Thursday, 28 January 2016

January Fitness Tip 4 - Cut Out The Alcohol.

I know a lot of you will be doing the dry January, which is great because it will give your body a rest after the Christmas period and time to reset for a positive start to the year.

You may now be starting to notice some of the benefits from being alcohol free if you have been doing dry January. Including, better sleep, healthier looking skin, feeling more energetic and weight loss.

So why not try to carry it on into February. I'm not saying to stop drinking altogether, but just try cutting down on what you would normally drink.

Try setting a number of days each month that you are going to drink. For example if you know you have a wedding or birthday then factor that in.

Many thanks for reading


Wednesday, 27 January 2016

January Fitness Tip 3 - Sleep

Getting enough sleep on a regular basis beats any supplement or super food when it comes to good health.

Sleeping 7-9hrs a night aids recovery, helps to manage blood sugar levels, helps fat loss, helps muscle growth and improves cognitive functions.

Work on creating a set of actions that lead you towards getting for sleep. E.g. Build a pre bed routine. Gradually dim the lights, no tablets or phones 30mins before bed, read a book etc.

Monday, 25 January 2016

January Fitness Tip 2 - Incorporate Rest

Good training is the perfect balance of Work & Rest.

Think of it like this - the work part is like spending money, it's easy and it's fun and it takes little effort. Rest is where you earn the money. Spend more than you earn, and sooner or later you're gonna be in trouble. 

Help to top your credit up by having a massage, going for a walk, drinking water, quality nutrition, some stretching and dedicating sometime for fun.

Remember you don't become fitter, stronger, healthier when working out. You become fitter, stronger, healthier when the body repairs itself during rest.

Many thanks for reading


Thursday, 21 January 2016

January Fitness Tip 1 - Set Goals

If you are starting a new fitness regime in January, setting yourself goals will help you stick to it.

When setting your goals make sure they are SMART goals
Time Phased

Think about setting some short term goals that work up to your overall goal, and when you hit a short term goal give yourself a reward to help you stay motivated.

Thanks for reading