Work and Rest: How to Exercise for Maximum Results

It can be hard to know how hard to push while you’re exercising. When you’re just starting out, almost anything you do can leave you breathless with burning muscles. But, after a while, if you’re not challenging yourself by upping your weights and increasing the intensity, you might start to cruise though. And, why not?…

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Is Insulin Fertilising Your Fat Cells

We’re often told that calories in versus calories out is the recipe for weight loss or gain. And, that is somewhat true. But, losing weight is more than just a numbers game. Your body is a complex arrangement of systems. If it was as straight forward as eat less, lose weight, the fat loss industry…

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lean abs

Almost everyone works out for the abs! Whether you want a 6-pack or just want to lose some weight from your midsection, having a tight core has become the image of fitness. And, while it might look good, there’s other benefits to having strong abdominals too. They’ll help to protect your lower back from injury,…

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Strength Training Doesn’t Make Women Huge

Even though strength training for women is trendy right now, a lot of women are still holding back for fear of bulking up. As a personal trainer, the first thing I’m asked when I say we’re going to do some weights is “but will that make me huge?”. No, it won’t! Building muscle is hard.…

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That’s it, isn’t it? The golden phrase that we all love to hear: quick and easy. Shed the kilos in less time with less effort? How delightful! Of course, there’s a multi billion dollar weight loss industry that is focused on this little phrase that we all so love to hear. Here is something that you…

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As I’ve mentioned before, the weight loss industry is a multi billion dollar industry. Unfortunately, this entails countless weight loss scams. These false fads have only one aim: to take your money. They are not interested in your health, fitness, and overall well-being. Some are just downright dangerous. Telltale signs of weight loss scams You’re…

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Have you ever enviously looked at someone who is fit and toned, and wondered what their secret is? Wondered why it seems to be so easy – effortless even – for some people to keep in shape? Well, perhaps it’s time that we revealed these health secrets. The health secrets that will help you lose…

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After a good workout your body continues to burn calories. You would have experienced it as the buzz you get after an intense workout, when it takes a while for your breathing and heart rate to return to normal. This feel good phenomenon is known as Excess Post-Exercise Oxygen Consumption (EPOC). You might have also…

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Lowering your body fat percentage is an admirable goal. It’s great for your fitness levels, all round health, and achieving a svelte silhouette. It can be really tough to stick to your meal plan and workout regime if you feel as though you are fighting a never-ending battle against stubborn fat that seems to linger…

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Are you battling to lose more weight? Were you making great progress, only to hit a slump? You are probably experiencing what’s called a weight loss plateau where, no matter how much effort you put in, the weight is not coming off like it used to. Follow these tips to banish your weight loss plateau…

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