Holiday Diet

The holidays are right around the corner, and that means tasty dinners with even better desserts. In much regret, many people feel guilty for all the calories they consumed during the holidays and decide to start a new diet or working out hard after the new year. The main problem with this, however, is it seems many people are uneducated on different weight-loss diets that actually exist, and therefore give up on their New Year’s resolutions rather quickly. I am going to go over some of the most popular diets that may benefit you or someone you know who is trying to lose weight.

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The Paleo Diet: This diet brings us back to the days of our long last ancestors. It suggests that the consumption of only lean protein, vegetables, fruits, nuts, and whole foods, while completely eliminating any process foods, sugar, dairy and grains can cut some inches off your waist. Studies actually show that by eliminating these things from your diet, you tend to eat about 300-900 less calories a day.

 

Vegan Diet: Veganism is often confused with vegetarianism, as they do relate but also are quite different. As a vegan, you do all the same things a vegetarian does, BUT, you also cut out all animal derived products, such as dairy, eggs, or honey. A major benefit of this, is any dieter can cut weight without counting calories. Veganism allows you to eat until you are full, but with your diet mainly consisting of natural foods, your calorie count stays low.

 

Intermittent Fasting: The other diets I talk about earlier all limit the foods you are allowed to eat. What if a diet exists that lets you eat like normal, but restricts the times you can eat? Well there is one, and it’s called intermittent fasting. There is a plethora of different ways to go about this, but one of the most popular was is 16/8 Method. This suggests that you skip breakfast and restrict your daily eating period to just 8 hours, while fasting for the remaining 16. The main reason this is so popular, is because if you incorporate the time you sleep, which on average is about eight hours, you only have to fast for half of the time you are awake.

 

After enjoying that Thanksgiving dinner or looking back to all the holiday cookies you ate, you may decide you want to change things up, and go on a diet in 2018. I want to remind you to do more research upon a diet you may chose and ALWAYS pick the one that best fits you. Someone can talk your ear off about what works and what doesn’t, but nobody knows your body like you do, so make sure you listen to it.

 

|Don’t forget about the little things in life. They tend to have a BIG impact|

 

-Tyler Kloss

 

 

For more information, check out Healthline’s article about weight-loss diets.

https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/9-weight-loss-diets-reviewed#section9

 

 

 

Best Workout Wear For Your $$$

Best Workout wear DMSomething that sticks on everyone’s mind when they go to the gym is how they look. Whether you are going to the gym because you care about how you look, or you want to wear clothes that will make you seem like you fit in, or maybe you just have no idea what is proper/appropriate to wear in a gym, something along these lines might be on your mind. A lot of what you wear will be dependent on what gym you go to and what activities you are doing; like, for example, there are differences between what to wear to a female would wear to a cycling class compared to a male to a power lifting session. For this reason, I won’t say anything in regards to shoes/footwear. But this will be a general idea of great quality workout clothes for a pretty dollar. Also note, there are no sponsorships from any of these clothing line or products.

Starter Big Men’s Active Mesh Short – $6.88 – Walmart

These “Big Men’s” shorts have big quality to them. Made of 100% polyester and Mesh fabric, they are very breathable and have pockets, which lots of workout shorts lack. The loose fit makes them great for all gym activities!

 

 

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Aerie Chill High Waisted Legging – $19.95 – American Eagle

Along with the fashionable high waisted design, these leggings are made with “chill” fabric to make them extra comfy, and it helps if you tend to sweat more as well. One would probably wear these in and out of the gym!

 

 

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This is my gym shirt” Tee – $14.99 – Bodybuilding.com

Yeah, it’s your gym shirt. Made super-durable, super-soft, and low price. A big upside too is that Bodybuilding.com also sells a huge variety of supplements and other equipment, so ordering it all from the same place will save ya money!

 

 

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Elite Pro Yoga Pants – $19.99 – FBS Nation

How dope do these look? With wrinkle resistance and Air-Fit humidity management technology, you’ll always be looking fly in these. And no matter if you are losing weight or putting on muscle, the 90% Polyamide / 10% Spandex make is durable and has a nice stretch aspect to them.

 

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Hi-Lo Racerback Performance Tank – $6.97-$9.97 – Old Navy

With a scoop neck to make it easy to breathe and move around, this shirt option is very comfortable and even has an elastic racer-back strap for style. And how can you beat $6.97!

 

All links are provided in each item description I have written (click on the name of the item), go check ‘em out! And check out Warhawk Fitness on our other social medias and let us know if you get any of the clothes mentioned.

