Weight loss can be a sensitive and complicated subject, and there are many strongly held feeling on both sides of the fence - especially where obesity is concerned. Many who are not affected themselves are quick to judge and preach, often influenced by reports in popular media.
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We are surrounded by tech. The internet of things has infiltrated almost every area of our lives - health and fitness is no exception. Whether it’s via your smartphone, smartwatch or one or even all of the other numerous devices out there, the chances are you spend more time getting
Have you ever managed to lift really heavy one week and then the next, struggled to complete the same exercise using the same weight? It’s really easy to get frustrated if you don’t understand the changes that occur to your body during your menstrual cycle.
So often, this topic is not
There are many excuses for not trying to get yourself healthier. Lack of ability to go to the gym. Can't eat the right food. Don't know how to do the exercises. Can't afford a personal trainer. Don't like working out alone. The list goes on... But the truth is, there
When it comes to the elements, they all have great power. Like water for example. Although essential to sustain life, in excess it can also be responsible for great destruction and even death. In all aspects of life, as with the elements, maintain a healthy balance is key.
Luckily, when it
If you’d have said to me 25 years ago that I would be regularly running 3-4 times a week I’d have been very surprised! My memories of running were having a smoke on the cross country run at school and subsequently finding that running was really difficult for me, when
There is still an assumption that doing long bouts of steady-state cardio is the best way to burn body fat. Cardio is not a bad thing and it depends on what your goals are, but if you are only working at a continuous steady pace you are limiting the effectiveness of
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If, prior to Covid, you were used to constantly training inside a gym, you might have discovered how fun it can be to train outdoors - rain or shine. It presents a totally different challenge to your muscles with different terrains, obstacles and gradients -
Some studies have shown that we spend a staggering 90% of our time indoors - and that's without taking the current lockdown into consideration! Even more worryingly, some surveys have found that three-quarters of UK children spend less time outdoors than prisoners. Needless to say, our bodies are not designed
Body composition is the term used to describe what your body is made of, such as muscle tissue, fat mass, bone and water, etc. There are many ways to measure body composition, the most accurate methods are often in science labs and require very expensive pieces of kit.
The problem with