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How Boozing at the Beach Is Making You Burn Faster

https://www.mensjournal.com/health-fitness/alcohol-sunburn-studies/

Having beers on the beach is a rite of passage for summer, but emerging research shows it could come with a big downside: more skin damage. Although the exact cause is still being determined, studies show that alcohol can increase your risk of sunburn, NPR reports. The research isn’t new, but the link between your beachside beer and sunburn has received little attention—despite mounting evidence that alcohol can leave skin more vulnerable to the sun.

 

The link between alcohol consumption and sunburn stems partly from the effects of booze on decision-making. When you’re buzzed, you’re less likely to be diligent about applying (and re-applying) sunscreen, and your risk of a burn goes up.

But research shows that alcohol can also affect the skin itself, making it more susceptible to damaging UV rays.

“The research suggests that alcohol reduces the amount of time you can spend in the sun before you get a burn,” Aaron White, a senior scientific adviser at the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, told NPR.

One meta-analysis published in 2013 found that regular alcohol consumption increased the risk of melanoma, a dangerous skin cancer, by 20 percent. Another study found that alcohol significantly decreased the amount of UV light it took to produce sunburn on a group of men.

One possible explanation is the way alcohol affects compounds present in the skin. In that same study, researchers found that alcohol reduced the concentration of carotenoids, a pigment produced by plants that builds up in the body when you eat fruits and vegetables. In humans, carotenoids act as an antioxidant, neutralizing the free radicals created by UV rays. Lower carotenoid levels mean more free radicals, the researchers hypothesized, and more skin damage.

The evidence is backed up by two other studies, one from Japan and one from France, that confirm that people who drink alcohol have lower levels of beta-carotene (a specific type of carotenoid), NPR reports. More research is needed to track exactly how alcohol interacts with the skin and the rest of the human body—its effect on carotenoid levels is likely just one among many reasons booze can hike up the risk of sunburn. Still, there’s enough evidence to warrant drinking in moderation this summer, and being diligent about sunscreen when you do.

Amazon Prime Day 2019: las mejores ofertas en productos de running

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Amazon Prime Day 2019: las mejores ofertas en productos de running

El Amazon Prime Day este año llega fuerte y con un montón de ofertas que podemos aprovechar para renovar nuestro material de entrenamiento o para hacernos con ese artículo deseado que llevamos viendo meses y que todavía no nos hemos decidido a adquirir.

Muy atentos porque aquí os dejamos las mejores ofertas en accesorios de running para que salgáis a correr lo mejor equipados posible y para que saquéis todo el partido a vuestros entrenamientos.

Recuerda que podrás disfrutar de estas ofertas si eres cliente de Amazon Prime o si estás disfrutando de su periodo de prueba gratis de 30 días.

Las mejores ofertas en pulseras de actividad

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  • Si lo que buscas es una pulsera sencilla para medir tu actividad física diaria, la pulsera inteligente de Willful es una buena opción. Impermeable, con protección IP67, podómetro, pulsómetro y GPS integrado, tiene una buena relación callidad precio. Podéis encontrarla por 30,96 euros 18,41 euros (un descuento del 41% sobre su precio inicial).
  • Una sencilla pulsera para medir tanto nuestra actividad física como hasta 14 tipos de entrenamientos diferentes, lo que hace de ella una ulsera muy versátil. La pulsera LATEC viene con pulsómetro integrado y análisis del sueño. Su precio es de 35,99 euros 26,99 euros.
  • Una de las pulseras más buscadas, y que podéis encontrar entre las ofertas de este Prime Day, es sin duda la Fitbit Charge 3, de la que ya os hablamos hace tiempo. Con ella podemos registrar más de 15 actividades deportivas diferentes, incluida también la natación y cuenta con nuevos sensores capaces de detectar algunas patologías como la apnea del sueño. Su precio es de 129,98 euros 99,90 euros en el modelo estándar, y de 157,99 euros 115,90 euros en los modelos especiales.

Las mejores ofertas en relojes deportivos

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  • El Apple Watch Series 3, en su versión con GPS + cellullar, podemos encontrarlo rebajado en este Amazon Prime Day. Combina a la perfección las características de un reloj multideporte con las necesidades del día a día. Su precio es de 379 euros 309,99 euros en la versión con la caja de 42 mm, y de 399 euros 299,99 euros en su versión con la caja de 38 mm.

Ofertas de Suunto

  • El deseadísimo Suunto Spartan Sport Wrist HR es uno de los relojes deportivos más completos que podemos encontrar. Con más de 80 tipos de entrenamiento diferentes, GPS/GLONASS, altímetro GPS y sistema de coordenadas es una de las mejores opciones para entrenar al aire libre. Su precio es de 329 euros 239,90 euros.
  • El Suunto 9, con su larga vida de batería, es un reloj ideal tanto para el día a día como para los entrenamientos. Es multideporte y sumergible hasta 100 metros, pudiendo monitorizar también nuestros entrenamientos de natación. Su precio es de 499 euros 299,90 euros.
  • También el clásico Suunto Ambit Peak 3 se encuentra rebajado, y viene con su propia banda pectoral para la medición de pulsaciones. Destaca su modo de navegación de ruta, ideal para usar en exteriores. Su precio es de 212,95 euros 189,90 euros.

