Browsing Category : Fitness

So, what is your excuse?


I have heard a lot of excuses from people for not making it to the gym. We all have the same 24 hours to work with everyday. Set priorities and spend your time wisely rather than make excuses and kid yourself about why you are not reaching your fitness goals. Until you take responsibility or ownership of your actions or…

Cardio for Fat loss


It is important to consult your doctor before you start a cardio vascular exercise program. At the gym, I have seen people running for extended periods of time at very high speeds, completely short of breath and sweating profusely. I have also seen people cycling away at a relaxed pace and checking their Facebook page on their smart phones. If…

Why You Should Get a Flat Belly


Measuring waist circumference helps screen for possible health risks that come with overweight and obesity. This risk goes up with a waist size that is greater than 35 inches for women or greater than 40 inches for men. Your body has two types of fat: visceral and subcutaneous. Subcutaneous fat is found just under your skin, and is the type…

How many calories do you need in a day?


The Basal Metabolic Rate (BMR) is an estimate of the number of calories your body burns over a 24-hour period performing all vital bodily functions while in a state of rest. In other words, it represents the amount of calories per day your body burns, regardless of exercise. This number is dependent upon four factors namely age, gender, height and…

Are you overweight?


Before you start on a weight (fat) loss program you need to set a realistic goal taking into account where you are and how much progress you need to make. Body Mass Index is a measure that takes into account a person’s weight and height to gauge total body fat in adults. The higher the Body Mass Index, the greater…