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5 local brands that will help you get started on your home fitness journey

5 local brands that will help you get started on your home fitness journey

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It is only a matter of time until gyms finally reopen and men and women are back to pushing heavy weights above their heads – blood pumping through their veins and faces glistening with sweat. On the flip side, however, many Pakistanis are understandably hesitant to suddenly start sharing equipment in a closed space with potential virus-carriers and may instead opt to exercise at home. Here are 5 local brands that will help you get started on – or continue – your home fitness journey.

1. Living Fit

Founded by two sisters, Sana and Manal Garib, Living Fit aims to guide women on their fitness journey: specializing in minimalist fitness apparel to make working out comfortable. Sana, in particular, has an additional Instagram account under the same brand in which she uses her experience as a weightlifting and gymnastic trainer to coach her followers on workout routines and nutrition advice.

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LOWER BODY BURNER 🦵🏻🍑 #noequipmentneeded ⁣ This will leave your glutes & hamstrings burning after 🔥 ⁣ ⁣ 🎯 Kneeling Squats ⁣ 🎯 Hamstring Plank (elevated)⁣ 🎯 Lateral Step Ups 🎯 Glute Bridge Walk Outs ⁣ ⁣ Don’t forget to ❤️ and save for your next workout! ⁣ .⁣⁣ . . . . . . . . . . .⁣⁣ .⁣⁣ .⁣⁣ .⁣⁣ .⁣⁣ .⁣⁣ . . . . . . . .⁣⁣ . . . . . . #girlswholift #fithack #gymbum #squats #bbggirls #handstands #weightlosshacks #coronavirus #coronaprecautions #wod #guthealth #livingfitpk #abs #rings #squats #lowerbodyworkout #handstandtutorial #absworkout #fullbodyworkout #glutes #athomeworkout #athomewod #headstand #coronavirus #gymnastics #coronaviruspakistan #coronapakistan #livingfitpk #coronaupdates @tribunedit @womenshealthme

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2. Precision Strength

Selling major heavy duty equipment, Precision Strength targets athletes who wish to focus on their core lifts at home and would like to create a home gym. Their products include goods like squat and power racks that are generally more difficult to obtain and require long-term effort to make the investment worthwhile.

3. Apollo Sports

Selling products ranging from dumbbells to medicine balls to foam rollers, Apollo Sports is a brand that offers all the products an average fitness enthusiast needs to do a solid workout at home. Prospective buyers might find themselves a bit overwhelmed by the variety offered and become confused as to what to purchase, but we recommend starting with a couple pairs of dumbbells and then see where it goes from there.

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#nevergiveup #apollosports #apollosportspk #liveup #dumbbells #rubberdumbbell Please visit given link for further information: https://www.apollosports.pk/product-category/fitness-equipments/weight-training/ APOLLO offer some of the best home gym body building & strength exercise machines in Pakistan. “Built your Dream Home Gym” Choose from Variety of Home Gyms, Multi adjustable Bench, Dumbbells, Barbells, Weight Plates, Weight lifting Gloves, Belts & Wrist wraps & much more.

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4. Nehathefoodie

No home fitness routine is complete without a solid nutrition plan. Enter Nehathefoodie, a student from Karachi running a food blog in which she provides recipes for healthy and tasty foods to consume in between workouts. Nehathefoodie also makes an effort to include cheat foods for those who can’t manage without them, but with a healthy twist. Want Nutella? Why not try Nehathefoodie’s Nutella Fudge Bars which lack any of the sugar and additives which makes normal Nutella so unhealthy?

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HEALTHY “NUTELLA” FUDGE BARS (gluten free, dairy free, vegan option) Base: 1/4 cup healthy Nutella (recipe previously posted) 1/4 cup hazelnuts (can use walnuts) 3 tbsp cocoa powder 1 cup unsweetened shredded coconut 3 tbsp honey (maple/agave for vegan) 1 tbsp melted coconut oil Nutella fudge layer: 1/2 cup healthy Nutella (can use peanut butter + 2 tbsp cocoa powder) 1/4 cup honey/maple/agave 1/4 cup melted coconut oil METHOD: in a food processor, add all the ingredients for the base and pulse to combine. Press the mixture into the bottom of a pan (I used a small 4×10 inch pan). Then whisk together the ingredients for the fudge layer until smooth and pour over the base. Place in the fridge for at least an hour to set. Once set, slice into bars/squares. I cut mine relatively small and got 12 bars but you can slice them into whatever size you like. Garnish with extra hazelnuts if desired. You can store these in the fridge in an airtight container but I like to store them in the freezer as it gives them an extra chewy texture. These are ADDICTIVE and taste just like real Nutella but without all the sugar and additives. Hope you give this recipe a go 😊 • • • • • #food #foodie #foodiesofinstagram #foodiegram #foodstagram #foodlover #foodblogger #instablogger #instafood #recipe #healthyrecipe #healthy #healthyfood #cleaneats #cleaneating #healthydessert #nutella #healthynutella #glutenfree #glutenfreerecipes #vegandessert #veganrecipe #yum #yummy #delicious

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5. Zo the Nutritionist

Armed with an MSc. in Human Nutrition from the prestigious McGill University, Zoha Matin is another nutrition specialist who offers advice to fitness enthusiasts on how to eat and stay healthy. In addition to providing recipes and advice, Matin also makes an effort to clarify misconceptions about nutrition: such as whether or not frozen fruit is healthy. She also tries to tackle common problems faced by people, such as food cravings.

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Do you regularly have food cravings that seem uncontrollable 🍩🍕😥?! Don’t worry, there is hope☺️ Below are a few things you can do to keep them in check ✅ . Food cravings can be a frustrating and overwhelming feeling that you might think you can’t control. But more often than not, you can manage your cravings if you spend some time to sort out its cause. The first step in tackling a food craving is understanding why it’s there. One of the best tools to do this is to use a “food-mood” journal, which can be as simple as keeping some notes (on paper, on your cell phone) about what you were craving, the time of day you had the craving, how you were feeling, and what you did about the craving. If you do this for a week or two, then you should begin seeing an emerging pattern of behavior associated with the craving. Six Common Causes 1. You are stressed, anxious, or sad – Chronic stress increases the level of the hormone cortisol, which increases appetite – especially for sweet carbs. If we are feeling sad, then we eat because it’s pleasurable and triggers the release of endogenous cannabinoids that can soothe mood naturally. 2. You are tired – Our bodies renew our energy when we sleep. The other way we obtain energy is eating foods that provide the calories the body turns into energy. If you aren’t getting enough sleep, then your body can drive you to eat more to keep up energy levels. Poor sleep quality also changes cortisol levels, which will increase your appetite. 3. Your blood sugar is low We really do need energy to maintain us throughout the day – and this energy comes from food. If you don’t eat enough, then your blood sugar can fall to a level that triggers cravings because your body needs energy. This craving is most often for sugar. . . 4. Your hormones are out of balance – Cortisol has already been mentioned as one hormone that drives hunger, but other hormones also play a role. This is especially true in women who are still menstruating, because cycling hormones throughout the month can drive cravings and hunger. (… caption continued in the comments **)

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Disclaimer: This is an unpaid article aimed at promoting local businesses and blogs in Pakistan. The material and information in the article is for information purposes only. While Team PG has made every effort to ensure the information is accurate, they cannot be held responsible for the nature or quality of the businesses and blogs mentioned.

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