Ofertas de Polar

  • Uno de los últimos lanzamientos de la casa, el Polar Vantage V, también está en oferta durante este Amazon Prime Day. Se trata del primer dispositivo con registro de la potencia en la muñeca y con una batería de larga duración. Su precio es de 407,55 euros 309,90 euros.
  • También el Polar Vantage M se encuentra rebajado. Este modelo registra la carga de entrenamiento cardiovascular para que sepamos cómo cada entrenamiento afecta a nuestro organismo. Con pulsómetro óptico para más de 130 deportes, el precio del Polar Vantage M es de 233,81 euros 179,90 euros.
  • Uno de los relojes preferidos por los runners es sin duda el Polar M430. Compacto, fácil de usar, con GPS integrado y pulsómetro óptico, nos da todas las métricas necesarias para mejorar en carrera. Su precio es de 146,95 euros 99,99 euros.

Ofertas de Garmin

  • Uno de los grandes éxitos de la marca es el Garmin Forerunner 735XT, con mediciones avanzadas tanto para running como para ciclismo y natación. Además, cuenta con estimación del VO2 máximo, umbral de lactato, pronóstico de carrera y control de recuperación. Su precio es de 229,00 euros 189 euros.
  • El Garmin Vivoactive 3 music, que os presentamos hace unos meses, nos permite salir a entrenar sin más que nuestro reloj y unos auriculares bluetooth, ya que cuenta con espacio para guardar tu música favorita. Con GPS y pulsómetro integrado, es una buena opción para la carrera al aire libre. Su precio es de 229 euros 217,55 euros.
  • El Garmin Forerunner 35 es uno de los relojes deportivos más sencillos que podemos encontrar, y está específicamente diseñado para aquellos que se estén iniciando en el running y no necesiten métricas muy complicadas. Su precio es de 104,99 euros 95,90 euros.
  • Un clásico entre los clásicos, el Garmin Forerunner 235 también está rebajado en este día especial. Ideal para los runners de ciudad que estén pensando en entrenar para su primera media maratón o maratón, dispone de todas las métricas necesarias para que sea un éxito. Su precio es de 179 euros 156,90 euros.
  • El Garmin Fénix 5 es uno de los modelos más bucados en los últimos meses, y hoy viene con oferta. Su posicionamiento de satélites GPS y GLONASS, altímetro barométrico y brújula de tres ejes con giroscopio lo hacen perfecto para los entrenamientos al aire libre. Su precio es de 389 euros 319,99 euros.

Las mejores ofertas en auriculares deportivos

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  • Los auriculares Mpow S11 están específicamente diseñados para uso deportivo. Cuentan con conexión bluetooth y clasificación de impermeabilidad IPX7, lo que los hace resistentes al sudor y perfectos para actividades deportivas. Su precio es de 26,99 euros 14,99 euros.
  • Los Mpow Cheetah son uno de los modelos de auriculares más conocidos y utilizados entre los runners para sus entrenamientos. Su diadema semirrígida los hace tremendamente cómodos a la hora de correr. Su precio es de 21,99 euros 14,69 euros.

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Exactly how many products to buy at a beauty sale so that you don’t waste in the long run

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It’s that time of the year: People are Marie Kondo-ing their makeup bags, opting out of fancy dinners in order to save money, and making room in their beauty cabinet. Because it’s summer sale season, baby.

My head’s practically spinning (with heart eyes, mind you) with all the sales going on RN. There are summer sales at practically all of your fave stores, and then, coming up is the Christmas of them all: Amazon Prime Day. What I’m eyeing? All of the beauty finds, at a fraction of their regular cost. These are exciting times, y’all.

That said… have you ever filled your bag (or cart) so freakin’ much that, come six months later, some items are still just sitting on your shelf, unopened and collecting dust? Same. Majorly. Sometimes your heart is bigger than, well, the square footage of your skin (and apartment), and you can’t just use every single product that you hoard. In the Herculean effort to make sure we shop beauty product sales with a strategy—no penny or product wasted—I consulted a pro to see just how much you should really buy when the prices are slashed.

Here’s the deal—regular skin-care products typically have a relatively long time of use. “For beauty products such as a moisturizer or anti-aging product, adhere to the expiration date for anything that has been opened and already exposed to air,” says Rachel Nazarian, MD, board-certified dermatologist with Schweiger Dermatology. “If it hasn’t been opened and has been stored in a cool and dry location, I allow using for eight to 12 months after expiration.” So you can get a good amount of skin care, but try not to be too extra with what you score. Also, make sure you’ve got your foundational products. “Cleanser, both gentle and exfoliating, a moisturizer, and a night cream—it’s good to restock on these when you can, but always be mindful of expiration dates,” adds Dhaval Bhanusali, MD, a New York-based dermatologist.

On the other hand, it’s also a good time to try those skin-care actives you haven’t gotten around to yet. “This would be a good time to take a chance on some antioxidants, like vitamins C and E, and even things like sheet masks or eye patches and see what works and what doesn’t work since it’s at a lower price point than normal,” says Dr. Bhanusali. “The rule should be to try a new product for four weeks—at two weeks, you’ll know if you can tolerate, and at four weeks, you’ll know if it’s helping.” His pro tip? Take progress pictures to see how it’s really affecting your skin. “It’s also good to grab some spot treatments for acne here to have when in a pinch,” he says, pointing to ingredients like benzoyl peroxide or salicylic acid, or even pimple patches.

If you’re on the market for SPF, keep in mind that these actually have a shorter shelf life. “I’m a little bit more stringent [with sunscreen] because they’re less stable than other products—especially chemical sunscreen—and I allow for them to be used up to six months past the expiration date if they’re stored in a cool and dry place,” says Dr. Nazarian.

Something you can go nuts on buying? Soap. “Soap, such as bar soap, typically has a stable and long shelf life,” says Dr. Nazarian. “That’s where consumers should stock up.” Make room in your carts, folks.

This can also help you out—here’s how many skin-care products you actually need for your “skin-care wardrobe.” And these are companies that give back, so you can shop and feel even better about it. 

Dietitian and Trainer Asks You to Stop Eating and Exercising For Looks – Here's Why

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Stop Working Out For Looks

There’s nothing wrong with wanting to exercise – it’s good for you! – or eat healthier. But one registered dietitian and personal trainer is making a strong case for why you need to check yourself: what are you really eating that salad or taking Orangetheory for? Registered dietitian and personal trainer Lauren Cadillac, CLT, calls herself the “Feel Good Dietitian.” That’s because her approach to food and exercise is about how you feel, not how you look. It “focuses on turning your attention inward rather than outward,” she told POPSUGAR, “learning to listen to what your body is telling you and asking for.”

Thinking in Extremes: the 1 Mistake You’re Making When It Comes to Weight Loss

Lauren said that most people focus on food and exercise as a way to “get thin and shrink their bodies rather than a way to nourish and celebrate them.” This, in turn, leads to unrealistic goals that are either unattainable, or attainable but not easily sustained. An example of an extreme goal would be going from zero exercise to CrossFit five times per week, she said, and going from ordering out for breakfast, lunch, and dinner to prepping home-cooked keto meals around the clock. When you go from one extreme to the other or simply think of food and fitness in extremes – people are being “good” or “bad;” on a diet or “off the wagon” – this can create a viscous cycle.

“People feel like they need to make a change, so they start working out every single day and cut out entire food groups,” Lauren explained. “Then, they either get hurt or burnt out, or inevitably crave something that is ‘off limits’.” Guilt ensues – which, again, isn’t what you want – and the cycle continues. This establishes an unhealthy relationship with diet and exercise. Instead, the goals that Lauren sets with her clients focus on ways to improve their physical and mental health, she said, and she named the SMART acronym as a good place to start for behavioral changes: goals are Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Realistic, and Time-oriented.

Lauren continued, “When every single meal becomes about how you look, it disconnects you from how you actually feel. It diminishes the trust you have in your body and can lower self-esteem.” And, when people are exercising just for aesthetics and they don’t achieve that “standard” our culture has set, it’s easy to give up. We also forget how fun movement can be, she said (think childhood bike rides and tag on the playground). Working out doesn’t just aid in weight loss or help you get that six-pack; there are so many other health benefits like stress relief and reduced mortality risk, Lauren noted.

When asked about the “look good, feel good” mentality, Lauren said, “Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. We are taught that once we look a certain way, we will feel better. The truth of it is, our insecurities are in our heads, and if we don’t address them, no amount of weight loss or ‘sculpting’ will ever be enough.” She has her clients focus on intuitive eating and hunger/fullness cues as well as fitness that’s, well, downright enjoyable. Though everyone is different and goals will be specific to you, ahead, check out some of her top tips for how you can maintain this perspective, too.

How to Maintain a Healthy Relationship With Food and Exercise

  • Ditch the diet mentality. “Let go of the idea the there is a magical plan that will finally be ‘the one,” Lauren said. Instead, start to make peace with food and see some food as more nutritious than others rather than “good” or “bad”.
  • Eat when you’re hungry and stop when you’re full (which she talks about more here). Think of a hunger/fullness scale from one to 10 – one being you’re so hungry you could pass out, and 10 being you’re sick to your stomach. Try to eat when you’re somewhere around a three, when you want food but aren’t so hungry that you eat fast and overshoot to 10. Do your best to stop around a six or seven when you’re comfortably full and satisfied.
  • Learn to cope with emotions without using food.
  • Choose food you enjoy eating so you actually feel satiated, and choose food that feels good in your body (food that gives you energy and is easy on your digestive system).
  • Find a type of exercise that you like doing. “Let go of the idea that unless it’s a 60-minute HIIT class or powerlifting session, it doesn’t count,” Lauren said. “All movement adds up and should bring you joy.”

Intensify Your Core and Shred Your Abs With This Easy $9 Workout Hack

https://www.mensjournal.com/health-fitness/amazon-deal-abs-workout-hack/

If you’re looking for a fun and challenging workout to tone your abs and strengthen your core, here’s a sweet deal you don’t want to miss out on. For a limited time, take 70 percent off Synergee Sliders. Regularly $30, right now you can get a pair of these Electric Lime sliders for just $9. That’s an amazing deal on a simple workout hack that’s guaranteed to produce results, and fast.

Of course, you way not want green sliders, and that’s fine. The color isn’t going to change the fact that these simple little discs can provide a solid, core-shredding workout anywhere you go. You can choose red, black, and pink options ($12) if you prefer. It’s just that these bright green options (and also the yellow ones) are more deeply discounted than the rest.

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Just put them on the floor and go, plant one hand or foot on each, and go. You’ll intensify your core moves such as lunges, planks, and bridges by introducing a balance and stability aspect to every movement. There are any number of exercises you can do with these simple workout aids.

No matter if you’re working your arms and shoulders or legs, you’ll need to keep your back straight and hold your balance. That results in your abdominals becoming stronger—and more defined. Plus, every move is low-impact, reducing your risk of injury.

Where Do Sliders Slide?

You can use them anywhere you’ve got floor space, on hardwood, tile, even carpeting and rugs. The dual-sided sliders will slide smoothly across most any surface. Use the foam side on hard floors, and the plastic side on carpeting.

They’re fantastic for business trips and guys on the go, too, because low-pile hotel room carpet is ideal for sliding. And at 7 inches in diameter, they’re light and easy to carry. They slide right into any bag or briefcase.

But the best is the low-impact core workout you can get in the comfort and privacy of your own home wit this simple and inexpensive workout hack. So fire up the Netflix, toss a couple sliders on the floor. Next thing you know you’ve finished Season 3 of Stranger Things, and you’ll be grating blocks of cheddar on your rock-hard abs.

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How long does it take CBD to work, anyways?

https://www.wellandgood.com/good-advice/how-long-does-take-cbd-oil-work/

We probably don’t have to tell you that CBD is everywhere these days: people are putting it in their coffee, pouring it into their cocktails, rubbing it on their skin, and blending it into their post-workout smoothies. Researchers are learning more about CBD every day, but there’s still a lot about it that we don’t know… and that can be really confusing if you’re a CBD newbie.

One of the biggies: How long does it take for CBD oil to work? Because who hasn’t been in the situation where it seems like one person takes CBD and turns into a zen mother earth goddess right away, while you’re sitting over here waiting for something (anything!) to happen to take your morning anxiety away. (What’s that saying? A watched mug of CBD coffee never kicks in?)

Turns out, CBD isn’t one-size-fits-all. Various factors—such as the amount you take, the form you take it in, and where you got your CBD from—can all impact how long it takes to work, says Brooke Alpert, RD, the founder of Daily Habit, a line of CBD powder.

For example, if you’re putting your CBD product in a coffee that has almond milk or sugar or anything else that might need to be digested, your CBD will kick in more slowly than it would if you put a few drops directly under your tongue. “I look at it the same way I talk to people about their sugar consumption,” Alpert explains. “If you have juice or put a little bit on your tongue, it’s going to be an immediate reaction versus when it’s in fruit where you have fiber, which slows down absorption.” (Generally speaking, CBD oil added to a coffee or smoothie will probably take around 30 minutes before you start to feel anything.)

It’s worth noting that the research on taking CBD sublingually (science-speak for under your tongue) is mixed: As Well + Good has previously reported, many studies on the subject have included both CBD and THC, so it’s hard to generalize the findings to products that are just CBD-based. However, chemist Jesse Kater previously told tell Well+Good that “most of the literature supports the notion that CBD has better bioavailability when consumed sublingually versus orally.” That supports anecdotal evidence that CBD starts working almost immediately when taken under the tongue. Alpert agrees to an extent, saying that it can take anywhere from 10 minutes to an hour to kick in when taken sublingually.

Charlotte’s Web co-founder Jesse Stanley adds that CBD products often come in different strengths and thus the amount of CBD that works for your bestie may not work for you. “You might need to try a few strengths until you find what works for you,” he says. (Good to know!)

“Every day consistency is key,” he adds. “Rome wasn’t built in a day.” He encourages people to think of CBD as a dietary supplement and notes that it can take up to four to six weeks to “fully realize the benefits of CBD,” especially if you’re taking it to alleviate anxiety, pain, or for stress relief. “We are all unique in our needs and bodily systems. Some people experience rapid and very noticeable benefits while others notice benefits over time and daily use, which is common for many dietary supplements,” Stanley says.

The most important factor, Alpert says, is quality. There is so much variance among CBD products, and that can also impact how long it takes before you start feeling any effects. “This is where people are getting frustrated with CBD, because they’re like, ‘Well, I got a CBD gummy from my local bodega and I didn’t feel anything,’” Alpert says. Some things Alpert and Stanley say you should consider when shopping for any CBD product:

  • The origin of the hemp: ”Hemp is a powerful phytoremediation crop, which means it cleans the soil, so you’ll want to find out that it’s grown using responsible farming practices in soil that is pre-tested for toxins or heavy metals,” Stanley says.
  • Is the product full-spectrum? Both Stanley and Alpert recommend looking for full-spectrum products, which means that all the different compounds in the hemp—the foundation of every CBD product—work together to “further heighten [your] body’s response to CBD,” according to Stanley.
  • Transparency: Look for third-party testing that shows you what’s in there, Alpert recommends. “All CBD is not created equally and it’s really important that whatever you’re buying actually has what it needs to have in order for it to be effective.” Reputable companies shouldn’t hide or obscure that info in any way.

The reality: Trial and error is the name of the game when it comes to finding that ~magical~ amount CBD that will actually work for you. With a little research, you’ll hopefully find the right amount for you that gives you the results you’re aiming for.

Check out some of the best CBD products of 2019, according to cannabis experts. And here’s why you should be a bit skeptical about CBD-laced food products hitting the market.

Juan Morel's Daughter is Missing in New York City

https://www.muscleandfitness.com/athletes-celebrities/news/juan-morels-daughter-missing-new-york-city

Juan “Diesel” Morel’s daughter has been missing for close to two days, the superstar bodybuilder said on his Instagram.

The former IFBB New York Pro champion said his 16-year-old daughter Destiny, who has not been seen since July 10, is either in Hollis, Queens or East New York, Brooklyn. He’s asked anyone with information to contact him, or a police detective called Detective Denis, whose phone number he put in the social media post.

A number of fellow bodybuilders—from Kai Greene to Sadik Hadzovic—have reposted Morel’s plea for help. Destiny was last seen in Deer Park, Suffolk County, Morel said.

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Planes e ideas para hacer deporte con tus hijos peques estas vacaciones

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Planes e ideas para hacer deporte con tus hijos peques estas vacaciones

Con la llegada del verano, las vacaciones son algo que empieza a cobrar fuerza y a materializarse. Sobre todo en el caso de los más pequeños de la casa, que dejan de ir al colegio y tienen mucho tiempo libre. Por este motivo, los padres deben buscar alternativas y soluciones para mantener activos a sus hijos.

