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January 2020


Simple And Effective Diet Tips

Improve your day-to-day diet with these simple to follow tips to eat more healthily (and likely lose weight). Eat the rainbow You don’t need complex advice – just the knowledge of a five-year-old. “When it comes to fruit and veg the goal is ‘eat the rainbow’,” says Brian St Pierre, director of performance nutrition at Precision Nutrition. “Many of the benefits of vegetables come from their phytonutrient content, which is what gives the veggies their array of colours. To maximise the various benefits of the different phytonutrients, it’s best to try to get a mix of coloured vegetables daily (or at least weekly). For green, think asparagus, broccoli, spinach and kale, for red peppers, tomatoes and onion.” Yes, you should be ordering aubergine and radishes too. Look at food as a spectrum Forget about cutting out whole groups of foods, even the ones you think of as unhealthy. “Instead of…
January 27, 2020

How To Reduce Stress In All Areas Of Your Life

Reducing stress is necessary for our physical and mental health. Working mothers have an incredible amount of stress regardless of how well-behaved their children are. Juggling a career and a family is possible but it is going to get stressful at times as you are going to overextend yourself from time to time. Managing this stress is extremely important as you do not want a rough day at the office to be taken out on your loved ones when you arrive home. This stress can also impact your health in a negative way in people with high stress levels with blood pressure increasing in some cases. The following are ways that you can reduce stress at home and even work. Use Your Commute To Plan Your Day and Unwind Most people think of their commute to work as one of the most stressful parts of their day. Taking this time…
January 20, 2020

The Best Biceps Workout

Here’s the best route to bigger biceps this four-week, six-move supersets workout. So it’s bigger biceps you’re after, eh? There are plenty of fine biceps exercises to try the next time you’re in the gym, but if you’re serious it’s worth adopting a more structured approach. This routine involves superset pairs, which you can substitute for your current biceps plan. Superset Biceps Workout The plan is simple: it’s a six-move workout made up of three supersets. Do the moves in order, sticking to the sets, reps, tempo and rest periods. Do it twice a week for four weeks, aiming to increase the weights you’re lifting every second session. This will consistently keep your biceps muscles out of their comfort zone and expose them to an ever-increasing workload, which is the key to impressive muscle mass gains. The best bit – aside from building bigger biceps – is that you simply…
January 13, 2020

How To Measure Body Fat

Don’t like feeling the pinch? There’s more than one way to measure your body fat percentage. Apart from looking in the mirror, stepping on the scales remains the most common method people use for checking on the progress of their exercise regime. However, while weight is undoubtedly a useful measure of fitness for many people, it can also be misleading to judge the effects solely by what it says on the scales. If you’ve been hammering away in the gym for weeks on end but the needle on the scales isn’t budging, it could well be because your body fat is being replaced with muscle mass. This could result in your overall weight staying static while your body composition changes for the better, making you healthier. A high body fat percentage is linked with an increased risk of several common health issues, including heart disease, type 2 diabetes and some…
January 6, 2020