Weight vs. muscle mass How often do you weigh yourself? Does the number on the scale fluctuate so often that you find yourself getting disappointed with your progress? Your actual weight has a lot to do with how much fat and muscle mass you have in your body. I’m here to help you make sense of it all rather than getting hung up about a ‘perfect number’! I was at the store last week when a woman asked me about my weight. I was caught off-guard when her response was ‘Wow, that’s so heavy for someone your size.’ My quick response was ‘muscle mass weighsRead More →

Exercise better with a easy simple breathing method It sounds so easy: You run, and you breathe. But there’s more to breathing than you might think. Smart breathing can actually help you run faster and avoid getting hurt, independent what kind of exercise you’re doing. To explain this simple breathing method i will use the example of running (as this is the easiest way to practise it; once you get a hang of it you can use this method for any kind of exercise). I developed a simple breathing style that synchronizes breathing with foot strike, counting on each foot strikes the ground with each inhalation respective exhalation.Read More →

A Small Amount Of Intense Exercise Can Have A Huge Impact On Your Life. If you don’t break a sweat, you’re not doing it right. There’s enough time for you to get in a workout today — really. You only need to descide that you like to be and stay in a good shape, healthy and fit. And – go for it. Now. Don’t wait longer as it will never become easier. Just do it. Do it NOW! Exercise is one of the most important habits Exercise is one of the most important habits you can develop that will transform your life. Working out can makeRead More →

Is Protein important? A Necessity for everybody Protein is an important component of every cell in the body. It is an organic compound, composed of 22 amino acids, otherwise known as the building blocks of life. Protein is stored in muscles and organs and the body utilises it to build and repair tissues, as well as for the production of enzymes and hormones. Protein also make it possible for blood to carry oxygen throughout the body. Along with fat and carbohydrates, protein is a “macronutrient.”, meaning the body needs relatively large amounts of it. The Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences hasRead More →

Global Approach On Diet, Physical Activity And Public Health Unhealthy diets and physical inactivity contribute to the rise of excess weight and obesity, which are major public health challenges (1). The World Health Organisation (WHO) projects that by 2015, approximately 2.3 billion adults will be overweight and more then 700 million will be obese (2). According  to WHO, the fundamental causes are: An increased intake of processed foods, high in fat, salt and sugars A decrease unphysical activity due to sedentary nature of many work settings, evolving modes of transportation, and increasing urbanisation (3) Understanding Nutrition and Fitness There are many education resources available toRead More →

Mindful Eating for the Holidays It’s holiday season once again and it’s that time of year when we get together with family, friends and co-workers to celebrate.  With dinner and party invitations here and there, coupled with great conversations and company, it is easy to lose track of what we put on our plate.  It’s a well-known fact that what we eat does not only manifest itself on the size of our waistlines but on our skin as well. Let’s find out more on how the low Glycemic Index can help you choose a healthy diet for the holidays with this article by Susan Bowerman,Read More →