Archive for August 2014

The KettleBell Exercises Advantage

Do you want to know what KettleBell exercises are? Or what is a KettleBell? If you’ve been frequenting a gym for any length of time, you’ve probably noticed those strange bowling ball shaped pieces of iron sitting alongside the dumbbell rack. You may have even seen them being swung around. What you may not realise…

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Calories – How Much Do You Need?

Need calories explained? A calorie is simply a measure of heat energy. Because food releases energy as it burns inside the body, the more calories a food contains, the more energy it will release. Body-fat is stored energy, much like a reserve gas tank for your car. Think of your body’s calorie balance much like…

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Obesity in Australia – Big Belly Down Under

With three out of 5 Australian adults registering as obese and another 40% overweight, obesity in Australia is rising. Add to that one in four children, these statistics are frightening and rising! Australia has fast become the Big Belly Down Under. Yet, 30 years ago those figures were both sitting at 10%. So, what has…

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How to Avoid That Tired and Bloated Feeling  

That tired and bloated feeling that makes you feel uncomfortably out of shape, while trying to control belching and gas is an embarrassing condition that is surprisingly common. About 10% of people in Australia say that they experience bloating regularly. In the majority of cases, bloating and tiredness after eating are a result of what…

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How Much Protein Is in Your Food?

Protein: The Muscle Builder! One of the most common questions I get asked is “How much Protein do I need?” Proteins are one of the most important nutrients necessary for good health. The word protein comes from the Greek word meaning “first” and a German word meaning “in”. Proteins make up a large part of…

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Protein Powder: Which One Is For Me?

Protein is essential to every function of your body. Protein plus intense exercise is what builds muscle. In turn, the more muscle you have on your body, the faster your metabolism will be, making you leaner. Of course, protein is one of the 3 macronutrients, so it is available in varying degrees in everything we…

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What’s Best – Strength Training or Cardio for Women?  

There used to be a time in the not too recent past, when only cardio was for women and weights simply didn’t fit in the mix. It wasn’t the done thing. Treadmills, elipticals, rowing machines – they were fine. But the weight room – forget it! Unless, of course, you wanted to end up looking…

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HIIT Fat With the Ideal Cardio Workout

There is a lot of talk about HIIT training. Losing fat has a lot to do with burning calories. Finding the most effective type of cardio workout to do that is going to put you on the fast track to leaning out and toning up. Fortunately, the mystery surrounding this subject has been removed. A…

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