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Skin Problems That Mess Up Your Workout

Athletican Staff July 14, 2019

Skin Problems That Mess Up Your Workout

Working out goes beyond just improving your overall physique. It helps you sleep better, reduce stress, and improve your mood. However, as great as all that is, there are some downsides to working out, especially when it comes to the most vulnerable part of our body: the skin. We list some of the skin problems that could possibly mess up your workout momentum.

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How to Find the Right Sports Bra

Athletican Staff July 12, 2019

How to Find the Right Sports Bra

It can be hard to know where to start when it comes to finding the right sports bra, especially if you have a lot of physical activities to try out. Here, we list some tips that we hope could help you pick the right sports bra for your chosen activity—be it intense or not.

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When Should I Replace My Sports Bra?

Athletican Staff July 10, 2019

When Should I Replace My Sports Bra?

When was the last time you thought about replacing your sports bras? What made you decide to replace them? 

New bras will provide extra comfort and support during your runs and workouts. Straps will be stronger, elastic will rebound better, and the fabric will breathe easier. However, as you use them, they wear out just like your shoes. Here, we give you some tips on how to determine whether your sports bras need to be replaced or not.

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Should I Wear Cotton in the Outdoors?

Athletican Staff July 07, 2019

Should I Wear Cotton in the Outdoors?

Spending time in the outdoors is fun, but sometimes picking out what to wear can be a bummer. Some experienced campers and backpackers would advise not to wear cotton clothing. But despite cotton’s negative reputation among backpackers, there really are times when you should actually wear cotton in the outdoors. It all depends on your activity and your destination.

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Why Do My Nipples Hurt?

Athletican Staff July 05, 2019

Why Do My Nipples Hurt?

The nipples are considered to be one of the most erogenous zones of the body. They are easily stimulated and easily irritated, and there are many reasons why someone may find his or her nipples hurting from time to time. One of the most common causes of nipple pain is wearing tight or ill-fitting undergarments and clothing. Both men and women experience nipple pain, as well as bleeding, chafing, and other pain symptoms but these are usually preventable and treatable. Here, we list other causes of nipple pain.

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Why You Should Get Rid of Your Spandex Undergarments

Athletican Staff July 03, 2019

Why You Should Get Rid of Your Spandex Undergarments

Spandex is a synthetic fabric that is prized for its elasticity, and is commonly used in form-fitting consumer apparel. However, spandex has some disadvantages that you should be aware of, because it affects your health.

Spandex came to be as an anagram of the word “expands,” which refers to the fibers’ ability to stretch extensively and then return to its original shape. It is comprised of a minimum of 85% polyurethane polymer.

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Common Workout Clothing Problems

Athletican Staff June 28, 2019

Common Workout Clothing Problems

Investing in quality workout clothing is no joke, and if you are going to spend money on it, you expect it to perform. Unfortunately, that is now always the case. Because of the unique stresses of heat, sweat, and movement, our workout clothes need to accommodate a unique set of demands. If you feel like your workout clothes are letting you down, you’re not alone. Here are some of the problems women have encountered with workout clothes.

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Toxins That Can Affect Workouts

Athletican Staff June 26, 2019

Toxins That Can Affect Workouts

Some people who usually want to find an excuse for not working out would jokingly say “I’m allergic to exercise” but the truth is, some gym equipment and materials can indeed trigger allergic reactions such as itching, sneezing, and sneezing no matter how much you try to avoid them, especially if you have known allergies. But of course, before hitting the gym, it’s always a good idea to figure out what you’re actually allergic to in the first place. Here, we list some materials that can possibly start flare-ups.

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Simple Exercises to Get Rid of Arm Fat

Athletican Staff June 24, 2019

Simple Exercises to Get Rid of Arm Fat

After the long winter and spring, you’re bound to notice that some of your body parts are carrying some extra weight.

If your arms seem a little flabby don’t fret because there are simple exercises to get rid of those unwanted fats and you don’t even have to leave the house (getting out of the house after a horrendous winter will take some time, we’re sure) because you can do these exercises in the comfort of your own living room.

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Sports Bra 101

Athletican Staff June 18, 2019

Sports Bra 101

A good sports bra can go a long way toward helping you get and stay motivated in achieving your fitness goals. Here, we give you a little bit of history and some of the things you should know about this essential piece of apparel.

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Working Out While Being Careful About Your Allergies

Athletican Staff June 12, 2019

Working Out While Being Careful About Your Allergies

It has been said that it takes time and effort to form a habit. Someone even said that it takes 21 days although that particular concept has been proven to be untrue.

Regardless, it really takes time and effort to form a habit and sticking to it even requires additional effort. So it’s important to form a habit of exercising regularly especially if you have severe skin allergies.

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Why Swimming is the Best Workout

Athletican Staff June 10, 2019

Why Swimming is the Best Workout

If you’re struggling to find the best workout for you look no further because swimming is the best workout for any individual at any age and even any skin type. Sure, you can try lifting weights or doing CrossFit but if you’re the type of person with certain skin problems those workouts are more detrimental than beneficial.

