Not getting enough sleep could be wrecking your fitness plans. Here’s why

We are all well aware of how important sleep is to us. Think back to how you feel after a lousy nights sleep and that will instantly tell you that sleep is vital.

Sleep is our chance to recharge our batteries and repair our bodies in preparation for the next day. However, when it comes to fitness, getting adequate sleep is an important part of physical health. So how does sleep affect exercise? Continue reading “Not getting enough sleep could be wrecking your fitness plans. Here’s why”

Sporty woman resting relaxed on the sofa

Fitness Goals: How to find your motivation after 5pm

Sporty woman resting relaxed on the sofa

For many, getting fit is seen as a chore and often, once the working day comes to an end, the idea of hitting the gym or exercising is one that leaves them filled with dread. However, the key to any fitness routine is to stay motivated but finding that motivation can be a problem for many.

So, whether you have a training plan where you want to lose weight or you want to enhance your weight training, you won’t see results if you head home instead. Follow these tips to achieve your fitness goals and find the motivation you need after 5 pm.

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What should I eat when running a marathon or a long run?

As of April 2020, you’re probably not too worried about any races thanks to current events. However, more and more of us are taking advantage of our ‘free-time’. While having big goals might not be for everyone at this moment in time, there’s no reason to fit on the sofa all day, you can still get in the habit of staying fueled the right way!

Fueling the right way on the vegan diet

A healthy diet that provides you with all of the nutrients you need is vital for anyone who undertakes exercise. However, when exercise becomes an endurance event like a marathon then it is important to make sure that you get your nutrition right during exercise. The last thing any of us wants is to hit the wall, bonk or crash. We’ve all been there, it sucks

So, if you are wondering what you should eat before you run, then we have you covered.

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Kick start recovery after a run

How to kickstart your recovery after a run

Kick start recovery after a runWhile running is great for your health, how you recover after a run makes all the difference.

The truth is, what you do after your run will enable you to get the most from your run but also prepare you correctly for your next run so you can get out there and perform at your best. One of the mistakes athletes from all disciplines make is overtraining, fatiguing themselves and/or causing injuries.

If you focus on recovery correctly after a run, you’re much more likely to prevent injury and enhance your performance.

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Running on fumes: Why you should exercise before breakfast

Are you an early bird, a midnight owl, or something in between? Most of us prefer a certain time in the day to get a sweat on or after we’ve kickstarted our daily routine in a certain way.

There’s always been a belief that your body should be adequately fuelled before a workout. On the whole, this is true, after all, how can you work at your peak if you don’t have enough energy to keep you going?

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Low GI Foods

What are low-GI Foods and why are they important?

Low GI Foods

All the food that we eat has some kind of nutritional value, whether it’s low sugar snacks and healthy protein bars to a pina colada, they all have some kind of effect.

The impact of food on our blood sugar levels is rated by a GI-index rating, or  glycemic index. Studies have shown that a low GI-diet could lead to weight loss while also reducing the risks associated with heart disease and type 2 diabetes. Carbohydrates are the only macro-nutrient which effects our GI-levels.

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