There has never been more buzz or hype over the latest food documentary “What the Health”. It’s hard not to scroll through social media and find people debating what’s right or wrong with the film or offering their thoughts on nutritional best practices.
In fitness and life we naturally navigate away from pain and move towards pleasure. It’s normal, natural and part of our DNA. However, there a two different forms of pain and they need to be understood first, before we make the leap to trying to eliminate or avoid. Continue reading “Eliminate pain and accelerate results in the gym”
In this 2 part article I will firstly explain what a ketogenic diet is and then share my personal story of what lead me to this diet and how it could help people prevent disease and maintain better health for many people. Don’t think for a minute that I’m blindly recommending this diet for everyone, as it’s most certainly not. I’ll explain why later in this article. Continue reading “What is the ketogenic diet? Burning fat instead of sugar”
Back pain and strength training can go hand in hand if you don’t know what to avoid or assess prior to starting a program. It’s important to know that with the right approach and knowledge, chances of back pain can be avoided all together.
Have you ever gone to tie up your shoes or pick up a pen and felt your back “go out”? This is all too common these days with people not moving well, sitting for a living and not learning correct techniques in the gym. Continue reading “Back pain and strength training”
It all comes down to putting in the work. Everyone wants the next new diet, training program or supplement that is going to promise him or her those elusive goals that they are after. Whether it’s the bikini body, super human strength or those washboard abs, it makes no difference – just do the work.
Getting technical and employing the latest methods all still have one fundamental principle… that is application i.e. doing the work. Continue reading “Putting in work”
There are no shortages of new diets or nutritional experts that can help with your health and body composition goals these days. With expanding science and the ability to self monitor the effects of certain foods or macronutrients on your body, we can now effectively pin point what is going to be best for optimal results. Measuring biomarkers, such as blood work, body fat % and monitoring energy levels can give you factual evidence on what works best and doesn’t work at all for your body.
You don’t have to look far these days to see or hear about people experiencing the negative effects of too much sitting down for extended periods of time – especially in the corporate world. Obesity, short tight weak muscles, limited range of movement and Netflix, can be all symptoms of too much sitting. Continue reading “How to offset all your sitting”
Getting in shape and dropping body fat for an impending holiday is a common request that I get from my clients. It is completely understandable as people often are escaping to a warmer climate and will be lounging by the pool in their bikinis or board shorts and want to look their best. My advice is always centred on long-term health and that being in shape should not be a once or twice a year goal. Continue reading “How to holiday without getting fat”
In the last 5 years, there has been a huge shift in women’s health and an embracement of resistance training for health benefits and aesthetics. A common misconception, women believed that by lifting weights, they would automatically develop huge, thick, unsightly muscles and thought that they would be better served spending their time on the treadmill to melt away fat! Finally, we have come to realise that this is simply not true and the very thing that we once feared has become the answer to unlocking true health and the body that women have always wanted! Continue reading “The Huge Shift for Women to Lift!”
Office workers today are prime candidates for unnecessary low-grade inflammation in the body, whether they know it or not. This short article will highlight some of the dangers from preventable inflammation and give simple tips for to avoid inflammation altogether. As they say “prevention is better than the cure,” so why wait for it to become a problem? Continue reading “An office worker’s guide to reducing inflammation”