Ah, sniffle season. As if colder weather isn’t enough, being afflicted with the sniffles can take a lot out of you and interrupt your daily flow of life. Especially when it comes to working out and staying fit. Skipping the treadmill for a day or two might make it hard to get started again but the question is, in situations like these, is it okay to exercise?
Moderation is the key. Mild to moderate physical activity is usually OK if your symptoms are not serious. Exercise may even help you feel better by opening your nasal passages temporarily to help you breath better.If you are feeling bad, you may want to consider a walk instead of a run. Take the intensity down or do a regenerative activity like yoga or Pilates because if you don’t feel great, it may not be the best day to do your sprints.
When it comes to working out when you are under the weather, here are some rules of thumb to follow:
- Exercise is usually OK if your signs and symptoms are all “above the neck” such as the sniffles.
- Don’t exercise if your signs and symptoms are “below the neck” such as an upset stomach.
Nevertheless, let your body be your guide. If you feel up to it then a workout just might help. The best way to avoid the problem is not to get the sniffles in the first place. Exercise in general can help boost your body’s natural defenses.Thirty minutes of regular exercise three to four times a week has been shown to raise immunity, which can help stave of catching the sniffle this season.
The most important tool you possess during your transition to a vegan lifestyle is the power of your mind. This is something that can help or hinder you, so it’s important to maintain a healthy and positive mindset. Something that helps me tremendously, even to this day, is the power I hold in how I look at food. Of course we’ve all been tempted by scrumptious looking non-vegan goodies, but what you tell yourself will determine if you follow through with your choice to be vegan or if it results in guilt from indulging unintentionally. “Can’t.”
This word will set you back every time. Instead, when you are confronted with the urge to eat foods that involve animal cruelty, don’t think of it as you “can’t” have it, but rather as you DON’T WANT it. When you have that strength to say you don’t want something, you are no longer tempted or controlled by that desire to have what you are “not allowed.” I promise once you change your mind, the possibilities are endless.
Some people say that health is about diet much more than exercise. While I completely agree, I also believe that fitness and exercise is an integral part of a healthy lifestyle, so I prioritize fitness into my schedule every day. People who are fitter are healthier and live better lives. Inactivity and lack of exercise can lead to loss of muscle, reduced functional ability and a lack of energy.
Pregnant, vegan and adorably funny, activist Kristen Bell took over The Chalkboard Mag for a month to talk about her favorites, to give us an insight into her personal life and tell us about her decisions to become involved with projects and support companies that make ethical choices.
One of the hardest things to keep up with is nutrition. Lets be honest we have all went through times, or are currently going through them, when we did not keep up with the proper intake of fruits and veggies. Sometimes people go weeks without having any fresh fruits or veggies at all. With many of us eating fast food as our standard diet we have to find a way to get these fresh items into our diet. It’s not only a necessity but it’s medically needed in the long run. Humans need these micro and macro nutrients to keep us properly fed from nature, not the overly processed items we are constantly taking in.
The largest Latina pageant in the state returns to Long Beach after two years in Pasadena. Forty contestants from all over the state vie for the title of Miss California Latina and Miss Teen California Latina on Sunday, November 9th at the Renaissance Hotel in Long Beach.
Creamy, slightly tart, perfectly sweet and 100% irresistible, our SuperFan Brittany created the perfect recipe for a VeganSmart Chocolate Swirl Cheesecake. Better than real cheesecake and the perfect healthy blend, this simple dessert can feed a crowd or just you. Taste tested and approved by our foodie friends who weren’t even vegan! We even like this better than traditional cheesecake! Here’s what you’ll need: