Finding the perfect balance of mens health and fitness is a daunting task these days. There are so many so called “fitness experts” telling you one thing, while the others tell you differently. So what men’s fitness tips are really proven to enhance a man’s life?Let’s take a look at some of the major issues and how to best tackle them.WEIGHT LOSSSo much crap comes out daily on this subject. The worse products are usually savvy marketed diet pills that promise so many results and almost ALWAYS under-deliver!So what’s really the best recommendations for weight loss? I’ll cut right to chase here since I’m not one to sugar-coat stuff. The best way to lose weight successfully and keep it off is to get your lazy butt up and do something! Anything!! Just do whatever your able of doing.Humans are inherently lazy and this often makes them gain weight with each passing chronological year that goes by. The best mens health and fitness ideals come from physical activity. I’m not saying it has to be hard work.In fact, it’s not hard work at all when you make men’s fitness a lifestyle and not a chore.I would highly recommend interval cardio training for 20-30 minutes, 3-5 days a week. That’s only about 3% of your entire day! Your seriously gonna tell me you can’t devote 3% of your day to your health and fitness goals?It doesn’t have to be 20 minutes, 5 days a week off the bat. Just start slowly,take baby steps, you’ll get there eventually. If you value your life at all, you should equally value good health. These weight loss fitness tips are not that hard to follow and you will get used to them,like everything else in life.BUILDING MUSCLEAs a rule of thumb, I like to go by lifting weights to build muscle every other day. And usually your entire muscle building routine can be done in about 20 minutes. Allowing one day’s rest in between allows your body and muscles to recuperate. Weight training is a huge part of optimal mens health and fitness.No time to get to a gym? Invest in a home gym unit! I highly recommend a Bowflex home gym unit or a Total Gym. A Bowflex is ideal for ultimate muscle building while the Total Gym is ideal for toning up the entire body and building modest muscle mass.Not to mention they are both incredibly easy to use. Having a home gym in your house saves you gas and aggravation of driving in traffic to and from the gym also!You see guys, men’s fitness does NOT have to be hard or difficult.So now that you’ve got a slim and almost-perfect body, where do we go from here?FACE EXERCISESTo complete the ultimate mens health and fitness plan, I’d highly recommend face exercises for men. Why? Because most often,regular exercise and weight training won’t exactly build chiseled facial features. While building muscle will define your chest and shoulder area, it won’t target your face and neck muscles effectively.What can be achieved through these exercises? How about a chiseled jawline, enhanced cheekbones, elimination of under eye bags and double chin? Not to mention the burst of confidence that will come from your new look. Just imagine what can come from a quick blast of fresh new-found confidence.The nice thing about face exercises is that the results are super quick!They only take up about 15 minutes of your day and can be done sitting in traffic, on a plane or practically anywhere! There’s over 50 muscles in the face and it would be naive to think that we couldn’t also manipulate these muscles and sculpt and define them for enhanced facial features without plastic surgery!So here you have it guys! The ultimate mens health and fitness guide and men’s fitness tips all-in-one simple outline!
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Camping Safer and Having More Fun
Camping is a way of life for many families, and we know that statistically more and more people are turning to the outdoors to escape their crowded and hectic city life. Because of this new found, or resurgent exodus to the great wild there’s an increasing burden being placed on both resources to manage and care for these wildlife areas, and also to serve and protect campers and hikers not from the wildlife, but from themselves.The numbers don’t lie… more people are injured while camping or hiking due to their own mistakes or lack of planning and preparation than injuries sustained from wildlife. While Ranger Stations and Park Officers do train and serve to protect families from the dangers of animals (like bears, mountain lions and alligators), most of their call volume comes from lost hikers or ill prepared campers.But you can help reduce the likelihood that you or your family becomes lost or injured while outdoors by taking some basic steps to prepare. Preparation begins with a proper camping checklist and also ensuring that your gear is camp ready. For example, I’ve heard many people tell me that their tent was bad because it leaked, when in reality you are “supposed” to seam seal your tent every year or two, depending on use. Since I’ve been sealing my tents I’ve not had a single leak or drip in weeks and weeks of camping and backpacking outings.One of the things I urge campers to do is start with a good checklist and then add the items that you will need for your specific vacation. If you plan on fishing then have one section just for that, and in it include fishing poles, extra line, lures, bait, and of course the fishing license. If you’re buying a license there, locate ahead of time where you plan to get it. Do the same for all activities. If you plan day hikes ensure that you include backpacks, water containers, purification systems, rain gear, etc…By starting your preparation off with a good camping checklist you give your self and your family the best chance for an injury and worry free vacation. I’m sure we’ve all had the experience of getting to camp, setting up the tent and then realizing that someone left their sleeping bag, or after a heavy rain that you forgot an extra pair of shoes. A good checklist will ensure that you have all the food, snacks and clothes you need, in addition to the life safety things like first aid kit, maps, compass and medications.And be certain to leave your trip details (all routes, trails and camp sites clearly marked) with friends and family. I always prepare an itinerary for my family and I take the added steps of giving them a map with our travel routes and the address and phone numbers of nearby Police and Park Ranger stations so they can contact me in an emergency. There are a lot of resources on the web you can turn to in order to begin your own camping checklist, but the real important thing is to just do it.Remember that according to Camp Safe, “On average, there are over 30,000 injuries treated in emergency rooms each year, and doctors treat an additional 75,000 camping-related injuries per year. According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, there were 79 fatalities from camping incidents in the year 2000, the latest year for which data is available.” Don’t let yourself or someone you love be one of those numbers… preparation and planning are crucial.