In our continuing series of articles detailing how to maintain your motivation when reaching for your goal, we’ve already addressed the importance of focusing on a single goal, how to get inspired, how to get excited and how to ramp up your anticipation. In this article, we’ll give you two more motivational tips that will … Continue reading Motivational Tips 5 And 6: Post It And Commit To It

In a previous post, we gave you two power tips on how to stay motivated during your target-achieving journey. In this article, we’ll give you more insight into how you can stay on track. Motivational tip #3: Create your own buzz Meaning, get excited. If you’ve been following along, you’ll remember how motivational tip #2 … Continue reading Motivational Tips 3 And 4: Get Excited And Anticipate

In the first of a series of articles, we’ll dive deep into the subject of motivation : specifically, we’ll give you tips on how to get motivated and how to stay motivated, all necessary if you hope to reach your end game goal. Let’s jump in with our first two power tips on how to … Continue reading Power Tips On How To Get Motivated

In today’s post, let’s discuss boundaries. Let’s pose the following question: should fitness trainers dole out diet-related advice? Are trainers qualified to do so? Perhaps the best way to answer this question – or at least gain a better perspective to it – is to invert it: Is your dietician qualified to tell you how … Continue reading Should Your Fitness Trainer Give You Diet Advice?

21 December 2018Fitness Trends For 2019

An annual survey of fitness and health professionals was conducted by the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), and its findings illuminate the top trends in fitness and health. The survey includes answers from more than 2,000 pros from all over the world who represent all commercial, corporate, community and clinical sectors of the industry. … Continue reading Fitness Trends For 2019

In our comprehensive series of posts centered around building muscle, we’ve already covered how to calculate your ideal caloric intake, and its optimal breakdown into protein, fat, and carbohydrate intake levels. But what about vegetarians (and their many variations)? Where can they tap into sufficient protein sources? In this article, we’ll take a look at … Continue reading Part 4-How Vegetarians Who Want To Build Muscle Can Reach Their Protein Intake Levels

In our previous posts, we looked at the surprisingly technical process of building muscle by first calculating optimal daily caloric intake levels, and determining the necessary daily amount of protein and fat necessary to reach your target goal. In this article, we’ll tell you how to meet your daily carbohydrate intake level. As a reminder, … Continue reading Part 3-Building Muscle By Calculating Daily Carbohydrates Intake

In the first post in this series, we explain the first step in building muscle, which is calculating your caloric surplus – up and beyond your daily maintenance caloric intake level – that’s necessary for you to gain muscle at the rate that you want. In this article, we take things further, and break down … Continue reading Part 2-How To Build Muscle By Calculating Daily Protein and Fat Intakes

Protein is an essential nutrient necessary for not only building muscle, but also for losing fat. Gaining muscle might be your objective, so in this multi-post series, we’ll tell step-by-step how to build muscle, starting with this article that will teach you how to calculate the number of calories you should consume in order to … Continue reading Part 1-How to Build Muscle By Calculating Your Daily Caloric Intake (Even On A Vegetarian Diet!)

In this article, we’ll take a look at what you should eat after your cardio workouts, depending on the intensity levels and duration of the workouts themselves. What should you eat after a moderate cardio? ‘Moderate’ is generally a session that lasts for 30- to 45-minutes, and could include activities such as running or an … Continue reading What You Should Eat After A Cardio Workout

According to a recent study by a team of researchers in Massachusetts, the process of producing new neurons (otherwise known as neurogenesis) in the specific areas of the brain where memories are stored – namely the hippocampus and striatum – can improve cognitive function in Alzheimer’s patients, at least as proven in the mouse models … Continue reading The Science Behind It : How Exercise Improves Brain Function and Cognition