired of fighting for a machine. In case you need any more convincing, here are more reasons to start bodyweight training ASAP.

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Top Hacks For Beating Gym Boredom

Top Hacks For Beating Gym Boredom

Going to the gym all the time can become tiresome and boring. That gym boredom can quickly mount up! But instead of letting it persuade you to stay at home with your buddy Netflix, you need to learn how to beat it. There are a number of ways you can get motivated and excited for your gym sessions again and it is all down to conquering monotonous training. Here are some top hacks for beating gym boredom…

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Making Sure Your Active Lifestyle Is A Healthy One

Healthy Active Lifestyle

We often equate an active lifestyle to a healthy lifestyle, but sometimes that’s not the case! Living such a life can actually be detrimental to your health. If you are exercising in the wrong way, or not keeping your hydration and nutrition levels topped up, you may be doing yourself more harm than good.

So, how can you make sure that your active lifestyle is a healthy one?

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The Busy-Bee’s Guide To Fitting Exercise Into Daily Routines

Fitting exercise into daily routines

We all know the importance of making time for fitness and keeping an active lifestyle. But sometimes life just gets in the way, am I right? There’s the stress of work (god forbid we have to stay late), then there’s making time for friends and family (why must we drink so much??), and life gets even more hectic for those who have little ones (I’m so not ready for kids). Anyway, here are 4 tips to help you fit exercise into your daily routine, no matter how busy you are.

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