The Future Of Mobile Games, As Seen When People Run Outside To Exercise

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Ever heard of Sword Art Online? It’s a highly acclaimed Japanese light novel, and turned anime series back in 2012, which shows us a possible future unfolding right before our very eyes. The only problem? Sword Art Online – a massively multiplayer role-playing game in virtual reality mode – has been turned into a death game by its creator himself, where players only get to survive in real life if (1) they stay alive in the game and (2) they basically clear up the game. After two years of being stuck in-game, 16-year-old Kirito and 17-year-old Asuna has decided to join forces like they did before they apparently became mortal enemies to clear the game once and for all.

Well-received by fans around the world, the series was then adapted for a second season that takes place a few months after the SAO incident and focuses on its aftermath – this time with a new kind of danger that specifically lurks around our heroes, Kirito and Asuna, in the real world. And the best part? There’s last year’s box-office hit Sword Art Online The Movie – Ordinal Scale –, which now leads us to this blog post’s theme: running.

You see, running and just about any other kind of physical activity plays a big role in Ordinal Scale – or better yet, in the developing world of Augmented Reality (and yes, like that of Niantic’s Pokémon Go). Without it, Kirito would never have saved Asuna and the other survivors of SAO from imminent death just because of someone’s unreleased grief from the death of his beloved daughter during the previous incident.

With this kind of future being told in the form of light novels and anime series, it’s not surprising anymore if our usual fix of mobile games like that of Supercell’s Clash of Clans soon gets the green light to become a breakthrough in the AR world and probably in every succeeding game mode in the years to come. And just like that, running outside to exercise proves to be the best thing you can ever do if you’re looking to conquer the top spot in Clash of Clans’ legendary clan list – which, of course, comes with some of the best dragons known to every Clashers out there. After all, who doesn’t want to experience for himself what it’s really like to clash with other people’s clans – and yes, like never before?

What about you?

What do you think about the future of mobile games? What do you think about when people run outside to exercise?

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How to Start Juicing Right Away

How to Start Juicing Right Away

healthy-juice-mangoFresh juices have been proven to offer physical and mental benefits. And today, the process of juicing isn’t difficult at all thanks to the advanced juicers available on the market.

To incorporate fresh juice into your diet, here are the steps you need to do:

Step #1: Purchase a juicer

It’s more advantageous to use masticating juicers than other juicers because they are more economical and they produce more juice compared to other juicers. Whatever you do, opt for a juicer that’s of good quality, easy to clean and use, and well-reviewed.

Step #2: Know your health condition

If your blood sugar is high, don’t drink fruit juices—consume vegetable juices instead. Check with your doctor too, so you’ll know what foods to avoid.

Step #3: Choose the right ingredients

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Juicing fruits all the time won’t be good for your body, as they contain natural sugars that can harm you when consumed in large amounts. Juicing vegetables frequently is also not advisable because you need sugar to keep you energized. The key is to balance what you put in the juicer. It’s best to juice the foods you don’t enjoy eating as a whole too—like spinach, kale, celery, cucumbers, and other produce. Include a variety of vegetables as well, especially if you’re not a fan of salads or leafy greens. Consuming greens can help cleanse your digestive system and help your bowel movement. Remember, if you can’t eat it, then just drink it!

Step #4: Know when to juice

Drink fresh juice at least half an hour before eating a meal. This is the best time to drink fresh juice. Doing so will enable your system to absorb what you’re about to consume quickly. The downside is that fresh juice will also help digest unhealthy foods. However, it won’t be a drawback if you only eat healthy food.

Step #5: Give your body time to adjust

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At the start of your journey, you might feel a little dizzy, and you might even experience limb weakening and joint pains at some point. When this happens, don’t be discouraged. It’s your body’s way of coping up with the cleansing that the fresh juice is doing inside your body. Remember that it may take some time for your system to get used to the process. Besides, it doesn’t last longer than two weeks, so you’ll be fine before you know it. Whenever you feel like giving up, just reiterate the saying, “this too shall pass.”

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Why Swimming Is Healthier For You Than Any Other Hobbies

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We all know how hobbies can be when it comes to our physical health, thanks to their activeness benefits. We also know how hobbies can be when it comes to our mental health, thanks to their alertness benefits. We even know how hobbies can be when it comes to our emotional health, thanks to their awareness benefits.

But if there’s one hobby you should consider learning more about right now, it would probably be swimming – even if you find yourself asking this specific question: what is the best portable spa in 2017?

You see and unlike other hobbies out there that can only provide at least one benefit for a person, swimming can provide you a myriad of benefits from at least three hobbies known to man. You also see and unlike other hobbies out there that can only provide at least two benefits for a person, swimming can provide you more than just a myriad of benefits from any other hobbies known to man.

