Exercising is a great way to build fitness – but did you know that it’s not actually necessary if your goal is solely losing weight?
While we don’t recommend avoiding exercise because of its immense health benefits, some of us might not be capable of exercise or are not currently in a position to start a routine. Though if you’re only worried about not having gym access, there’s a whole range of exercise you can do at home.
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In a world obsessed with body image, it’s little surprise we often feel hung up on our belly fat. After all, a ‘six pack’ is practically synonymous with the mainstream media’s idea of health. However, here at Oatein, we’re all about attainable fitness goals. For health reasons, losing belly fat is a good idea – excess stomach fat is linked to an increased risk of heart disease, certain cancers and diabetes.
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Understanding calories in/out with Oatein
It’s just after New Year at the time of writing – a period where many of us look to kick bad habits, adopt healthier lifestyles and eat better. While the numbers on the scale should never be the only answer, many of us also look to lose weight as we leave the Christmas period of indulgence behind us.
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While there are many different ways to help encourage your body to lose weight, High-Intensity Interval Training or ‘HIIT’ exercise is undoubtedly the best way to achieve rapid weight loss when paired with a good diet.
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Here at Oatein, we’re all about fuelling workouts with tasty protein snacks, but we want to remind everyone that being ‘skinny’ is fine. There’s a lot of search interest via Google around building muscle when skinny, but remember that all body types are different.
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Carbohydrate is a macronutrient that’s essential for our bodies. They are the ‘fuel cells’ we utilise for energy, with carbs rapidly converted into glucose to feed muscles during exercise. Excess carbs, which are those not used in exercise, can be stored as glycogen that will kick in when you hit the gym.
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When people look to build muscle, they often envisage hitting the gym. For most, that brings with it a set of worries about how you might look, what the gym will be like etc. for others, it’s less of a problem, and they’re happy to get started.
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Building muscle doesn’t require any kind of secret formula. Essentially all it takes is to do anabolic exercise enough to break down muscle fibres, which your body fuses back together using myofibrils (muscle protein strands). These newly fused, repaired fibres are thicker and therefore create growth.
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Hit the gym. Hustle hard. Grind, grind, grind.
Just kidding – we’re not about that life.
Well, we are passionate about health and fitness – but we’re not big fans of the ‘grind’ mindset. In fact, here at Oatein, we’ve created tasty protein snacks designed to make getting protein into your diet easier. So it stands to reason that we’re also supportive of fitness activities that fit more conveniently into your life.
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As everybody who has ever hit the gym for the first time knows, muscle soreness is the real deal. After exercise, especially underweighted tension or if you’re performing a new movement to task muscles in a new way, your muscle fibres become fatigued. They break down and are knitted anew, which is how you build muscle.
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