Posts in exercise benefits
Understanding why we Plateau

Results are always the best motivation and it is easier to stick with something when you can see it is working.  Exercise and a healthy eating plan can be fun when you can see the scales going down or our clothes size is getting smaller, or your run time is getting shorter.  The “not-so-good” bit is when your results seem to level off or there seems to be no further progression in terms of weight loss or body-shape changes or an increase in speed or performance.

Read More
Are you lifiting weights?

There’s an old saying, if you don’t use it, you will lose it” 

This is reflected strongly in the aging process where we experience a significant loss of muscle tissue, bone mineral density, strength, function, vitality, cardio-vascular fitness and a general decline in health.

However, this degeneration is directly related to the decrease in activity.  People, who slow down, as they get older, tend to lead more sedentary lifestyles.  Combine this with a 5-10 pounds loss of muscle per decade and you would be looking at becoming old and weak. 

However, this does not have to happen……….Strength training can reverse all this.

Read More