The health and fitness industry in the UK has been booming in recent years as more people are becoming aware of, and are growing concerned by, the UK's growing rates of obesity and obesity-related illnesses.
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A SWOT analysis is a helpful tool for gauging and understanding the effectiveness of your work performance. Although it is generally used for evaluating business practices and strategies, you can actually utilise a SWOT analysis for your personal training skills as well.
Exercising during pregnancy is important because the more active you can stay within your pregnancy, the easier it is to adapt to any changes in shape and weight gain. Exercise will also assist with labour and regaining physical status after birth.
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To maintain a healthy diet during pregnancy, it is important to eat plenty of fruits and vegetables that are rich in vitamins, minerals, and fibre. Additionally, aim to fulfill all prenatal energy needs by getting an adequate intake of carbohydrates and protein during pregnancy.
Winter is my favourite time of the year. I know a lot of people prefer the summer months, but I love it when it's time to get out the woolly jumpers and sit in front of the fire. However, the cold, drizzly, dark days can make it very hard for even the most motivated fitness goer to continue their fitness regime.
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Seasonal affective disorder (SAD) is a combination of biological and mood disturbances typically occurring in the autumn and winter months. SAD is characterized by recurrent episodes of depression, hypersomnia, carbohydrate cravings and weight gain.
There are many myths and misconceptions regarding optimum protein intake and the effects of protein on body composition, performance, recovery and metabolism.
Speed, agility, and quickness (SAQ) training is too often associated with sports and other physically demanding activities. Upon closer observation, we realize we have missed the everyday events and activities that can greatly benefit from SAQ training. You never know when you’re going to run after your kids, play a pick up game of basketball, or cut through the trees during your next ski trip. This method of training can help with the previously mentioned scenarios, but will also enhance workouts for anyone who is involved in recreational sports, exercises on a regular basis, or simply enjoys activities such as walking a dog or playing with their child.
Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries are one of the most common among young female athletes occurring at a conservative estimate of 38,000 incidences per year. (1) With the cost of a surgical repair ranging between $17,000-$25,000 (2), the economic impact is significant, not to mention the long term sequela to the athlete which includes a significantly greater risk of osteoarthritis in the future. (3) Approximately 80% of these injuries are non-contact, suggesting many of them can be prevented. (4)