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“What is the best exercise for weight loss?” As a personal trainer, you will get asked this question by 1 in every 3 or 4 people you meet as everyone searches for the one type of training; which will mean they make the most progress with minimal effort. We can all live in hope, but the reality is different.
Despite living in the tropics, most of us spend a lot of time avoiding the sun. It’s understandable. Sweating when not during a workout is uncomfortable and can be quite socially inconsiderate, and many of us have been subject to fear-mongering by sunscreen companies. The reality of it though is that we evolved under the sun and, in the right dosages, it plays an undervalued role in our health.Continue reading
When you look at your meals of the day, they do take place at different times so a reasonable argument can be made that the content of them should be tailored accordingly from an optimal nutrition standpoint. Do you think that the nutritional implications of your meal timing were taken into account when our past generations set about creating traditions? We’ll answer that for you – they didn’t.Continue reading
Do yourself a favour. Don’t read this article until you’ve read Sleep 2.0 of Joompa and implemented everything recommended there. Not bothering with any of those basic lifestyle tips but trying the hacks listed below is comparable to being that guy who takes 3 different protein shakes a day but doesn’t go to the gym. Sorry, but supplements, equipment and technology aren’t the foundation of success, they’re either a means of helping those struggling to make the basics count, or tools for those trying to get an edge to take their success to another level. This is not medical advice, but it is information you can use to discuss possible solutions with your doctor, which should be done before you begin taking any supplement.Continue reading
If you read Sleep 1.0 then you’ll be well aware of how integral sleep is to almost every aspect of your health. It’s not just an inconvenient obstacle to be dealt with in the minimum required dosage for survival, but rather a key part of what is required for recovery and maintenance of the body & mind. The problem is, that you can take all the information on board and commit to creating that uncompromising 8-hour window each night, but the modern world we live in throws up tonnes of obstacles that affect our ability to actually sleep through it.
Luckily, we’ve got the solutions for you.Continue reading
We live in an age and culture where sleeping is viewed as wasting time. Why sleep, when you could be working, partying or even training. Whilst you’re lying in bed with your eyes closed, the rest of the world is getting ahead in business, having fun, or getting fitter respectively.
Except, the latter may not be true, and the first two options only true at a cost to one’s health.Continue reading
Reduced hanger, Improved insulin sensitivity, Increased BDNF and HGH release, more effective autophagy and easier calorie control are all beneficial reasons to try Intermittent Fasting. Read on to find out how and why...Continue reading
We've learnt that the main function of ketosis is to help us use stored fat energy in periods of food scarcity. Intermittent Fasting is choosing to go through periods of scarcity by not eating even though food is available.
The question is, should you even try it?Continue reading