Does Sequestered Life Get Complicated When We Avoid Workouts?

People often say that the hardest part of keeping to a workout routine is starting; everything else comes easily.

But anyone who’s begun working out and then fell off the wagon knows one thing - the only thing harder than starting is starting for a second time. If you begin avoiding workouts and finding excuses not to train, it can be hard to get back into it.

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Ways to Get Your Cardio Without a Gym Membership

Not having a gym membership is one of the most common excuses for not getting in shape, but you can develop a great workout in your home gym or even outdoors. You don’t need much equipment to increase your heart rate, burn calories, and improve your cardio. All you need is a pair of comfortable sneakers, or go barefoot!

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5 Yoga Poses You Can Do at Your Desk Chair

Posting up at a desk for eight or more hours a day can do a real number on our bodies. Extended sitting not only has prolonged health risks, it can make you feel stiff, achy, and uncomfortable in a matter of hours. The good news: Yoga can help. By incorporating a few yoga poses into your daily work routine, you can stretch out the muscles that get tight and sore with all that sitting—no mat or form-fitting pants required. Read on to learn how.

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Health Perch is a digital health magazine focusing on physical and mental wellness, as well as ways to fight signs of aging. We aim to make health and wellness easy to understand and fun to read.

We keep you up to date with the latest health articles, tips, & advice. Catch us on Twitter (@HealthPerch) for even more health news, and keep coming back here to learn how to become the healthiest version of you.

Health Benefits of Cycling

Why do you cycle?

Ask cyclists this question and you will get all kinds of answers. Many will say they cycle because it is fun and keeps them healthy—just like any other simple physical exercise. What you may not know is that there is something special about cycling. This activity that you take lightly can literally change your life, present and future, in amazing ways.

Here are the findings of numerous scientific studies.

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Ways to Get Your Kids Playing Outside

In today's society, it seems like getting children to go outside can be very difficult. They are more focused on playing electronic games and watching TV and it can be very hard to tear them away from these things. As a parent, you are probably wanting your kids to play outside more because it is good for them. The sun gives them Vitamin D and playing outside improves their cardiovascular health so outdoor time should be important to every family. If you are a parent that is struggling to get your kid off the couch, here are some tips that can help.

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Indy Summers is a freelance writer interested in fashion, healthy living, and fitness. She has worked as a master in esthetician, as a personal trainer, and as a freelance model for several years so considers herself an expert in these industries. For more of her work, visit https://nouw.com/indysummers.

Drinks That Naturally Boost Your Workout

Most health buffs reach for a sports drink to invigorate their bodies after a great workout.

What happens? A sports drink won’t make you a superman it will simply replace the nutrients and fluids that you lose when you hit the gym.

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Mike is a creative content marketer at Sirjasonwinters.com Passionate about life, he not only studies and writes about quality of life, environmental changes, and healthy living, but also loves writing just about everything that's challenging people to aspire towards continuous improvement and building their own success.

Keep It Interesting to Keep in Shape

Have you noticed lately that everywhere you turn there are advertisements for the newest, latest, best diet available? They all promise that if you do this or do that, you will lose weight fast and look like a supermodel. Let’s be real for a minute and come back down to reality. Any product or service that promises to take twenty or thirty pounds off of you in a month is either illegal or deadly because that’s just not possible to do safely. Losing weight and keeping it off is a total lifestyle change and reformation.

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Mikkie Mills is a freelance writer who's passionate about health, fitness, organic cooking and eating, and yoga. When not writing she loves traveling, hiking, and cooking. Find more from Mikkie on Google+.

A Case for Anarchy in Yoga

Radical transformation is the provenance of yoga.

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J. Brown is a yoga teacher, writer, and founder of Abhyasa Yoga Center in Brooklyn, NY.  His writing has been featured in Yoga Therapy Today, the International Journal of Yoga Therapy, and across the yoga blogosphere. Visit his website at jbrownyoga.com

4 Exercise Tips for Vegan Dieters

It is a truth universally acknowledged that people generally want to get in shape. Whether you consider yourself a professional athlete or someone who simply wants to improve their fitness, the physical rigor is only one aspect to getting started. Nutrition plays an equally important role in getting into shape. And yes, vegan diets can get you to where you want to be, despite the popular misconception that veganism is a protein-deficient regimen.

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Indy Summers is a freelance writer interested in fashion, healthy living, and fitness. She has worked as a master in esthetician, as a personal trainer, and as a freelance model for several years so considers herself an expert in these industries. For more of her work, visit https://nouw.com/indysummers.