A parte de los campamentos de verano y las actividades urbanas a las que solemos apuntar a nuestros hijos, existen muchas actividades que se pueden llevar a cabo junto a ellos durante nuestro tiempo libre, y sobre todo en vacaciones. En este momento es cuando más tiempo libre, y es bueno pasarlo con nuestros hijos, y si es haciendo deporte mejor.

Disfrutar del deporte con nuestros hijos en verano es fundamental para inculcarles el amor por el deporte y las actividades físicas como diversión

Inculcar el amor por el deporte a nuestros hijos es algo importante, y por ello es bueno empezar desde que son pequeños. Hacerlo de manera lúdica y siendo parte de una actividad familiar, es siempre algo bueno que no podemos dejar de hacer. De este modo estaremos enseñando a nuestros hijos lo bueno que es el deporte.

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Por otro lado lo que les estaremos inculcando es el amor por la actividad física, pues al disfrazarlo de  entretenimiento con la familia, los niños aprenderán a amar la actividad, pues para ellos será algo totalmente divertido y entretenido.

Hacer deporte en familia ayuda a aumentar aún más el vínculo con los hijos, ya que nos enseña a fomentar la colaboración, el trabajo en equipo, la confianza de los unos en los otros… Aunque parezcan simples actividades lúdicas, el deporte en familia es una de las mejores actividades que podemos desarrollar juntos, y por ello queremos dar algunas opciones para este verano.

Pasear con la bici en familia es un clásico ideal para el verano

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En primer lugar nos vamos a decantar por un clásico para el verano, y mucho más para practicar en familia. Se trata de la bicicleta. Como ya sabemos, es un deporte que nos ayuda a trabajar sobre todo, el tren inferior a la vez que trabajamos la resistencia y aceleramos la respiración y entrenamos el sistema circulatorio.

La bicicleta es un aparato ideal para toda la familia, pues existen bicicletas de todos los modelos y tamaños, adecuados para todos los miembros de la familia. Es más, en el caso de los más pequeños de la casa, que no saben mantener el equilibrio aún, existe la posibilidad de incluir unos pequeños ruedines laterales, que permitirán practicar este deporte en cualquier momento.

Andar en bici es algo ideal para compartir tiempo con nuestros hijos en verano, mientras practicamos deporte

No olvidemos que existen infinidad de rutas sin ningún peligro para los niños, ya que no es recomendable salir con ellos a zonas de carretera o urbanas, ya que su control de la bicicleta no es tan grande. Por eso es mejor decantarnos por parajes naturales y parques urbanos para compartir con nuestros hijos de un momento de asueto.

La natación, un buen momento para compartir con nuestros hijos en verano

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En segundo lugar nos vamos a detener en otro deporte típico de esta época del año, la natación. Nosotros la vamos a traducir en la piscina o el mar. En este entorno podemos hacer infinidad de actividades con nuestros hijos, desde nadar, hasta jugar con ellos de diferentes maneras dentro del agua para hacer que se mantengan activos.

Nadar con nuestros hijos en la piscina es una de las mejores actividades que combina deporte y diversión en verano, mientras estamos frescos

La natación es una de las mejores actividades que podemos enseñar a nuestros hijos, ya que servirá para trabajar todo el cuerpo. Pero sobre todo es importante tener muy presente que el riesgo que vamos a correr al hacerlo es mínimo, ya que el agua es un medio que amortigua los impactos y demás movimientos bruscos que podemos llevar a cabo con el cuerpo.

Es importante saber que existen piscinas adecuadas para niños, y que son las que debemos utilizar, pues es necesario que los niños no pillen miedo al agua. Para ello es mejor empezar en una piscina en la que puedan hacer pie, para que poco a poco, al aprender a nadar, podamos acercarnos a piscinas más profundas para que el niño pueda disfrutar más. 

No olvidemos que nosotros somos su referente y debemos tener cuidado de los niños en todo momento para que puedan desarrollar una buena actividad sin que acabe en susto o rechazo por parte del niño.

Jugar con las palas en la playa es una buena opción de actividad aeróbica con nuestros hijos

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En tercer lugar vamos a destacar actividades que podemos llevar a cabo en la playa. De hecho, este es uno de los destinos principales del verano, y por ello podemos realizar diferentes actividades en este entono con nuestros hijos. Jugar con las palas de playa es una buena opción, ya que conseguiremos realizar una buena actividad aeróbica con nuestros hijos mientras nos divertimos.

Al jugar con las palas en la playa, lo que conseguiremos será trabajar el tren inferior en los desplazamientos sobre la arena. No olvidemos que la arena supone una enorme resistencia que tenemos que sortear mediante la acción muscular.  Al golpear con las palas, también estaremos trabajando la parte superior del cuerpo.

Jugar con nuestros hijos con las palas de playa nos ayudará a trabajar el tren inferior y la coordinación

Esta actividad nos ayudará a mejorar la coordinación corporal, y lograr así que nuestros hijos aprendan a manejar mucho mejor su propio cuerpo. Es cierto que en el caso de los más pequeños, el control de las palas no será igual, por lo que es una actividad para niños más mayores. A pesar de todo, es un deporte muy divertido que se puede practicar en familia y que nos ayudará a mantenernos activos en la playa.

