10 common weight loss mistakes and how to fix them
Are you trying to lose weight but feel like you’re getting nowhere? Don’t be disheartened, we might be able to help. We’ve compiled a list of the top 10 most common reasons why you might be at a weight loss plateau or aren’t losing as much as you’d like, despite the effort you’re putting in. Thankfully, alongside each problem we’ve provided the solution, so you can get yourself back on track to being the healthy, happy person you want to be.Read more...
Sweating is the body’s built-in air conditioning system. When our internal temperature rises, our sweat glands release water to the surface of our skin. As the perspiration evaporates, it cools the skin and blood underneath. Sweat arises from one of three instances - when we exercise, when we have a fever, or when we are anxious and stressed.
We all have around 4 million sweat glands that excrete a mixture of water, salt, amino acids and other substances. The exact composition of sweat varies from person to person based on hormone balance, physiological changes, and any bacteria and viruses in the body.Read more...
Ironically, I started writing this article a while back. A series of back-to-back work trips had me suddenly exploring workout videos and apps I could use alone in my hotel room. Whilst it wasn’t the same as stepping foot in the gym, I have become quite the convert. I realised that online training offered me an effective way to maintain my fitness when I couldn’t get to the gym. Other pluses were the versatility to fit into my schedule, it was time-saving, could suit my hotel environment and the lack of available equipment.Read more...
Do you want to live a healthier and happier life this year? Do you want to feel better, have more energy and move more easily? Perhaps you want to sleep better, get your blood sugars under control, feel less moody or anxious or have a happier outlook. All of this is within your reach and I’m going to show you how with just three simple pieces of health advice.
Firstly, here’s what you DON’T need in 2020. A fad diet, anything extreme, weird or that makes you feel uncomfortable.
What I do focus on are the things you can do for yourself right now to bring about the most dramatic improvement in your health and wellbeing. Bringing together sensible eating and basic lifestyle modifications across nutrition, body and mental wellness, will help you towards a longer, healthier and happier life in 2020.Read more...
Advice about cholesterol has been controversial and subject to change over the past few decades so understandingly, it can be quite confusing! In this article I’ll cover the cholesterol basics, testing and lifestyle modifications you can make to improve your health outlook and reduce your cardiovascular disease risk.Read more...
Interestingly, the two biggest barriers for women not maintaining a healthy lifestyle are a lack of time, and lack of priority. This week, why not start to make some positive changes that can last a lifetime.Read more...
Did you start today with the best intentions to obtain your recommended 30 minutes per day of exercise? And then a work crisis derailed your plans? Don’t worry, we’ve got some strategies to help restore your aims and save you from guilt.Read more...
Do you love combining fitness and the great outdoors? Perhaps you enjoy running around your local neighbourhood streets, a coastal track with water views, or outdoor boot camp? These are all great ways to feel alive and get the blood pumping. But does the first sign of rain send you cowering indoors, and achieving more in snacks than in steps? Well, not anymore. Here are some great at home workouts that will save you from slothing when the weather turns bad.
But before we get to that…if it’s just a little rain then LIVE A LITTLE and go running in the rain!Read more...
Did you look in the mirror this morning and a dad bod looked back? Perhaps you’re wondering how this crept up on you… perhaps you’re not even a dad!
As for how it happened, it may have involved;
- Friday night beers with mates turned into Monday through Sunday beers;
- A few too many burgers with chips, kebabs or pizza;
- Breaking off a Kit Kat (or three) for afternoon tea;
- Skipping the gym again in favour of working late or sleeping off that hangover from above-mentioned beers;
Or simply too busy, can’t be bothered to shop or cook, or can't cook!Read more...
Daniella Calci, owner and franchisee of Vision Pt Balgowlah talks to us about goal setting and how it's an integral part of achieving positive results. Vision’s core focus is based on improving weight loss, strength and fitness by applying these 3 simple but important fundamentals:
1. Be realistic - Understand your body type and any limitations when setting weight loss goals.
2. Be practical - Set achievable nutritional and fitness goals. If the client can only exercise 3 days per week that’s OK, we set the goals to suit them.
3. Be supportive - Daniella has worked with 100s of clients and the one thing everyone needs is encouragement and support. This is the best thing about one-on-one Personal Training, it’s much more personal and therefore has greater benefits.Read more...