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Why Losing Weight In 2015 Is Important For Healthy Joints

Why Losing Weight In 2015 Is Important For Healthy Joints

Is weight loss going to be one of your New Year’s resolutions for 2015? If so, we have one more reason to stick to it. Did you know there is a proven link between obesity and the development of Osteoarthritis? With the increase numbers of people in the UK having a BMI classifying them as overweight or obese, we’re seeing an increase in cases of Osteoarthritis (OA) being diagnosed in younger and younger people. Over 17 million cases of OA are predicted by 2030. It is caused by wear and tear on the joints such as the knees which bear the brunt of the extra weight we carry and causes knee pain … [Read more...]

Men’s Tights & Not A Cabaret In Sight

A man wearing SKINS technology.

Hello Everyone. Today's article is a guest post from SKINS. ----- While tights have always been acceptable for the ladies, 10 years ago your local footy club mates would have laughed you off the field and told you to join your wife at yoga. Now your mates are asking you, where did you get them? How much? Compression? Does it work? The simple answer is my local sports shop and yeah they’re compression and they work! Before we get to the nitty gritty lets go back to 1996, when your dial up modem was so loud it scared your cat and when your mobile phone was so big it looked more like a … [Read more...]

5 Tips For Staying In Shape This Christmas Season

Santa lifting a barbell.

Hello Everyone. Today's article is a guest post from Fitbug. ----- As Christmas approaches, thoughts turn to free-flowing wine, Christmas pudding, turkey and a host of festive treats. But unless your thoughts also turn to your increased calorie intake, you could be spending January trying desperately to shed excess pounds in the gym. By implementing five relatively simple lifestyle choices throughout the festive season, you can manage your waistline without having to sacrifice your Christmas indulgences. 1. Include Alcohol In Your Calorie Counting It's important to remember that most … [Read more...]

The Benefits Of Protein Powder

A scoop of chocolate flavoured protein powder.

Hello Everyone. Today’s article is a post from AstroNutrition. ----- Protein powder is one of the most popular health and fitness supplements on the market. But what exactly does it do? Keep reading to learn about some of the main benefits of protein powder. 1. Protein Powder Builds, Maintains & Repairs All Your Body’s Cells The main benefit of protein powder is that like the protein found in food, it builds, maintains and repairs all your body’s cells. This is particularly important if you’re exercising on a regular basis, as your muscle cells require additional protein to recover … [Read more...]

Exercising With Diabetes

A man using a glucometer.

Hello Everyone. Today's post comes from Daniel. ----- Common stereotypes may lead some to believe that all people that suffer or are diagnosed with diabetes are overweight and have had no thoughts or care about their health and wellbeing. In reality, many diabetics are highly focused on exercising and their general wellbeing. Diabetes is a condition wherein the body cannot produce enough or any insulin at all to convert sugar to glucose, which is then used as energy (the latter being essential for any physical activity). The question is then can diabetics exercise effectively? The … [Read more...]

Whey Protein Vs Casein Protein

A close up shot of chocolate whey protein.

Photo Credit: las - initially on Flickr Hello Everyone. Today's article is a guest post from Monster Supplements. ----- If you’re a professional bodybuilder or a fitness fanatic, you’re probably already familiar with the benefits of whey and casein protein. Two of the most common supplements used to boost fitness regimes, these dairy-based proteins are essential sources of amino acids, which help the body to build new muscle. However, while both possess similar properties, each protein has its own distinct advantages regarding long and short-term effects on body composition and … [Read more...]

Top 5 Supplements For Muscle Growth Infographic

Top 5 Supplements For Muscle Growth

If you want to build up your muscles, supplements are an excellent tool that can enhance your muscle growth. However, there are thousands of different muscle building supplements available and this can make finding the right ones for you very difficult. That's why in today's post I've decided to highlight the Top 5 Supplements For Muscle Growth. Once you've checked out this infographic, please Like, +1, Pin and Tweet it by using the buttons above and below the post. Also, if you want more information on building up your muscles, make sure you take a look at the posts listed below: Aid … [Read more...]

Top 10 Fat Rich Foods Infographic

Top 10 Fat Rich Foods

Healthy fats are something that get neglected by many people. However, healthy fats are highly beneficial for your body. They boost your vital organs, keep your skin healthy, protect against chronic disease and much more. This post discusses how you can benefit from healthy fats and add them to your diet by listing the Top 10 Fat Rich Foods. Once you've checked out this infographic, please Like, +1, Pin and Tweet it by using the buttons above and below the post. Also, if you want more information on the points covered in this infographic, make sure you take a look at the articles listed … [Read more...]

Top 10 Protein Rich Foods Infographic

Top 10 Protein Rich Foods

Protein is an important macronutrient that builds, maintains and repairs all your body's cells. This post explains how you can increase your intake of protein and enjoy all the benefits it has to offer by listing the Top 10 Protein Rich Foods. Once you've checked out this infographic, please Like, +1, Pin and Tweet it by using the buttons above and below the post. Also, if you want more information on the points covered in this infographic, make sure you take a look at the articles listed below: Build Up Your Muscles With Protein Infographic The Ultimate Guide To Protein 7 Top … [Read more...]

Why You Should Make Changes To Your Exercise Routine

Two people running in the early morning.

Hello Everyone. Today's article is a guest post from Fitness Mad. ----- Lots of people are guilty of getting into an exercise rut, maybe you do the same run three times a week, take spin class religiously or spend all your time in the gym pumping iron. Obviously these activities are good for you but mixing it up a bit can see great results with just some small changes, but how do you know when to change your workout? Here are the main reasons you should start making adaptations: What you’re doing has stopped working This is the best reason to change your workout. If what you’re … [Read more...]