The Benefits of Low Impact Exercises

The Benefits of Low Impact Exercises

While regular exercise is imperative to a healthy lifestyle, heavy-duty physical activity may have a negative impact on your joints. If you have an existing injury or suffer from joint discomfort, the pressure from high impact exercise can have an adverse effect and may aggravate symptoms. Even though low impact exercises place less stress on your joints, they’re still incredibly effective and form a great part of an active lifestyle.  Continue reading

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Benefits of Swimming for Sports Performance

How Swimming Aids Fitness Performance

An adult should be doing between 150 minutes of moderate activity or 75 minutes of vigorous activity every week.  Swimming is a great way to exercise the whole body and particularly the cardiovascular system.  Swimming also does not have the negative impact on the body that running for example does. Continue reading

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Why You Need A Proper Qualification to be a Sports Nutritionist

 

Why You Need A Proper Qualification to be a Sports Nutritionist

While there are plenty of quick online courses that promise to educate you all about sports nutrition, and plenty of products that extol their values and tell you they have everything need for the active athlete, a real sports nutritionist is one that has studied extensively, and in most cases has gotten a degree.

Properly qualified nutritionists also won’t prescribe a quick fix like a protein bar or shake, and will use their expertise to work out exactly what you need, and how they can help you perform at your peak. Just like anyone well versed in live AFL betting would give sound advice, a well-studied nutritionist can do the same in their field.  Continue reading

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The Top Nutrition Tracking Apps for 2018

The Top Nutrition Tracking Apps for 2018

Starting a new eating programme can be a daunting experience, especially if you’ve got a set amount of weight in mind that you’re hoping to lose. However, it’s good to know that you’re not alone and that there are tailor-made apps available which will simplify the process and even make it exciting. Becoming accountable to a nutrition tracking app is great encouragement to stick to your plan and tracking your progress is fantastic motivation. Continue reading

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Yoga and Fitness Performance

Yoga and Fitness Performance

Yoga has been around for thousands of years and we have all heard of the benefits of this fascinating discipline.  How can yoga help athletes with sports performance is what this article will explore.  The greatest benefit of yoga is that it not only benefits the body but also the mind.  The main principle of yoga is to be able to balance body, mind and spirit.

By practicing yoga, those who lead a very active lifestyle and tend to push themselves too far will benefit from yoga.  Yoga has the ability to help restore a body that has been weakened and build it up again.  The yoga postures, breathing exercises and inner focus can help athletes rebalance, help to strengthen overworked muscles, joints and ligaments.  By using this process, it is possible for athletes to enjoy a longer athletic career and have an inner balance and harmony that will last throughout their lifetime.  Continue reading

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