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How to Choose the Right Strength Coach in 5 Easy Steps
So, you have decided you want to get fitter, faster and stronger to help reach an athletic or aesthetic goal. Maybe you are looking to make some serious gains after years of maintaining the status quo. Regardless of your current state, working with a strength coach is one of the best ways to reach your new strength training objectives and improve your athletic performance and endurance.
Finding the right strength training coach to match your individual needs and goals can be challenging. A simple Google search of “strength coaches near me” may produce hundreds of results, but not all strength coaches are created equal. I will discuss some strategies for identifying the best qualities in a strength coach and some easy steps for finding the right fit for you.
Type 2 Diabetes: Diet and Exercise Tips for Men and Women
Eating healthy and getting adequate exercise each day is important for everyone. But when you have type 2 diabetes, it becomes even more crucial to do both consistently.
What Is Type 2 Diabetes?
Type 2 diabetes is a chronic condition that prevents the body’s cells from responding to insulin properly, resulting in a buildup of glucose in the bloodstream. As a person with type 2 diabetes ages, their body also may not produce adequate insulin. When uncontrolled, this type of diabetes can lead to other health complications such as heart disease, blindness, neuropathy, kidney disease, and a higher risk for stroke.
Weight gain can be a complex and frustrating symptom of Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS). One report found that 40 to 80 per cent of women with PCOS are reported to be overweight or obese, while further research suggests that women with PCOS have a higher rate of weight gain than those without, gaining on average an additional 1 to 2kg per year.
The Truth About Meal Plans: A Look at the Pros, the Cons, and What Your Diet Really Needs
I don’t know who first started the meal plan craze, but they’ve got a lot to answer for.
As a personal trainer, I understand the desire to have a structured list of the foods you should eat and when you should eat them. I really do. Daily life is already a struggle without adding in a worldwide pandemic, so taking an item off the to-do list? Perfect!
Or is it?
If you think you know the truth about meal plans, think again. We’re going to dive into their pros and cons and figure out once and for all if following a meal plan is the right choice for you.
This weeks' post oversteps the mark for a typical Online Personal Trainer's blog, but given I'm passionate about evidence based, gimmick-free practices in the field of health, wellness and fitness, I thought I would have a little vent in the hope that I can stop just one person from believing a rumour that is a waste of time and energy, that unfortunately keeps getting regurgitated by idiotic politicians who keep making headlines in the media which should frankly be more responsible in reporting it.
I've watched interviews, read articles and listened to podcasts with leading epidemiologists & virologists and have a clear understanding that COVID-19 was NOT man made. So why does the rumour that it's man made in a lab just not die?
Sadly, because we have complete nutjobs like Donald Trump and Mike Pompeo in the world, and sadly, not only do these nutjobs exist, but they somehow became the President and Secretary of State of the USA.
"I read that Keto is good for protection against Corona Virus"
"My friend told me that going vegan can help me fight off COVID-19"
"I saw an article about how intermittent fasting can starve the cirus"
No. No. No.
This is a case of diet zealots peddling complete garbage backed up with 0 evidence... because no evidence exists.
If you missed Part 1 - Check it out here.
Last week I talked about what the thyroid gland does, what IS Hypothyroidism and also how it impacts our health, fitness and body composition. This week I am going to talk about some specific strategies that I have used with clients before, that you yourself can use.
Losing weight is much harder when your thyroid isn't functioning properly, if that sounds like you, this article could be a game changer.
When Mila first engaged me as her coach online, she wanted to lose a little weight and tone up. She wanted a drastic diet plan and she wanted results fast. She had used another trainer without success and her partner recommended me.
She was frustrated that she seemed to be doing everything right and was getting nowhere. So I dug a little deeper. She'd had her thyroid and other hormones tested before and her doctor said she was in the low normal range and that she didn't need to worry about it. She told me she felt like that was the thing holding her back and I've heard the same thing from numerous women before - in fact I've had this conversation dozens of times before, almost verbatim with women who have an underactive thyroid, medically known as hypothyroidism.
As the countries of the world progressively move in to their own lockdowns, we can learn a lot about the impact of social isolation due to the COVID-19 pandemic on mental health, from the first wave of the crisis in China.
Fear caused by misinformation in mainstream and social media, the deadliness of the germ, the fact there is no treatment and no vaccine has shown how fragile the human race is and also how fragile our social and economic structure is and this causes a huge amount of generalised anxiety, depression, and will cause a large amount of post traumatic stress.