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What Happens When You Use Protein Shakes?

Mar 22, 2018 3:37:40 AM / by Sam Underwood posted in Advice

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If you're an athlete or you train regularly, you might need to increase your intake of protein. Protein helps tired muscles to recover quickly and although it's a nutrient found in common foods such as chicken, eggs, and cheese, your workout regime might demand you need extra protein. This is where protein shakes can help. Protein shakes are a quick way of refuelling after a workout - but what happens when you use them? Let's take a closer look...

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COUNTER THE CHALLENGES OF COLD WEATHER EXERCISE

Mar 19, 2018 10:44:05 AM / by Anita Badmus posted in Advice, Personal Trainer Tips/Advice

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Exercising in the cold can bring about many unique challenges. What are the best strategies to stay safe and prevent some of these potentially life-threatening or at least performance reducing challenges? One of the easiest strategies to counter the cold weather is to have the right gear for the exercise environment. Dressing in layers is one of the best defences against the cold. Choosing moisture wicking fabrics to keep your skin dry from sweat will keep you warm since water is a very poor insulator (1). Outer layers can be removed to release built-up body heat as exercise intensity increases or becomes wet from the elements. Skin that is not covered will quickly lose heat (1,2). Wearing a hat or helmet will reduce your heat loss even further (1).

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SLEEP AND EXERCISE CONNECTIONS

Mar 16, 2018 8:44:05 AM / by Anita Badmus posted in Advice, Personal Trainer Tips/Advice

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There are so many connections between sleep and exercise! Whether you are getting enough, the position you choose, or even what you eat before you get your z’s can impact exercise results. As a partner, exercise can help alleviate stress, anxiety, and depression, challenges that interfere with sleep. By exercising, many aspects of sleep are improved, including falling asleep more quickly and staying in a deep sleep longer. Give your body the time it needs to sleep for health, performance, and happiness. Here we’ll share some of the more fitting information on sleep and exercise.

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5 FITNESS MYTHS-BUSTED!

Mar 12, 2018 5:51:06 AM / by Anita Badmus posted in Advice, Personal Trainer Tips/Advice

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Are your clients held back by their belief in fitness fictions? We get to the bottom of the five most common misconceptions.

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