Fitness Blog

Having a reliable and supportive social network during a phase of weight loss can prove to be extremely helpful and beneficial, not only for your results but for your mental well-being. In this case, the definition of a social network can hold several meanings. Whether it’s a support group, friends or family, or a true...
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While many consider fitness and nutrition to be the two-headed dragon when it comes to peak health and performance, we tend to forget about the third – sleep. A quality sleeping regimen is of the utmost important, if not more important than consistent exercise and proper nutrition. Without a good night’s rest, you immediately increase...
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There is a huge misconception that you shouldn’t lift weights when going through a weight loss phase. Not only is it believed to stunt your results, but it’s actually thought to be counterproductive. This couldn’t be further from the truth. Let’s get informed: Strength training/weight lifting can be greatly beneficial for fat loss. Why? Because...
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If you’re feeling a bit sluggish or looking to kickstart your journey to better health, you’ve likely come across any number of quick-fix detox or cleansing programs that promise to restore vitality. Such programs can claim to cleanse your whole body or specific organs. They commonly consist of a highly restrictive diet, with a possible array of supplements....
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Myth 1. Carbs are bad for you For decades, fat was the enemy, but today, there’s a new scapegoat: carbs. Vilifying carbs and insulin seems to get more popular by the year. Many people believe that the popular glycemic index and the lesser-known insulin index rank foods by their “unhealthiness”. Yet the available research shows that low-glycemic diets, when...
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We are now in the third lockdown and many of us are struggling to stay fit and healthy. Parents are now having to home school their children whilst working a full time job and with gyms being shut many people are struggling to stay motivated and active. Sometimes, there are things in life we just...
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Which is best – complex or simple carbohydrates? Let’s look at sweet potatoes vs white potatoes: Sweet potatoes are often labelled as being healthier then white potatoes. In reality both are full of nutrients and are roughly the same amount of calories. White potato’s actually provide more potassium and protein. Sweat potato’s contain more vitamin...
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With gyms being open again you’re probably thinking you need to ditch the bodyweight workouts and get back on the treadmill and other cardio machines. But there is no need to. Bodyweight workouts can also be a great way to help you build fitness and also strength. They are a great starting point for those...
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Eating a variety of foods from all food groups can help supply the nutrients a person needs as they age. A healthy eating plan emphasizes fruit, vegetables, whole grains, low-fat or fat-free dairy, includes lean meat, poultry, fish, beans, eggs and nuts, and is low in saturated fats, trans fats, salt (sodium) and added sugars....
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