5 Fitness Secrets from Aussie Men

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Fitness Secrets

It’s not a secret that some of the most handsome men and prettiest ladies come from Australia, just take Chris Hemsworth and Nicole Kidman for example. Yes, some of us want so desperately to be handsome as Aussies, so we try whatever we can to mimic their lifestyle and routines, hoping that this will bring us abs, beautiful eyes and sun-kissed skin. Australians are also known to exercise a lot, so that’s probably where you need to start. They have their own fitness secrets, so what we did is tried to reveal you this secret. What can you do in order to train like an Australian?

Massage is not unimportant

One of the things that we always consider as unimportant, but is actually quite recommended, is a good sports massage. Contrary to popular belief, you don’t have to be a professional athlete to enjoy the perks of a good Melbourne sports massage. It’s always recommended to opt for one before or after the training session, as its goal is to make your muscles relaxed so that they could progress in a much better way. Sports massages are completely different than relaxation massages that we always opt for – they include faster strokes and use a variety of different massage techniques, such as deep tissue combined with trigger point therapy. However, it’s only the relaxation that’s important here, but preventing and treating injuries and enhancing athletic performance as well.

Consider dietary supplements

Unless you’re a fitness junkie and know exactly what and when to eat, then you probably need some extra health. It’s very important to have your proper intake of vitamins, protein and carbs during the day, and we forget about it more often than not. Opting for good supplements is the right way to go, but make sure to choose high-quality products that will eventually help you, as there are many fakes on the market. For example, you can’t go wrong by picking a trustworthy line of products like San supplements which have been helping athletes increase muscle mass, decrease body fat and improve athletic performance since 1996. Make sure to talk to a professional (such as an athlete or a personal trainer) about how often you should be taking them – this greatly depends on the final result you want to accomplish.

Fitness is not a chore

If you’re not from Australia, then there’s a high chance that you see fitness as a chore. However, exercise is a basic part of the Aussie lifestyle, so make sure not to think of going to the gym as just another chore that you have to tick off from your daily to-do list. Most importantly, going to the gym is not the only form of exercise – you can go running, trekking, or if you live near the cost – going for a swim. Speaking of that…

Be active – always

As already mentioned, going to the gym is not the only form of exercise, and regardless of which one you go with, make sure to always be active. What does that mean? If you work on the fifth floor, always take the stairs instead of the elevator – it’s healthier and will do wonders for your body. Also, make sure you walk a lot, so it would be quite advisable to choose to walk to work a couple of times a week, but also spend your weekends walking around your town or city. Not only will you be breathing some fresh air, but you will be burning those calories on the go!

The early bird gets the worm

This phrase is pretty much a religion in Australia, as the majority of the people there get up very early in order to finish their daily workout. It’s always better to train in the morning – not only did you rest during the night (so it’s easier for you to work out in the morning), but it’s also a great way to completely wake up for your working day. If you take a walk in the morning in any Australian city, you will see hundreds of people going out for their morning run along the beach. Moreover, pumping your blood in the morning is a great thing for your metabolism.

Exercising might be only one of the factors why Australian are so handsome, but it’s always good to start from it. Make sure to follow these tips and you will see results in no time!

Peter is a health writer at Essential Men's Clinic blog. Follow Peter on Twitter for more tips.

5 Best Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas for Your Partner

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5 Best Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas for Your Partner

The gift-giving season ain’t over yet! Yes, Thanksgiving and Christmas have passed, but in less than a month, we’ll be celebrating the most romantic holiday of all – Valentine’s Day. You will probably be getting your partner something very nice and romantic, or something that he has wanted to get for a very long time. It’s very important to gift your partner with something that he’s unlikely to forget, and if you don’t know what that might be, take a look at our choices. We present you the five best gifts for every guy out there, so make sure to choose one from the list:

A men’s relaxation session

Stop and think for a moment. Does your man work so hard that you rarely get to see him or he’s always tired? Since Aussies indeed work a lot, and if the answer is yes, then you should choose a gift that will make him relaxed and help him get the stress out of his body. One of the best ways to accomplish this is to get him a men’s massage gift voucher that he will use whenever he wants to. Opting for a voucher is a great option as he will use it the exact moment that he needs it, and boy, will he be thankful for this gift. We all need a massage from time to time, and honestly, it’s one of the best and most thoughtful gifts of all. Choose any type of massage your guy wants – relaxation, deep tissue, or even a mobile one.

Men’s grooming essentials

If the guy you’re about to surprise is a beardsman, then he will definitely appreciate this kind of gift – and not only for VD. It’s very important to take care of his beard, and if he’s rocking one, owning a beard grooming kit is definitely a must. Make sure that you choose a beard kit that contains all the essentials – a beard oil, a bottle of beard shampoo, and a wooden beard comb (yes, the wooden ones are the best). What you can also do is do research and see what the best beard products out there are, or simply go with his favorite one.

Wine and dine him

If you really want to be old school, then the best men’s gift ever would be to take your loved one to a dinner and a glass of wine. Now, the options are endless, so how can you choose one that’s the most romantic and most interesting? Bear in mind that you can combine this with a very nice road trip or a weekend getaway if you please. Taking your car and driving to New South Wales for the weekend might be an excellent option, especially because you can book a table for two at the great Milton NSW restaurant which is a great option for Valentine’s Day. This way, you will kill two birds with one stone – do a road trip and enjoy a completely romantic dinner for two.

The classic man

Fashion is not only booked for girls, as there are guys out there who pay special attention to the way they look and the clothes that they wear. If he’s one of those guys, then getting him a very nice and fashionable item seems like an excellent idea. And is there anything better to gift than a nice watch? Make sure to know his style though, as you can choose between elegant and sporty ones, depending on what he actually likes. There is a wide range of watches out there, and you don’t have to break the bank to get him one that’s also top-notch quality and beautiful.

Men’s underwear time

The last option would be something that you can also use for Valentine’s Day, or actually enjoy the gift yourself. Choosing a couple of pairs of men’s underwear to give to your partner might be an excellent option. Firstly, they always forget to buy themselves underwear, and we’re always in constant need of a new pair. Moreover, it’s a good idea because you will get to ask him to see if the men’s underwear you purchased is of good size, so there’s something for your eyes as well!

Hopefully, you’ll find the most appropriate gift for your guy, one that will make him extremely happy. After all, this holiday is not about materialistic things, it’s about the love that you both share – so the most important tip – shower your partner with lots and lots of love!

Peter is a health writer at Essential Men's Clinic blog. Follow Peter on Twitter for more tips.