Weekly Round-Up #289: Fitness, Fitness, Fitness And Some Coffee

Weekly Round-Up #289: Fitness, Fitness, Fitness And Some Coffee


This week we focus on exercise and fitness. I know, I know, it’s not something everyone is interested in but it’s something we should all be doing in some way! But, if you’re not into exercise then we’ve got some tips on how to brew the perfect cup of coffee and some ideas of things you can do instead of binging that new Netflix show everyone has been raving about.

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Welcome to this week’s round-up, I hope you have had a fun, safe and productive week.

This week we focus on exercise and fitness. I know, I know, it’s not something everyone is interested in but it’s something we should all be doing in some way!

With that in mind we look at the benefits of a HIIT workout, how you can put together your perfect fitness routine and how you can stay fit if you’re on a long road-trip (but you can also apply these if you sit behind a desk too).

But, if you’re not into exercise then we’ve got some tips on how to brew the perfect cup of coffee and some ideas of things you can do instead of binging that new Netflix show everyone has been raving about.

15 Amazing Benefits Of HIIT Workout – Fitness Rhythm

If you are interested in personal fitness, you have likely heard about high-intensity interval training (HIIT). While this type of exercise is increasing in popularity, not everyone knows about the extensive benefits of HIIT.

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It is important to point out that many of the benefits of HIIT workouts are also present in other forms of exercise. In most cases, HIIT often delivers those benefits in greater quantities and in a shorter amount of time. Evidence supporting that idea continues to appear through studies. Each strengthens the notion that HIIT is an ideal workout for enhancing your overall health.

In this article, Fitness Rhythm takes a look at the top 15 benefits of high-intensity interval training. We’ll begin with some of the physical benefits of these workouts, then discuss some of the less-obvious benefits of HIIT.

Building The Perfect Fitness Routine, Element By Element – Become a Personal Trainer

Getting back into top physical shape could be one of your most important self-development projects. A comprehensive, well-rounded workout routine can push you higher and farther than you’d ever imagined was possible, leaving you in peak physical, emotional and psychological condition.

An ideal workout routine should incorporate a broad range of fitness-related activities, covering five essential categories: aerobic fitness, strength training, stretching for flexibility, core muscle strengthening and balance training.

In this article, Become A Personal Trainer takes a closer look at each element, to learn more about what each will contribute to your overall health.

10 Exercises To Remain Fit On Months-Long Road Trips – Overlandsite

If you’re an overlander, (or truck driver, or live in an RV), you spend a significant amount of time driving. It’s easy to neglect your health. The lack of general routine can also lead to neglecting your exercise routine. Exercise improves both mental and physical health. Overlanders should make an effort to establish a routine and exercise daily to avoid these health risks. If you spend just thirty minutes a day exercising, you’ll gradually improve your health. After a long day of sitting in your cab, even stretching helps strengthen your muscles. In this article, Overland Site gives you ten exercises you can do daily while on the road. These exercises work all the muscles in your body, including your lower back.

15 Things You Could Achieve Tonight Instead Of Watching TV – CableCompare.com

There is more to the world than what you see on a screen, as hard as it is to believe right now.While watching TV (or streaming some form of content) can be a lovely way to spend an evening, it can also be your default activity. You do not feel much sense of accomplishment outside of finishing a season of the show we are most recently binge-watching.

If you feel this way, it’s likely you want to change that or find something new to break up your routine. There are plenty of options for all budgets and situations, and most of them take a few hours at most to get started!

With that in mind, CableCompare have put together a list of 15 alternatives to watching TV that you can try so check it out if you want to stop being glued to the box and try something new.

Simplest Adwords Audit Template – Blue Water Marketing

You’ve got your Google Ads (AdWords) set up. But are they really optimized to give you the best results? Is your ad spend being wasted on ineffective ads?

There are already plenty of comprehensive AdWords guides out there to help you figure this out. So instead, Blue Water Marketing are offering you a simple AdWords audit template for great results in less time as well as taking you through the basics of adwords and how to optimise your keywords.

How To Afford A Service Dog – Bankrate

Service dogs are trained to provide assistance and therapy to people with disabilities. This can include guiding people who are blind, alerting people who are deaf, pulling a wheelchair, alerting and protecting a person who is having a seizure, reminding a person with mental illness to take prescribed medications, calming a person with PTSD during an anxiety attack or performing other duties. Many individuals depend on service dogs to help them live their everyday lives.

