Over a 14 week period earlier this year we worked with an IBM team. We conducted an initial fitness assessment in the first week, Graeme and Kaz trained them for 12 weeks, then we conducted a fitness assessment in week 14.
What a year 2014 has been!
Walking at a moderate pace (60-70% of your maximum heart rate) for 30-60 minutes burns stored fat and can build muscle to speed up your metabolism. If you are not a regular exerciser, walking is a good exercise to get started on as it is not too taxing on the body therefore can be done daily.
A muscle cramp is an uncontrollable and painful spasm of a muscle. A cramp can last for varying periods of time but generally resolves by itself.
1. Coronary heart disease is a disease of the vessels that supply the heart with blood and oxygen. These vessels can become narrowed or obstructed, preventing the heart from receiving blood and oxygen which can lead to a heart attack. Studies have shown that walking at a brisk pace for three or more hours every week can reduce your risk for coronary heart disease by 65 percent.
My lifestyle change began on November 1st last year. My best friend and I joined weight watchers and I began walking. I had always struggled with my weight due to a combination of comfort eating, a dislike of exercise and a love of cooking! My husband had been diagnosed 12 months earlier with Type II diabetes and had lost 20kgs, my best friend had high blood pressure and needed to lose weight and I just needed a catalyst to pull my finger out!!!
Lea is one of our Run Clubbers and she also trains with Julie in our Wednesday morning group exercise classes. Lea is following the Michelle Bridges 12 week body transformation (12WBT) calorie controlled diet plan. Here is her day on a plate.
The terms 'food allergy' or 'food intolerance' should not be used interchangeably. Though both conditions occur after the consumption of certain food items and might have some symptoms in common, the reason behind their occurrence is different. While the immune system is involved in an allergic reaction, food intolerance (also called non-allergic food hypersensitivity) is a chemical reaction and not an immune response. Food intolerance implies that the person has difficulty in metabolizing or digesting that particular food.
We are lead to believe that high calorie foods aren’t good for us and that we should stay away from them however there are some calorie-rich foods that can be beneficial to our health. These foods contain the right balance of nutrients including carbohydrates, proteins, and fats, and even provide benefits like boosting the immune system, protecting the heart, and giving you gorgeous skin and hair.