DEPRESSION AND THE EXERCISE EFFECT
Depression and The exercise effect – Provided by Harvard Medical School.
Exercising starts a biological cascade of events that results in many health benefits, such as protecting against heart disease and diabetes, improving sleep, and lowering blood pressure. High-intensity exercise releases the body’s feel-good chemicals called endorphins, resulting in the “runner’s high” that joggers report. But for most of us, the real value is in low-intensity exercise sustained over time. That kind of activity spurs the release of proteins called neurotrophic or growth factors, which cause nerve cells to grow and make new connections.Read more..
BE ACTIVE – THAT’S YOUR GIFT TO YOUR SELF
Everyone is gearing up for Christmas. Planning for the big day. Shopping for gifts. Thinking about other people. This is just a reminder to think about yourself and your own well being during this time and in the new year.
Yes – fitness is my business but it’s also the main element in my life as it should be in yours. As my parents used to say – “your health is everything!”.
If you look after yourself you will be able to live the life and be as active as you know you want to be.
DO YOU WONDER IF YOU ARE DOING THAT EXERCISE RIGHT?
I see so many people in the gym doing their own wrong versions of nearly every exercise. Do yourself a favour and pay for one session with a personal trainer. It’s well worth it to make sure you are actually working the right muscles. Squats are a perfect example; is your weight in your heels?Read more..
LIKE TO SEE SOME EXERCISES AND HOW TO DO THEM FOR MAXIMUM BENEFIT?
It is very important to execute your exercises correctly. That way you will achieve maximum benefit. We are currently previewing a number of exercises that you can do at home between training sessions. Using your body correctly is critical, both to work your muscles and to avoid injury. Like us on Facebook to see the..Read more..
TONING, STRENGTH & RESISTANCE TRAINING
What’s the difference? There isn’t any! Most commonly referred to as Resistance training, the emphasis is on building muscle (hypertrophy) – the sequence of physiological events which take place are; – the breaking down of the skeletal muscle tissue – the restructure/repair and growth of the muscle The muscle repair is carried out by satellite..Read more..
INTERVAL TRAINING – HAVE YOU TRIED IT?
You’ve heard about it but have you tried it? Have you heard it is proven to keep burning calories way beyond the workout session? It’s as simple as working in 20 – 30 seconds of cardio between Bicep Curl sets or Skull Crushers or almost any other exercise sets except for core work – leave..Read more..