Fitting exercise in between other commitments can seem difficult when life is so busy. And if we set our goals too high, it can be off-putting. Ironically, if exercise is seen purely as a means to an end, it can be harder to get off the sofa and get moving. Here are some hints to get you started.
Most people want it all at once, but fitness is a journey. If you want to last the long road to serious results, then you have to enjoy and embrace the process (not just the results). The process being; various training phases and cycles to yield the best possible results over months and years not hours and days.
It's not too late for you to build a pair of sexy summertime legs! And yes it's mainly because, although late June, it doesn't seem that British summer has started yet. But whilst we patiently wait let's all do something useful and get to work shaping up our bodies ready to bare all on those upcoming 2.5 days of hot sun!
When it comes to carbohydrates, keep them focused on your training days. Only you will know when that is, but eating carbs on training days will help boost your performance, the subsequent recovery and your metabolism overall.
Female adult acne is common and consultations for this have been increasing over the past decade. I am certainly seeing more adult women with acne now in my clinics than ever before. We all know that acne makes you feel bad and the emotional and psychological effects such as low self-esteem are well-recognised.
So, we've officially dived-in to the bikini and flip-flops season. And like many of us, you might be trying to convince yourself that a punishing new gym regime is the way forward if you're going to squeeze into your swimsuit or beach shorts.
Cortisol is often referred to as the 'stress hormone' because of the way it influences or modulates the changes the body goes through when under stressful conditions, commonly known as the 'fight or flight' response.
By trying to use 'willpower' to stop you overeating, you're embarking on a vain attempt to overrule three millions years of evolution. It's a pointless exercise unless you REALLY know what you're doing.
There is more to your workout than cardio exercises. If you're not including some resistance training into your routine, then you really need to start right now!
Tomorrow is the first, official National Eating Disorder Awareness Day and in response to this worldwide recognition of need for awareness, I thought ...
For the most part people look good lighter than they might think. Even with top actors I work with their bodyweight for the shirtless scenes is lower than people expect, the truth is being really lean gives the impression of size better than soft size does.
Training and maintaining a healthy lifestyle can be an all-encompassing way to live. Going to the gym regularly and eating well could be a full-time job in itself. If you're doing it to lose weight, it can be demotivating to put all the effort in and not seeing it paying dividends.
In the days of big brand supplements, it's easy to drop all your hard-earned cash on your body goals. But it's not always necessary, if you know where to look in your spice cupboard.
Balancing training with a hectic lifestyle isn't easy, but it's a reality that most of us have to face. We're not professional athletes, so we can't be in the gym for multiple sessions every day. So, as a result, we have to make the best of what little time we've got.
Planks are a great recovery exercise. It helps you building strength in your core, upper and lower body. It works almost every main muscle, making it good full body work out. There are many variations of the plank, focusing on working different parts of body, from hamstrings to forearms - depending on which one you try.
You find yourself in a situation which is, at best, undermining your efforts and at worst, absolutely soul destroying and likely to have you reaching for the comfort of cake as you slip back in to the perpetual vicious circle.