 

*Be Proud, But Never Satisfied*

 

~Luke

 

 

Warhawk Fitness and Aquatics is not sponsored by any of these brands or companies, these clothing items are merely used as examples.

Fall Has Arrived

 

 

It is that time of the year… The weather is changing, leaves are falling off the trees, and the sight of pumpkins and cornstalks have emerged throughout the town. That time is fall. Finally, you can walk outside without immediately dripping sweat or needing a glass of water. Fall seems to be the fan favorite when asking people what their favorite season is. Now, I tend to wonder if that’s because of the cool orange autumn colors shining in your face when you wake up, or the awesome light-sweatshirt weather. Maybe, just maybe, fall is the favorite season because of all the awesome activities you can do outside. The cool weather allows you to get fit, without burning up in the summer heat. I am going to give some suggestions on great activities you can do this fall to stay in shape while enjoying this beautiful season!fall has arrived image

Attend a pumpkin farm

Taking the family out to the local pumpkin farm is a great way to stay active for the entire family. Walk around, find the perfect pumpkin in the field, and observe all the other cool decorations these farms have to offer. In addition to this, many pumpkin farms usually include some kind of corn maze; you can up your cardio while still having fun!

 

Go kayaking

If you have a kayak, launching the boat into the water right before sunset will be a decision you will NOT regret. The calmness of the water, the sounds of crickets on the shore, and the beautiful scenery around you can put your mind in the perfect relaxed state that is unbeatable. Also, kayaking around any body of water is a great cardio and upper body workout.

 

Yard Work

Really, I’m suggesting yard work? Yes, yard work. Although it does sound like a chore and something nobody wants to do, but fall yard work really isn’t that bad. Raking leaves into a big pile can help you relive your glory days as a kid once you jump into the middle of pile you just made. Not only this, but I can also promise you that you will make mom or dad very happy…

 

Now that fall is here, it totally can change your persona. However, don’t allow the season change to change your activity level. There are plenty more fall activities you can engage in, but take this time to enjoy the surroundings and the comfortable temperatures!

 

|Don’t forget about the little things in life. They tend to have a BIG impact|

 

-Tyler Kloss

 

 

 

For more information, check out this site!

https://www.bustle.com/articles/183215-outdoor-exercises-that-are-perfect-for-fall

https://www.bustle.com/articles/183215-outdoor-exercises-that-are-perfect-for-fall

 

Tips to Avoid Getting a Cold

 

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It is that time of year again! Many individuals are coming down with a cold or the flu. Now is the time to make sure you are doing everything you can to fight off the germs. No one likes getting sick, so it is important to take steps in preventing us from catching a bug. Here are three tips to help you stay healthy this cold and flu season.

  1. Wash Your Hands

During cold and flu season it is extremely important to wash your hands as much as possible. If you are in contact with people, then you are also in contact with germs. Soap and water can remove germs, which can help you not get sick from later touching your eyes or mouth. Washing your hands can also prevent you from spreading germs on to others. It is recommended to wash your hands for at least 20 seconds. The scrubbing and rubbing of your hands together also helps in removing the germs. If you do not have soap and water, then alcohol-base hand sanitizer is your next best option. Hand sanitizer is great to use on the go. Hand sanitizer can also kill cold and flu germs and help prevent you from getting sick.  Stop those germs from getting to you by washing and sanitizing your hands frequently.

  1. Have a Healthy Lifestyle

Making healthy choices can really improve your immune system. With a strong immune system, you are better able to fight off germs and illnesses. A healthy lifestyle can include working out and eating foods that are good for you. Try to hit the gym to kick your immune system into gear. Another way to escape the germs around you is by getting some fresh air. Take your workout outside or go for a nice walk to breath in some nice clean air. It is also important to eat more fruits and vegetables that have natural vitamins and benefits for your body. Diets with a higher amount of protein can be effective in strengthening your immune system as well. You can also try taking vitamins to help replace the nutrients that your body is not getting from your diet. With a healthy lifestyle in place, your body is stronger to fight off the cold or flu this season.

  1. Get Plenty of Sleep

It is important to consistently get a good night’s sleep. This mean that you are getting enough uninterrupted sleep to feel well rested the next day. Your body needs to recover from the long day it has endured and be ready for the next day to come. It is important to not oversleep, because that can have other negative impacts. Your goal should be to get an appropriate amount of sleep. Sleeping and relaxation also reduce stress, which has been shown to also help keep your body functioning at its best. Getting enough sleep helps you to make healthier and more active decisions throughout the day.

 

I hope with these tips you will be able to stay healthy this cold and flu season!

 

~All you can do is work to become a better you~

~Sadie Wrobel