Category Archives: Health & Fitness

Benefits of Green Tea

Green tea is the healthiest drink you could ask for.

Its packed full of nutrients and antioxidants and has some amazing benefits to the body.

Here we look at 6 amazing health benefits of drinking green tea.

It boosts your metabolism

Green tea contains properties that can help to increase your metabolism so if you combine green tea with exercise and a healthy diet it can help you to lose weight.

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Top 5 Carbs for dieting

There are differences in people’s opinion when it comes to carbs and weight loss, and they’ve had quite a hard time over the last decade.

The truth is, if you pick the right carbohydrates in the right quantities, they will actually help you to lose weight.

The reason the right kind of carbs can help you lose weight is they keep you fuller for longer as they have a low GI content which means they carbs are released slower into your body.

By having a steady release of carbs it will stop you from snaking or from having pangs of hunger later on.

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Fitness holidays – Are they worth it?

Fitness holiday are a thing and they seem to be very fashionable, especially if you have a few quid behind you.

If you can justify spending around £2000 for 10 days abroad being put through your paces, then a fitness holiday might be for you.

If you have even more time and money, then why not get go on a fitness holiday to get a beach body before you go on holiday and put weight back on you just lost on your fitness holiday! Makes sense right….? Not really.

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Injury – Tendonitis

Tendons are bands of tissue that attach muscle to bone.

When your muscles contract your tendons help to move the bones and joints.

Tendon injuries typically happen in sports that involve sudden, sharp movements or after the repeated overuse of the tendons.

The main symptoms of tendonitis are:

  • Difficulty in moving the tendon
  • A grating sensation when you move the tendon
  • Pain in the tendon
  • Swelling and occasionally redness
  • A lump along the tendon

You should go to your GP or a minor injuries unit your symptoms don’t improve within a few weeks and your still in a lot of pain. You should also go if you think you have ruptured a tendon as this will cause severe pain.

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Training clients with osteoporosis

Osteoporosis is a systemic skeletal disease that leads to an increased risk of fracture.

Osteoporotic fractures can occur at any site, though the fractures classically associated with this disorder are those involving the thoracic and lumbar spine, distal radius (wrist), and proximal femur (hip).

A World Health Organisation (WHO) working group have defined osteoporosis as “a disease characterised by low bone mass and microarchitectural deterioration of bone tissue, leading to enhanced bone fragility and a consequent increase in fracture risk” (WHO, 1994).

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Is exercise the best medicine?

Exercise is good for you and is proven to help improve many aspects of your life. Is it the miracle drug we have all been looking for?

Exercise reduces the risk of major illnesses like heart disease, type 2 diabetes and stroke. It can also lower your risk of dying by 30% and cancer by up to 50%.

Its healing processes have an immediate affect, its free and easy to take and you done even need a prescription to get some.

Our health is now suffering a lot more as people have neglected to take their recommended dose of exercise.

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Sleeping patterns

Sleep is one of the most important factors affecting a person’s health. More often than not this is overlooked by both the personal trainer and the client.

To put it simple, people just don’t relax as much as they used to and engage in more activities such as work, travel, socialising and exercise.

The National Sleep Foundation (NSF) states that sleep is basic human need and is just as important for good health as physical activity and a healthy diet.

A good night’s sleep allows the mind and body to wake up fresh and invigorated and ready for the day.

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Alcohol Guidelines

Alcohol has a negative impact on our overall health. Alcohol misuse contributes an increased risk of cardiovascular disease, obesity, diabetes and cirrhosis of the liver.

Drinking alcohol is also a contributing factor for other chronic conditions, such as cancers and osteoporosis.

Drinking alcohol regularly is typically a behavior used as coping strategies to manage other lifestyle issues, such as stress or anxiety. They can lead to addiction, dependence and longer-term health issues.

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