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 Things All Healthy Men Have in Common

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Healthy Men

Most men take health for granted. While you are young and vital, health problems won’t affect you that much, but as you grow older, those years of not exercising and eating junk food will come back to bite you. Fortunately, it’s never too late to make lifestyle changes.

If you ever wondered what healthy men have in common, you have come to the right place. Yes, exercising is one of the things, but there is so much more that men do to stay healthy. So, let’s check out those other things.

Taking care of their bodies

First and foremost, if you want to maintain your youthfulness, you need to take proper care of your body. All that sitting at work, in the car, etc. will harm your back and posture. That is why millions of men everyday go to massages.

People often think of massages as something that you treat yourself to once every three months, but they should really be on your weekly schedule. Massages can help you relieve stress, back and joint pain, improve circulation, and much, much more. So, make sure you start going to them at least every two weeks, but ideally on a weekly basis.

Nutrient supplementing

Eating healthy and nutrient-rich food will not only improve your body and health, but also your mind. Many men think that food is only for the muscles, but your brain requires it as well. However, sometimes even when eating healthy and diverse meals, you might be missing some nutrients. That is why healthy men use nutrients and vitamin supplements to make up for what’s missing.

Today, there are hundreds of excellent supplement companies, and you can easily find high-quality vitamins online. A small notice; you should do the bloodwork before you start using supplements, just so you know what vitamins and nutrients you need.

Active lives

Of course, all healthy men exercise. This doesn’t mean that all of them are in the gym lifting weights, but rather that they are living active lives. You don’t have to have 50 pounds of muscles to be healthy; any form of exercise is good.

However, the key is to be consistent. At least once or twice a week go for a run, hit the group fitness classes, or play a game of tennis, whichever suits you the best. Unless you have specific goals like building muscles, any form of activity is excellent for your health.

Healthy sleeping patterns

Most people don’t realise how important sleep is to our overall health. Unhealthy sleeping behaviour can deprive you of energy, cause health problems, affect your mood, and many, many other things. So, having six to eight hours of sleep every night is crucial if you want to have the energy for the upcoming day.

But not only that. You need to create and stick to a sleep schedule. Waking up early is one of the traits that many healthy men possess. That means that you need to go to bed at least by midnight. Another common thing that you will find among healthy people is that they don’t watch TV before bed or play with their phones. Instead, they read books.

Proper hydration

Finally, every healthy man is properly hydrated. Hydration is something that most of us do on autopilot. However, the majority of the people are not taking in as much fluids as they should be during the day. And no, drinking juice is not a good way of hydrating. Instead, stick to water. Tea is a good option as well, but you need to drink it in moderation, as some teas contain caffeine in them.

And that is all for today. As you can see, being a healthy male is so much more than just lifting weights. Your mind and body have different needs, and if you want to truly feel and be healthy, you need to address them all.

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