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Low Intensity Workouts Are Just As Good For You

Athletican Staff March 19, 2019

Low Intensity Workouts Are Just As Good For You

When we think about exercising the image that often comes to our minds is people grunting and sweating in a gym whilst they're lifting weights, pulling heavy ropes or bouncing a big medicine ball into the air. But some people due to varying reasons can’t perform those high-intensity workouts.

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Yoga Without the Sweat is Still Good

Athletican Staff March 14, 2019

Yoga Without the Sweat is Still Good

Exercising often entails sweating buckets and if you’re not sweating enough it must mean you’re not doing it right. But experts are now debunking that myth and they say that getting the most out of your exercise routine doesn’t mean you have to be drenched in sweat, which is good news for people with sensitive skin.

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Running Shoes Giving You Skin Allergies? Here's How to Prevent That

Athletican Staff March 12, 2019

Running Shoes Giving You Skin Allergies? Here's How to Prevent That

If you often experience pain or itching on your feet after your morning jog then there’s a big possibility that your running shoes are giving you skin allergies. If that’s the case here are a few tips on how to prevent that from happening.

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Exercise and Hormone Imbalance

Athletican Staff March 07, 2019

Exercise and Hormone Imbalance

Hormones are the body’s main signalling systems. They have profound effects on our mental, physical, and emotional health, and they regulate everything from sex drive to metabolism, weight, mood, sleep, and fertility, among others. However, hormonal imbalances have become more common with today’s modern lifestyle and for others, hormones decline dramatically with age.

While hormone therapy is an option to restore balance, one natural way is through exercise. Here’s what each hormone does, and how exercise can improve its performance.

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Is Swimming in Chlorinated Pools Bad for You?

Athletican Staff March 05, 2019

Is Swimming in Chlorinated Pools Bad for You?

Chlorine helps protect swimmers from waterborne germs. It is used in pool water because it kills bacteria, oxidizes debris from perspiration and body oils, and reduces swimmers’ risk of getting diarrhea, swimmer’s ear, and various skin allergies or infections. Despite all these, the chemical has quite the reputation on the pool deck for other complications.

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Playing it Safe: Tips for Athletes with Allergies

Athletican Staff February 28, 2019

Playing it Safe: Tips for Athletes with Allergies

Regular exercise and participation in sports are considered to be important components of a healthy life. However, physical exertion is also a frequent trigger of different hypersensitivity events. For athletes, having an allergy impairs athletic performance if not treated or managed properly. To help prevent serious infections, we list some important tips to help athletes with allergies be able to stay on top of their game.

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How to Prevent Breakouts and other Skin Problems When Exercising

Athletican Staff February 21, 2019

How to Prevent Breakouts and other Skin Problems When Exercising

If you’re concerned about your heart or your overall health you’d want to exercise to stay fit. But if you’re not careful with how you treat your skin it might get the short end of the stick while the rest of your body becomes better.

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7 Tips to Avoid Chafing

Athletican Staff February 14, 2019

7 Tips to Avoid Chafing

Aside from fatigue and muscle pain chafing is one of the biggest hurdles you’re going to face whenever you’re working out. Fortunately, there are ways to avoid this so that you won’t have to end your workout regimen because you’re bruising and bloodied all over.

So if you want your daily exercise routine to push through here are seven simple steps to avoid chafing.

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5 Ways to Soothe Your Chafed Thighs

Athletican Staff February 07, 2019

5 Ways to Soothe Your Chafed Thighs

So you’ve done all that you can to avoid chafing, but despite your best efforts you still end up with some bruises on your thighs. Don’t fret because if you just follow these five simple tips you can help your inner thighs get healed for your next morning run.

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Latex Allergy and Bananas

Athletican Staff January 31, 2019

Latex Allergy and Bananas

We often hear trainers say that before we start with our workout it’s good to eat a banana for that extra energy and to eat another one after we’re done exercising.

Bananas are a good source of energy, which is why it’s good food for someone who’s about to do some heavy lifting or strenuous cardio workout.

But if you’re allergic to latex eating bananas before a workout is the last thing you should do otherwise you won’t be able to go on with your daily routine because you could be sporting some itchy rashes and hives after you’ve eaten that banana.

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5 Ways to Stay Fit During Winter

Athletican Staff January 24, 2019

5 Ways to Stay Fit During Winter

Winter is here and it means two things: one, the holidays are coming, and two, for those who find it difficult to keep working out because of the cold weather, it’s going to be hard to stay motivated. Which means you’d rather stay warm on your bed than get up and go running or go to the gym. Sometimes, you’d rather pay for the holiday expenses than for your gym membership. But fret not, because here are some low-cost ideas to keep fit outside the gym this season.

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Exercise and Dry Skin: Breaking Down the Myth

Athletican Staff January 17, 2019

Exercise and Dry Skin: Breaking Down the Myth

For people suffering from eczema exercise may be a hellish experience rather than a beneficial one. The drying skin and itchiness they feel after a workout is what forces these individuals to give up trying to get fit because they feel it does more damage to them than good.