These benefits include:

Physical Health Through Meditation-Like Routines

With swimming, you don’t need to exhaust yourself to your limit just to keep yourself physically healthy like never before when you go hiking or when you go running. You only need to swim and do some meditation-like routines like floating over the water and voila – you now have a more relaxing version of getting yourself physically fit without the heat every time, but with the right kind of heat from your body as you wade through the cold water and let yourself adapt to it naturally.

Mental Health Through Concentration-Like Exercises

With swimming, you also don’t need to exhaust yourself to your limit just to keep yourself mentally healthy like no other when you go walking or when you go stretching. You only need to swim and do some concentration-like exercises like breathing under the water and voila – you now have a more rejuvenating version of getting yourself mentally healthy without the pressure every time, but with the right kind of pressure from your mind as you wade through the cool water and let it inside of you naturally.

Last, but not the least – swimming can also help you improve your emotional health.

All those mood swings of yours can be easily relaxed down when you swim. All those temper issues can also be conveniently rejuvenated down when you swim.

And yes – it’s all thanks to everything mentioned above.

Stay tuned on this blog for more health and fitness posts!

Why People Need to Start Woodworking

Why People Need to Start Woodworking

To tell you the truth, I was also a bit surprised to know that woodworking has tons of benefits for the body. Woodworking is a craft, and everybody knows that. But only a few people appreciate how beneficial it is for one’s physical and mental state. This time, we’ll take a closer look at what woodworking can do for our human bodies.

But first, let’s review what it is.

Woodworking is the activity of creating things using wood.

Now let’s tackle its benefits.

It strengthens the body.

This art makes us carry a stack of wood for our DIY or home improvement projects we can’t wait to finish. Woodworking makes our bones and muscles stronger because of the repetitive tasks it requires like using a jigsaw or any another type of saw. Our joints can be exercised through the back-and-forth motions saws, and other tools demand. Our hand to eye coordination can be enhanced as well.

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It improves the heart.

Clamp Diy Woodworking Hand Tool Carpenter WorkWoodworking can also lower our stress levels by combating cortisol, our stress hormone! By relieving us of stress and anxiety and reducing depression levels, we can help our hearts stay healthy. Woodworking lowers blood pressure levels as well, making sure our hearts stay fit as it should be.

It saves money.

Woodworking also allows us to save money by using what we already have in our vicinity. Through the use of pieces of woods or logs we already own, we no longer have to purchase pieces of work that cost double. Apart from this, it can also help us personalize or customize our belongings, making our furniture unique from anyone else’s.

It improves the mind.

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Requiring us to focus on what we’re doing at present, woodworking also keeps our minds sharp. It can also increase our expertness on the various types of wood like mahogany and oak; different saws like pole saw and jigsaw; and other tools we’ll encounter throughout our journey with wood. This activity also encourages us to be more creative and resourceful. Plus, it increases our serotonin levels, which means it makes us happy. After completing a project, we’ll definitely have a better mood and higher self-esteem.

It averts future sicknesses.

Woodworking is a type of workout. Because it is so, it prevents us from acquiring future viruses and ailments. The activity, which makes us move around, helps us stay fit and keeps us away from the sedentary lifestyle we all are seduced to entertain. Thanks to woodworking, we can even have a smaller chance of having fractures and osteoporosis.

 

3 Healthy Bread Machine Recipes for You and Your Family

3 Healthy Bread Machine Recipes for You and Your Family

Did you know that you can save about $80-$320 a year if you make your bread? That’s right! Homemade bread is even healthier than commercial ones! Before I give you the recipes, you should first learn how to pick the right breadmaking machine, after purchase, come back to this page and start baking!

Whole Wheat Bread

Whole Wheat Bread

Let’s start simple! This recipe will be ready in 4 hours and 10 minutes.

You’ll need:

  • 1 1/2 c. and 2 tbsp. of water
  • 1/3 c. of brown sugar
  • 2 tbsp. of flax seed
  • 2 tbsp. of oil
  • 2 tsp. of salt
  • 2 tsp. of yeast
  • 3 tbsp. of milk
  • 4 c. of whole wheat flour and 1/4 c. of wheat germ

Steps:

  1. Put the ingredients in the order recommended by the manufacturer.
  2. Create a small hole in the center using a spoon.
  3. Add the yeast in the hole.
  4. Choose the whole wheat cycle, select dark crust, and press start.

Garlic and Herb Pizza Crust

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This bread will be ready in 2 hours and 5 minutes.

