Have you ever wondered what makes us feel stressed? We have a hormone in our body called cortisol, also named "stress hormone". It gets released whenever we’re put under stress, fear, or feel anxious. It’s what makes us sweat when we’re nervous, and get the jitters when we have anxiety. Furthermore, studies suggest that high levels of cortisol are responsible for increased intake of fatty and sugary foods and typically people with high stress levels will carry their excess weight around their midsection.
Many trending fitness programs and weight loss products are advertised with the promise that they will help your body get into fat burning mode and shed the excess weight faster. So, is there a switch in our body that can turn it into a fat burning machine?
If you’re hoping to improve your fitness and boost your general health, strength or resistance training is an excellent activity to incorporate into a weekly training regime. This doesn't have to mean hitting the gym hard every day. Working on your strength can be done in many ways, using yor own bodyweight, all type of functional equipment like TRX, resitance bands or the free weights in the gym.
Very simply put food is the fuel needed for the human body to keep your body functioning well, in health, to support your daily activity levels and ensuring your organs get all the nutrients they need to keep you healthy. When your body becomes depleted in any of the important nutrients, you will start not feeling well and it can lead to health conditions and diseases.
We’ve all tried to lose weight at some point in our lives. Everyone sees varying degrees of success and you can easily be left feeling demotivated when your weeks of hard work don’t pay off. This is particularly true at this time of the year when everybody is committed to achieve their fitness goals for a few weeks before relapsing.
The start of the new year is always the busiest time for gyms because so many new members sign up thanks to their resolutions to get fitter this year. However, while gym membership amounts tend to double in January, as a rule of thumb by February gym usage is usually back to its normal, with most new members giving up and going back to their old ways.
Approaching the Holiday festivities many people accept that they need to give up exercise so they have more time to socialise, sort out the Christmas shopping, finish off projects at work and attend a variety of formal and informal Christmas parties. Do you feel the pressure yet what lack of exercise and stressing out can cause? In this blog I will show you how to fit in exercise into a very busy holiday schedule.
When fitness is your business you are likely to hear many advice that are either simply not true or cannot be applied for everybody. I’ve seen many different myths. Some of them are quickly dismissed because of how ridiculous they are, others are strange yet humorous and some are just plain wrong, yet they’ve spread around like they’re factual truths. Sadly, the accessibility of the internet has made it easy for people to share false information and the people that suffer the most are innocent bystanders.
Since I started my personal training career, I’ve worked with many different women that have all asked the same question: how much exercise does it really take to burn fat? It’s a question that can be answered in many ways because no exercises are ever the same. Whether you’re focusing on steady cardio, strength training or high-intensity workouts, each provides different benefits and to get the most out of your exercise regime you should aim for a balance of these three.
The one of the most often asked questions by my clients. It may surprise you but nearly every woman has a little roll on their tummy when they are seated, even models and athletes. This is mostly due to the special role of the woman’s body that is capable of the miracle of giving birth.
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.