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December 2019


New Year’s Resolutions Ideas From Personal Trainers

Sign yourself up to these targets to enjoy a fitter and healthier new year. We’re pretty sure someone in the last week will have asked you about your resolutions for the new year. Perhaps you’ve already got one lined up – but if not, we can help. Well, not us, but personal trainers, who have the expertise to suggest resolutions that fall squarely in the sweet spot between “achievable” and “will actually make a difference”. That’s why we enlisted a squad of them to provide their best suggestions for New Year’s resolutions. Here’s to a fitter, healthier and happier year. Exercise First Thing “A resolution to set you up for success is to perform a handful of exercises when waking up,” says Jamie Ray, lead HIIT instructor at Another Space Gym. “Once you’ve popped out of bed, start your day with ten squats, ten sit-ups and ten push-ups. To keep…
December 30, 2019

How To Eat More Protein

If you’re struggling to reach your target protein intake, try these five tips. Whether you want to build more lean muscle mass or strip away unwanted body fat, you need to eat protein– it’ll keep you feeling full, help your body add muscle quickly and free up fat stores for fuel. Here are five ways to increase your daily intake so you can make big changes to your body – fast 1. Eat bigger breakfasts Ending your overnight fast with a high-protein breakfast will start your day as you mean to go on and help you hit your daily protein target. Aim for around 35g of protein for breakfast (three eggs and two rashers of lean bacon) because research from the University of Missouri found this improves appetite control and reduces snacking. 2. Start snacking smarter It goes without saying that your midday meal should be high in lean, good-quality protein:…
December 16, 2019

10 Super Foods to Soothe Asthma Symptoms

I have asthma (my mom smoked 2 packs of cigarettes a day while carrying me). I’ve had to depend on a puffer every year of my life which may have contributed to my COPD. What is COPD? COPD includes diseases such as irreversible asthma, chronic bronchitis, emphysema and bronchiectasis. When our airways are inflamed, they become narrower. This starts a lung disease called asthma – and there is no known cure, but there are ways to temporarily treat symptoms when they occur. • If you produce a lot of mucus… • Have trouble breathing… • Are constantly wheezing… • Feel chest tightness… Then read on ..... 1. Avocado Avocado, with its high levels of L-glutathione, protects our cells from free radical damage (such as histamine). This trendy fruit can be prepared in a variety of ways, because it is literally considered “the master of antioxidants.” 2. Honey . Working Mother…
December 9, 2019

Sculpt A Six-Pack With This Abs Workout Routine

They’re made in the kitchen – but they’re revealed by training smart. Abs Workout Tips Use isometrics “If your abs are constantly in a contracted position it can pull your body into bad posture – so it’s important to strengthen them but in an elongated position,” says Ben Scott, a former professional cricketer turned performance and fat loss specialist. “Planks and other similar holds are ideal, but don’t just hold for as long as you can because your technique will give up way before you do. Short holds, done correctly, are much more effective.” Don’t just hip flex “The old sit-up with someone holding your feet the ground is dead,” says Scott. “It distorts your hip tilt and you’ll end up using your hip flexors to actually do the move, over-activating a muscle that is shortened anyway. Most people know not to do sit-ups for abs, but watch for the…
December 4, 2019