You’ll need:

  • 1 1/2 tsp. of rapid rise or bread machine yeast
  • 1 1/2 tsp. of molasses
  • 1 c. of white flour
  • 1 tbsp. of fresh, finely chopped basil (or 1 teaspoon dried)
  • 1 tbsp. of fresh, finely chopped oregano (or 1 teaspoon dried)
  • 1 tbsp. of minced garlic
  • 1 tsp. of salt
  • 1/2 c. & 3 tbsp. of water (warm or room temperature)
  • 3/4 c. & 2 tbsp. of whole-wheat flour
  • 4 tsp. of extra-virgin olive oil

Steps:

  1. Add the water, olive oil, garlic, oregano, molasses, and basil in the pan of your bread machine. Be sure to follow the order instructed by the manufacturer.
  2. Put the whole-wheat flour and the white flour into the pan.
  3. Add salt in one corner.
  4. Make a hole in the center of the flour for the yeast.
  5. Select the dough cycle and start the machine.
  6. Take out the dough and divide it into four after the cycle has finished.
  7. Press, extend, and form each piece into a circle (about seven inches wide).
  8. Add pizza sauce and your desired toppings.
  9. Bake them in your 400-degree oven for 12-15 mins. or until the crust has become golden brown.

Honey-Oat Bread

Honey Oat Bread

This recipe produces 8 servings.

You’ll need:

  • 1 c. of water
  • 1 tsp. of salt
  • 1/2 c. of uncooked oatmeal
  • 1/4 c. of honey
  • 2 tbsp. of vegetable or canola oil
  • 2 tsp. of active dry yeast
  • 3 c. of white bread flour OR 2 c. of whole wheat flour + 1 tbsp. of vital wheat gluten

Steps:

  1. Place the ingredients in the pan of your bread machine. Again, follow the order suggested by the manufacturer.
  2. Choose the Basic / White cycle and press start.
  3. Let the cycle finish, take out the bread, let it cool for a while, slice, and indulge!

 

5 Unbelievable Benefits of Marijuana

5 Unbelievable Benefits of Marijuana

Debates about whether using marijuana should be legal or not are still unfinished and scientists still have a lot to discover, take for example its effects on athletes. However, there are a few health benefits that we could discuss today because they’ve been supported by some studies and pieces of research. Here they are:

Lower Depression and Anxiety

Last 2010, Harvard Medical School carried out research and found that cannabis can help improve the mood of the user. It can likewise be used as a mild sedative. This goes to show that with proper use and dosage, marijuana can reduce a person’s anxiety and depression levels.

Improve Metabolism and Aid in Weight Loss

Marijuana can also control insulin production in the user’s body and help him manage his intake of calories day by day. No wonder weed smokers are slimmer! A discovery such as this is perfect for those who have been obese for a long time and are seeking for an effective solution.

Improve Concentration

Thanks to marijuana, users can focus more on their tasks at hand. Of course, they would Smoking pothave to be in a state of “functional high.” Studies even prove that weed can improve the creativity of the user, which is helpful for artists and designers. However, we should clarify that it doesn’t have a substantial impact on the user’s short-term memory.

Comfort People with PTSD

Those who have Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, such as participants of war, can find relaxation in cannabis as proved by various studies. In fact, to fight PTSD, a lot of people in New Mexico were licensed to use medical marijuana.

Fight and Prevent Different Diseases

Enough research and studies have been conducted regarding pot, allowing us to take a peek of its health benefits. Marijuana can cause a number of illnesses, but when not abused, it can be extremely beneficial. Weed can be used to treat inflammatory bowels, control epileptic seizures, combat glaucoma, and lower Hepatitis C side effects. It can also ease sclerosis pains, help prevent cancer from spreading, and help people get through their chemotherapy.

So, if cultivation in your country is legal, then why not start growing marijuana now? Just get what you need from LED Grow Lights 101 and the process will be a breeze.

Fall in New York

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A healthy lifestyle knows no season, especially if you want to stay active and spend a lot of time outdoors. But not everyone enjoys spending time outside when it is too hot or too cold to work up a sweat. Some might opt to go to the gym or do their workouts indoors than suffer the discomforts of doing them outdoors. But there are certain times of the year when going out to do fun stuff become even more pleasant.

If you are living or visiting in New York in autumn, you will find plenty of things to do to make exercising more enjoyable. Not to mention the really stunning scenery you get to see around the city. And there is no better way to make the most of the fall months than to spend as much time as you can outside doing things you will likely avoid doing on hot summer days or during the cold months.

central parkCentral Park is easily one of the best places to explore a wide array of New York fall activities. It does not matter how many times you have been there. You will always find something to see and do many of which might surprise you. Imagine taking a walk or going for a run in the midst of a breathtaking kaleidoscope of nature’s colors. Or you can go for a bike ride around the park and feast your eyes on the beautiful autumn foliage. Or you can simply meander around and be surprised with the things you can find and discover along the way.

Fall is also a great time to prepare delicious and healthy meals or treats made with in-season fruits and vegetables. You can head out to a nearby farm to pick apples or pumpkins that you can use to make pies.

Whatever you choose to do, one thing stays true – fall in New York is filled with exciting possibilities.

