Vegetables that are packed with protein

Six protein-rich vegetables (and grains) to add to your diet today

If you’re serious about your workout programme then you’re probably also serious about the diet that goes with it. You know, the one that tells you to eat a lot of protein to support your muscle recovery and encourage muscle growth. Yet many fitness fans don’t enjoy eating huge steaks or stacks of grilled chicken […]

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Arial Yoga; Fad or fantastic?

Aerial Yoga – or also known as anti-gravity yoga – is a workout that was invented by a former gymnast and Broadway choreographer, Christopher Harrison. This anti-gravity Yoga gives you a total-body workout something between the feeling of being in a circus but still doing Yoga. It is so much fun! What to expect when you trying […]

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10 tips to retaining your personal training clientele

You’ve worked very hard to build up your personal training client base. So it’s especially frustrating when a client disappears (more so when it’s a client who’s been with you for a long time!). Not only have you lost the regular income from this client, and also the referrals they send your way, you now […]

The truth behind bigorexia

Bigorexia: Why we should take it seriously

We’ve all heard of anorexia nervosa – the eating disorder characterised by obsessive and serious restrictions on food, fear of gaining weight and a total fixation with an impossibly thin physique. But did you know there’s a similar condition, called bigorexia? Since it’s claiming an ever-growing number of victims – predominantly male – it’s important […]

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Differences between aerobic and anaerobic workouts

When considering which exercise would be most beneficial, we often tend to think about aerobic exercises merely because we tend to find those types of workouts more often in a commercial gym. At first you need to understand the difference between ‘aerobic’ and ‘anaerobic’ exercises. To define these terms in the simplest way, it comes […]

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The miracles of foam rolling

A foam roller hardly looks like a “miraculous tool of wellness”. But ask doctors and experts, and they’ll tell you that we should all be doing foam rolling – every day. Here’s why. 1. Foam rolling gives you a deep tissue massage that reduces inflammation and joint stress The kind of massage you get with a foam roller […]

Benefits of water

Why water is the most powerful health booster

Go and get a glass of water as the benefits of drinking this liquid are huge! Take a look. 1. Helps maintain the body’s fluid balance The human body is about 70% water. That’s because every cell in the body is made up of it and a lot of our bodily functions require it as well. If you […]

Why walking is better than running

Five reasons why walking is better than running

Aerobic cardiovascular exercise, like running, is a winner for a lot reasons: It’s an excellent way to lose weight and boost your energy levels. It beats down diseases like cancer, diabetes and heart disease. It controls your blood pressure and tackles stress. And done right, it leaves you feeling exhilarated and content! The thing is, […]

Calorie-burning exercises

3 Calorie-burning exercises

Let’s face it: we’ve all fallen into the trap of reaching for the phone and ordering a take-away pizza or hamburger. But what we don’t think of – when we’re placing that all-important order – is how long it will take to work off what we’ve just eaten? What are the best calorie-burning exercises? Before […]

benefits of coffee

The ten amazing benefits of coffee

Coffee is the second-most traded commodity on earth (after oil). However, given the health benefits of coffee, maybe it should be the MOST-traded commodity? Let’s take a look at the ten benefits of coffee. 1. It’s a super-antioxidant Scientists have found that coffee is very high in antioxidants. You’ll get more antioxidants out of one cup than […]

At what age should young men start lifting weights?

At what age should men start lifting weights?

The question that often comes to mind is at what age men should start lifting weights. The biggest concern is that young men’s bodies are still developing and their epiphysis – also known as growth plates – are not closed yet. Of concern is that repetitive injury to the growth plates may hinder growth. So what is the answer? […]

What you need to know about DOMS

The truth about DOMS

DOMS – which stands for Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness – is the stiffness you feel a number of hours or days after you’ve trained if you’ve introduced a new element into your workout routine. Commonly mistaken as lactic acid build-up, DOMS can affect anyone who performs some sort of exercise, no matter how fit you […]