STAYING ON TRACK OVER THE FESTIVE PERIOD

The festive period is a time for relaxing, unwinding and spending time with friends and family. A lot of people get to this time of year and start to panic, or think ‘that’s it, I’m going to end up undoing all the hard work I’ve put in over the year’. That doesn’t have to be…

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Balance and Stability

Remember when you were a kid and used to run around the playground, swinging from the monkey bars… and times balancing on the balance beam? You were working your core strength and stability without even knowing it and over the years you slowly drifted your focus away from an area of fitness that is so…

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How To Calculate Calories

Nutrition – it’s a complex topic. Do you need carbs or do you avoid them altogether? You can’t eat bread, ice cream and pizza, and have to eat celery, chicken and spinach, right? And what’s the deal with sugar? Depending on what you read and who you listen to, getting your eating right for fat…

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Training at home to supplement your gym training.

Training at the gym is great, whether its once a week or five times a week. But what about the extras that you can do away from the gym to supplement your training? Bodyweight exercises are a great accessory alongside your usual dumbbell, barbell, kettlebell work! Everyone knows the basic bodyweight movements: squats, lunges, press…

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Under-Eating and is it bad for you?

Eating too much is bad. We know that. If you eat more calories than you burn, you gain weight. Okay, that weight can be muscle, and to build mass and get stronger, you need to be in a calorie surplus, to ensure that excess calories get turned to muscle, but when you’re dieting and trying to…

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The Best Types of Protein Powder

Protein powders are very popular among health conscious people. There are many types of protein powders, made from a wide variety of sources. Among the many options, it can be confusing to figure out which will provide the best results. This article lists the most popular types of protein powder. What Are Protein Powders? Protein…

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The Importance of Stretching

Stretching is a form of physical exercise in which a certain muscle or tendon is deliberately flexed or stretched in order to improve the muscle’s elasticity and achieve comfortable muscle tone. There are many different types of stretching including: Dynamic stretching: this involves moving parts of your body and gradually increasing your reach, speed of…

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WHITE CARBS v BROWN CARBS

The confusion surrounding carbohydrates is high. To be more precise: White Carbs v Brown Carbs, Simple Carbs v Complex Carbs, High GI Carbs v Low GI Carbs. The thing is, white carbs, simple carbs and high GI carbs are the SAME thing. Just as brown carbs, complex carbs and low GI carbs are the same…

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The Importance of Core Stability and Posture

Having a good posture has always been a priority from a young age with parents and teachers telling us to ‘sit up straight!’ or ‘Stop slouching!. However, posture isn’t just about standing or sitting up straight. It’s also about strengthening your core so you can hold your body in the best way for comfort and…

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Fruit Good or Bad?

Fruit Good or Bad Fruit is poisonous Fruit is toxic Fruit will make you fat Nature’s candy, aka fruit, has been getting some bad press in recent months. Warnings appear frequently in the media informing us of the dangers of fruit consumption and how eating fruit prevents fat loss and can even lead to weight…

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