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Why Planking?

Athletican Staff June 06, 2019

Why Planking?

Oftentimes when we see an exercise that is physically demanding and dynamic we know right away how those fitness routines will benefit a person’s health and physique. But when we see an exercise that is somewhat static and simple we find it hard to figure out if it has any benefits to our overall health. It's what some people think about when they see someone planking. But in truth, planking has many benefits.

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Benefits of Pilates You Didn't Know

Athletican Staff June 05, 2019

Benefits of Pilates You Didn't Know

People who have severe skin allergies know that certain physical activities such as exercise can lead to disaster like a breakout of hives or rashes. It is for this reason that many allergists and dermatologists advocate the practice of less strenuous activities such as yoga and Pilates for people who want to exercise but are encumbered by their allergies.

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Itchy Rashes: Could Chlorine be the Culprit?

Athletican Staff May 29, 2019

Itchy Rashes: Could Chlorine be the Culprit?

Chlorine is an element used by pool owners to disinfect water, making it safer to swim in to or get in a hot tub. While it has a lot of benefits, frequent exposure to chlorine could have negative effects.

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Exercising Even When You’re Tired

Athletican Staff May 24, 2019

Exercising Even When You’re Tired

Exercise is important for your overall health and if you can, you should try to get your daily dose of exercise. However, living with allergies can often dampen that urge to get on the treadmill or lift some weights because when your allergy kicks in, it can leave you so tired and uncomfortable that you feel like you’ve just ran a marathon.

Fortunately, there are ways to work out even when you’re feeling a little tired and here’s how:

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Itch at the Beach: What Causes Rashes After Swimming in the Ocean?

Athletican Staff May 22, 2019

Itch at the Beach: What Causes Rashes After Swimming in the Ocean?

A dip into the ocean is not a refreshing experience if your swim is always followed by a very itchy rash. Not only does it ruin your entire vacation, but it can also ruin your skin if it gets worse. There are many causes of itchy rashes after swimming. Microscopic organisms cause special types of rashes after swimming either in saltwater or freshwater.

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Help Your Child Play Sports Even with Eczema

Athletican Staff May 17, 2019

Help Your Child Play Sports Even with Eczema

Playing sports is an essential part of a child growing up. It helps him be healthier, build social skills and be more competitive. But some children are not as fortunate as others and if your child has eczema you know exactly what that means: Living with eczema is indeed hard.

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Your Exercise Plan for Spring

Athletican Staff May 15, 2019

Your Exercise Plan for Spring

Spring is coming and that means flare-ups are more likely to occur, which can put your daily exercise on hold. But it doesn’t have to be that way and here are a few suggestions to ensure you can still work out in spring even if you have eczema:

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Beat Chlorine Allergy with These 4 Tips

Athletican Staff May 10, 2019

Beat Chlorine Allergy with These 4 Tips

Almost every person in the world likes to swim and with good reasons: the cool water is calming, the exercise you get from swimming improves your overall bodily health, and there are a lot of exciting water activities out there. However, not all people are lucky enough to enjoy the benefits of swimming, particularly those who are allergic to chlorine. People with chlorine allergy often experience rashes and hives during or after they go for a swim in a pool.

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4 Common Water Rashes and How to Treat Them

Athletican Staff May 08, 2019

4 Common Water Rashes and How to Treat Them

Trying out water sports can be fun, but getting rashes while doing it can make your day or worse, your entire vacation, a mess. If you experience this, chances are, you’ve been exposed to something icky, either a parasite or bacteria, in the water. Here, we list four common water rashes and what to do about them.

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Tips for Exercising While Traveling

Athletican Staff May 03, 2019

Tips for Exercising While Traveling

When you’re a frequent traveller, there are some things you don’t get to do that often all because you don’t have the same amenities you have in your home when you’re out and about. But it doesn’t mean that you have to sacrifice your regular exercise routine when you’re on a business trip or on a family vacation.

Just follow these tips and you can still get some exercising done even when you’re frequently travelling.

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Always Bring These Things if You’re Exercising With Skin Allergies

Athletican Staff April 30, 2019

Always Bring These Things if You’re Exercising With Skin Allergies

Exercising with various skin allergies can be annoying since you often have to monitor not just your heart rate, but your skin condition as well (if it's already sporting hives and rashes). But despite these hurdles, it's still better to push through with your daily exercise routine because there are ways to prevent your skin condition from acting up, and lack of exercise will only lead to poorer health.

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Looking for the Best Time to Work Out? Follow These Suggestions

Athletican Staff April 25, 2019

Looking for the Best Time to Work Out? Follow These Suggestions

Finding the right time to work out is just as important as urging yourself to work out because when you exercise at the time that’s comfortable for you, it will motivate you more to keep exercising.

So when is the right time to work out? It all depends on you and what your needs or restrictions are. But in order to better inform you on how to pick the right time for your workout routine, follow the suggestions below.

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