Getting fit and active can mean many different things to many different people. For some of us it’s as simple as getting out for a few walks a week in the outdoors, while others will focus on training hard to compete in competitions. Whether it is running marathons, smashing triathlons or increasing muscle mass to compete in bodybuilding, setting goals is critical if you want to make the most out of your hard work.
If you thought that hitting the gym was just about getting hench or becoming an Olympic level athlete then it is time to think again.
The thing is, we are all familiar with the feel-good factor that comes with going to the gym. Even if you dread walking through the door, you’ll leave feeling like the world is a happier, more vibrant place…and a lot better about yourself too. What’s not to love?
Oats have been eaten for centuries and there are a number of reasons for this. They taste great, they are filling and they pack a real punch when it comes goodness. Oats are perfect for runners but why should they fit oats into their diet?
What you eat after you have been for a run can help you to get the most from exercise but it can also prepare you for your next running session.
Running is an intense form of exercise and as a result, it uses up a lot of energy while breaking down muscle fibres and cells. Don’t be alarmed though, this is natural but you can make it all good again by eating the right things. It is simple enough but being armed with the correct information can help you to make the right decisions.
We all know that exercise can help us to lose weight. It’s true when the say that the more you move, the more calories you burn and that is true when it comes to running.
If you want to lose weight from running then you need to make sure that you do it right. We all have the ability to run, but there is slightly more to it than putting on your running trainers and hoping for the weight to drop off. So here is how to do it right.
The stigma around veganism is a thing of the past, with more and more moving away from animal products and taking the plunge to a plant based diet. But what about vegan runners? Well they’re going to be just fine.
Yeah I get, you already know how to walk. Left foot, right foot etc. Getting out into the countryside isn’t quite the same however!
Walking, trekking and hiking. They’re all different grades of much the same thing: Getting outside on your own two feet.
There’s some debate between the exact differences between the three. Broadly speaking hiking is at the more hardcore end of the scale with multi-day adventures across physically taxing terrain not being unusual. Most hikers will be well equipped to handle a variety of conditions including unmarked trails and dressed to take on any weather.
How do you become faster? Just keep on running, right?
It might be counter-intuitive, but the recovery phase of exercise is almost equal to the actual exercise itself. If you’re the kind of person who just can’t resist going for another 10k or hitting the gym one last time this week you might be disappointed to know that taking a day or two off might be the best way to get faster, stronger and fitter.