Bal­ance the key to healthy liv­ing

MAIN­TAIN OP­TI­MAL HEALTH BY HAV­ING A SCHED­ULE AND KEEP­ING RECORD OF DAILY IN­TAKE

Style Magazine - - Contents - BY SA­MUEL OS­BORNE

Ev­ery great ath­lete knows that you need to prop­erly take care of your body in or­der to re­ceive the best phys­i­cal feed­back and train­ing re­sults over a short or long pe­riod of time.

This means eat­ing prop­erly, stretch­ing be­fore and af­ter work­outs, stay­ing hy­drated, not over­work­ing your mus­cles, un­der­stand­ing your lim­its and get­ting plenty of rest.

REST AND RE­COV­ERY IS KEY

When it comes to ex­er­cise, over­work­ing your body is the first mis­take.

If you are con­stantly in the gym, your en­ergy lev­els will di­min­ish, caus­ing a de­crease in per­for­mance, be­cause your mus­cle glyco­gen needs to be re­plen­ished.

Mus­cle glyco­gen is the pri­mary fuel source in your mus­cles.

When you put stress and pres­sure on your mus­cles in or­der to ini­ti­ate gains, your mus­cle fibers will be­come dam­aged.

The process of rest and re­cov­ery stim­u­lates mus­cle growth.

When you train too fre­quently, you run the risk of dam­ag­ing and putting stress on your body, along with ex­haus­tion, ir­ri­tabil­ity, fa­tigue­ness or even in­jury.

How­ever, when you start un­der­train­ing, your mus­cles be­gin to break­down in­stead of build­ing your­self — some­thing you don’t want hap­pen­ing.

EX­ER­CISE BREAK­OUTS

Once you’ve grown out of your teen years, you may think that you’ve grown out and fin­ished with break­outs.

Acne prob­lems can emerge from nu­mer­ous rea­sons such as hor­monal changes, stress, pol­lu­tion and sim­ply us­ing the wrong fa­cial prod­ucts.

Did you know that run­ning or ex­er­cise could be the cul­prit for your break­outs?

When sweat­ing, blocked pores from sun­screen, con­tin­u­ous fric­tion and gym san­i­ta­tion meet, trig­ger­ing in­flamed hair fol­li­cles, caus­ing acne flare-ups.

Acne spots can usu­ally be found around on parts of the body where cloth­ing, head­bands, wrist­bands and watches are lo­cated.

There are many ways around acne break­outs such as re­mov­ing any sweaty cloth­ing im­me­di­ately af­ter work­outs.

Choose ac­tivewear that min­imises fric­tion and doesn’t rub against your skin and re­move makeup or sun­screen that could pos­si­bly clog your pores.

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