Even if we feel we’re on top of our diet and exercise, it’s common to reach plateaus. For instance, a new regime might initially result in fat loss, but then, despite your efforts, that extra bit of fat just refuses to budge. This can be frustrating, but there are reasons this happens and, therefore, there are things you can do. Let’s take a look at five…1.
Branched chain amino acids (BCAAs; leucine, isoleucine, valine) are “essential” amino acids. This simply means the body is unable to synthesise them in sufficient quantities, and so they need to be consumed.
To translate our hard work in the gym into real changes in physical performance, it’s vital we provide our bodies with what they need. Creatine is an organic compound, produced by the liver and kidneys, that helps to make adenosine triphosphate (ATP), which provides the energy for muscle contractions. Loads of research links creatine supplementation to enhanced performance among athletes.
Here’s a day in the life a person over relying on willpower:Wake up, head to work. You get your coffee and skip the croissant because you’re being ‘healthy’ and making up for a heavy night before. Then at lunch you go for a salad because once again you are being ‘healthy’. Your brain is fried and you are knackered.
No gym membership, no problem. Pushchair bound, no worries. Are you sitting still? Now we will beginOne way to determine your activity level is to count the number of steps that you take in an average day. According to Public Health England, as a nation we spend as many as 60% of our working days in a sedentary position.