Carbs are not the enemy. Got it? Great! If you’re still around, let’s discuss this in more detail. Vegetables, fruits, and whole grains are primarily carb-based, and they’re the body’s primary fuel source. You can use fat and protein as fuel too, but they’re not as efficient for most bodily functions, particularly strenuous exercise and […]
NOT INTO CROSSFIT? TRY P90X LIVE! I understand why some people (athletes, in particular) find Cross-Fit so addicting, it’s a high intensity program where you’re constantly looking to outperform the person next to you. But I Â also understand why others might shy away from that type of culture. If you’re a fitness noob, such a […]
Once called “the best kept secret of the chic, rich, famous and beautiful,” Pilates is now a household name. Each exercise is designed to make the maximum use of your time by targeting the deep postural muscles of the body, building strength from the inside out and re-balancing your muscles.
For my first blog for The Fitness Box, I wanted to write about something that I passionately believe is the single most important thing that determines whether we achieve our fitness goals or any goal in life for that matter. That thing is called Perseverance!
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The benefits of regular exercise stretch far beyond that of a healthy body. Our ever growing need for technology, gadgets and information on a permanent rolling loop for constant consumption can dwarf the need for good old fashioned physical activity.
Engaging in a heart-pumping, sweaty workout most days of the week is one approach to keeping your weight under control. Then combine it with a healthy diet. A smart strategy yet it’s easy to forget that what you do when you’re not doing a HIIT routine or a circuit workout matters too.
I am one of the lucky ones. I have never really had to worry too much about my weight and what I eat, my body always finds some way of burning off the extra calories I’ve consumed. But I know for many of us that is just not the case and every day is a constant struggle, fending off the hunger pangs followed by bouts of guilt from that follow from eating that sugar filled delicacy we just couldn’t resist.
Lets be honest we all have that competitive streak within us somewhere. Secretly we all like to outdo are fellow man/woman at some point in our lives? So imagine yourself at the front of the cycling pack, powering up the mountain side road in the alps with 20 or more riders in hot pursuit. Imagine the feeling, the adrenaline pumping, the legs burning and the excitement building as the summit beckons and you eagerly anticipate the 45 mile an hour thrills to come from the descent to follow.