Month: May 2020

Can You Really Build Your Body Without Any Injury?Can You Really Build Your Body Without Any Injury?

Bodybuilders place themselves under tremendous strain. Pushing muscles to failure and challenging them to go further is part of the program, but there are ways to do this right and ways to do it wrong. Consider the following simple ideas for avoiding injury as you start or continue a bodybuilding regimen.

Drink Plenty of Water

You hear it a lot from doctors and dentists. Personal trainers harp on about drinking water too. It is essential to hydrate muscles in order to protect them. Muscles function better when they are hydrated and are less likely to succumb to injury: simple.

Warm-Up

Cold muscles are likely to suffer strain or serious injury if you launch into tough routines right away. Warm muscles are more flexible. Think of muscles like chewing gum: you could snap a stick of it before it goes into your mouth and is made pliable. Your muscles could snap if you don’t get your blood flowing to supply them with oxygen before executing a move.

Stretch

Stretch muscles after a workout. Focus on the muscle groups you have stressed, elongating just to the point where you can feel them. Go beyond that and you could cause injury: you should not feel pain. Hold the stretch: don’t bounce in it or snap in and out. Give each area a chance to cool down slowly so that you won’t feel pain (or feel less pain) later. You might want to complement body building with yoga as a means of avoiding injury. One of my friend Ramesh Patel from GeekyArena has got really good results from doing regular stretches.

Breathe Fully and Slowly

Do you hold your breath during a tough move or when you stretch? It’s common to do that during a rep and to exhale when releasing, but you should breathe all the way through. Oxygen-deprived cells are more likely to suffer: they need oxygen for maintenance and repair.

Eat Well

Food, water, and breathing are also essential to preventing mishaps caused by dizziness and clumsiness. When you don’t supply any of these three, including calories from protein, you are at risk of falling over in the middle of a rep, potentially while holding a heavy weight. Whey shakes are excellent sources of energy for body builders.

Choose the Right Weight

Build up slowly to the weight you hope to lift one day. No one is born with the ability to heft what will eventually be his or her top weight. Lifting a weight beyond your abilities could put you out of commission for weeks, months, or even cause permanent damage.

Protect your Back

Muscles in your back and abdomen are known as your core. Hold this tight while executing a move whether you are twisting or bending. Do not allow your back to arch but tuck your pelvis under. This will feel like a thrusting motion except you hold the posture.

 …

Read MoreRead More

Cooking With Herbs – a Beginners GuideCooking With Herbs – a Beginners Guide

Herbs are plants with aromatic properties which generally refers to leafy green or flowering parts of a plant and have various uses in a medical and culinary way. Herbs are classified in so many types according to their various benefits and differences in their nature.

Basil is a famous culinary herb, and it means king in a Greek language. It has a sweet flavour. Medicinal herbs have potential and are used for pharmacological actions. Sacred herbs are used in many religions-such as in Christianity and Hinduism, for example, many Hindus raise tulsi in front of their houses, and they believe that it acts as an antibacterial which stops microorganisms from entering their homes. Likewise, you can cook different herbs to make a healthy and balanced life. Here are some tips for beginners.

If you are a beginner and want to experiment, try basil because the best thing is you can use it raw by cutting slices to add taste to tomato slices. It can be used as a fresh meal too. Basil can be used in different ways.

Basil Infused Olive Oil: Add 2 cups of olive oil and one cup of fresh basil leaves and grind it well then transfer the mixture to a bowl and boil it in low flame and filter in a bottle. You can refrigerate for longer.

Bruschetta: Slice the bread in pieces and apply olive oil on both sides, add basil leaves and slices of tomato. Sprinkle salt and pepper for taste. Finally, add few fresh basil leaves and bake in an oven at 350 degrees for 5 minutes. Your healthy breakfast is ready.

Basil Chutney: Add chopped onions, green chilli, one cup of fresh basil with one spoon of salt and squeeze half a lemon. Blend the mixture well. The chutney is ready to be enjoyed with your favourite food.

Chives are also a natural herb which help in bone health and sound sleep. These are perennial plants which closely resemble the appearance of shallots and are found across Europe, Asia and North America. Check out for some quick recipes.

Chives soup: Heat vegetable oil and salt in a wok over high heat. Add garlic and cook until they are slightly browned. Add the rinsed chives which are trimmed and cook for a few minutes. Once it is done, quickly remove it from the heat. A quick stir fry is always a right way to prepare fresh green vegetables.

Fried fish and chives: If you want to add some known vegetable for a good taste, you can do that too. Chop the fish pieces. Add half a tablespoon of salt and starch, one tablespoon of oil, and mix well. Chop chive flower by discarding the bottom. Add three tablespoons of oil in a pan and add fish mixture on low flame with some soya sauce and take the dough out. Fry the chopped chives on low flame with less amount of oil and add the fried fish mixture. Plate your dish and enjoy.

The chives improve vision, and vitamin A is present in it more than any other vegetables. It can delay age-related breakdown. Fish is rich in nutrients and improves the immune system. The omega-3 fatty acids in fish maintain a healthy heart. So, a dish with taste and health is ready, which is simple and easy to prepare. Go green, be healthy!…

Read MoreRead More