IM/5 Fitness

Shell We Begin!

Good company in a journey makes the way seem shorter. — Izaak Walton

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The road to good health and fitness can be long, frustrating and very painful at times but the end result and the outcome from the workout and the gym is very well worth it. Well, thanks to us your journey does not have to be a lonely one. We are here to give you some of the tools that you might need in the course of your journey. We will provide you with product reviews on products, diets, food, and exercise for you to evaluate and use in your endeavor from beginners to long term established. Our hope is that we can become a part of your journey.

We wish everyone happy results and good luck! ……… In our endeavor to make this a very dependable top blog, we welcome all comments, suggestions and ask fitness related questions we will answer promptly.

Thank You!

The IM/5Fitness family would like to thank all of our loyal readers and supporters. It has been a great ride Thus far and we look forward to a very bright future with more new readers and supporters. We will continue to bring even better content and support for everyone, and please continue to mask up and stay safe.

Lets Have a Serious Conversation About Physical Health And Mental Well Being

One surmises Physical health and fitness as something that you get out and do or make effort to do that enhances your physical inner and outer appearance. But what we need to talk about is what enables each individual to have the opportunity to achieve it.

You have a job which affords you to have shelter which in turn puts you mentally at a certain ease. Your job in turn pays your bills which also gives you a certain mental relief. All this along with more puts you in a position to be able to use a certain amount of your time and effort to focus on your physical health. All the above is just another factor of the protests that are going on, for the right to to be able to be in a position to be able to have time to focus on physical health. This in turn allows you for mental well being, which everyone regardless of nationality has the right to be able to afford for them selves. For too long African Americans have not been given that right though out the system.

Covid Exposure

First of all our IM\5Fitness family would like to express our per found condolences to all the effected individuals and all the effected families world wide that have loved one’s that have past away due to the virus. We know here at IM5 that this is a trying time for all people on the earth and it is really a god and you time. We would just like for you too allow us to be in your life….. and tell us what you want at this time. But as you know everything takes a back seat to life right now.

We are still here for your questions and answers and we will, as always try to answer them the best of our ability.

The Covid Fitness Journey

It seems these days that everything around us is being tested. From our democracy and the way and how we live, our personalities and the way we react and communicate with each other on a daily basis. There is only once or just maybe twice in your lifetime that you reach moments that will not only define your here and now, but will also shape your future for decades to come. It seems like as humane beings, we are definitely at that point, so choose wisely.

The same can be said for your fitness. Mentally you have to be ready to take on the challenge ahead of you. Fitness wise this will probably be the toughest challenge that you will ever face. Not doing anything is physically and mentally neglect and may put you in a position that you may never be able to recover from. It’s not hard to see the effects of Covid on the majority of the population, more and more weight gain. You know the old saying ” If you don’t stand for something then you will die for anything. This time period that we are in can and will set your future in stone for the next twenty years. Physically and mentally push through with your fitness goals. Get creative and intivative To get through this time. The one thing that Covid has taught us is that the physically fit make it through it and god bless to everyone and wear a mask and be safe, from the IM/5Fitness family.

Healthy Ways To Increase Your Immune System

As we have witnessed this new life changing and new normal Life style that is upon us. We have also began to know the impotence of our surroundings and especially our health. We here at IM/5 are here to help in any way that we can, we are all in this together weather we want to be or not. So here are some careful tips that can help you out on the way through our new journey and God Bless everyone from the IM/5Fitness family.

Don’t smoke or breath in smoke

Eat a high diet of fruit and vegetables with your meals

Exercise regularly

Maintain a healthy wieght

Alcohol in Moderation

These next two may be the most important in the group

Get adequate sleep and rest

Minimize Stress ( know when it is time for you to rest and just take time out for yourself, nothing is worth sacrificing your health.)

Take steps to avoid infection, such as washing hands frequently and cooking meats thoroughly.