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Fitness Resolutions that are Worth Making and Keeping

Athletican Staff January 10, 2019

Fitness Resolutions that are Worth Making and Keeping

Some of us try to make changes to make the year ahead our healthiest and fittest yet. However, many ambitious fitness goals dissolve into self-defeating thinking and disappointment. But that does not mean that all resolutions need to end in failure. The key is to make the right one.

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7 Reasons Why You Should Keep Exercising in Winter

Athletican Staff January 10, 2019

7 Reasons Why You Should Keep Exercising in Winter

Snow has fallen on the north-eastern part of the United States of America and it’s only a matter of time before it starts falling on the other parts of the country. This means that winter is definitely on its way and though it may be delightful to most kids it also means that some of us adults will find it harder to get out and enjoy our daily jog.

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Tips for Swimming with Eczema

Athletican Staff November 16, 2018

Tips for Swimming with Eczema

Exercising with eczema can be difficult so people who have this condition have to be creative in order to get their hearts pumping without their skins flaring up. If you’re one of these people you could try out swimming as your daily exercise routine because not only will it prevent you from sweating, which can trigger flare ups, but it will also exercise all parts of your body.

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Nickel Allergy and Weightlifting: How to Manage this Dilemma

Athletican Staff November 12, 2018

Nickel Allergy and Weightlifting: How to Manage this Dilemma

When people work out at a gym, lifting those heavy weights and all, one of the things that come to their minds is if the weight bench they’re using is clean. Gyms are often packed with people who want to be fitter so that means scores of individuals have sweated on most of the benches in the room and the thought of laying your back on one of those leather platforms can be disconcerting.

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Lose Your Thanksgiving Pounds in 8 Easy Steps

Athletican Staff November 05, 2018

Lose Your Thanksgiving Pounds in 8 Easy Steps

Thanksgiving is upon us once more and that means going home for the holidays and stuffing yourself with all the turkey you can muster. That also means you’re going to be accumulating unwanted excess pounds you don’t want to keep.

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6 Exercise Tips If You Have Eczema

Athletican Staff October 20, 2018

6 Exercise Tips If You Have Eczema

Exercising can lead to several benefits: lower blood pressure, better focus, more toned muscles etc. But for someone with eczema it can often be an annoyance all because excessive sweat and the body’s rising temperature during exercise can lead to flare-ups.

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A Beginner’s Guide to Working Out at Home

Athletican Staff October 17, 2018

A Beginner’s Guide to Working Out at Home

There are various reasons for wanting to work out at home. You may opt to do this because gym membership at your local fitness centre is too expensive. Or you may choose to do your planking in your living room because there are too many people at the nearby gym.

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Exercising Even With Hidradenitis Suppurativa

Athletican Staff October 04, 2018

Exercising Even With Hidradenitis Suppurativa

Hidradenitis Suppurativa is a horrific condition to have. Your skin can sprout red itchy bumps that can break open and let out pus that is often smelly. It can also produce lumps under the skin that are painful with tunnels connecting each other that can also leak pus and worse of all it heals very slowly.

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Swimming with a Chlorine Allergy

Athletican Staff June 20, 2018

Swimming with a Chlorine Allergy

Swimming is perhaps the best form of exercise for anyone at any age. It exercises all your muscles and your lungs without putting too much pressure on your knees or any of your other joints. It is also refreshing since the cooling sensation of the water won’t make you feel like you ran a marathon. But there are times when taking too many laps in the swimming pool may lead to uncomfortable situations like rashes appearing on your whole body. When this happens it means that you might be developing an allergy to chlorine or at least a sensitive skin to it.

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Chafing: The Chink in Exercise’s Armor

Athletican Staff May 18, 2018

Chafing: The Chink in Exercise’s Armor

When the urge to be healthier is stronger than the urge to just be a couch potato a lot of people use that motivation to help them get off their beds and out of the house to exercise. For a lot of people that rarely happens so they try their best to stay focused on exercising and not be distracted by the warm and comfortable bed in their houses. Unfortunately, one aspect of exercising can dampen even the strongest urge to run five miles and that is chafing. 

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Debunk Those Exercise Myths

Athletican Staff April 10, 2018

Debunk Those Exercise Myths

The idea that exercise is the key to a slimmer body and better health has been ingrained into our minds that almost every nugget of information we come across about it makes us believe it to be true. Unfortunately, there are myths about exercising and not all the things you heard about it can be true. So to dispel some of the myths here are a few ideas that you thought were right about exercising that are actually wrong.

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Latex Allergy and Food Allergy May Be Connected

Athletican Staff March 16, 2018

Latex Allergy and Food Allergy May Be Connected

People allergic to latex often experience severe itching once they come into contact with this material. Others display much more severe reactions such as a swollen throat, sudden decrease in blood pressure and difficulty in breathing. People who experience the latter symptoms required immediate medical attention otherwise their allergic reaction might prove fatal.

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