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
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
For the vast majority of us, discounting those early birds that like to get up at 5am, getting up and ready in the morning can be a difficult task that requires a lot of motivation. Once we have finally dragged ourselves out of bed, a lot of us rely on
On your marks, get set, sprint.
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 -
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
Looking back, I recollect many times thinking to myself, I can’t wait until… I can drive a car… stay out as late as I want… have my own house… eat as much chocolate as I desire… You get the idea.
Anyway, at every stage of my life, I looked forward to
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.
I’m currently studying for
There are many different factors when you think about a health and fitness routine. Many different exercises come to mind when you think about getting in shape. There are many different diets that come to mind as well. Or the gym may come to mind. Or even some person that