Naturally, service dogs require extensive training. That training, in addition to veterinary care, staff and dog trainers, registration and more, runs the average cost of a service dog between $20,000 and $60,000. Every situation is different, but it is important to keep in mind additional costs to upkeep your dog. In this article from Bankrate, they look at the extra costs involved in owning a service dog, how you can afford one, and organisations that will help you find the perfect pooch for you.

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The Complete Guide To Setting Up A Home Office – Home Office Warrior

As time goes on, working from home is becoming more and more popular. As the 2020 COVID-19 Pandemic showed, many people can even be more productive when working from home. Of course, while there are a lot of benefits to working from home, there is one hurdle you need to get over before you get to work: setting up your home office.

There are a lot of things to consider, from the type of chair that you need to buy to the sort of laptop and internet you need to work to the best of your ability. If you’ve never set up a home office before, then you will be pleased to know that Home Office Warrior is here to help. Read their article for a total guide to setting up a home office for the best productivity.

How To Find A Hobby As An Adult – Tactile Hobby

Everyone needs something to give them a little more enjoyment in their day. Whether that’s an exercise activity, something creative, or something like gaming. Of course, many of us establish our hobbies as children. Perhaps you joined a club at school for soccer and the interest has stayed with you throughout your life.

Maybe you joined the scouts and you have an interest in bird watching. Do you know what people usually don’t talk about though? How difficult it is to develop a hobby as an adult. There aren’t as many opportunities to find new hobbies as an adult – at least not ones that are obvious. In this article Tactile Hobby takes a look at how you can find a hobby as an adult and what the benefits of hobbies can be on your health and wellbeing.

How To Arrange Wall Art: The Complete Art Placement Guide – The Study

Creating a wall of art is a wonderful way to enhance your space, showcase beautiful pieces and tie an interior design together. It allows you to evoke emotions in a room while also showing off your tastes and interests.

However, arranging artworks on a blank wall can be daunting. In this article 1st Dibs takes you through how to arrange art on your wall and some great tips for getting the placement just right.

Do You Lack Self-Discipline? 13 Epic Hacks For Mastering Self-Discipline – UpriseHigh

Self-discipline means having full control over your actions. It is the mastery over your brain and emotions to do what you are required to do even when you don’t feel like doing it. It is the behavior of getting things done according to their priorities instead of emotions. Also, it is a skill, when mastered, could lead to success in life.

In this article, Uprise High looks at the importance and benefits of self-discipline and gives you 13 action steps to become more self-disciplined.

Benefits Of Mindfulness – MindPanda

Mindfulness, the practice of staying aware and in sync with yourself and your surroundings is often characterized by sitting in total silence with legs crossed, eyes shut and palms facing upwards. Science actually suggests that the benefits of mindfulness-based meditation can be phenomenal. In this article, MindPanda have put together ten amazing benefits of mindfulness backed by science you should know about.

A Complete Guide To Setting Up A Small Business – Uniway Sourcing

Uniway Sourcing has put together a step-by-step guide to setting up your small business and you’ll learn that it’s much simpler than you thought…

Each of us has our own reasons for being drawn to Entrepreneurship. Some of us want to be our own boss.

Some of us want to work for a company where our effort has a tangible impact. Some of us even want to do it to add a little challenge to our lives. Sadly, motivation can be quickly lost when we realize how much effort starting a business actually is.

A Complete Guide On How To Make The Perfect Cup Of Coffee – CoffeeBitz

Coffee. It’s a ritual. It’s a flavor. It’s addictive and compulsive. It’s a morning eye-opener, it’s creative rocket fuel, and it’s occasionally what you need to keep sleep at bay when you absolutely, positively have to meet an impossible deadline and rule all.

But what’s the perfect cup of coffee? In this article Coffee Blitz walks you through all you need to know about coffee, from beans to roasts, different ways to brew coffee and how to make the perfect cup at home.

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If you work as a teacher, you might have very particular routines to which you daily adhere – perhaps out of a concern that, if you don’t, the entire day’s schedule could collapse. Still, how does your approach compare to that of other teaching staff?

America’s Best (And Worst) Cities For Graphic Designers – moveBuddha

Whether a designer, business owner, or creative-minded local resident, this list from moveBuddha sheds light on stand-out cities attracting creators. The full data dive uncovers the best and worst cities in terms of job opportunity (location quotient), earning potential, and cost of living (spending power).

Have A Great Week

I hope you have enjoyed this round-up, as always if you have any links you like to share with me and my readers please contact me through the website or send me a tweet.

Until next time, Stay Productive!

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Katy is always trying to be more productive one day at a time! Whether it's analogue, digital, motivational or psychological who'll try any system that will help her get things done and get organised. As well as running FlippingHeck.com, she also loves making music and reviewing things.
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