The benefits of weight training

Often at the end of my clients initial cardio program, they question me if it is really important that they come back to get a weights program, as they are trying to lose weight, not gain weight. For those of you who know me, you will know I’m very passionate about weight training and the importance of incorporating weight training into a weight loss training program. Therefore my answer to this question is always YES! It is equal to, if not more important for their goals! I cannot stress enough, if you are not currently weight training… you need to start!

A few tips for eating out

When eating out choosing the better options will be the difference between having to make up for it in the gym and falling behind on achieving the results you want. You can never out train a bad diet as playing catch up never works unless you are spending over 6 hours in the gym each day doing high intensity workouts for the entire time!

The Role of Physical Activity

Cancer is becoming more prevalent, so we thought we would touch on this topic knowing that many of you know of someone who is currently being treated or has survived cancer, or maybe you have it yourself. Cancer describes a disease in which abnormal cells multiply without control. More than 120,000 new cases are diagnosed yearly and one in two men and one in three women will be diagnosed with cancer by the age of 85.

Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome (NOVEMBER QUIZ)

Patellofemoral pain syndrome is pain experienced at the front of the knee and around the kneecap (patella). It commonly presents in teenagers, manual labourers and athletes. It sometimes is caused by the wearing down, roughening or softening of the cartilage under the kneecap. Often an individual first notices the pain when they are going up and down stairs, squatting, kneeling, jumping or running. Patellofemoral pain syndrome may be caused by overuse, injury, excess weight, a kneecap that is not properly aligned or changes under the kneecap.

The benefits of low-glycemic foods

Carbohydrate is an essential part of our diets, but not all carbohydrate foods are equal. The Glycemic Index (GI) is a relative ranking of carbohydrate in foods according to how they affect blood glucose levels. Carbohydrates with a low GI value (55 or less) are more slowly digested, absorbed and metabolised and cause a lower and slower rise in blood glucose.