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Genetically Challenged

Genetically Challenged

    It’s probably no secret to you.  Some people were born with good DNA.  Nothing they ever do seems to have any negative implications on their physique.  They eat what they want, their training programs seem to be haphazard and yet they still have the body of an all star athlete.  How can this be?

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    It’s all in your genes.  Take a look at your parents.  Chances are you have a similar body type to the ones they had during they’re years growing up.  Does this mean you should blame your parents for that spare tire you have around your waste.  The answer is, maybe.  Let’s take a look at the three main body types.

    Ectomorph – The Skinny Geek; no matter how much he eats and eats he never seems to gain any weight.  He can spend hours at the gym every week with very little muscle to show for his efforts.  This body type is typically built for running long marathons and swimming.  It’s the light frame and the lack of dense muscle that allows them to be light on their feet and in the water.

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    Endomorph – The Fat Geek; from day one this poor soul has it rough.  Dieting has minimal effects and the endless hours of cardio performed seem to be taking him nowhere fast.  His body type was built for the couch.  On a positive note, his slow metabolism would allow him to survive longer than his skinny counterpart if they were ever trapped on a desert island without food.

    Mesomorph – The Lucky Bastard; this guy doesn’t need to do much to see results in the gym.  Body fat melts off him like it does bacon in a frying pan.  Just looking at dumbbells can pack pounds of lean muscle on his already stone cut physique.  This body was built for speed and sport.

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    Well since you cannot pick who your parents are what is there to do about it?

    Before beginning any type of fitness routine it is important to understand who you are and what you’re made of.  You’re going to need the stones to stand up to your own DNA.  Understand that there is no magic workout or exercise.  If you train like Matthew McConaughey you will not look like Matthew McConaughey.

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    On the other hand this does not mean you cannot do anything about it.  It does however mean you will have to work harder than someone who may have drawn the long end of the straw in the genes department.  When you get right down to it your success in the gym has to do with the amount of intensity you put into it.  Follow this with some perseverance and hard work.

    Become relentless in your quest to beat your genetics and you will someday do it.

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    Last Updated on July 18, 2019

    10 Small Changes To Make Your House Feel Like A Home

    10 Small Changes To Make Your House Feel Like A Home

    Your house is more than just a building that you live in. It should be a home that makes you feel welcome as soon as you open the front door.

    Making your house feel like a home is not something that simply happens on its own. You need to make some changes to a house when you move in, to give it that cozy, warm feeling that turns it into a true home. To help you speed the process, follow this guide to 10 small changes to make your house feel like a home.

    1. Make the Windows Your Own

    When you move into a home, they often come with boring Venetian blinds or less than attractive curtains.

    One of the best ways you can instantly warm your home and make it showcase your style is to add some new window dressing. Adding beautiful curtains not only improves your home’s appearance, but it can also help to control the temperature.

    2. Put up Some Art

    If you have a lot of bare walls in your home, it will seem sterile no matter how beautiful your paint or wallpaper is.

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    Hanging art on the walls will instantly give it personality and make it feel like home.

    3. Improve the Aroma

    A house that is not filled with inviting smells will never feel like a home. There are loads of ways you can make your home smell nice. There are tons of air fresheners on the market you can use.

    Incense and scented candles are a nice option as well. Don’t forget that baking in a home is also a great way to fill it with an aroma that instantly smells like home as soon as you open the front door.

    4. Put out Lots of Pillows and Throws

    A great way to make your home look warm and inviting is to place lots of pillows and throws out on the furniture. It is much better to have too many pillows than not enough.

    There is nothing like the feeling of sinking into a cushiony pillow that feels like a cloud to make you feel like you are at home.

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    5. Instantly Class up Your Closet

    If your closet is filled with wire or plastic hangers, it will never truly feel homey. To instantly make your closet feel classy, change out your old hangers for wooden ones.

    Not only do they look great, but they are better for hanging your clothes as well.

    6. Improve Your Air Quality

    One of the most overlooked ways to make your house feel more like a home is to improve its air quality.

    The easiest and best way to upgrade the air quality in your home is to change the old, dirty filters in your furnace regularly. Get some air filters delivered to your home so that you always have some on hand.

    7. Fill it with Plants

    Another way to improve the air quality in your home is to fill it with plants. You should have plants in every room of your home.

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    They help to improve the air quality and they look beautiful. As well as making your home appear homier, plants also help to boost your mood and lower your stress levels.

    8. Change the Doorknobs

    Most people don’t really give their doorknobs a second thought unless they are broken. That is a shame because changing your doorknobs is an easy way to add personality to your home.

    Changing your old, boring doorknobs to new ones that are works of art will instantly brighten your home.

    9. Upgrade Your Tub or Shower

    There is nothing like luxuriating in a whirlpool bath or steam shower to make the cares of the day melt away. Your family deserves a bit of luxury when they are in their bathroom.

    Install a new shower or tub today to make your bathroom worthy of a place in your home.

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    10. Fresh Cut Flowers

    You can make any room in your house feel homier by placing a vase full of beautiful flowers in it. The gorgeous look and intoxicating aroma of fresh cut flowers will immediately brighten your day when you encounter them.

    You don’t have to make all these changes at once. Try one or two a day though, and your house will feel like a home before you know it. The trick is to constantly keep adding these homey touches to make your home a place worthy of its name.

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