21.02.2018

How to lose fat

Make no mistake: fat loss is an industry. The market is flooded with gimmicks and gadgets, programmes and diets – all of which claim to help you shed the blubber, and all of which stand to profit from your well-intentioned dedication. As a result, the public’s perceived wisdom on fat loss is not always in line with what science actually…

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21.02.2018

Does online personal training work?

The popularity of online personal training is rising rapidly, both in the UK and across the pond (from where we inherit so many of our fitness trends). In many ways, it’s exactly like being trained by an expert in a gym: you’re given a tailored programme that you have to fulfil in order to attain your goals. The crucial difference,…

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21.02.2018

Overtraining syndrome: five signs you need to take it easy

Overtraining syndrome is a condition that occurs when the body is pushed (through exercise) beyond its natural ability to recover. Importantly, it’s not to be confused with mere tiredness, which is to be expected whenever you are engaged in a comprehensive workout regime. So how do you know when you have it?…

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21.02.2018

How to recover from strenuous exercise

You probably already know that exercise is good for you, but have you ever stopped to ask yourself why? The short answer is that exercise hurts your body, prompting a reaction. When you go for a run, lift weights, or play football, any discomfort is like a clarion call to the body, telling it that it needs to be better…

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