A Blog About Exercise, Health and Wellness
We’re pretty sure someone in the last week will have asked you about your resolutions for the new year. Perhaps you’ve already got one lined up – but if not, we can help. Well, not us, but personal trainers, who have the expertise to suggest resolutions that fall squarely in the sweet spot between “achievable” and “will actually make a difference”. That’s why we enlisted a squad of them to provide their best suggestions for New Year’s resolutions. Here’s to a fitter, healthier and happier year.
This quick-fix workout takes just ten minutes to complete and will torch a huge number of calories both during and after your session as your body tries to recover from the high-intensity work. “This is a great session that will test your grip and lower-body strength endurance,” says Olli Foxley of W10 Performance. “The descending rep scheme will give you some light at the end of the tunnel and allows you to maintain good technique.” If you don’t have a sled in your gym you can do a farmer’s walk, where you carry dumbbells over a set distance, although you will find that particular substitution poses an even greater challenge to your grip strength.
We have a confession. We called the recipes in this article “15-Minute Feasts” because it sounds catchy. But most of these recipes don’t take 15 minutes to make… they actually take less than that. OK, if you lost one or both hands in a vending-machine accident so you’re cooking with hooks, you may need longer. But barring that, we’re talking an average of eight to ten minutes, start to finish. And they taste fantastic: creamy pasta, gravy-soaked beef, rich chicken stew, spicy buffalo chicken rolls. Oh, and did we mention that they’re all high in protein, fibre, good fats and other super healthy things too?
The human body is made up of 60%+ water. Your body needs that water to perform many vital functions including joint lubrication, temperature regulation, flushing waste, organ function, and carrying oxygen and nutrients to cells. Without proper hydration, you run the risk of jeopardizing these functions, as well as exposing yourself to adverse effects on your brain.
Get your smoothie goodness in a glass by throwing these healthy ingredients in a blender
It can sometimes feel like the fitness industry is in a constant rush to find the next big thing – the new diet, workout class or item of training kit that will get amazing results. In the process, everyone ends up overlooking tried-and-tested tools that do an outstanding job. Take the dumbbell, for example…
Trail Running Technique Tips.
Once you leave the pavement, it’s less simple than left foot, right foot. Here’s how to change your movement from the ground up
Going on a day hike can be an exhilarating experience that leaves you with a sense of accomplishment and a renewed connection with nature. From breathtaking scenery to once-in-a-lifetime wildlife encounters, you never know what you might discover out on the trail.
When you’re in the gym and want a complete workout but are short on time, make a beeline for the rowing machines. You’ll strengthen muscles all over your body and boost your cardiovascular fitness to boot, and if you push the pace it takes no time at all to completely exhaust yourself on a rower, burning a proverbial boatload of calories in the process.
Perhaps you’ve heard the phrase “abs are built in the kitchen.” And while there is some level of truth to this maxim, the idea obscures the fact that exercising your core is about so much more than aesthetics.