Workout Supplements That Work

The fitness world is loaded with products that claim to offer you significant increases in muscle mass while also aiding in burning fat. Some of these products have their uses while many don’t hold water. Working out is, as the name would imply, hard work! It’s common for people to want to find shortcuts whenever possible but really there’s no better way to improve your health and physique than by working out consistently and maintaining a healthy diet.

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Mikkie Mills is a freelance writer who's passionate about health, fitness, organic cooking and eating, and yoga. When not writing she loves traveling, hiking, and cooking. Find more from Mikkie on Google+.

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Woman working out doing situps by couch with weights in foreground
03/25/2020
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People often say that the hardest part of keeping to a workout routine is starting; everything else comes easily. But anyone who’s begun working out and then fell off the wagon knows one thing -... read more
Sunset silhouette of woman doing high kick exercise on beach
11/22/2019
Anonymous (not verified)
Not having a gym membership is one of the most common excuses for not getting in shape, but you can develop a great workout in your home gym or even outdoors. You don’t need much equipment to... read more
Woman doing yoga pose sitting atop office desk.
09/19/2019
Posting up at a desk for eight or more hours a day can do a real number on our bodies. Extended sitting not only has prolonged health risks, it can make you feel stiff, achy, and uncomfortable in a... read more
Bicyclist on cliff overlooking mountains and valley.
09/13/2019
Anonymous (not verified)
Why do you cycle? Ask cyclists this question and you will get all kinds of answers. Many will say they cycle because it is fun and keeps them healthy—just like any other simple physical... read more
3 boys playing and splashing in water
09/10/2019
In today's society, it seems like getting children to go outside can be very difficult. They are more focused on playing electronic games and watching TV and it can be very hard to tear them away... read more
Silhouette of woman at gym drinking from sports bottle
09/05/2019
Most health buffs reach for a sports drink to invigorate their bodies after a great workout. What happens? A sports drink won’t make you a superman it will simply replace the nutrients and fluids... read more
Group of women and men exercising indoors
06/28/2019
Have you noticed lately that everywhere you turn there are advertisements for the newest, latest, best diet available? They all promise that if you do this or do that, you will lose weight fast and... read more
Armed riot police face off against leather clad protestors
04/30/2019
Radical transformation is the provenance of yoga. The promise of bringing about change in oneself through will and determination, being able to derive truth and purpose by observing our own... read more
Shirtless man in yoga inversion pose.
03/01/2019
It is a truth universally acknowledged that people generally want to get in shape. Whether you consider yourself a professional athlete or someone who simply wants to improve their fitness, the... read more

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Woman working out doing situps by couch with weights in foreground
03/25/2020
Anonymous (not verified)
People often say that the hardest part of keeping to a workout routine is starting; everything else comes easily. But anyone who’s begun working out and then fell off the wagon knows one thing -... read more
Sunset silhouette of woman doing high kick exercise on beach
11/22/2019
Anonymous (not verified)
Not having a gym membership is one of the most common excuses for not getting in shape, but you can develop a great workout in your home gym or even outdoors. You don’t need much equipment to... read more
Woman doing yoga pose sitting atop office desk.
09/19/2019
Posting up at a desk for eight or more hours a day can do a real number on our bodies. Extended sitting not only has prolonged health risks, it can make you feel stiff, achy, and uncomfortable in a... read more
Bicyclist on cliff overlooking mountains and valley.
09/13/2019
Anonymous (not verified)
Why do you cycle? Ask cyclists this question and you will get all kinds of answers. Many will say they cycle because it is fun and keeps them healthy—just like any other simple physical... read more
3 boys playing and splashing in water
09/10/2019
In today's society, it seems like getting children to go outside can be very difficult. They are more focused on playing electronic games and watching TV and it can be very hard to tear them away... read more
Silhouette of woman at gym drinking from sports bottle
09/05/2019
Most health buffs reach for a sports drink to invigorate their bodies after a great workout. What happens? A sports drink won’t make you a superman it will simply replace the nutrients and fluids... read more
Group of women and men exercising indoors
06/28/2019
Have you noticed lately that everywhere you turn there are advertisements for the newest, latest, best diet available? They all promise that if you do this or do that, you will lose weight fast and... read more
Armed riot police face off against leather clad protestors
04/30/2019
Radical transformation is the provenance of yoga. The promise of bringing about change in oneself through will and determination, being able to derive truth and purpose by observing our own... read more
Shirtless man in yoga inversion pose.
03/01/2019
It is a truth universally acknowledged that people generally want to get in shape. Whether you consider yourself a professional athlete or someone who simply wants to improve their fitness, the... read more

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