Does HIIT and caffeine improve tolerance to HIT?

This is a very promising small scale study looking at the effects of caffeine on tolerance to high intensity workload. The study shows that those who took 5mg of caffeine per kg were able to train at a high intensity level for 30% longer than those who didn’t take caffeine. The caffeine group also burned […]

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The Health Benefits of Physical Activity

Hot off the press, is the 2018 Physical Activity Guidelines Advisory Committee report, building on the evidence for exercise training and health benefits from 2008. It has been well documented that exercise is beneficial in the prevention of chronic diseases like cardiovascular disease, type II diabetes, obesity and certain cancers such as breast and colon. […]

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How Dehydration Influences Your Performance

It is often something that is overlooked or dismissed during endurance or intense physical activity, but hydration is incredibly important to performance and good health. As a general rule, for low to moderate exercise under 60 minutes water is sufficient to keep the body hydrated. For exercise over 60 minutes, electrolyte replacement is required. Having […]

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Prescribing Exercise In The Fight Against Cancer

Exercise for the prevention of chronic diseases such as cardiovascular disease, type II diabetes, obesity, etc are well known. There is a growing body of evidence that shows exercise is important in the treatment of cancer patients. The rate at which this evidence is growing has led the American College of Sports Medicine to rethink […]

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Good Heart Health

Cardiovascular disease is a preventable chronic disease responsible for 17 million deaths worldwide. It effects both men and women and results in coronary artery disease, stroke and heart failure. This article highlights the modifiable risk factors associated with cardiovascular disease and the simple steps people can take to reduce their risk profile. Heart Health Guidelines

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More Work and Less Rest Means More Calories Burned

For those who are time poor and struggle to make it into the gym. Recent research presented at the American College of Sports Medicine AGM, shows you can burn 346 calories in 13 minutes. Spending less time resting and more time working out, with lighter weights is the key. This Workout Can Burn 346 Calories […]

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Busting the Myth that Exercise Helps You Lose Weight

Busting the myth that exercise alone is responsible for weight loss. For those looking to get fit and lose weight, exercise has tremendous overall health benefits, but what you eat is the biggest single determiner for body weight. Why you shouldn’t exercise to lose weight

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Exercising Today for the Health Benefits of Tomorrow

As the American College of Sports Medicine promotes, exercise is medicine. Exercising for health can reduce your risk of cardiovascular disease, type II diabetes and certain types of cancers. It has also been linked to a delay in cognitive decline along with other health benefits for the body. Exercising today will provide you with health […]

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Fueling your body for optimal performance and recovery

What you eat and drink pre and post workout are vitally important for performance optimization and recovery. This article provides an overview of the types of fuels and amounts needed to help fuel your body for optimal performance and recovery. Fueling your body for optimal performance.  

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Do heavier running shoes effect running times?

This research paper looks at quantifying the effects heavier shoes has on running times. Blinded to the runners, the researchers placed lead weights into runners shoes (normal shoe weight, normal shoe weight +100gm and normal shoe weight +300gm) and then had them run on a treadmill and perform a 3km time trial. The data shows […]

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