Construir castillos de arena para hacer que los más pequeños disfruten del deporte mientras juegan

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También la playa puede ser el marco de acción de la siguiente actividad que podemos llevar a cabo con niños. Sobre todo, esta actividad está pensada para los más pequeños de la casa. Se trata de hacer construcciones, o castillos de arena en la playa. Es un juego sencillo, pero que tiene detrás mucho más de lo que a simple vista parece.

Hacer castillos de arena, para un niño pequeño supone todo un reto y una buena actividad aeróbica, ya que el niño iniciará un constante trasiego de agua y arena desde un punto hasta otro. Además, fomentará el trabajo del tren superior a la hora de escarbar en la arena de la orilla para extraer la necesaria para llevar a cabo su construcción.

Construir castillos de arena en la playa es algo divertido y un deporte completo para los más pequeños de la casa

Es cierto que para los mayores no es una actividad que requiera tanta actividad, pero es un buen momento para fomentar la participación del niño en un proyecto propio. Es uno de los mejores momentos para compartir y estar presentes en el proceso creativo de su castillo. Es por ello una actividad totalmente lúdica, que unirá más los lazos de padres e hijos, además de ayudar a que el niño desarrolle su creatividad y trabajo su cuerpo mientras juega y se divierte.

Tirolinas en plena naturaleza, una buena manera de divertirnos en familia

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Salir al campo en verano es otra buena idea en esta época del año, y por ello podemos realizar actividades como las tirolinas. Esta actividad es algo muy divertido para niños y mayores y nos hará estar en contacto directo con la naturaleza mientras hacemos deporte y trabajamos nuestro cuerpo en familia.

La tirolina es una actividad en la que nos colgamos de una especie de cable de metal con un arnés. El arnés está sujeto al cable sobre el que nos vamos a deslizar para realizar la actividad. Sobre todo, el trabajo físico que vamos a realizar es de la zona media del cuerpo, ya que al estar montados en la tirolina, la postura que vamos a adoptar nos hará contraer los músculos del core, que será los que nos ayudarán a estabilizarnos.

La tirolina es una buena manera de entrar en contacto con la naturaleza y realicemos un buen trabajo aeróbico con la excusa de deslizarnos por la tirolina

No olvidemos, que aunque el descenso en tirolina es simplemente unos minutos, el recorrido hasta llegar a ellas es por el medio del monte, y por ello representa un buen trabajo aeróbico. Debemos caminar para acceder a este entorno, y por ello es una buena actividad familiar para estar en contacto con la naturaleza, mientras nos divertimos con nuestros hijos con una actividad de altos vuelos.

Montar a caballo, la mejor manera de hacer deporte en contacto con los animales

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De siempre se ha dicho que el contacto de los niños con los animales es algo bueno para su desarrollo. Por ello nos vamos a detener en otra actividad que podemos realizar este verano con nuestros hijos, se trata de realizar rutas a caballo por campo a través. Para ello existen infinidad de granjas o criaderos que nos ofrecen esta actividad, tanto en la playa como en la montaña.

Montar a caballo será una actividad divertida que nos ayudará a trabajar las piernas, pues es necesario activar su musculatura para subirnos al caballo y mantenernos sobre él. Además, mientras montamos debemos mover nuestro cuerpo acompasado con el movimiento del caballo. Esto hará que trabajemos la zona media del cuerpo, sobre todo  el core.

Montar a caballo es un actividad que podemos hacer en familia mientras estamos es contacto con los animales y desarrollamos una buena actividad deportiva

Esta actividad nos servirá para entrar en contacto directo con la naturaleza y los animales. Además de ser una muy buena manera de mantenernos activos en familia. No olvidemos que existen diferentes tipos de caballos para todos los tamaños y edades. Por ello es una actividad perfecta para divertirnos todos juntos, tengamos la edad que tengamos.

Es cierto que existen otras muchas actividades para realizar en familia, pero nosotros hemos querido destacar aquellas que entendemos que son mucho mejores para hacerlo en familia. No olvidemos que el calor en esta época del año nos puede limitar mucho, y sobre todo a los más pequeños, que son más propensos a padecer un golpe de calor.

Por ello es necesario que evitemos las horas centrales del día para hacer deporte al aire libre, y cuando salgamos a practicar deporte al aire libre, es importante que mantengamos a nuestros hijos bien hidratados, con la cabeza protegida, y la piel con crema protectora de pantalla total. Estas precauciones son básicas para llevar a buen puerto una actividad lúdica para toda la familia a la vez que hacemos deporte.

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My Glutes Were Definitely NOT Prepared For This Olympic Gymnast's 6-Move Booty Workout

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When I tested out an ab routine from former Olympic gymnast Alicia Sacramone Quinn two months ago, my core was in for a treat. With plank ankle taps, plank rocks, and tabletop step outs, it really did challenge my deep core in the best way. So when I saw that Alicia, who won silver in the 2008 Beijing Games during the team competition and has 10 World Championship medals, posted a new routine focused on the lower body, I just knew I had to give it a try.

Like her ab workout I reviewed, this one is also a routine you can do anywhere (I did it at home in my bedroom, no less). Alicia didn’t list the exercises in her June 29 Instagram, but she provided POPSUGAR with the appropriate names of each. She captioned the post with hashtags like #mybuttisalreadysore and #yourewelcome, and she calls it a “sneaky booty/core burn.” After doing it, I mainly classify it as a butt workout – and I explain why later on.

Alicia Sacramone 6-Move Bodyweight Butt Workout

Make sure you activate your glutes beforehand. Here’s a good warmup to try.

Directions: Perform three sets of 30 seconds for each exercise, making sure that you do both sides for the moves that require it. Below, you’ll see exactly how I did each exercise.

