A Blog About Exercise, Health and Wellness
We’re pretty sure someone in the last week will have asked you about your resolutions for the new year. Perhaps you’ve already got one lined up – but if not, we can help. Well, not us, but personal trainers, who have the expertise to suggest resolutions that fall squarely in the sweet spot between “achievable” and “will actually make a difference”. That’s why we enlisted a squad of them to provide their best suggestions for New Year’s resolutions. Here’s to a fitter, healthier and happier year.
This quick-fix workout takes just ten minutes to complete and will torch a huge number of calories both during and after your session as your body tries to recover from the high-intensity work. “This is a great session that will test your grip and lower-body strength endurance,” says Olli Foxley of W10 Performance. “The descending rep scheme will give you some light at the end of the tunnel and allows you to maintain good technique.” If you don’t have a sled in your gym you can do a farmer’s walk, where you carry dumbbells over a set distance, although you will find that particular substitution poses an even greater challenge to your grip strength.
We have a confession. We called the recipes in this article “15-Minute Feasts” because it sounds catchy. But most of these recipes don’t take 15 minutes to make… they actually take less than that. OK, if you lost one or both hands in a vending-machine accident so you’re cooking with hooks, you may need longer. But barring that, we’re talking an average of eight to ten minutes, start to finish. And they taste fantastic: creamy pasta, gravy-soaked beef, rich chicken stew, spicy buffalo chicken rolls. Oh, and did we mention that they’re all high in protein, fibre, good fats and other super healthy things too?
The human body is made up of 60%+ water. Your body needs that water to perform many vital functions including joint lubrication, temperature regulation, flushing waste, organ function, and carrying oxygen and nutrients to cells. Without proper hydration, you run the risk of jeopardizing these functions, as well as exposing yourself to adverse effects on your brain.
Get your smoothie goodness in a glass by throwing these healthy ingredients in a blender
Although coffee has been linked to several promising health benefits such as improved physical performance, lowered risk of type 2 diabetes, and even protection from Alzheimer’s disease and dementia, caffeine has been linked to negative and potentially detrimental side effects.
If you find it difficult to stick to a workout routine for long, you’re not alone. For many people, the challenge of keeping to a regular workout schedule isn’t necessarily the effort that is required, but the boredom that often comes with time. This might occur after just a few weeks of doing the same…