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How to avoid winter weight gain

How to Avoid Winter Weight Gain

At the time of writing, we're just entering winter down here in Australia. With the colder temperatures, dark nights and adverse weather, people tend to become less active. Winter weight gain is a common problem, but how can we avoid it?

The more we do to tackle weight gain at the start of winter, the less we'll have to worry about when the warmer weather reappears.

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How to Avoid Winter Weight Gain
Pattern Overload at the gym - RSI for athletes, also known as overuse injury

Pattern Overload – RSI for Athletes and Overuse Injury at the Gym

I'm sure you've heard of repetitive strain injury, or RSI, before. Due to repeated movement, it's an ailment involving damage, inflammation and injury to tissue. For example, typists and receptionists working with computer keyboards all day are susceptible to wrist injuries. Essentially, pattern overload is the same thing that happens with athletes and regular exercisers.

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Pattern Overload – RSI for Athletes and Overuse Injury at the Gym
Iodine

Iodine Nutrition Facts | Why you need iodine in your diet

Iodine has many uses. In days gone past, it was used as a surgical antiseptic. You may remember biology or chemistry lessons from school, where iodine was used as the test for the presence of starch. There are range of other commercial and industrial uses for iodine too. However, when it comes to the human body iodine has very important and specific roles. Read on to find out some interesting iodine nutrition facts.

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Iodine Nutrition Facts | Why you need iodine in your diet
3 mindset hacks to learn to boost your confidence

3 Mindset Hacks to Boost Your Confidence and Level Up Your Thoughts

Undoubtedly, being more confident allows you to tackle seemingly big challenges head on. Those occasions where potential failure seems to lurk at every corner are easier to handle if we know how to boost our confidence.

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3 Mindset Hacks to Boost Your Confidence and Level Up Your Thoughts
Introduction to stretching - how to stretch for better flexibility

Introduction to Stretching – Passive, Active, Dynamic and PNF stretches

Most gym enthusiasts and recreational exercises know they probably need to stretch more. However, many are not aware of the different methods of stretching and the benefits and drawbacks of each.

Below, we'll look at a few of the different ways to stretch our muscles and highlight some things you might not have considered.

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Introduction to Stretching – Passive, Active, Dynamic and PNF stretches
Injury Nutrition - how to change your diet when injured and why you should

Injury Nutrition | How to change your diet when injured and why you should

Injuries are frustrating. Forced time off from exercise or training can lead to frustration, along with loss of strength and other fitness benefits. Obviously, once injured your first port of call should be your trusted medical professional - perhaps doctor or physiotherapist. However, after that, you may wish to look into the impact of your injury and altered activity levels in your diet. With some alterations to your nutrition strategies, you may find you make your way back from injury quicker.

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Injury Nutrition | How to change your diet when injured and why you should
Mindful Eating Benefits | How to Start Enjoying Each Meal Mindfully

Mindful Eating Benefits | How to Start Enjoying Each Meal Mindfully

In previous articles, we've discussed mindful breathing, and mindful walking. Today we're going to explore mindful eating and the benefits it can bring to your health and wellbeing.

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Mindful Eating Benefits | How to Start Enjoying Each Meal Mindfully
How to measure gym progress - tracking strength gains by calculating 1RM using Epley formula

How to Measure Gym Progress | Easy Ways to Track Strength Gains

Sometimes it can be hard to measure our progress in the gym and we're left wondering if we're actually achieving strength gains. I've written before about the importance of keeping a workout diary to measure and track progress. Progress isn't linear though, and it can become difficult to know what direction we're going if the weight we're able to lift doesn't increase week after week.

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How to Measure Gym Progress | Easy Ways to Track Strength Gains
Nutrition During Injury Recovery - Managing your food intake for healing

Nutrition During Injury Recovery – Managing your food intake for healing

Your easy-to-follow guide for how to adjust your diet when dealing with an injury. We'll look at nutrition hacks to help your recovery from injury.

Whether they are mild or severe, injuries can impact our day-to-day activities. When our activity levels change, so to do our bodies’ nutritional requirements. Find out what and how we should be eating to assist our bodies to bounce back to full fitness in this comprehensive guide.

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Nutrition During Injury Recovery – Managing your food intake for healing

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