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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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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9 things I learned quiting sugar

11 things I learned giving up sugar for 2 weeks

9 things I learned quiting sugar

Dare to give up the sweet stuff?

Are you a sugar addict? I am, or maybe…was? 

Once something we only consumed naturally, for instance through the natural sugars found in fruit, we now find added sugar in almost every kind of food we consume. While sugar might be seriously delicious, it’s also serious addictive and can definitely mess with your mood, sleep and good vibes. 

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fibre can help you lose weight

Fibre can help you lose weight. Here’s how

fibre can help you lose weight

Until very recently fibre has been shuffled under the rug, overshadowed by it’s trendier mates like protein. Finally, fibre might just be becoming the cool kid it was meant to be. But what does fibre do? Fibre is crucial to your diet regardless of age and plays a number of roles in ensuring your body ticks over at it’s best. 

In the last few years research has begun to demonstrate its usefulness for weight loss. So, how does it work and why does it work?

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10 of the best exercise, workout, and fitness hacks.

So you want to get fit and get the most of the time you spend exercising? You know what they say: work smart, not hard (but you’ll probably have to do both!)

Many people believe that you have to spend hours in the gym or run marathons daily see any sort of results but you’ll be chuffed to know that just isn’t the case. In fact, if you use the following hacks you can not only get the most from each session but you’ll also see the best results!

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