Wed, 20 January 2016
It’s time for the big stampede – the January gym goers.
The time of the year when motivation is at it’s highest with the start of a whole New Year. With it comes the ‘New Me’ mantra as the nation becomes health and fitness focused.
As a fellow HPL’er you’ve probably seen this all before, just like I have. You’re prepared, have a plan and are ready to tackle the newbies to get at your favourite squat rack.
Perhaps your goal for the New Year is to kick start or ramp up your training efforts. If so, then more power to you, and here are 7 common mistakes I constantly see people making when starting exercise.
Use these top tips to ensure you avoid the typical pitfalls, make better progress towards your goals, stay injury free and keep motivated.
Wed, 13 January 2016
Every day we are being exposed to natural and man-made toxins, and the danger really is in the dosage. In toxic doses, all of these compounds can negatively affect human health.
Surprisingly, many of these toxins can be found in the everyday products we use such as plastic bottles, packaging, detergents, cosmetics and pesticides. Some of these toxins are already well known, like lead and mercury, but others exist too, like benzene and BPA.
While the use of some of these toxins is now regulated, many are still permitted and are widely found in our environment. It is therefore up to you to decrease your exposure to them as much as possible.
In this weeks episode Anna and Ru chat about how you can be more aware of your environment and what to do about it.
Thu, 7 January 2016
The words ‘detox’ or ‘detoxification’ get thrown around a lot these days but few people really know what these words actually mean.
It’s often a common word used by supplement companies and uneducated trainers to sell someone a supplement range or magic pill. For the majority of people, these are a waste of time and money.
Of course, that's not what we do here.
That’s because many fail to understand the detox system and how it actually works. There is no supplement or secret 'cleanse' that serves as the ‘Holy Grail’ to detoxification of the body.
Detoxification, with reference to human health, refers to your body’s ability to convert - or bio transform - waste products and toxins into non-toxic substances that can be excreted from the body.
The truth is we don’t need any starvation diets, hardcore fasting or expensive supplements in order to detox the body, as our bodies are already equipped with the best detox organs we can get – the liver and kidneys.
So in this week's show, I break down how to really detox your body and the true benefits you can expect from this.