Sunday 17 February 2013

How do you balance healthy weight and good exercise with not too much exercise and not enough food?
As a personal trainer I constantly encourage people to exercise more and eat less, but sometimes I have to step over to the other side and tell people to do less exercise and eat more – it’s a hard balance.
Eating a banana is good for you but eating 15 bananas per day is not good for you.
We all know that exercise is good for us but how much exercise should you do?

There is no certain amount of exercise that will automatically be too much for everyone. You need to keep you training on a sensible level and listen to your body. In general, 60-90 minutes of exercises on most days of the week is good and healthy for most people as long as you recognize the need for recovery time. The right amount of exercise for you may be different from your friends and family, you should take into account you fitness level, current health, lifestyle, work situation and home situation.

Could you be overtraining? Listen to the warning signs:
  •              Weight loss, muscles injuries and extreme fatigue
  •              Headaches, loss of appetite and insomnia
A doctor may first suspect a problem if a woman stops menstruating due to drop in body fat, which affects estrogen levels, but if can be virtually undetectable in men whose body fat levels are often much lower without creating any health problems.
Too much exercise can be bad for your health, but that’s no excuse not to do anything.  You need to keep your exercise on a sensible level and listen to your body.

If you suspect that you are overtraining, see you doctor to make sure nothing else is going on, adjust you training accordingly and make sure you eat well and enough of healthy, good nutrition food.

Yours in Health & Fitness,


Tuesday 5 February 2013

The holiday season is over and the hectic life is back, with the increased stress levels and the weather being hot and cold every other day your immune system may be lowered making you more susceptible to colds and flu.
But sometimes, even though you do everything according to the book to avoid the cold, uh oh, you know the symptoms! You’ve got a cold.
Most of us will either retreat and just let the cold work its way, or prop our self full of panadol, but next time you feel the sore throat try this little natural medicine, I can’t promise anything but it works fantastic for me.
Flu cure;
Squeeze one lemon in a cup (it good to use the pips too) add a tsp of honey and about 1/3 tsp freshly grated ginger, add hot water and enjoy two to three times though out the day.
Continue a few days even though you will probably feel better all ready the next day.
The best thing is; it taste good and it is pure goodness in there!

Yours in Health & Fitness,