Stay In Shape Whilst Holiday Travel

A lot of people find it difficult to stay in shape and retain their fitness while they’re travelling or on holiday. Fortunately, with a little advance planning you can keep up your fitness level no matter where you are or how far you’re travelling! The answer is to be creative and remember that it’s better…

Benefits of Fasting

Have you considered fasting? Whilst eating properly is vital to maintain energy levels, there is now mounting evidence that suggests taking time away from the dinner plate can actually be very good for us. So what is fasting from a scientific viewpoint and how can it help us stay healthy? What is Fasting? Fasting is…

Why Hire a Personal Trainer?

The personal training business is on the rise. An increasing number of people are now offering 1-2-1 PT and nutrition support services to help you get into a healthy mode. But what other benefits are there to setting up a plan with a personal trainer (PT)? Form over Function Some of the more challenging exercises…

The Advantages of Building Muscles

Hire a personal trainer is about getting stronger, healthier, fitter and burn excess body fat – faster. You’ll notice your body change gradually as you gain muscles and strength. But beyond becoming better at lifting – what other benefits can you derive from this type of activity? Weight Management Muscle is the energy burning engine…

Why Sleep Is So Important…

So many people turn up to work these days tired and fried from a lack of sleep. With today’s always on lifestyle never giving you a chance to gain a break it can be hard to switch off from phone, technology and the constant stream of work requests via email. However, if you want to…

Diabetes Type 2: Can Exercise Help?

With diets in the western world turning towards faster foods, restaurant meals and high sugar snacks, there has been a rise in the number of people developing diabetes type 2. Unlike the more dangerous diabetes type 1, sufferers of this condition can use exercise and a better diet to control the symptoms and even put…

SLEEP SLEEP

Sleep – Why Is It So Important? When you’re young you seem to be able to get by on no hours at all and as you get older sleep becomes increasingly vital. Is this because you’re less able to perform when you’re older or simply due to an increased range of responsibilities? Either way, sleep…

The Importance of Cooling Off

Recently we looked at warming up and why it’s a vital part of every exercise program. Now it’s time to flip the scenario on its head and ask about cooling down – the set of stretches and light cardio you can do to finish a session off properly. Why should you seriously consider cooling off…

Why Warm Up Before Your Work Out?

Getting down the gym and launching into an exercise programme is one thing. However before you start with a vigorous session of cardio or throwing around the plates you may want to consider a warm up. – Dynamic stretching combined with a short, moderate cardio exercise may actually help improve the effectiveness of your work…

Protein in Your Diet

We’ve decided to take a look at diet. We’re always looking at exercise and whilst getting fit and active is important, when it comes to weight loss what you eat is without a doubt the biggest factor. And when it comes to diet, if you are not getting all the nutrients, vitamins and energy that…