Highly effective or hopeless hype? Photo by Clem Onojeghuo What is HIIT? Intensity Aerobic vs anaerobic Endurance vs HIIT How? How often? Unless you have been living under a rock for the past few years, you will doubtless have come across HIIT training be it in the media, at your gym or over a conversation at the water cooler in between Bakeoff/Derry Girls/GameofMarbles-Housety Dragon chitchat. HIIT stands for High Intensity Interval Training and it has become the buzz workou
5 strategies to stop over-eating! Photo by Rakicevic Nenad Signal end of meal Brush your teeth Portion out leftovers Drink water first Reduce plate size SIGNAL THE END OF THE MEAL Photo by Mareefe Rather than hoping willpower may prevent you from over-eating, send a deliberate message to your brain by creating a new habit to signal the end of a meal. Try making peppermint tea and drinking it from your favourite cup, taking the time to savour it away from the kitchen table.
5 tips to help keep your food on track. RE-FOCUS VARIETY TUNE IN INCREMENTAL CHANGE FLEXIBILITY RE-FOCUS Beware the subtle slide of daily bread and buttocks where once there was precision decision-making and hyper awareness around your food intake and energy output. Be brutally honest with yourself about your eating behaviours to see where the gaps have emerged:
– larger portions?
– extra snacks?
– mindless eating?
– less homemade meals?
– the diet/blowout cycle? All of the
6 TRICKS TO GET THE MOST OUT OF YOUR TRAINING FAILSAFE RESULTS IN A NUTSHELL: Pre-training nutrition Focus Variety Post-training nutrition Recovery Tracking progress The Holy Trinity of training is pitching it hard and heavy (resistance), intense and quick (cardio) and then maximizing the recovery with rest and great nutrition. Winning the trifecta may be the target but don’t expect to score every time. We are human after all and, by that token, gloriously messy, imperfect,