Trainer Tips You Need to Know

by Lizzie Fuhr on FitSugar.com

Sometimes, one direction or a quick piece of advice can totally change the course of your workout. We’ve tapped into some of the most respected and sought-after celebrity trainers for those surprising tips and tricks you don’t hear at the gym every day. From proper technique to making your workouts support weight-loss goals, take their expert advice to heart to see the results you’re after.

— Additional reporting by Leta Shy, Michele Foley, and Susi May

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How to avoid eating out of Boredom / Mindless Eating

DISCLAIMER: Please notice that this post is for people, like me, who eats out of boredom not for hunger. I’m not at all supporting the idea of avoid eating. Do not misinterpret this message linked to anorexia or any other eating disorder. If you have not eaten in the last 4 hours, then your body is asking you for food and nutritions. Listen to your body and take healthy measures.  All the information here shared (in the article and the blog in general) and my own does not substitute professional medical advice.

Bored, Not Hungry via A Lovely Life, Indeed

If you’re one of the many people who choose to make their way to the pantry when you’re bored, STOP! There are many other productive things you could be doing that will take your mind off food. Try some of these activities:

1. Plate It

When I want to eat everything in sight, it’s sometimes for a good reason: I’m hungry! If my breakfast, lunch, or dinner doesn’t satisfy me, I inevitably end up aimlessly snacking. Instead, I prepare a snack with a mix of healthy carbs, protein, and fat, and place it on a plate before I eat it. That way, I see how much I am eating instead of mindlessly chomping away.

2. Drink Up

I drink water throughout the day, but I also sip right before and during my meals to help satisfy my hunger. And if I’m feeling extra snacky, I’ll chug 8 to 10 ounces of water and then wait a little while before I decide whether to eat something. Most of the time, water does the trick.

3. Take A Walk

A brisk 10-minute walk around the block with my iPod almost always cures my boredom munchies. Plus, I get a little extra exercise in my day!
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Car Free Day

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Every year on or around 22 September, people from around the world get together in the streets, intersections, and neighbourhood blocks to remind the world that we don’t have to accept our car-dominated society.

But we do not want just one day of celebration and then a return to “normal” life. When people get out of their cars, they should stay out of their cars. It is up to us, it is up to our cities, and our governments to help create permanent change to benefit pedestrians, cyclists, and other people who do not drive cars.

Let World Carfree Day be a showcase for just how our cities might look like, feel like, and sound like without cars…365 days a year.

As the climate heats up, World Carfree Day is the perfect time to take the heat off the planet, and put it on city planners and politicians to give priority to cycling, walking and public transport, instead of to the automobile.

So take the time, browse the links and resources provided, and join in on the celebrations!

Sources:
World Car Free
Car Free Day UK
Wikipedia

How to avoid aches and pains when walking via @TrailMagazine

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WARM UP

Start slowly with a short stride and gradually up your pace and stride length during the first five minutes. If you suffer from stiff joints then do some leg lifts before you start – just lift your knee to hip height 10-15 times on each leg.

COOL DOWN

Simply slow down for the last five minutes of your walk And really, how hard is that?

DRINK

Stay hydrated! If it’s a long walk , include a sports drink to replace electrolytes lost through sweat.

STRETCH

While your muscles are still warm, stretch out your calf and thigh muscles, and if you’ve been carrying a pack, stretch your back, too.

BATH

Freaked out by talk that ice baths boost recovery? Luckily, a warm bath is the best remedy after a walk. It boosts circulation which helps remove waste products from your muscles. So sink into those bubbles and relax. Save the ice for localised injuries – slap an icepack on the injured area to reduce swelling and boost healing.

EAT

There’s a 60-minute window after your walk when your muscles are screaming for refuelling. But resist those chips and opt for quick release carbohydrates and a bit of protein. A glucose drink and a sandwich are perfect.60 90 minutes later have a balanced meal of slow release carbohydrate, protein and fat – brown rice or pasta with oily fish is good.

MASSAGE

Great for reducing muscle soreness and tension, but it should be done by a qualified professional to avoid injury.

WALK

Instead of lying flat groaning about your sore legs, go walking. Yes really. Otherwise known as active recovery, it frees up your muscles – so warm up, stroll for 30 minutes, and then stretch.

THE PERFECT RECOVERY

Stretch all major muscle groups immediately after your walk.
Have a drink/snack containing glucose and protein.
Sixty minutes later have a balanced meal.
Sixty minutes later have a warm bath.

Source: Live for the Outdoors
Other similar tips on How to Soothe Your Legs After Stress or Long Walk by WikiHow