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Top Tips for Weight Loss Success – Part 2

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Weight Loss – Top tips for weight loss in 2013 – Part Two Hopefully you’ve had a healthy week making small changes which will make all the difference to how you feel as well as as to how you look. So now I’m going to continue with my top tips for helping you to lose weight sensibly and healthily. 6. Try to eat the recommended 5-9 portions of fruit and vegetables a day. I know it sounds a lot but it is well worth it as you will feel terrific. A good way to achieve this is to work vegetables…

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Complete Body Workout – No Gym Required

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Let me show you  how to get a Complete Body Workout without going to the gym or if you can’t get to the gym for one reason or another. What is important, though is we all know that we should be doing more exercise to improve our general health. But sometimes life just gets in the way. It’s so easy to find excuses such as the cost of gym membership or the extra time that would be needed in your day to take time out to go to the gym or a million other excuses. But the truth is that…

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Top Tips For Weight Loss Success – Part 1

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So Christmas is over. We’ve all overindulged, at the time promising ourselves that we would go on a diet in January. The thought of a diet might sound depressing for some, I call it a lifestyle choice, not a diet. Weeks or even months of depriving ourselves which in the end usually ends up with us feeling so deprived that all the hard work goes out the window as we end up gorging on all the foods that we have been missing. So how about a new approach for 2013?  Small changes. Big results. Here are my top tips for…

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Water, How important is it?

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Coming into the summer and warmer weather, we exercise more and spend more time out in the sun, our bodies dehydrate quicker, so it’s important to drink more water, why? Learn why water is so important to the human body, including what happens when the body is dehydrated and how much water you should be drinking.

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Top 10 Kettlebell Training Exercises

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Kettlebells are all bells, no whistles. Resembling a mini bowling ball with a handle, kettlebells are great for cardio, strength, and flexibility training. Start by picking up the weight of your choice — women usually grab between eight and 16 kg weights, while men go for 16 to 32 kg, though these weights vary depending on the exercises of choice. (No harm in starting low and working your way up!)
Reps and sets will depend on intensity and fitness levels, for most of these moves, we recommend aiming for 3-5 sets of 10-30 reps with good form. (We suggest starting things up with a trainer or kettlebell aficionado to make sure everything’s kosher). Ready to rock? Let’s give these kettlebells a swing, snatch, or clean!

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Understanding Nutrition and Weight Loss

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Good nutrition is vital to successful weight loss and management, and for good health. Several benefits of good nutrition are: improvement in cholesterol, reduction of blood pressure, and increase in overall energy. Many of us have tried one or more of the many fad diets or in the past have experienced the vicious cycle of unhealthy weight loss/weight regain. Some of the popular diets suggest eliminating certain food groups while others suggest taking mega-doses of vitamins. The fact is, this “yo-yo” cycle often leaves you discouraged and no closer to your weight loss goal. A good weight loss and management…

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Training for Speed

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Speed is the quickness of movement of a limb, whether this is the legs of a runner or the arm of the shot putter. Speed is an integral part of every sport and can be expressed as any one of, or combination of, the following: maximum speed, elastic strength (power) and speed endurance.

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