Why You Should Hire a Personal Trainer

Last Wednesday, my personal relationship with my personal trainer ended. I had learned everything I could from him and it was time to set forth a different fitness route.

Hiring a personal trainer was one of the best decisions I made in life. I tried getting on the fitness path before and enrolled in a gym. But I quit so soon, lacking in motivation and knowledge. A couple of years later, after being diagnosed with sickness, I knew I had to make an uncomfortable yet wise change in my life. I wanted to go to the gym and restart my fitness route again. It has been three years since then. While making it this far could be attributed solely to my motivation and commitment, I could not deny the role my personal trainer played in my journey. Simply put, I wouldn’t get here without him.

Why should you hire a personal trainer, especially if you are a newbie? Continue reading

Dance Recital by Bill & Vicki T

Motion is Life

When you’re sitting on your ass all day, you feel lethargic. When you’re on you’re couch watching TV, you feel tired. That’s because motion is life.  Contrary to the belief that moving is tiring, it actually makes you more energetic. So get moving!

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All photos are under the Creative Common License from Flickr.

Running with Music by Chris Hunkeler https://www.flickr.com/photos/chrishunkeler/8927248088
Hiking, Tromso by Gunnar Hildonen https://www.flickr.com/photos/48746111@N04/4465317181
Sailors participate in a swim call after a Crossing the Line ceremony. by Official US Navy Page https://www.flickr.com/photos/usnavy/7176829706
Jump rope! by Joshua Rappeneker https://www.flickr.com/photos/joshua/2398826698
Dance Recital by Bill & Vicki T https://www.flickr.com/photos/iluvcocacola/14358326036
Kayaking by Martin Monroe https://www.flickr.com/photos/willismonroe/28312480
Skydiving by Joshua M https://www.flickr.com/photos/gonzo_fan2007/2397958088

Main stage of the Palais Garnier, Paris

Website Feature: Paleo Actress

Hey guys,

I came across a great website on Intermittent Fasting and Paleo eating. On her blog, Amanda shares her personal experience and research on the subject.

Some of my favourite posts are:

Visit www.paleoactress.com for articles on intermittent fasting and the paleo diet.
Visit http://www.paleoactress.com for articles on intermittent fasting and the paleo diet.

Check out her website: www.paleoactress.com.


Cover image: Main stage of the Palais Garnier, Paris by Joe deSousa

 

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Benefits of Broccoli

Just call me Ermintrude by Nikki Tysoe
Just call me Ermintrude by Nikki Tysoe

When I was a kid I didn’t eat that much vegetables. Aside from carrots, squash, potatoes, and cabbages, everything else had to be forced down my digestive system. Broccoli was one that I particularly didn’t like. It looked too unsavoury for me. I preferred the similar-looking but semi-appealing looking cauliflower. Now, broccoli has become my most favourite vegetable and I often pair it with three eggs as part of my first meal for the day.

Here are the nutrients broccoli has:

  • Vitamin K
  • Vitamin A
  • Vitamin C
  • Fiber
  • Potassium
  • Folate
  • Lutein

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science project by woodleywonderworks

Don’t Forget the Science

Cortisol? Leptin? Branch amino acids? I didn’t know any of these before. Testosterone? All I knew was that it’s the male hormone. I didn’t know about its role in muscle growth. Science was in my grasp but I was ignorant to it.

The Internet is filled with abundant information about food, fitness, and nutrition. It’s easy to get suckered into consuming all these information as it makes us feel knowledgeable about these topics. What I learned from reading and researching is that there are some things out there that are not completely true.  Continue reading

Journey to Fitness and Well-Being

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