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Burn Calories By Running

Burn Calories By Running

Running is probably the most common physical activity in which millions of people participate every day. There are many forms of running; jogging for general health and fat loss, sprinting for competition or building explosive power, and competing in marathons, this being one of long term goals for many aspiring runners. Probably the most common motivator for people starting a running routine is to lose weight in the form of body fat percentage. Fat loss however is not the only benefit of running. Partaking in a regular running programme brings many other benefits to the human body such as strengthening

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Ketosis for fat loss – Before you start.

Ketosis diet for fat loss

This method of fat loss seems to be getting a lot of attention at the moment although the concept is not new. I feel that many people who are looking for good fat loss results are approaching the method without being correctly prepared. There is no doubt that you can achieve amazing fat loss results in a relatively short period of time and a big draw to this diet seems to be the fact that you can actually eat fat and even make meals like bacon and eggs part of it… But is it really as simple as that? I

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First marathon: 7 marathon tips you should know

marathon tips

For many runners, a marathon is the ultimate goal. It’s a badge of honour among running friends and the ultimate achievement when it comes to distance. Twenty six and a bit miles is a long way however, and being able to run this far in one go is no mean feat. A lot of training and hard work is involved in the months before the marathon as well as lifestyle changes such as what you eat and how much rest you’ll need. There are so many things to think about that it’s worth heeding the advice of those who have

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5 best practices to lower cholesterol

High cholesterol levels can be combated in a number of ways, without having to go on medication. Always consult with your doctor before making these changes and they’ll guide you in the right direction. Let’s look at how to lower cholesterol by changing your lifestyle with these top five tips. 1 - Healthy diet The number one way to lower cholesterol levels is by altering your diet, especially if you eat foods high in saturated fat and sugar. Go for healthier and lower fat options, rather than the saturated type you find in fatty foods like sausages, bacon and the

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Muscle building: the food essentials

muscle building

Muscle building can be difficult for many people so knowing exactly what you should eat is a good place to start. Through my extensive experience as a personal trainer and body builder I have tried plenty of different approaches to getting the right foods in at the right time to reach important muscle-building goals. In this article I give a thorough run down of some of the basics when it comes to food and nutrition for optimal muscle building. Read on for top tips then have a look at some of the other useful articles on this site that will

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Marathon & Half Marathon Training For Beginners Audio book.

Running audiobook

The Marathon & Half Marathon Training For Beginners Audio book is here and it has been narrated by Matt Addis. I am really excited about this project and as always, want to help you hit your fitness goals! This time I want to share my personal experiences, trials and tribulations of my transformation from none runner to half marathon, full marathon and endurance runner. You can hear a sample of the book by following the link below. Look for the "Play" button and let it roll :-) Full and half marathon training for beginners, tips and advice through the power

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fitness and exercise motivation – Top 5 tips

Fitness and Exercise Motivation

About the author: James Atkinson ( “Jim” to his friends and readers” ) of JimsHealthAndMuscle.com is an ex airborne soldier, bodybuilder, long distance runner and fitness and exercise motivation guide. He is now a successful fitness author who loves nothing more than to see his readers achieve their fitness goals and change their lives for the better. Top 5 fitness and exercise motivation tips Introduction: Without the right motivation, any fitness or weight loss goal is almost definitely out of reach! How is it that some people can find it in themselves to achieve jaw dropping weight loss results that

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how to prevent and cure lower back pain

standing back extensions

Low Back Pain Prevention tips & Strategies during Exercise and Treatment Low back pain (LBP) is one of the most prevalent medical conditions treated throughout the western world.  LBP is estimated to affect nearly 80% of the population at one time or another.  And worse yet, once you have experienced an episode of LBP you have a 90% chance of experiencing it again. The good news is that this is a completely preventable problem.  Most of us already know that we need to work on proper core strength.  However, too many of us either don’t dedicate enough time to the

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Bodybuilding training routines

bodybuilding training routines

In my opinion, bodybuilding is a great way for anyone to train. Like all of the other training styles, this, too, has many levels. If you are training for bodybuilding, this does not necessarily mean you are looking to end up on stage, or really tanned in some really small speedoes. Although most people who join a gym don’t know it, they are starting off with the same goals as a bodybuilder – “I want to join a gym to change my body shape.” I think the best way to change your body shape is to train like a bodybuilder.

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Strength Training

Strength training is not just for bodybuilders and power lifters. Strength training, to me, is a fundamental part of any training cycle. It is the foundation for a stronger end result. When training for strength, you should mainly stick with the big compound movements like squats, bench press, dead lift etc. I've always felt that these exercises are the “bread and butter” of any training routine. When starting from scratch (new to training altogether), I would not advise jumping into a strength training program. The best thing to do is to start with a general fitness program. The length of

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