Understanding Yeast Infection – It’s Types and Causes

How do you know if you suffer from a yeast infection? A yeast infection, also called candida, can be very annoying and does not always go away. A yeast infection can occur at various places on your body, for example on your feet, on your skin or in your mouth. Also more than half of the women sometimes have to deal with a vaginal yeast infection in her life. Click here for more information on all types of fungus…like ringworm, swimmer’s eczema.

The most familiar forms of yeast infections are:
Vaginal fungus (also called vaginal candida)
Skin fungus (also called ringworm)
Athlete’s foot (also called a swimmer’s eczema)

What is a vaginal fungus?

Women prefer not to talk about it, but at least half of the women sometimes suffer from a vaginal yeast infection. A vaginal yeast infection, also called candida, is an infection of the vagina caused by certain fungal species or yeasts.

A vaginal yeast infection is a fungus that occurs fairly often in women: more than half of the women have experienced it in her life. Important to know: vaginal fungus or candida is not an STD.

A vaginal yeast infection can happen to any woman. This is because fungi and bacteria live in the vagina. That is very normal. There is a natural balance between these fungi and bacteria. Sometimes this balance gets disturbed. Certain fungi can then take the upper hand and a fungal infection develops.

Possible causes of vaginal fungus

Use of antibiotics or other medications
Reduced resistance
Clean too thoroughly with soap
Pregnancy or menstruation

What is skin fungus?

Skin fungus is an infection of the skin that occurs when the skin has been in contact with a fungus or a yeast (candida). It often occurs in the skin folds on our body. Symptoms such as redness, itching, vesicles and flakiness may indicate a skin fungus.

Skin fungus is, like other fungi, a transmissible skin condition.

Skin fungus is not dangerous, but can be annoying. The symptoms are usually accompanied by itching and a burning sensation. A fungal infection does not always cause immediate symptoms, but can also cause symptoms later on (for example as a result of a reduced resistance). The symptoms often worsen in damp or warm weather.

Possible causes of skin fungus

Reduced resistance
The use of certain medicines such as antibiotics
A moist skin, for example due to bad drying or excessive perspiration
The use of soap or shower gel

What is athlete’s foot?

Athlete’s foot, also known as a swimmer’s eczema, is a fungal infection on your foot that occurs when the skin of the foot has been in contact with fungal spores or yeasts (candida).

Athlete’s foot is very contagious: the incidence of athlete’s foot can easily occur. Especially in a humid, wet environment where molds can expand quickly. Think for example of a swimming pool floor, showers in sports facilities or the sauna.

Athlete’s foot often starts between the little toe and the toe next to it. It can spread to both the top and the bottom of the foot. You will often not notice anything immediately after it has been contaminated with this fungus. Until the skin turns red and itch, especially itchy toes are common. The symptoms often worsen in hot and humid weather.

Possible causes athlete’s foot

Athlete’s foot is easily transferable. Contamination often occurs in public places such as wet swimming pool floors, showers and / or sauna for example.
Moist feet, for example sweaty feet, are more prone to foot fungi. Fungi can spread faster in a humid, wet environment. Foot fungus may also develop due to poorly ventilating shoes or synthetic socks.

Do you suffer from chapping on the feet or between the toes? Athlete’s foot can nest more easily in chunks on your feet than on healthy, even skin.

Did you know that yeast infections …

Are very contagious? In particular athlete’s foot, you can easily walk into damp areas such as shared showers or swimming pools. Read here how you can prevent athlete’s foot.

The use of deodorant or scented soap can cause a fungal infection on your skin?
It is important to dry your skin, your feet and your vagina thoroughly after showering, washing or exercising.

Strong detergents for your clothes, your socks or your underwear can irritate your skin. Use a mild, odorless detergent to wash your underwear.

Tips for Pectoral Training in the Gym

The development of the pectoral muscles is more than important for all bodybuilding practitioners .

Considered the muscles of manhood, its development brings a sense of well-being, enhanced in turn, by a better physical appearance.

This is a muscle group that, in general, many bodybuilding practitioners find it difficult to develop properly.

For this reason today I bring you some training tips to apply them in their routines and with the help of the exercise guide for total muscle exercises you achieve better results.


The first series of the session is crucial, since this is the moment in which we can give everything.

Choose compound exercises for the development of muscle mass, such as the bench press with bar . Heavy loads are not only used to recruit more muscle fibers but also trigger the production of testosterone.

That is why it is preferable to make heavy sets of bench press when starting a weight training , that is when our energy is at its maximum level; we must avoid the long series, but not those of preheating.

Slow down the recovery time between sets and you will see how those muscles are congested at the end of the session.


The work with weights is ideal for the muscular development of the pectorals.

A typical session starts at the bench and with the bar, and then continues with the rest of the weight exercises.

Using machines can be useful in case of lack of time or when you just start to train in the gym and you need a solid base from which to start developing.


To avoid an abrupt increase in blood pressure do not hold your breath during the execution of chest exercises.

It begins to exhale during the concentric phase, that is, when the point where the movement is most difficult is passed, it is usually halfway through.


In the exercises of Press with bar, try to train always with a range of movement the most complete possible, but without going too far, since this can give rise to injuries on the joint, that is to say do not extend the arms completely upwards.


Generally in the exercises with a bar, when this is done with a wide grip the pectoral works effectively.

However, by varying the separation of the hands in the bars and / or machines, we can make the muscle fibers work differently , obtaining excellent complementary results.

If we take the bar with a wider grip , pectoral muscles will be the most requested.

While a narrower grip results in a greater load on the triceps.