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…

Carbohydrates: What’s the Story?

In the early noughties we were all subject to a new diet craze. Who can forget the change the Atkins diet promised us – simply cut out all carbohydrates and we could eat whatever we wanted and still lose weight. Was this a good idea? Surely we need some carbs in our life? Is ketosis…

Fat: Part of a Good Diet

Fat has had a bad reputation over the past few years. Many sources have pointed the finger at fats as one of the reasons behind the obesity epidemic. Although too much fat in the diet is dangerous, there are far more troublesome factors such as sugar intake. In fact, fat is possible one of the…

Discipline From Motivation

Everyone wants to make a change from time to time but our lifestyle conflicts with giving us enough free time and energy to make this change happen. We might be unhappy with our weight, or feeling tired in the morning and losing energy all day, or your doctor has suggested to reduce body fat and…