Don’t let the rainy season keep you from staying in shape!
Read this week’s dose of #fitspo for all the health and fitness inspiration you’ll need this week, from workout tips and tricks to new gear worth saving up for!
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Thinking about doing trail running, but don’t know how or where to start? Arm yourself with the right equipment—wear trail shoes for more rugged paths, bring a lightweight backpack for your needs, and keep yourself hydrated with lots of water. And once you’re in the wilderness, stay on main trails, always bring a buddy, and follow the "leave no trace" principle—leave nothing but footprints, take nothing but pictures, kill nothing but time.
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Here’s a nifty trick to help you stop procrastinating: Allow yourself to do something you enjoy only after doing something you actually need to. Think of it as a way to reward yourself. Try it out and tell us how you fare!
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Avid runners will love the new ASICS watch line, which has nifty features both newbies and seasoned athletes will surely appreciate like LED lights, heart rate monitors, and GPS location systems. The best part: At prices ranging from P3,950 to P7,950, it’s not going to burn a giant hole in your pocket!
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Getting tired of your usual workout? Add some spice to it by throwing in a quick but challenging squat-push-pull-core routine—not only is it guaranteed to stretch all your major muscles, but it also prevents you from taking numerous breaks.
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Believe it or not, there’s actually a medical condition that can make people think others are transforming into monsters right before their very eyes without resorting to any kinds of drugs! It’s called Prospometamorphopsia, and thankfully, it’s very rare. It’s still terrifying to have, though—imagine seeing your boss transform into a kapre during a presentation!
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Want to stop snoring? Quit smoking and drinking—these two vices can cause your nasal passages to act up, making it harder for air to pass through when you're off to dreamland.
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Converse’s new Chuck II kicks may look like all the old Chucks you’ve had since you were a teen, but these new kicks are more than pamporma: They’re actually comfortable, with excellent cushioning, actual arch support, and a breathable suede liner that wouldn’t stink up your feet. Finally!
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If you don’t chalk up before lifting, you’ll likely end up doing the whole exercise wrong. Chalk dries up your hands in a jiffy, giving you a better grip and helping you hold on to your weights longer. And like that’s not enough, chalk can also help prevent you from getting blisters and tears from doing quick motions. Trust us;it’s worth the few extra seconds!
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Don’t underestimate the importance of maintaining good posture: Not only does standing properly make you look taller and leaner, but it also helps you attain the correct form when you’re doing your workouts. Correct your posture by standing with your feet forward, slightly contracting your abs and glutes, and keeping your shoulders where they’ll be when you put your palms on your pecs. It sounds like a lot to take note of, but your body will thank you for it.
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Two things you should learn about Katy Hearn: 1) She’s a fitness coach, and 2) She’s one of the hottest people on Instagram. Seriously, the girl is FINE. If you’re not following her yet, you’re definitely missing at least a fourth of your life.