Low Intensity verses High Intensity Training: Which is best for fat loss?
Fat loss is often high on the list of reasons why people start an exercise program. While there is an abundance of information available on exercise and fat loss, like many things these days, it can be confusing to work out which approach is best. Some people swear by low intensity exercise – with long periods spent in the ‘fat burning’ zone – while others believe high intensity is best.
What are Functional (Super) Foods?
Written by Michelle Lotz, Nutritionist and Personal Trainer
- Foods that provide inherent health benefits.
- Foods that aims to promote health and well being.
- Foods that improve performance or reduce the risk of disease without causing any immediate adverse effects.
- Foods that may provide health benefits in addition to providing traditional nutrients such as protein, carbohydrate, vitamins and minerals.
Welcome to Winter 2011!
Some say its been colder than ever, while others can't remember the last time winter was so warm! There's snow on the peaks which is rare for this time of the year, which promises a great snow season, yet I've noticed some trees are already blooming in June!
So whatever the season you're feeling, make sure you get up and out, grab some Vitamin D and workout for increased happiness!!
Download your winter edition of myPrinciples Newsletter below to find out just why and how Vitamin D and exercise can help you get more out of life and lots, lots more good stuff!
Enjoy, from the Core Principles team!
Constant cravings bringing you undone?
Sure, the thought of eating carrots and celery for a week sounds reasonable just after you’ve scoffed down a pizza with coke and washed it down with some cheesecake, but in reality, when the next days hunger pangs hit again, it’s likely to all go out the window!
With so much information out there available to us at the touch of a mouse, it is easy to get distracted and confused. However, when it comes to managing your weight, there really are 5 key principles you must adopt if you are to see and maintain results.
As with most of life's challenges ( ...and achieving health and fitness falls into that category for most of us), getting started seems to be the hardest part. It is typical human behaviour to withdraw or go into denial when first faced with a tough challenge.
How often have you heard someone use a ‘slow metabolic rate’ as their excuse for excess weight? Our poor old metabolic rate has come in for some criticism, with little justification or understanding of what it is and how it affects our weight.
Eating a regular, healthy breakfast makes a difference!
Written by Michelle Lotz (Core Priciples Nutritionist and Personal Trainer)
Studies show breakfast improves your overall health and well-being, as well as your longevity. Eating breakfast has many benefits; it reduces fatigue and sleepiness, helps banish away the blues, improves concentration and helps you function more efficiently.
Well it's Autumn now and we are coming off a 'not so hot' summer.
To come to terms with the cooler months ahead of us, we've pulled together an edition of myPrinciples which is sure to provide you some interesting information to help you get more out of life.
Just after Christmas day, I caught up with a friend and we began to chat about the details of the big day, when he started to lament how he was going to burn off the 6,000 plus calories he thinks he consumed on Christmas day. I thought he was kidding.
"No, really, how do I burn off the 6,000 plus calories from Christmas day and get back on track?" There it was, he said it again, I couldn't have been hearing things, he was serious!!