5 Components of Fitness: Test Yourself!

5 Components of Fitness

Use the 5 Components of Fitness to test your level of fitness. Calorie is King, but it is still important to aim for fitness as well as a healthy body weight. The 5 Components of Physical Fitness are: Cardiorespiratory (or Cardiovascular) Endurance Muscular Strength Muscular Endurance Flexibility Body Composition According to organisations like the US … Read more

Does Sweating Burn Fat?

Does Sweating Burn Fat?

No, sweating does not burn fat. In fact, sweat (perspiration) might not even be an indication that you are burning extra calories! We sweat during a tough workout because our muscles are generating too much body heat to disperse by normal circulation. The sweat droplets that form on your skin whilst exercising have no body … Read more

Wibble, Wobble… Vibrate yourself Fit!

If you have been down to your local shopping centre recently, you might have seen a kiosk with vibration machines on display. They look like big bathroom scales shaking in an earthquake, their rapid see-saw motion just begging the four-year-old in you to hop on for a ride. In this article, we ask why they … Read more

3 Reasons to Avoid Fitspo

Fitspo is Fitspiration (fit + inspiration) and in case you have not noticed, Fitspo is exploding right now. But what exactly is it? Well, Fitspo is the photograph of a buff model hanging up in the gym with the caption: “Excuses Burn Zero Calories!”, or the Instagram picture of someone’s peanut butter and blueberry sandwich … Read more

The Truth about Spot Reduction

 Burn belly fat fast with the amazing ___________! (insert revolutionary exercise machine and/or diet supplement in blank). Spot Reduction is the concept of specific body-part fat-loss. An example of spot reduction in action is the idea that doing sit-ups will melt belly-fat, or that working out on a cross-trainer will tone one’s hips and legs. … Read more

Exercise Pill? Yeah Right!

Don’t believe the hype around this week’s news story about a revolutionary new exercise pill, because there is no exercise pill. There will be no exercise pill. There is just a 1 in 5,000 chance that the reported drug will make it to market by 2030. If and when that happens, it will not be … Read more