THE IMPACT OF NUTRITION ON DAILY PERFORMANCE

Why do we sleep

Who doesn’t like a good nights rest? It makes us feel better, helps us to feel more energised and ready for the demands of the new day. So it's pretty obvious that sleep is good for re-charging our batteries. But there’s a bit more to it than that. Stop for...

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3 Common Mistakes To Avoid As A New Gym User

Every gym user has once been new to the gym and at some point we have all made a mistake or two, however, it’s important to move on from the mistakes or avoid them completely. Below are 3 mistakes that if avoided can set you up for long term progress. Too Much Too Soon It's a common misconception that the...

Focus on Sleep to Optimise Your Results

  The Impact on Training Firstly, quality of sleep is getting enough of it at the right times and without it performance related factors such as concentration, mood and response time are affected (1). The issues don't remain just cognitive, but also translates directly into physiological issues such as the possibility of muscle strength decrements. In addition, good sleep quality...

Health Risks Associated With A Sedentary Lifestyle

  It's become more and more apparent within modern societies that sedentary lifestyles are more prevalent and that health risks come along with such a lifestyle. A sedentary lifestyle has very little or non-existent physical activity. Habits such as sitting for prolonged periods during working hours, then repeating the same habit during personal hours is an example of many people's...

Should I Take Caffeine Pre Workout?

Caffeine can be found in many forms with the creation of energy drinks, supplements and the ever so popular form of coffee and teas. Before deciding if you should use caffeine before a workout, understanding the basics of how it works will be beneficial. How it works Adenosine is created in the brain and attaches to the adenosine receptors and...

Stress and Weight Gain
Stress and Weight Gain

Weight gain is a result of your calorie intake being higher than your calorie expenditure creating a surplus of energy as a result (1), and often stress would not be the first issue to consider when weight gain has become problematic. However, stress can interfere with normal regulation of how our bodies break down food and its transformation into energy...

Are 10,000 Steps Necessary?

Are the 10,000 steps per day rule fact or fiction? Either way, it has to be a good thing right? We can all agree that being sedentary is not good for our health and well-being. Activity is shown to reduce the risk of developing high blood pressure and type 2 diabetes (1). The actual notion of the 10,000 steps per...

3 Workout Mistakes Holding You Back

Chasing the perfect workout preparation is not realistic for most of us, but avoiding the basic mistakes is crucial in helping you achieve the results you want!  The Same Routine  Consistency in the gym is an achievement in itself., but challenging your body is what's required to achieve the results you desire. Performing the same workout over and over again...

When Not To Exercise

To exercise, or not to exercise? Many of us may ask that question. If you are feeling under the weather, should you still head on out or will a good rest be the most effective remedy? A quick self-assessment could give you the answer.  Are the symptoms: Throat up?  or Throat down? Throat up - Is more than likely a...