Remember These When Going On A Diet

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Contrary to popular belief, going on a diet doesn’t mean starving until you reach your weight goal. On the other hand, going on a diet doesn’t mean stopping until you reach your fitness goal.

You see, going on a diet means eating the right kind of food rather than eating less. You also see, going on a diet means doing the right kind of activities rather than doing more.

That being said, remember these when going on a diet:

Time matters.

When going on a diet, time matters – just like when building new habits (e.g. eating like a king during breakfast, eating like a prince during lunch, and eating like a beggar during supper) or when starting new habits (e.g. running outside for 30 minutes, doing chores for an hour, and playing badminton for 2 hours). Time also matters when it comes to cooking healthier food (ex. when following the instructions on the cookbook), as well as doing better activities (ex. when following the instructions on the manual.

Effort matters.

When going on a diet, effort also matters – just like when starting new habits for that energizing perk (e.g. eating more vegetable-based food or drinking more fruit-based beverages) or when building new habits for that enlivening perk (e.g. climbing up and down the stairs or pushing up and down the floor). Effort also matters when it comes to food (ex. assuring your condition with the right kind of food), as well as activities (ex. improving your condition with the right kind of activity).

Always remember, you don’t have to starve just to reach your desired goal – or more specifically, your weight goal. You also don’t have to stop just to reach your desired goal – or more specifically, your fitness goal.

Do you have any other reminders when going on a diet? Let us know in the comments section below!

Why Run at the Great Wall Marathon

Any runner who is up to a challenge would be drawn to the Great Wall Marathon. Just hearing about the stories surrounding the event from those who have experienced it would make you want to have a go at it. And you do not have to be a competitive runner to explore the idea. There is even a fun run category for those who just want to experience it non-competitively. There are many reasons why this is worth a try. And here are just some of them.

 

The Great Wall

Running the Great Wall Marathon is like shooting two birds with one stone. It is not only a great opportunity to see one of the world’s wonders. It also allows you to challenge yourself in ways you may have never imagined. Imagine running up and down all those steps surrounded by breathtaking scenery.

 

Stair Running on a Different Level

Stair running is not the easiest thing to do even on the best days. The usual stairs you use for training are likely easier to manage than the ones you will find at the Great Wall. Conquering over five thousand of steps can push you past your limits.

 

Adventure of a Lifetime

It is an adventure of a lifetime that you can look back to and tell stories about to your family and friends for years to come. You may have a fairly good idea of what to expect based on the information available online and from first-hand accounts of people have been through it. But there is nothing quite like experiencing it for yourself. It is about venturing into the unknown and testing your own abilities to complete the race.

 

Meet New and Old Friends from around the World

This annual event gathers thousands of runners from around the world. It would be a great race to plan with your friends. But more importantly, it is a great way to meet and make new friends from around the world. You come across people who share the same passion for running and the shared experiences that you will have at the marathon can provide opportunities to forge lasting friendships.

 

Marvel at the View

The Great Wall is a popular destination not only for its history and the stories around it. While it is a breathtaking sight in itself, its surroundings are equally stunning. You can enjoy the scenery as you try to finish your run.

Finding the Time for Exercise

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Wanting to stay fit is easy. It is the doing part that makes it hard. Many people make plans to fit in at least a half hour or one of fitness workout every day. But busy schedules and other varied reasons often make it seem impossible to follow through. The trouble with letting being busy get in the way of exercise is that it may become habitual. If left unchecked, it could stop you from achieving your health and fitness goals. Here are some ideas on how to make time for a workout regardless of how busy your day gets.

1. Get quality sleep. The trick to finding time to exercise is to improve the quality of your sleep. Lack of sleep makes you feel tired and less inclined to exercise the next day. Figure out how many hours of sleep you need to give your mind and body ample time to rest. If you want to make time for exercise, set a regular sleep-wake schedule that allows for at least 30 minutes of workout before you officially start your day.

2. Wake up early. There are many perks in starting your day earlier than most people do. Many highly successful people in their respective fields reveal daily routines that start very early in the morning, which usually includes doing at least an hour of exercise or physical activity they enjoy. The quickest way to find time to exercise is to set your alarm earlier than you usually do, get out of bed when it goes off, and exercise at home or hit the gym to begin your day with a good workout.

3. Stretch and move. Not everyone bounces out of bed cheerfully after the alarm goes off. Some require a lot of willpower to peel themselves off their beds. A great way to get your flowing and avoid the temptation to go back to bed is to stretch your muscles. You can also learn yoga so you could combine meditation and exercise to start your morning right.

4. Find ways to keep moving. If at-home exercise before you leave for work seems nearly impossible, you can take advantage of your daily commute to get the workout you need. Stretch your walking time by choosing the farthest parking spot from your office building. If you commute by bus or subway, you can get off at least one or two stops earlier so you can walk or run the rest of the way.