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Let the Smart Bed Sort Out Your Sleeping Woes

It seems that the world has been dumb for too long and now the smart era is upon us, with smart phones, smart appliances comes the rise of the new smart bed. The product was launced at Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas and showcased a double mattress bed that does everything that tracks your sleeping habits by breathing, heart rate, whether you are lying still or tossing and turning over the course of the sleep and even makes your sleeping partner stop snoring. No elbows and/or shaking required!X12 Smart Bed

This clever bed is called x12, and is apparently $8,000 approximately R80,000 but they wanted to make sure that apart from all the smart things it does, it gives you even more value for your R80,000 because it listens to your voice and you can command it to initiate under bed lighting, built in massage and its anti-snore feature (which raises the angle at which the snorer is sleeping to temporarily relieve the snoring.

I am amazed and also perplexed, is this really what all our lives are going to come to – what’s next? I can’t help but wonder if this won’t be like constantly living in a hospital being hooked up to machines that monitor your heart, breath, etc. I did enough of that as a kid, so I am not too bothered, although the benefits for people who are ill will probably be increased tenfold. The insominacs probably wouldn’t benefit from something like this though.

Check this out!

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All the right moves!

Fabulous Pouters!

During my training sessions at the gym, I always notice people doing exercises in the incorrect way so I thought I would give a little advice on the correct gym positions. It’s not only females but also males who do exercises in the wrong way. Not only is this bad for your body but it also doesn’t work the correct muscles.

So I will be giving a few tips everyone should stick to when at the gym. These are vital to prevent injury and help in your training. They are basic tips and easy to follow.

Firstly posture is a vital part of exercise, during any exercise make sure you have correct posture. Usually in most exercises we need to keep our back straight.

Core muscles are also important, these are our inner stomach muscles which surround the spine and torso and give you most of your balance, when doing any exercises squeezing your core muscles will enforce your posture and will help to keep your posture in the correct position.

If performing an exercise while standing, remember to keep your feet shoulder width apart, this will help with balance and posture. At times keeping one leg in front of the other can also help with balance and posture, again remembering to keep those core muscles flexed.

Breathing is another very very important part of exercising, breathing helps with your muscles to reach their full potential, always breathe on the hardest part of the movement.

Remember that muscles only start working after 12-15 reps, so make sure you do either a few sets with high reps or vice versa.

If you want to achieve more of a toned look than, higher reps are recommended with a lower weight, yet if you wish to build muscles do lower reps with a higher weight.

Try changing up your routines every two weeks, as your body will get accustomed to the same exercises and will eventually start to reach a plateau.

There is NO such thing as spot exercising, so doing specific exercises for a specific area, say for example bicep curls, does not help increase the weight loss in that area only. Your body needs to be worked all over in order for any successful weight loss.

Experience with different exercises and ask for assistance at the gym if you not sure on what to do.

Stretching is important to help prevent injury and also helps with muscles formation.

These are just a few basic tips, I hope you Pouters all learnt something new and this will help improve your training at the gym.

Keep training and keep Pouting.

XoXo

Megs.

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