In a culture that glorifies hardcore workouts that have you collapsing on the floor in a sweaty puddle, puking your guts up, or even getting Rhabdomyolysis (a condition where excessive exercise causes muscle tissue to breakdown and damage the kidneys), it’s easy to fall into the mindset of thinking that walking doesn’t ‘count’, whatever that
There are so many reasons not to make weight loss the focus of your fitness regime. For a start, exercise is actually a lousy way to lose weight. If you make weight loss your main goal, you may fail to reach your goal, and then you will quickly lose motivation and likely will stop exercising. But
Muscle Soreness; we’ve all been there. Perhaps you started a new training program. Perhaps you pushed yourself harder than usual, or maybe you had one too many days off between workouts. Whatever the reason, most of us have experienced muscle soreness or DOMS (delayed onset muscle soreness) after training. DOMS usually shows up between
I think most people are generally aware that they should warm up before exercising, but it’s surprising how many people still skip this step anyway! Perhaps this is because they don’t fully understand the importance of a proper warm up. Or Perhaps they’re confused about exactly how they should be warming up. Why You Need
Recently I tried something new. I signed up for my first ever session of aerial silks with Flying Fantastic, a London-based circus skills/fitness group. If you don’t know what ariel silks are, try remembering back to that BBC interlude that was on television in the 90s featuring two women gracefully descending along two lengths of red fabric. If
Around this time last year, I was officially diagnosed with depression and anxiety. Truth is, I’ve been struggling on and off with this for most of my life. It just took me until last year to finally properly admit that to myself, and others, and ask for the help I needed.
If you have to travel a lot for work, or for fun, you might be wondering how you can train when you’re on the move and don’t have access to a gym. Recently, I’ve spent some time on the road in south east Asia, so I had to put some thought into how to keep