The temperature is rising, the days are getting longer, the temptation to leave work and head to the pub garden is all too real… While summer may be of some relief from the cold and chilly days, it sometimes makes it harder to stick to a balanced, healthy diet – especially as BBQs become a weekly occurrence and summer cocktails are just SO damn good.
We’re all on a fitness journey in one way or another. With life’s hectic schedule, it’s easy to lose track of where you are and where you want to be regarding your fitness and how this fits into your wider lifestyle goals. No matter whether you are trying to lose weight, gain strength, or maintain where you are, tracking fitness progress is an essential piece of your ongoing success. But it often gets overlooked…
A large portion of our lives is often dedicated to the pursuit of happiness, of fulfilment – to really live life to the full. But we often struggle to see what this looks life or how to take action to make it happen. Living a fulfilling life doesn’t need to be complicated. In fact, it’s far less complicated than you may think. The biggest hurdle that people run into is a lack of patience, and planning. It takes time to smooth out the rough edges, heal the negative, and grow the positive in its place.
There are countless fitness goals out there, but one of the hardest to achieve — and most sought after — is to gain muscle without gaining fat. What makes this so hard you say? Well, to gain sufficient muscle and size, you need to consume more calories.
It’s that time of year again… People all over the place are hashing together resolutions that they hope to carry through the year, finally taking charge over the parts of their lives they want to improve. Intentions are great, but everybody knows that starting and sticking with new habits is inherently difficult.
Procrastination is one of the worst things to do when it comes to making positive changes. Like all delaying tactics, it wastes your time and energy – and more often than not, can reduce the likelihood of you ever achieving what you set out to do. We all know that once you once you get something started, you will feel so much better for it, it will be easier to continue and you will likely become more efficient...
Get a head start on your new year’s fitness goals today, and you’ll thank yourself tomorrow. There’s so much left of 2021. So many opportunities to make positive change. Plenty of days left to make the most of, so why wait until the new year to enact change?
It happens to the best of us: stress, a packed schedule, work and social commitments, and plain old exhaustion get in the way of us fully participating in our exercise regimen. It’s called a workout rut — when you stop exercising as often or as hard as you used to, or perhaps altogether.
Still awake? Of course you are. You haven’t had a proper night’s sleep in days, weeks, maybe months. You’re not alone. Estimates say as many as 16 million people in the UK suffer from sleeplessness and a third have insomnia. Sleep deprivation can contribute to irritability,
Sometimes, particularly when we feel stressed or uneasy, getting enough sleep can seem impossible. Research shows that poor sleep has immediate negative effects on your hormones, exercise performance, and brain function - it can also cause weight gain and increase disease risk in both adults and children...