  • Alternating single-leg glute bridge with kick: 3 sets, 30 seconds
  • Kneeling side leg lifts: 3 sets, 30 seconds per leg (I alternated between 30 seconds on the left and 30 seconds on the right.)
  • Supported hip dip to fire hydrant: 3 sets, 30 seconds per leg (I alternated between 30 seconds on the left and 30 seconds on the right.)
  • Single-leg kneeling half squat: 3 sets, 30 seconds per leg (I alternated between 30 seconds on the left and 30 seconds on the right.)
  • Side elbow plank with front and back circles: 3 sets, 30 seconds per leg (I alternated between 30 seconds on the left and 30 seconds on the right, and I split each 30-second work period between 15 seconds forward circles and 15 seconds back circles.)
  • Straight leg side to side kicks: 3 sets, 30 seconds per leg (I alternated between 30 seconds on the left and 30 seconds on the right.)

Don’t forget to cool down afterward with some lower body stretches. You can watch Alicia demonstrate each exercise in the Instagram above (and ahead). To add difficulty to that fifth move, she said you can do a regular plank instead of one where your bottom knee is on the ground. I personally didn’t choose this more advanced version because, well, you’ll see. Keep reading to check out my thoughts about the workout.

American Media Revokes Shawn Rhoden’s Eligibility for 2019 Mr. Olympia

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American Media, LLC Chairman and CEO David J. Pecker, owner and operator of Joe Weider’s Mr. Olympia Fitness and Performance Expo and the Mr. Olympia Contest, today announced that he is revoking the eligibility of 2018 Mr. Olympia Shawn Rhoden from competing in the 2019 and future Mr. Olympia competitions. The announcement follows the recent charges that led to a warrant issued in Utah for Mr. Rhoden stemming from an alleged incident in October 2018.

In addition to revoking Mr. Rhoden’s eligibility from future Mr. Olympia competitions, American Media also announced that it would suspend coverage of Mr. Rhoden in its media brands, including Muscle & Fitness and FLEX, until the legal process has been completed.

About American Media, LLC
American Media, LLC owns and operates the leading print and digital celebrity and active lifestyle media brands in the United States. American Media’s titles include Us Weekly, Star, OK!, In Touch, Life & Style, Closer, Men’s Journal, Muscle & Fitness, Powder, Snowboarder, Surfer, Bike, Mr. Olympia Contest, National Enquirer and other celebrity and teen titles. American Media also manages nineteen different digital sites including Usmagazine.com, OKmagazine.com, RadarOnline.com, Intouchweekly.com, Lifeandstylemag.com, Closerweekly.com, MensJournal.com, MuscleandFitness.com, Powder.com, Surfer.com and other digital and social properties. American Media’s magazines have a combined total circulation of 5.7+ million and reach approximately 49.4 million men and women each month. American Media’s digital properties reach approximately 65 million unique visitors monthly.

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Wanna naturally lighten your hair? Grab a lemon (but there’s a catch)

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In high school, the name of the game was to use Sun-in, AKA that hair spray that somehow magically lightens your strands a shade or two as the summer months pass by. These days, as a grown-up, I’ve been looking for tips on how to naturally lighten hair that are more, well, modern.

The method I’m seeing everywhere? Squeezing some lemon juice onto your strands, which has some backing by pros in the beauty biz…to an extent. “Lemons have citric acid and this can lighten hair,” says Shiva Rose, a DIY beauty expert, founder of Shiva Rose Beauty, and author of Whole Beauty. The way it works is that the sun opens your hair cuticles. “If you place a lemon on your hair and then go into the sun, the heat of the sun will work to open the cuticle,” says Gina Rivera, hair artist, creator of By Gina, and owner of Phenix Salon Suites. And once the lemon juice enters the cuticle, it acts to break down the color in hair, which ultimately lightens it. A-ha.

On a more scientific level, Dominic Burg, PhD, a chief scientist, hair biologist, and trichologist at Evolis Professional says that the chemical and structural changes from lemon juice in your hair speeds up the destruction of melanin pigments in the hair by UV radiation in sunlight. “UV radiation breaks apart the bonds in the melanin in your hair, causing them to lose their color,” he explains.

But for it to really work, you need a number of factors: to have light hair to begin with, and a clean scalp. “If the hair is a darker color, it may not be as effective as it is on a lighter shade of hair,” says Rivera. “Also, it’s important to detox the scalp first in order to get rid of the deposits on the hair.” Then the sun can get right to the lemon juice and lift the color out.

It’ll also work better on finer hair. “Finer and thinner hair is going to lighten faster, while courser and thicker hair tends to take longer,” she says. “The denser the strand of hair, the longer it takes for it to be penetrated.” To be honest, it’s kind of a wild card in terms of what color you’re actually going to wind up with. “Unlike a professional color where the results are predictable, the results with lemon juice can be very unpredictable, and it’s easy to wind up with unwanted tones such as golds, oranges, and yellows.”

If you’re thinking of going for it, know that the lemon juice trick can come with its own setbacks (besides not giving you a specific hair shade). Since the ingredient is so acidic, it can be problematic on your hair—especially if it’s already damaged. “I recommend caution in individuals who have psoriasis or damaged hair because the acidic nature of the lemon juice can further damage it,” says Francesca Fusco, MD, a dermatologist with Wexler Dermatology. “It’s okay once in a while to do on healthy hair but it’s better to seek a professional colorist for highlights.”

