Monday, 27 June 2016

The Beginner's Guide to Supplements

Sports supplements, such as protein shakes, used to be something that only male bodybuilders would pack in their gym bags. Nowadays you'll find them marketed in mainstream media targeting both male and female fitness fanatics. Once found only in health shops, you'll even spot them in supermarkets among the regular milkshakes and yogurt drinks.

Each product on the market touts its own set of benefits - whether it's reducing recovery time, assisting with muscle building or boosting energy before an intense work out. If you don't know your BCAAs from your creatine, then consider this post a brief introduction...

Guest Post: How to Diet Without 'Dieting', by Andrew Beatty

How to diet without dieting
Image provided by Andrew Beatty
What if I told you that dieting wasn’t such a big deal?

What if I told you that you really shouldn’t feel like you’re dieting when you’re on a ‘diet’?

What if I told you that for the first time in your life you’re about to discover how to burn fat, get in shape and best part?  You’re about to do it without ever feeling like you’re dieting.  Sounds sort of craaaazy huh?  

Wait, wait, trust me, keep reading.  I sort of know what I’m talking about -like sort of :P

Thursday, 23 June 2016

When It Comes To Health, I Wish I Was a Man

You only have to look at health magazines to realise there's a huge double standard in the health messages aimed at women vs those aimed at men. With women it's all detox, diet and slimming. The message is clear to women: deprive yourself so that you take up as little space on the planet as you can. Men's magazines however, are all weights, strength, power, protein! (All things I happen to find much more exciting and desirable than a bloody juice cleanse and salad!) Nobody tells men to slim down before a holiday, crash diet before they get married or watch their waistlines after having a baby. 

At the other end of the scale (pardon the pun) obese or overweight men are portrayed more positively in the media than women of same BMI...

Monday, 20 June 2016

Guest Post: 3 Quality Waterproof Fitness Trackers For Less Than $100/£70, by Jason Oh

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Unfortunately, few fitness trackers on the market today are truly waterproof, and even fewer of those have the features that a fitness fanatic would find useful in their training. If swimming and triathlon training are part of your fitness program, you should consider these quality waterproof fitness trackers for under $100/£70:

Thursday, 16 June 2016

Guest Post: Overweight - Whose Fault Is that? A Mystery Solved, by Susan Krueger

Every story should have a twist. Evidence buried deep in the narrative, only obvious to keenest eyed reader, nails the villain on the final page. Except ‘Overweight – Whose Fault is That?’ isn’t an Agatha Christie novel, there is no body in the library or villain caught out by Miss Marple’s encyclopaedic knowledge of rail timetables. In the end a simple food diary solves the mystery of why Emma is struggling to control her weight.

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