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9th Oct 2019

Sleep Yourself Fitter!

Did you know that almost 40% of adults don’t get enough sleep! How much sleep you need is completely individual and changes from person to person, but most experts agree you need between 6 and 9 hours per night. If you are suffering from bad sleep, you won’t get the results you deserve from your workouts!

9th Oct 2019

Desk Warrior Stretches

Whatever your fitness goal, sitting down all day is probably taking you further away from it. Sitting causes a pattern of tightness and weakness that can affect how you look, feel, and perform – all negatively. You’re probably sitting right now, reading this!

Breathing is one of the ways that humans can actively help to soothe the body’s systems in moments of stress or anxiety. Practices like yoga, tai chi and meditation build resilience to stress by using the breath to persevere and be present with the breath, which calm the body and removes the focus from stress.

Most people believe in order to get great results at the gym, you have to be in the gym all day, everyday. When you couple that with busy lifestyles with work, family, friends and everything else in between, a lot of people give up because they feel they can’t commit to such a time consuming task.

So you’re trying to lose body fat, gain muscle, or work towards some type of body composition goal. You’ve been weighing yourself regularly, hoping for that number to change, and you’re starting to feel frustrated with the lack of progress.

Foods impact more than just what we may physically be able to see. It can impact the way we think, feel and how we age. Food continues to play a vital role in the support and maintenance of the body, providing fuel to power the brain and nutrients to help protect it.

In today’s society, most of us have very busy schedules. Most of us have more than one job, we have our children's events that we need to attend, social obligations, among a plethora of other things. How in the world can you fit training into the mix of all your other priorities?

The more food a diet eliminates or restricts, the more mindfulness around alternative choices is needed to make sure the body is still receiving all that it needs. With the elimination of all animal foods and products in the vegan diet, there are several key nutrients to keep in mind.

Glutamine is one of twenty amino acids. When the body consumes foods that contain protein (meat, eggs, dairy, beans etc.) it breaks the protein down into basic building blocks called amino acids. The body can then use these amino acids (there are 20 different ones) for building and repairing as needed throughout the body.

4th Sep 2019

Eating Seasonally

Nature cycles throughout the year with a consistent rhythm and as wardrobes and activities change with the seasons, so does what the earth is producing. Historically, the season typically dictated what food was available and when. Globalization and advances in technology have allowed many people to have access to an abundance of things year-round regardless of the season. It’s also increasingly more common that people are unfamiliar with growing food, harvesting and often food preparation as well. Today there are many people who may not have grown up with or learned about seasonality because of these shifts.

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