More Reasons To Attend The Gym

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According to a BBC report the number of people with obesity in the UK has more than trebled in the last 25 years. Doctors now say that the condition is reaching ‘epidemic’ proportions.

Some experts believe obesity is responsible for more ill health than smoking. Being significantly overweight is linked to a wide range of health problems, including:

Diabetes
Heart disease
High blood pressure
Arthritis
Indigestion
Gallstones
Some cancers (eg, breast and prostate cancers)
Snoring and sleep apnoea
Stress, anxiety, and depression
Infertility

Unless obesity is tackled, the government predicts that 60% of men, 50% of women and 25% of children in Britain will be obese by 2050.

If you are looking to lose weight and become healthier, working with a Personal Trainer may be the way forward! Drop me a message or give me a call for more information.

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Make Time For Exercise

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Do you ever feel like you could do with an extra hour in the day just to fit everything in? With time so precious, putting a large chunk of it aside for exercise is an indulgence many feel they cannot afford.

The average Brit spends 43 hours in full-time work each week, without taking into account all the other duties required of them.

To exercise professionals, the benefits of making time for workouts is obvious, not least for the extra energy it can give for the day ahead. It is easy for exercise to be lingering at the bottom of the list of priorities in a hectic schedule; fitting in gym classes or personal training sessions is just not a realistic possibility for some. Being busy should not be an excuse for not staying fit!

Being aware of any moments in the day that could be used for activity will allow for these times to be used most productively. Finding the perfect time to go for a walk, but lacking the right footwear to do so is useless, forward planning will make the most of these opportunities. Keeping a gym kit in the car or office will allow for spontaneous activity, or make a priority of following through with a pre-planned workout without wasting time going home first.

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Get Lean For Summer

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The first and most effective step you can take is cleaning up your diet. There are lots of little steps you can take. Check out my diet blog for help.

Exercise
If you want to be lean, exercise consistency is key. If you exercise on a regular basis and are not happy with the results, or there isn’t any form of exercise you particularly enjoy, it would be wise to enlist the help of a Personal Trainer to help you.

There are many ways of structuring exercise routines and different exercise principles to explore within each exercise session.

If you don’t get variety in your gym routine and diet, you run the risk of minimising your results.

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Personal Training Gift Vouchers

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Vouchers are available for the value of any amount of sessions. Email info@proactivestudio.co.uk or call 01226 293949 or 07761 790 151 for full details.

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Training For Weight Loss

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The best way to approach exercise for rapid weight loss is to concentrate on multi joint exercises using your own body weight or free weights as resistance. Let your body become the gym – move your body in the way it was designed and not what a piece of gym equipment dictates.

You will burn more calories and build core strength and flexibility if you stay away from fixed range of motion resistance machines and boring cardio equipment. Most of the equipment you find in commercial gyms can be dangerous when used long-term and incorrectly, they are also inadequate for the type of results most people want.

Find some key movements your body can tolerate away from machines and work them hard. Work on your flexibility if it’s a limiting factor to what you can do correctly and safely. Include exercises that cover every type of movement pattern so you don’t end up with muscle imbalances that can lead to pain and injuries. Get professional help or research exercises that cover all the movement patterns so you can have a balanced exercise programme. Never get complacent with the same exercise programme for too long, continually modify and progress and challenge yourself. Be a winner!

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Is Your Diet Working?

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Dieters have been led to believe counting calories or points is the best way to lose weight even though the long-term success rate is very poor.

Following a calorie restricted diet will only work at the beginning of a diet because a calorie deficit is more beneficial than a calorie surplus regardless of what the calories are.

As soon as your body gets over this correction the quality of the calories you ingest and the way in which you get them into your diet is everything.

Is your diet working for you?
Are you finding it difficult to reach your ideal body weight?
Are you losing weight but not body fat?
Are your energy levels consistent?
Are your meals keeping you satiated for up to 5 hours?

If you answered NO – your diet is broken and isn’t working for you!

If you are interested in learning how to fix your diet and lose weight and body fat quickly without the need to count calories or points please get in touch today!

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Use Proper Exercise Technique For Maximum Results & Wellbeing

The most common injuries in a gym are related to poor exercise technique. Proper technique is important in order to reduce chances of injury and gain maximum results. Lack of control when using barbells or dumbbells can be harmful especially when a beginner starts training.

Lower the weight
Start with a lower weight and make sure that the form is perfect. Progressively increase the weight until you can perform the exercise without cheating. Jerking the weight will only result in potential injuries.

Learn the movement
Strive to become a technical perfectionist and respect the basic motion of each body part. No twisting, turning or contorting should result when pushing or pulling weight. Concentrate on the movement and feel the muscle working. If you’re distracted or preoccupied when working out, you’re inviting injury and poor results.

Have a good workout and train smartly!
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