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Recover like a Pro

Muscle soreness, sometimes accompanied by a fever, is the reason many newbies give up fitness. At the other extreme are the masochists of the sports world who love the pain. For these people, a workout is not good if it’s not followed by pain. It is possible to exercise without pain and inflammation, but expect to advance in strength and endurance or lose weight at a slow rate. This is much better than no progress at all, but if you are able, push yourself to work harder at the gym, and manage recovery like a pro to experience less pain. Delayed onset muscle soreness or DOMS is the pain you feel the day after a workout. It may last overnight,...

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Healthy and Nutritious Snacks ideas!

Weight watchers are highly conscious and their diet and more often than not, have the ritual of counting calories while eating. They follow a diet plan to encourage weight loss and maintain healthy lifestyles and food choices. The main focus of these people is overall physical and mental well-being, so food that is highly nutritious, fibrous and healthy is key. Low volume foods make dieting difficult and spacing out main meals too long can cause the blood sugar levels to drop.  The snacks listed below are some easy ideas on keeping the hunger hormones at bay.  Remember, portion size is key. Ice cream treats - puree your own fruit, stick it into an ice cream mould - perfect snack during summer!...

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5 amazing benefits of blueberries

Blueberries are called a “superfood” because they contain antioxidants that help protect cell damage that lead to ageing and various serious illnesses such as diabetes, cancer and alzheimers. Other fruits like strawberries and pomegranates have similar antioxidant properties as blueberries, so if you don’t enjoy blueberries, there are alternatives. Blueberries are traditionally a summer fruit, but with modern cultivation techniques and cross country transportation, it is now possible to have fresh tasting blueberries all year round. Blueberries taste tart, sour and a little sweet, with very low fruit sugar content. The berries can be dark red, deep violet to indigo in colour, depending on ripeness. It is a small berry, usually less than half an inch in diameter. These berries...

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Flexible Dieting

Have you ever wondered if there was a way to eat whatever you want, whenever you want, and still obtain the body you want?  Of course you have, you’re human.  In this blog post we’ll go into detail about IIFYM and how you can apply it to transform your body!  Broadly, this post will cover the following: What flexible dieting / IIFYM is and how it will allow you to eat normally and still help you reach your body goals. How to calculate your macronutrient ratios and how many grams of carbs, protein, and fat you may need to consume daily in order to drop body fat. How to start tracking your macros and the best apps, calculators and tools...

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Fuelling early morning training

Why eat early? Eating early in the morning is great because it allows your body to get fuelled up for any activities thereafter. While it doesn't have much of an effect on body composition, it can contribute to how you feel in terms of motivation and energy capacity. As far as what to eat, quick digesting carbs (like a banana) and some protein are your best bets when fuelling up in the morning before a workout. Timing of eating before you train When you choose to eat food, it's best to do it a couple hours before (this of course will depend on what time you wake up before hitting the gym / pavement!). This allows the glycogen stores to replenish...

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