These are some things that should be done to have your cardio sessions be rewarding and not harmful (concerning your muscles). Top Ten Tips So, let's get started with these helpful tips that will improve your cardio: 1. For fat loss, cardio should be done on an empty stomach. (Everyone knows this, no need to go on with it.) 2. Cardi ..
There are lots of benefits to treadmill running, and it's a great alternative for runners when weather or safety issues make it impossible to run outside. Follow these tips to make your treadmill running more effective, enjoyable, and safe. Use a slight incline Set the treadmill inclination to 1% to 2%. Since there's no wind resistance in ..
Healthy eating tips Foods/drinks to have more of: Vegetables and fruit – include two serves of fruit and five serves of vegetables each day to obtain fibre, vitamins, minerals and important antioxidants.Fish – include fish, wholegrains and green leafy vegetables regularly each week to obtain important omega-3 fatty acids, wh ..
Running is one of the most effective and rewarding exercises when it comes to improving fitness, reducing weight or improving athletic performance. The fact it requires little equipment and can be done just about anywhere is a great advantage also. A good pair or suitable running shoes is a must and then it just comes down to determination and ..
Everyone longs for one of those I-can-eat-anything-and-not-gain-any weight metabolisms. Unfortunately, those are rare (and if you’re reading this, you probably don’t have one). But there are ways to increase your body’s ability to burn calories, so I advise all my clients to add the following metabolism boosters to their ..
This week we focus on increasing your protein intake. Most of us don't eat enough of it. But did you know that protein rebuilds and repairs our muscles? If you eat enough protein in your diet along with performing regular strength training - then you will increase your bodies muscle mass. How good would it be to sit and do nothing and ..
Following on from "My Three Golden Rules" blog, this week I'm delving a little deeper to give you an insider's view as to why so many people exercise regularly, follow low fat eating plans but still rarely achieve results. The simple answer is they most likely eat the wrong foods at the wrong time of the day. Do any of the below statem ..
Researchers at McMaster University in Canada have found that brief high intensity workouts, as little as six sessions over two weeks, rapidly lower blood sugar levels in type 2 diabetics, offering a potential fix for patients who struggle to meet exercise guidelines. A total of 3 x 25 minute workouts of high-intensity intermittent exercise ..
It's important to understand your training intensity ratio i.e. how much low cardio you should do each week v's how much hard cardio training. If you include both types of training and push yourself to include "hard" cardio, it will help you to increase your levels of fitness and ultimately you will reach your fitness goal. Here's the low ..
In order to get the most out of your new health and fitness regime you need to gain clarity on what it is you'd personally like to achieve. We all have different goals but what is it that's important to you? Would you like to learn how to run a significant distance? Would you like to lose weight? Are you considering trainin ..