You probably know by now that weight loss is all about calories in versus calories out. There’s no fairytale behind it, just simple science. Of course, not all calories are created equal, and from a health point it does matter of what those calories are made up. The idea is that your body needs to use up its energy storage (fat) in order to lose weight and it can't do it unless you eat less than what your body uses (calorie deficit).
Toned abs are often seen as the symbol of a fit body and healthy lifestyle. Having a flat and lean tummy can help boost your confidence. Even if your goal isn't to achieve a six-pack yourself, training your core regularly can significantly improve your overall strength, will help with any sports related performance and help prevent injuries.
Regular physical activity is a habit that has many health benefits so long we practice it regularly. Unfortunately, the modern world doesn’t always make it easy, which is why finding an alternative approach to acquiring a tailor designed fitness plan that includes workouts created by experts may be essential.
The summer is undoubtedly one of our favourite times of the year, not least because it offers the chance to spend more time with the kids. However, there is one downside to consider: summer can quickly destroy your fitness routine.
If you're trying to get fit or stay trim, summer can feel like a nightmare. Of course, spending time with friends and family in the sun is perfect. You have a barbecue on the first sunny day and they don't seem to stop until September.
Working out in a gym isn't for everyone. A lot of people find it boring, intimidating or feel a bit too exposed. If a gym environment isn't for you or you just want to try something different, taking your workouts outdoors could help to get you excited about exercise again.
Many people struggling with their weight find that the weekend is the most difficult time of the week to stay on track, especially during the summer months. There is always at least one BBQ hapening at a friend's house or the weather is nice enough to have a day out on the beach, not to mention the Sunday roast. How could anybody resist?
Have you been struggling to lose weight? You might have tried dieting and working out, but nothing seems to take. Do you spend most of your day sitting behind a desk staring at a computer screen? A recent study has found that our sedentary lifestyle is more damaging than smoking.
Timing counts for everything in this world, not least when it comes to weight loss. Spring is the ultimate season for starting a new health kick or taking an existing one to the next level – not least because the festive season is now a distant memory and holiday season is fast approaching.
They say that a healthy body leads to a healthy mind, but the reverse statement is equally crucial for anyone hoping to get in the shape of their life. Learn to build a winning mind-set, and your chances of achieving those fitness goals will look better than ever.
Owner and creator of One Small Step, Joe has been in the health and fitness industry for 8 years and takes an all-round approach to his coaching.