Also, since lemon juice doesn’t work that well on lightening darker hair shades, you might be tempted to keep trying—AKA stay out in the sun, head covered in lemon juice, longer. “The hair lightening effect of lemon juice and sunlight is still very weak and the effects will only really be seen in lighter colored hair or already chemically treated hair,” says Dr. Burg. “Those of us with dark hair may not see any effect at all.” While you’re attempting this all-natural hack, you may be saving money, but you’re getting more UV exposure than you probably should. “While the UV rays are damaging your melanin pigments in your hair, they are also damaging the molecules and DNA in your skin—which can lead to burning and damage that can lead to skin aging and cancers such as melanoma,” he says, stressing the importance of a high SPF (as we always preach).

If you’re still going to go for it, keep your strands as healthy as possible when using lemon juice, and don’t squeeze it over your entire head. “The components of lemon juice will cause damage to your hair structure, so if you are going to give it a try, make sure you only treat the mid lengths and ends and ensure you follow up with a good deep hydrating and repairing mask,” says Dr. Berg, who recommends the évolis Professional Promote Mask ($40).

Or, ya know, you can always leave the hair lightening task to the professionals. “I’m a firm advocate of always using a salon professional when coloring the hair,” says Rivera. “Science plays a strong role when it comes to achieving the right color, and hairstylists are professionally trained to know how to work with a vast array of shades as well as the chemicals required to achieve them.” They also know how to keep your hair healthy… and you can’t say the same for lemons. So maybe keep them for your lemonade.

To keep your hair as healthy as possible, the key is to invest in one of these scalp serums. And here are 11 hair-care products that’ll protect your hair from the sun (and revive it after a day at the beach or the pool). 

Taking a Sexy Stilettos Dance Class Gave Me the Confidence Boost I Seriously Needed

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One of the first things I did at the start of 2019 was download ClassPass and agree to regularly attend a sexy stilettos dance class that I’d heard about through a friend. I did this for a lot of reasons, one of them being that I just needed to add something new to my daily routine and de-stress. I realize that learning choreography in high heels sounds like one of the most stressful activities one could ever agree to take part in, but it’s actually helped me for the better.

To give you a bit of background information, I was a dancer between the ages of 14 and 22; I wasn’t exactly a pro, but from my freshman year of high school until the Summer after I graduated college, it was one of the only things I did in my spare time. My teachers trained me in jazz, ballet, and contemporary, and I even competed on my university’s competitive dance team for two years. I also took a few stilettos classes here and there while I was in college, though I never really stuck with it. I barely enjoyed wearing heels for fun, so having to dance in them after days spent sitting in lectures definitely wasn’t my favorite thing to do.

After school, I unofficially retired from dance and started to focus more on my work and creating a life for myself in New York. For a while, I didn’t think anything of it, but by the time I turned 24 last Summer, I stopped feeling like myself and began to feel like I had lost my mojo. I know, it’s a strange thing for a healthy 20-something to say, but hear me out. After two years of living in the city, my social anxiety kicked into overdrive. I no longer felt good at my job, I convinced myself that no one ever wanted to be around me, and I just stopped feeling desirable. I became a ball of nervous energy, and I knew that staying active would be a good way for me to clear my head once every few days and get rid of all of the negative thoughts that plagued my mind. I needed a place where I could release all of that energy and come out feeling refreshed and 10 times more confident than I did before – that’s where this class comes in.

I took my first stilettos class at SassClass NYC back in December, and I haven’t looked back since. Here’s why:

1. I Feel So Much More Confident After Every Class

They don’t call it a sexy stilettos class for no reason. It’s hard not to feel at least slightly empowered or more confident after spending an hour whipping your hair and getting in tune with the way your body moves while mood-boosting music blasts in the background. It almost feels like being on stage or in your own music video, if you ask me.

When I used to take classes as a teenager, I would stand at the back of the class, where I thought no one could see me, letting the more skilled people who I danced with stand front and center. I never wanted to draw too much attention to myself whenever I messed up. Since then, though, I’ve gotten in the habit of taking a spot closer to the front to remind myself that not only is making mistakes expected when learning something new, but also that I won’t improve if I don’t have the confidence to get out of my comfort zone.

2. It Eases My Mind

As I mentioned before, I signed up for a few classes as a way to de-stress, and so far it’s been pretty helpful. I love having an activity to look forward to after work, but even more, I love being able to take my mind off of all the things that worry me throughout the day, even if it’s only for an hour.

3. I’m Always Dancing With Supportive People

The idea of dancing in front of a room full of people you don’t know very well can be pretty nerve-racking until you realize that open-level dance classes are actually very supportive environments. Dancers really like to cheer each other on during class, and I’m reminded of that at the end of every hour when we’re instructed to break up into smaller groups and perform what we learned in front of the whole class.

Also, more often than not, your fellow dancers are just as nervous about being able to pick up the choreography as you are, and if someone’s looking at you, they’re probably just trying to get a sense of how the movements look on another body, not because they’re enjoying watching you struggle.

4. The Instructors Are Always Helpful (and Friendly)

The instructors at SassClass aren’t there to judge; they’re there to help. Anytime I (or anyone else) need help or clarification about anything, they happily help me out without making me feel like I’m being difficult or disruptive. They also make a point to try to introduce themselves and learn everyone’s names before the class starts, which is a little harder to come by at other studios.

5. Seeing Myself Improve Feels SO Rewarding

I’ll admit that I felt a little rusty when I tried getting back into the swing of things, but sticking with it and seeing myself improve over the last few months has been SO satisfying. It’s also only made me want to continue attending class more frequently, so there’s that.