OCTWhy all ‘diets’ are destined to die
The word ‘diet’ used to mean ‘what we eat’. But over the past few decades, the term ‘diet’ has come to mean ‘what restrictions are you putting on yourself so you can lose weight’. We human beings are very impatient creatures and it’s very tempting to want instant results. Many of those ads on TV […]FIND OUT MORE...
MARGet the most out of your workout
Go strong but not TOO strong! A lot of people believe that training has to leave you a sweaty, staggering mess in order to be effective at all. “Just enough” of everything is the sweet spot you should really be hunting for. Too often, people are training with too much volume, very high intensities, and […]FIND OUT MORE...
NOVOur Favourite Health/Fitness Apps for Women
It’s almost summer, ladies. It’s time to take your health into your own hands. Literally. Fitness and nutrition is now readily available at the touch of a button thanks to the numerous health and exercise apps available for your smart phone. But with too many out there to choose from, it’s hard to pick one, […]FIND OUT MORE...
SEPHold Yourself accountable
Let’s chat about accountability. A fun little definition for you: accountability is the “fact or condition of being accountable” (how helpful). Really, what we mean by accountability can be described in three words: RESPONSIBILITY, LIABILITY and AWARENESS. A lot of people lack accountability for a lot of things. Whether it be in your personal lives, […]FIND OUT MORE...
SEPWeight Bearing Exercise Builds Bones!
Exercise is essential for everybody. When we exercise, our muscles pull on our bones, which in turn build bone. Hence exercise builds stronger, denser bones. As a rule of thumb, 30 minutes of bone building exercise 4-6 times a week can help maintain better bone density. Exactly how much you need is dependent on the […]FIND OUT MORE...
MAYLet’s have a talk about failure
I, your writer, am bearing with the resounding theme of failure that my week has inadvertently taken on. We have all been here. When the walls seem to be falling down on top of you, when you just seem to lose your footing, where things don’t go all so right, where you didn’t do as […]FIND OUT MORE...
MARNeed some motivation? You have come to the right place!
Remember that it is taking that first step into the gym that is the hardest, following that you are capable of anything. You do not have to go fast, you just need to go! Every step you take is a step closer to your goal – whether it is to increase your general wellbeing, lose […]FIND OUT MORE...
FEB4 Fitness Myths Busted!
Are you getting an A+ for effort when it comes to your workout routine…but you’re not seeing results? There are so many urban fitness myths out there surrounding fitness commandments, it all gets a little confusing. So, to clear some things up, here are the 4 most common fitness myths… busted! Myth 1 : Crunches give […]FIND OUT MORE...
JANThe Number 1 Exercise Mistake Preventing Weight Loss
Skipping breakfast to save calories? The idea seems logical — if you don’t have any food in your belly, your body will start using up stores of fat as its energy source. This couldn’t be further from the truth, because research conducted by Strength and Conditioning Journal shows that calories burned comes from muscle instead. […]FIND OUT MORE...
DECThe Truth About Alcohol (+5 tips for healthy holiday sips)
Mixing, mingling and making merry this holiday wouldn’t be the same without alcohol. But for those of us with an agenda to neutraliSe weight gain, adding alcohol to the equation makes this a tough one to balance. Here’s why: Alcohol is the second most potent source of calories. Partying with alcohol is fun because we […]FIND OUT MORE...