If you’d told me in February 2010, when this photo was taken, that 18 months later I’d be 25 or so kilograms lighter and considering competing in triathlons, I would have said you were crazy! But little did I know, a few months later I had one of those brain snap moments, decided enough was enough and I wanted to get fit.
This month we are looking at Sarah Wilson's very popular I Quit Sugar diet program. The aim of the program is to break the addiction to sugar, and all it's apparent evils including weight gain, blood sugar level ups and downs, fatigue, and ultimately causing autoimmune disease. Basically Wilson equates sugar with poison, and has designed this program based on her own experiences healing her thyroid disease.
No matter how much sleep we get of a night time, waking up in the morning isn’t always an easy task. Of course, there is no special formula that will help you start the day off with a bang but here are a few things that may get your body off to the right start, helping you feel healthy and excited for whatever the day might bring.
Endurance training concentrates on building your stamina, strength, and endurance. It is based on exercises that work the muscles with the focus on increasing their endurance. Such training is a very important aspect for athletes, irrespective of which sport they play.
As we get older our bone and muscle mass decreases, and our metabolism slows down, increasing our risks of falls, fractures and health related issues such as osteoporosis and diabetes.
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.