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Our last blog post talked about the effects of detraining. In other words, time away from our fitness routine. If we are already fit it deconditioning does not seem to happen as quickly as those who are new to exercise. On the other hand detraining that occurs on those who are new to fitness and exercise has a more drastic effect. One study used sedentary individuals as a case study to test this. They were put on a bicycle fitness program for eight weeks. During that time their fitness level improved, as we would expect. However after that they stopped […] Read More →
In our last post we were talking about the benefits of training on an unstable surface such as a swiss ball, or balance board. However, with any type of exercise there may be times when it does not fall into one’s goals. So let’s take a look at when to do unstable surface training, and when not to. When not to use unstable surface while training If a person is new to exercise learning the movements on a stable surface needs to happen before ever thinking on doing them on an unstable surface. It is important to learn the proper […] Read More →
Fit for Travel- How to Get Exercise Anywhere You Roam Healthy habits are easy to keep once you’ve established a regular routine. Travel can easily knock you off this healthy track, however. Unfamiliar surroundings and changes in your schedule can make getting the exercise you need difficult. Fortunately, by paying attention to opportunities and taking a little time to prepare, you can face this challenge successfully and get the fitness you need wherever you go. Start planning to stay fit in your travels before you leave. If you are booking your own accommodations, look for a hotel that offers fitness […] Read More →
On the last blog we talked about how electrolytes are lost in the body through sweat during activity, why they are important to the body, and why they need to be replaced. We do use electrolyte drinks on fitness holidays but probably not the ones you are thinking about Now let’s look at some ways to replace those electrolytes we have lost. Ultimately it is up to you to decide how you want to do it. Most of us just go the easy route and buy one of the commercially produce sports drinks or powders without thinking what is in […] Read More →
Most know that while exercising the body loses vital minerals called electrolytes through sweating. Most also know that it is important to replace electrolytes after exercise. However, most don’t know what they are, what they are used for, what electrolytes are important, or how to replenish them. As we do our exercises on the tropical island of Koh Samui we need to replenish our Electrolytes on a boot camp holiday. What are electrolytes? It is a term for salts. They are electrically-charged ions either positive or negative. The big three of electrolytes in the body are sodium, potassium, and chloride. […] Read More →