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May 27, 2018

Making Fitness and Nutrition Goals for Success

Do you make goals? Do you set a time frame in which to achieve your goals? How do you gauge the success of you achieving your goals? What do you do if you do not achieve your goals?   Most people set goals for themselves to achieve in some shape or form. Some would be considered short term goals, like ensuring you stay sufficiently hydrated for the day. Others are long term goals like losing a certain amount of weight.   The key to setting goals for success is ensuring that they are SMART goals, specific, measurable, achievable, realistic and…

Are You Drinking Enough Water?

Our bodies are made up of between 50 – 70 % of water so we need to ensure that we keep hydrated to top up the water lost through breathing, sweating, our urine and bowel movements. The recommended amount is 2.5 litres a day, for those in hotter climates, if you exercise or are pregnant, you will need more.   Here are some good reasons to ensure you drink sufficient water: · It flushes toxins out of your body and removes waste from the body. · It hydrates your skin giving you a more youthful appearance. · It helps to…

Eating Slowly to Lose Weight

Most people lead busy lives and do most things in a rush, this can including eating their food hastily. The problem with the latter is that this can be an obstacle in you achieving your weight loss goals. When you eat quickly: ·           It becomes a stressful activity. ·           It is more difficult for your food to digest, as the act of chewing breaks the food down into smaller particles enabling it to be utilised correctly by the body. ·           You are not allowing your body to signal to you that it is full, hence you have a greater chance…