It’s Mental Health Awareness Week this week (Monday 9 – Sunday 15 May) and this year’s theme is loneliness. The aim is to raise awareness of the impact of loneliness on our mental wellbeing and the practical steps we can take to address it.… Read More
Louise’s commitment to a lifestyle change and consistency in hitting her step targets has paid off as she celebrates achieving her weight loss goal and much more.
Through an intensive nutrition programme with PP, Louise achieved her initial target weight and now has her sights set on a bigger goal – walking 100 miles to raise money for Breast Cancer.
“I’m taking part in Walk 100 Miles in May to help Breast Cancer Now to fund their world-class research and life-changing care for anyone affected by breast cancer. After lockdown, I had certainly put on a few pounds and I was not ‘match fit’! In January, I decided to take up an eight week challenge to lose weight, thanks to Gina from The Performance Project. Part of this programme, alongside calorie counting was to walk daily. The target started at 6,000 steps a day but soon progressed to 13,000! Four weeks in I slipped on one of my walks and broke my elbow. But I didn’t give up, arm in a sling I carried on walking and ended up hitting all my step count targets and losing 19lbs.”… Read More
When it comes to weight loss, weekends matter. There’s no getting around that fact. No pretending you can eat what you like and it doesn’t count just because it’s the weekend! If you want to hit your targets and achieve your goals, the weekends matter.
This doesn’t mean you can’t eat food you enjoy or go out to eat, it just means you have to be aware of what you’re eating and learn a few hacks to get around any extra calories you might consume.… Read More
The importance of NEAT and step count targets
What is NEAT? And why are step count targets so important?
NEAT stands for non-exercise activity thermogenesis … but what exactly does this mean?
Non-exercise activity thermogenesis (NEAT) is basically the energy expended for everything we do during the day from the moment we wake up until the minute we go to sleep that isn’t sports-like exercise. It ranges from the energy expended fidgeting, typing, cooking, or just getting up from the sofa to walking to work, gardening, shopping, vacuuming, playing with the kids, and so on.
When it comes to weight and fat loss, body recomposition, muscle gain or improved health, you probably have some idea of what you should be doing … but you struggle to actually do it.
It happens to us all at one time or another. We simply lose our mojo. The motivation to train fades and no matter how deep we dig we simply can’t find it.… Read More
It’s well-known and well-documented that exercise in general makes us feel good but a question we often ponder is how does lifting weights specifically make us feel?… Read More
Becoming vegetarian or vegan doesn’t necessarily equal less protein in your diet. However, it can be difficult to ensure you’re getting enough quality sources of complete protein, especially if you’re trying to increase your protein intake.… Read More
Are you struggling to get enough protein in your diet but don’t like protein shakes? Worry not, there are plenty of other ways to use whey protein if you just can’t stomach a shake!… Read More
We’re all looking for ways to boost our immune systems during such a worrying time but the simple fact is that there aren’t any miracle supplements that can do this. And if you read otherwise, don’t be sucked in! The best thing you can do is stay as fit and healthy as possible through healthy eating, staying active and sleeping well. But many people ask, can exercise really boost your immune system? Can it help (or hinder) our bodies’ ability to fight off infections?
“Does exercise boost your immune system and help it to fight off infections?”