Taking a break…. and getting back on track Letting your exercise regime slip during the summer break can reveal some unexpected benefits such as trying something new or simple recovery as the season comes to an end. Holidays can break the usual routine of exercise, work, weekly meal preparation and general household organisation. On the flip side, holidays present with having a bit more time on your hands, good weather […]
A great night was had by all who came to our Christmas party at Thai Riffic on 8th December. Col provided an amazing dessert and we enjoyed a casual evening with our clients.
We raised over $600 for the David Lord Foundation for Cancer Research during our “Let’s Get Revenge” train the trainer event. Thank you to all of our wonderful clients who took part!
The popularity of high-intensity interval training is on the rise. High intensity interval training sessions are commonly called HIIT workouts. This type of training involves repeated bouts of high intensity effort followed by varied recovery times. What are the benefits of HIIT? HIIT training has been shown to improve aerobic and anaerobic fitness, blood pressure, cardiovascular health, insulin sensitivity (which helps the exercising muscles more readily use glucose for fuel […]
‘There is no elevator to success – you have to take the stairs’ Five ways to maintain your exercise routine over the holidays: Schedule it in your diary Find times during the week where your exercise is least likely to be replaced with other appointments as we head well into the busy festive season. The upside: you will feel energized and ready to tackle anything tinsel-related. Identify your reason for […]
Fresh is best, but there are some foods worth having on stand by. Even if you are a super-organised person, there are times you need to rely on quick, go-to options to pull together dinner. For those occasions, LGF has done the groundwork and found a list of the best supermarket foods to have at home so you can make meals on the run and avoid the calorific take-away option. […]
Choosing alternatives that are lower in saturated fat, less sugar and reduced sodium will result in less calories consumed and greater nutritional benefit. You can make many of your favourite recipes healthier by substituting a few key ingredients. Lentils Lentils belong to the same legume family as beans and chickpeas. They come in different shapes and colours, and once cooked offer a variety of textures. Dried lentils can take about […]
There are plenty of options when you are looking for a cool drink on a hot day or after exercise. But not all drinks are created equal. Gatorade Nutrition facts (per 355mL) Energy 90 kcal (377 kJ) Carbohydrates 23g -sugars 21g Sodium 160g Potassium 40g Ingredients Water, liquid-sugar, glucose-fructose, citric acid, natural and artificial flavour, salt, sodium citrate, monopotassium phosphate, colour. A well-marketed sports drink, Gatorade contains about 6 teaspoons […]
Keeping the body hydrated helps the heart more easily pump blood through the blood vessels to the muscles. And, it helps the muscles work efficiently. For most people, water is the best thing to drink to stay hydrated. Sports drinks with electrolytes may be useful for people doing high intensity, vigorous exercise in very hot weather. These drinks, much like soft drinks tend to be high in added sugars and […]
Finding a healthy option to get you through to lunch or satisfy that 3pm sugar- craving can be a challenge. While homemade is often preferable, we understand that it’s sometimes hard to avoid convenience. We take a look at some of the healthier supermarket snack options suitable for school lunch boxes, desk draws and when you’re on-the-go. What to look for in store-bought snacks: Less that 100 calories (418 kj) per serve The fewer […]