Category: nutrition

What is fitness and how do we achieve it? Total fitness – home training.

Some of the most common questions that personal trainers and fitness professionals get asked include ‘What exercise is best?’ and ‘How often should I exercise?’ The answer to both of these questions are highly individual and depend on many factors including your individual goals for training, your current fitness levels and other lifestyle factors such as age and medical conditions. There are, however, a number of ‘components of fitness’ that we should be aiming to include in our training programmes and there are guidelines as to how often adults should be including activities that work on each component. With many of us building our own fitness schedules and routines at home for now, this blog aims to give you some guidelines and ideas for what to include and how often.

Habits vs Willpower

Whenever we try to change something that we do in our everyday life – whether that’s starting something new, stopping something we no longer want to do or simply switching the way we do something, we often refer to and rely on ‘WILLPOWER’. As willpower requires effort and energy, however, as soon as we start to feel tired, stressed, busy and so on (which we inevitably do at some point) we automatically revert back to our old, ingrained patterns because they are easier and more comfortable.

Goal Setting Success

The start of a New Year is a time when many of us naturally reflect on the past 12 months and begin to consider how we can make the year ahead just as good, or (in the case of 2020 for most of us), a heck of a lot better! New Year’s ‘resolutions’ often get a bad reputation, associated with expectations of waking up on January 1st a whole new person, with all obstacles from the past year wiped out. Of course, this doesn’t happen and so our initial optimism can quickly diminish and see us falling back into old patterns and habits within weeks or even days.

Energy – Are you running on empty?

Energy:  ‘The strength and vitality required for sustained physical or mental activity.’‘Power derived from the utilisation of physical or chemical resources.’ In other words – we need energy for all of our mental and physical processes and we need fuel to provide that energy. From breathing to thinking to working out to simply dragging ourselves […]

Is it Time to Ditch the Scales?

What does a body weight scale really tell us about what is happening in the body? Well firstly, I think what we are all looking for when we look at the scale is a reduction in weight. But is this even body fat?

How Can I Get Abs? Answer: In the Kitchen!

I’m sure you’ve heard before that ‘abs are made in the kitchen, not in the gym’ which to some extent is true. It’s said that our body composition is made up from 30% exercise and 70% diet.

Pros and Cons Of Going Vegetarian

We don’t know about you, but we seem to be noticing loads of people going vegetarian recently. The word on the fitness circuit is it’s healthier than eating meat and helps you lose weight.