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Benefits of Training Outdoors?

Introduction Is your exercise plan in need of a kick-start? Are you searching for ways to reinvigorate your fitness routine? It might be time to skip the gym and head outdoors. Exposure to the great outdoors makes you feel more alive and invigorated which is a great...

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Why Lactate threshold is important for runners?

Introduction This is a term that we occasionally hear in reference to training, but what exactly is it and why should we be bothered?? . I’m not going to lie, the complexities of lactate threshold, or lactate and lactic acid, can be a bit daunting for the beginner...

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Foods that boost the metabolism!

BLUEBERRIES 'Antioxidant' seems to be the new buzzword of this decade. Everyone needs more antioxidants. Everyone wants more antioxidants. Everyone buys foods with antioxidants; but do we know what they are? Oxidation is a chemical process within your body whereby...

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Why its important to stretch and when?

INTRODUCTION What happens when you don’t stretch? Nothing. For a while. You lift. You get stronger. You improve your diet a bit. You get leaner. You look good. Who needs to stretch? Then you wake up one day and you have a slight pain in your lower back. You...

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Which is best cardio or weight training?

INTRODUCTION Studies have demonstrated that after a weight training workout, the metabolism can be boosted for up to 36 hours post-workout, meaning rather than burning say 60 calories an hour while sitting and watching TV, you're burning 70. So when you multiply this...

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The 80/20 rule of nutrition

Introduction It's common knowledge that depriving yourself of all treats and sweets simply isn't sustainable. However, building special indulgences into your weekly meal plan can lead to a happier, healthier and even slimmer you. It's called the 80:20 rule, which,...

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Guildlines to Fasted state cardio training

INTRODUCTION ​ One type of cardio training that gets discussed at a very high frequency rate is that of fasted cardio training. The thinking behind this set-up is that you'll get up first thing in the morning and before downing your usual breakfast meal, you'll head...

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Why women should lift weights?

Introduction Are you unsure on how to get results from all your hard work in the gym? Do you spend endless hours on the cardio machines wondering why your body never changes shape? Well it could be you not lifting enough weights! Here's the reasons why lifting weights...

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What are Good and Bad Fats?

Introduction Too much fat in your diet, especially saturated fats, can raise your cholesterol, which increases the risk of heart disease. Current UK government guidelines advise cutting down on all fats and replacing saturated fat with some unsaturated fat. In recent...

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The best ways to achieve great posture?

Picture Perfect Good posture will do more to keep you looking youthful as the years go by than a face-lift or Botox. And the benefits of maintaining your bone health are much more than skin-deep. Although a stooped posture may seem to go hand in hand with old age, you...

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Why exercising outdoors is better?

7 REASONS TO TAKE YOUR WORKOUT OUTSIDE Think hitting the gym is hard? It's even tougher when the weather beckons you to ditch the four walls and stale air of the indoors for the sun and breeze outside. Stop ignoring your instincts! Nature is a perfect buff-body...

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How to get that Bikini body?

Introduction By the time it comes to round your holiday you want to be looking good in your bikini and on the beach. A misconception behind this is that you have to live on one of the those faddy diets to make this possible. Believe it or not you CAN get the beach...

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What is foam rolling and why should you do it?

Self myofascial is also known as foam rolling and has transformed from a once mysterious technique used only by professional athletes, coaches, and therapists to a familiar everyday practice for people at all levels of fitness. Recent information, technology, and...

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How to a more active body and brain in the workplace?

Having a fit and healthy workforce has been proven to increase productivity. Not only do desk based jobs negatively impact on physical and mental wellbeing but they contribute to the UK losing £29 million in workplace absences Here's a few suggestions you can try a...

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How to get in the right mindset to lose weight?

Introduction Wanting to lose weight and finding the motivation to lose weight are two completely separate ideas. Although you may want to achieve a healthier weight, you might find it hard to change your mindset. In order to get yourself moving and start a weight-loss...

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Want to lose weight, Change Shape and look Great?

Introduction Its quite easy to spend our days sifting through the latest research and looking at pictures of super toned celebrities thinking how you can get your body shape like that! At the end of the day, though, peeling off the pounds is just as challenging for...

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Top 10 Superfoods

The best way to eat your way to health is by including nutritional superfoods into your daily diet. It's so easy to add nutrient-rich, flavoursome foods and create healthy recipes which will also bring long-term health benefits. Nutrients in foods are synergistic -...

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How to periodise your training?

What, when and why? Dividing the training year into periods and switching between high and low intensity training means the body has a better chance to recover between target races. So, just like the rest days in your weekly routine, this vital recovery time means...

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8 great ways to burn off the Easter Eggs!

Introduction Easter is nearly upon us and the supermarkets are currently stocking up on all those lovely chocolate eggs! Easter eggs however can differ massively in calorie and fat content so its all about moderation and getting the balance right like most things in...

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What is HIIT training?

INTRODUCTION HIIT, or high-intensity interval training, is a training technique in which you give all-out, one hundred percent effort through quick, intense bursts of exercise, followed by short, sometimes active, recovery periods. This type of training gets and keeps...

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How to choose a trainer?

This first meeting should be free, and if it's not, find a different trainer who will answer these questions before you have to commit to buying anything. There are lots of trainers out there with a variety of personalities and styles, so don't be afraid to interview...

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How to get ski fit?

Having a good level of fitness when you go skiing or snowboarding is essential to not only enjoy the holiday without really struggling but also to avoid potentially injuring yourself. Here are some fitness tips to help you prepare It is easy to forget just how...

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To blend or juice?

How To Make Smoothies Would you like to know how to make smoothies from vegetables, fruits, super foods, wild plants, seeds, nuts, herbs and juices? By reading this blog it will give you a rough guide of everything you need to start blending. Smoothies are a terrific...

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PREPARING FOR AN OBSTACLE RACE

Regardless if this is your first OCR or you're a seasoned racer coming back for more, proper training is a must if you want to get the most out of the event and stay injury free before and during the event. First and foremost, make sure that some of your training is...

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BENEFITS OF OUTDOOR FITNESS

YOU WILL BURN MORE CALORIES It's easy to get in a fitness rut when your body knows exactly what to expect from the treadmill, cross trainer, and stationary bike. The varied terrain of a park encourages your body to challenge itself to move in varied, more complex...

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How do you stop overeating at Christmas?

Introduction The party season is in full swing and its so easy to get carried away in the moment and indulge far to much! Obviously at this time of year its nice to let your hair down a bit, but moderation is the key to not feeling like you have let it all go by...

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How to Alkaline your body

Introduction Acidosis is a condition that appears when the bodies ph levels become too acidic. This can lead to an imbalance and stop your body from absorbing essential vitamins and minerals. It can also reduce cell capacity to repair and prevents the body from...

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How to maintain your health during winter month’s

Introduction In colder climates, eating locally through the winter can be downright challenging. But we’re here with some good news: Every meal doesn’t have to revolve around potatoes and onions until April. With a bit of advanced planning and creativity, it’s...

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Why women should lift weights?

Introduction Maybe you've thought about lifting weights. Maybe you've even done some dumbbell curls or picked up a barbell. Every time you use weights, you feel unsure, insecure and fearful Undoubtedly, you've heard the myths that lifting heavy weights makes women...

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7 Exercise Habits you should keep

Introduction It hard sometimes to maintain the motivation to sustain a regular exercise routine. The key is finding what works for you and something that is enjoyable at the same time. If the routine is too difficult to achieve you will soon lose interest and find...

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