How To Mentally And Physically Prepare For Weight Loss

There is a difference that needs to be addressed when it comes to loosing weight. There is a big difference between just eating and eating because you are hungry and consuming more than your body needs to function and be healthy. We have put together some things that we think every person needs to keep in mind and you can incorporate for your journey.

Be Accountable

Track your progress but don’t get obsessive, weigh yourself every week and monitor your eating habits, how you eat and when you eat, learn your body and what works for you.

Create a Meal Plan That Fits You Not Someone else

only you know your eating habits, what triggers your body and where it goes. You know where you want to get too and how you want it to look. The key is what it is going to take to get there and realistically knowing your body is half the battle. Set reasonable perimeters that you know are achievable for the short term. This will help you to get to your long term goal and be successful.

Remember Be Patient

Mentally it is not easy when it comes to loosing weight, just remember no one is perfect and it is totally OK to loose your way at times. The consistency as much as possible is the key, just remember, anything done for a thirty day period becomes a habit. Always visualize your commitment and goals, trying three times, maybe, but consistently trying on an everyday basis means results that you can see and be proud of.

Tips To Safe Exercising

Know your body

Knowing when things feel good and are right is a good thing, but also knowing when an exercise is wrong for you and when your body has a negative reaction is also important. Every exercise and every weight workout is not meant for everyone.

Hydration

Make sure that you have a balance of water and electrolytes in your body to aide the workout and recovery process.

Moderation

Don’t over exert yourself, no pain, no gain is good however, don’t do more than your recovery day or days can handle. If you can do ten or more of any exercise workout, then it’s time to move up to the next level.

Be knowledgeable

Know your exercises and routine, what they do, what is the buildup area and what the results should be.

Be as technical as possible

Stay within the instructional technique as much as possible to avoid injury and unnecessary soreness.

Be reasonable

Set reachable goals, this will help boost your confidence and help your motivation to keep going and move higher.



9 Bedtime Drinks That Reduce Stomach Fat While You Sleep

In this journey to become the best of our self’s or to be as healthy as possible no matter your life situation. We deal with work hard and you will see results, No pain, No gain, till it hurts and others. In this day and age with everything being ready made access, there is something to be said for working smart as well. We love the fact that there are products that will give us a non physical advantage or aide especially when it’s a hard to penetrate part of the body. We have some for the number one hardest part of the body to penetrate and get right.

Pineapple juice

Pineapples are full of natural fibers, so they keep you full longer and reduce stomach fat, collecting in the stomach area .

Cucumber Juice

Juice a few fresh cucumbers, and add some water. This drink will help to supply the body with vitamins, minerals, fiber, and antioxidants that help digestion, support weight loss, and regulate blood sugar.

Green Tea

Green tea accelerates metabolism, helps weight loss, and prevents weight gain.

Apple Cider Vinegar

Apple vinegar has powerful antibacterial and antibiotic properties, that treat diarrhea, intestinal spasms, and soothe an upset stomach. Add a few tablespoons to a glass of water, add a few apple slices, and drink it before going to sleep.

Cucumber And Cilantro

This drink detoxifies the body because it is rich in antioxidants, just add lemon, water, cucumber and some cilantro.

Ginger Tea

Ginger is one of the most effective natural remedies for preventing obesity. it also improves the absorption of nutrients, helps digestion, and helps melt abdominal fat.

Strawberry With Lemon And Herbs

Strawberries are abundant in phytochemicals which prevent heart disease and cancer and help the weight loss. The compounds they contain inhibit inflammation, regulate hormones and control blood sugar.

Dandelion Tea

This tea will help you cleanse the body of toxins, and relieve heartburn, bloating, and other forms of stomach discomfort. 

Grapefruit And Cinnamon Juice

Grapefruit is a rich source of antioxidants. It boosts metabolism and helps you reach your weight loss goals. Just add some grapefruit juice to a glass of water, and add cinnamon sticks, and sugar. Garnish with mint.