Losing weight can be hard work, especially when your stomach is rumbling and you’re craving your favourite treats. However, cutting out calories needn’t be quite as difficult as you think. Here are 10 almost effortless ways to cut back on calories without feeling as though you are missing out.
In our increasingly labor-saving and sedentary world, there has never been a more apt time to include resistance training as part of a balanced exercise program, because lifting weights can bring a whole host of health and fitness benefits to men and women alike. If you’ve never trained with weights or are unsure of how beneficial resistance training can be, check out our top 10 reasons to work out with weights – and add a new dimension to your exercise program.
Do you get struck by the mid-morning munchies? Continually feel the 3pm sugar craving that inevitably brings you to the vending machine for a sweet treat to perk you up? Okay, it's no bad thing to grab a sweet treat now and again, but if you are looking to shave your daily calorie count in a bid to shape up, ditching those sugary or fatty snacks will definitely help.
We've come up with five snacks that can be enjoyed at your desk, so even if you swap one vending machine visit per week with one of the following you'll be on your way to a healthier diet.
To prepare for exercise and get the most out of your fitness training it is important to warm up, cool down and stretch properly. As well as preventing injuries, correct exercise preparation will help you get the best out of your body's workout. Here's the our guide to warming up, cooling down and being mobile during exercise.
Remember, lunchtime workouts don’t have to take place in a gym but can be carried out almost anywhere, even in your workplace. The key to a good short lunchtime workout is intensity – just work harder for the short time you are exercising to get the most out of your session. Here are a few options which all provide a decent workout and can easily be fitted into your lunch break.