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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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Don’t Skip the Gym When You Have Allergies

Athletican Staff August 28, 2017

Don’t Skip the Gym When You Have Allergies

Allergies can be such a bane to someone with an active lifestyle. Not only does it make you itchy, drowsy or irritated but it can also make you think of locking yourself inside your house and just let the allergies disappear on its own. But for some doctors staying away from your local gym is not the best way to treat your allergies.

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All about Allergy-Free Swimwear

Athletican Staff July 28, 2017

All about Allergy-Free Swimwear

Most people buy their swimwear according to size, design, colors, patterns or functionality. Not everyone will spend hours checking the fabric or material used for the swimming clothes. However, there are those who are prone to skin allergies because of clothing materials, which is why it is also advisable to check the fabric or label before purchasing.

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Why Do I Get a Skin Rash When I Exercise?

Athletican Staff July 28, 2017

Why Do I Get a Skin Rash When I Exercise?

Skin issues appear during or after exercise because certain parts of the body or skin gets in contact with each other. Such areas that are usually affected include the underarms, groin area, and between the thighs or buttocks. These problems may also happen due to the material used for exercise clothes worn.

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A Guide to Buying the Best Swimwear

Athletican Staff July 11, 2017

A Guide to Buying the Best Swimwear

Choosing the perfect swimsuit that fits your body type can be very challenging but it can surely spell out fantastic results. However, not all women know their actual body type. Fortunately, finding out what your body type is really not that difficult. All you need is a measuring tape and someone who can help you out.

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