Author: Lindsay Starling

Maximize Your Post-Exercise Recovery

Recovery after exercise is essential for your muscles and tissues to repair the microtears they sustain during exercise and become stronger. Muscles need anywhere between 24 to 48 hours to repair and rebuild, but you can speed up this process by implementing these recovery strategies. 

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Tracking Your Fitness Progress

At halfway through the year it means you’re entering month six of the health and fitness goal you set your mind on at the start of the year. When embarking on a weight loss journey it’s relatively easy to track your progress. You can weigh yourself, compare pictures of yourself between months and assess the way your clothes fit. When it comes to tracking fitness progress, however, this can sometimes be a little more complicated with different activities requiring different measurement approaches. Here are a few of my favourite, free fitness tracking apps: STRENGTH TRAINING Keeping track of the...

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How To Get Your Steps In At The Office

You’ve likely heard the advice that you should aim to make 10,000 steps a day. This magical number actually comes from promotional content for a pedometer sold in Japan in the 1960s and not extensive scientific calculations. Irrespective of how this number came about, it serves as a good reminder to keep moving throughout the day.  For those of us with office jobs, reaching anything close to 10,000 steps in a day can be a daunting task. Sitting at a desk puts huge stress on your back, neck and spine muscles, which in the long term could lead to...

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Why Sleep is the Foundation of Health

We spend between ¼ – 1 ⁄ 3 of our lives sleeping. Allocating that much time to one activity must mean it’s pretty important. Sleep is the time when the brain engages in a number of activities necessary to life, all of which are linked to quality of life. HOW MUCH SLEEP DO WE NEED? It is recommended that we get between 7 – 9 hours of sleep. Once you get below 7 hours of sleep objective impairments in brain and body functioning can be measured. Most people don’t realise how chronically sleep deprived they are. People get used to having a constantly low...

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Group Class Training: The Fitness Solution for Those Living Life in the Fast Lane

The number of fitness centres offering specific group training classes has grown rapidly in the past decade, and these days you can find a gym offering specialised group classes for almost any exercise you desire. Not only are they offering some fun alternates to your usual training routine, but they might just be the magic answer for those living life in the fast lane. When looking at group classes from a practical point of view, everything about their structure makes them great for those with a busy schedule. Classes are generally 45 minutes – 1 hour, running at multiple...

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