IS BODYBUILDING HEALTHY

If you are wondering how bodybuilding is a healthy habit to practice take a look at this article by Luxrilife.

It’s hard to ignore bodybuilders when they walk down the street or in any room. This type of athletes literally spend hours and days to sculpt their bodies and muscles. Although they are keen to maintain a perfect diet, how does this intensive sport affect their health?

The Pros

The intensive heavy lifting that bodybuilders submit their bodies to is very beneficial for their muscles as it makes them stronger and leaner especially over the longer term. As bodybuilders lift weight during their younger years, they are building a sort of infrastructure inside their bodies. Thus, when they reach the age that causes mass & strength loss, they are capable more than others to live independently and maintain a better quality of life throughout their older years.

One of the most important benefits of bodybuilding is the sport’s effect on their bones. Bodybuilders tend to have bones that are much dense and much stronger than the average person’s. Thus, this heavy lifting sport can prevent osteoporosis and even limit fractures & breaks!

Healthy bodybuilding can be also beneficial for the bodybuilder’s psychological health as it boosts self-confidence through the roof! A bodybuilder is always confident when walking into a room and glancing over the dozen of eyes contemplating him.

The Cons

Unfortunately, bodybuilding affects the person’s overall health when not practiced to the extreme. Risks can be fatal such as the tear of the aorta but in moderate practices this type of training is usually good for the heart and lung health overall.

When paired with the wrong type of diet, bodybuilding can also affect the overall health negatively. Bodybuilders must fill up on 5000 calories AT LEAST in order to maintain a balanced lifestyle. Now it doesn’t have to be an unhealthy diet, but they can always treat themselves to what we like to call “cheat meals”. However, some athletes follow strict healthy diets while gorging on protein powders while leaving out other important vitamins and nutrients.

Some athletes may even develop muscle dysmorphia in their efforts to become leaner and bigger. This psychological disturbance can push them to develop extreme behaviors such as spending excessive hours at the gym, compulsively consuming steroids and surrendering to unhealthy eating habits.

This article was inspired by medicaldaily.com’s article “Is Bodybuilding Healthy? How The Sport Affects Your Heart, Bones, Muscle, Lungs”
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Burgers you must try at least once!

#Burgers are not hard to find. In fact, it’s so damn rare to pass by a town and not notice at least ONE burger joint. However, it isn’t so simple to find a place that serves decent and high quality burgers because the standard my darlings, is not about WHERE you eat a burger, but HOW YOU FEEL while, and after you eat it.

I visited Burger joints around Lebanon and decided to briefly share with you some of my favorites so far.

Mexican Burger at Gourma Lebanon.

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This cozy joint is a family owned restaurant located in Tabarja. They serve a large variety of house made sandwiches, Indian platters, salads, and burgers. Among their tasty menu I tried the Mexican burger which is a combination of a 130g of  Mexican beef patty, guacamole, onions, tomato, jalapenos, tortilla chips and their special mild Mexican sauce. Served with a side of coleslaw and crunchy fries, this platter is definitely Lunch/Dinner goals when you feel like a quick bite on your way from the beach this summer 😉

Classic Burger at Crepaway

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Crepaway still leads when it comes to service, speed and quality especially when it comes to kickass burgers. I always visit the branch in Citymall Beirut, and my all time weakness has to be the classic, a mix of Black angus beef with cheddar cheese, lettuce, grilled onions, ketchup, mayo and dijonnaise sauce. Despite the simplicity of its ingredients, Crepaway’s classic burger explodes in flavors! Highly recommended and reachable no matter where you live in Lebanon!

Classic cheese Burger at Classic Burger

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Cozy and calm, Classic Burger Joint outlets are the perfect for a casual date, a get-together after uni or a quick bite while shopping. I tried both Beirut Souks and Le Mall outlets and let me tell you, one can’t go wrong with any of the burgers at Classic Burger Joint, but my choice for the best would be the Classic cheese Burger. It’s not just the classic sauce and fresh beef patty that makes it, it’s the double american cheese and those homemade pickles with the classic coleslaw salad!

Now whomever knows me acknowledges that burgers are by far my weakness & would even go as far as to say that I’m addicted; I just constantly crave patties between buns several times a day is that a crime?

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