In strength training and fitness, the squat is a compound, full body exercise that trains primarily the muscles of the thighs, hips and buttocks, quadriceps femoris muscle, hamstrings, as well as strengthening the bones, ligaments and insertion of the tendons...read more
Everyone is different. We all have different time schedules, different commitments and different sleeping patterns. It’s no wonder that we will all fit in our own training sessions when it best suits us. But what if there was an optimal time of day to train? What time of day gives us maximum benefits for the effort we put in? Well let’s break it down.read more
Lucky for us, exercising doesn’t have to be an expensive task. It’s as easy as putting on your shoes and going for a walk outside. If walking isn’t your preferred form of exercise then there are other options available. These tips can also be used if you travel a lot or have limited time available.read more
Tips for making simple changes to your eating habits that will make a big difference to everyday health: Swap sugary drinks for sugar-free options, low-fat milk or water - You will be surprised by how much sugar you could cut from your diet Swap regular...read more
Do you reach for a cup of coffee when you need an energy boost? We all know that caffeine contains only a small amount of calories so is actually not a source of energy, nutritionally speaking. Why we feel ‘energised’ when we consume caffeine is because it stimulates the brain, making you feel more mentally alert. But is this the best way to boost your energy during the day? Let’s take a look at five other ways to boost your energy, so that you don’t have to solely rely on caffeine.read more
You’ve all heard of the term ‘superfoods’. Some of you may even have bought some superfoods to improve your health. But what are superfoods really? And how do we quantify foods to determine whether they are indeed super? One thing we do know is that superfoods tend to be expensive.read more
It’s easy to get swept away in the holiday season. The feasts and parties that mark it can tax the arteries and strain the waistline. You don’t need to deprive yourself, eat boring foods or take your treats with a side order of guilt. Budget wisely Don’t...read more
For the last 15 years, since discovering the human genome, studies have found connections between our genetic profile and the likelihood of developing certain diseases. A genetic predisposition or susceptibility is the increased chance of developing a particular disease based on your genes. Our genetic predisposition comes from specific genetic changes that are inherited from our parents. These genetic changes contribute to the development of a disease, but they do not directly cause it. Some people with a predisposing genetic variation will never get the disease, while others will. Why is this?read more
Do you have too much to do and too little time to do it in, leaving you stressed most of the time? It’s the typical story these days. Everyone constantly has too much stress in their lives, and our bodies and health are paying the price. Although some stress is necessary, and even constructive for that matter, how you deal with excess stress is very important.read more
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