How many calories do you burn a day?

The average adult burns approximately 2000 calories per day. However a more accurate figure can be calculated by taking into account an individuals age, gender, height, weight and activity levels. Let’s see how these factors determine calorie expenditure. Age – generally speaking, the older you are, the fewer calories you burn. This is because as you…

How to burn 1000 calories a day

In order to burn 1000 calories a day, you need to exercise intensely. This may not be possible if you are just starting out, but you can gradually build up your fitness so that you are able to do so over time. There are a number of factors that determine how many calories you burn:…

How long does it take to get six-pack abs?

The amount of time it will take for your six-pack abs to become visible will depend on a number of factors, including your current weight (mainly body fat percentage), diet and exercise routine. If you are already lean and fit, it will generally take less time for your abs to show than if you are overweight….

7 reasons why training with kettlebells is good for you

A kettlebell is simply an iron weight with a handle. Kettlebells originated in 18th century Russia and were later used by the Soviet army in their training programs, as it became recognised as an effective form of weight training. Today, they have become a very popular and trusted part of many fitness regimes, with participants claiming…

22 benefits of jogging

Jogging is a fairly gentle sport that allows you to get all the benefits of exercise without putting your body under huge amounts of strain. There are many benefits of jogging that go far beyond the obvious associations we make with it. In fact, a surprising amount of these benefits are unknown to the majority…

15 health benefits of yoga

Yoga is known as a physical, mental and spiritual practice that looks to transform the mind as well as the body. The origins of yoga are up for debate with some historians claiming it was founded by the Indus Valley Civilisation more than 4,000 years ago. However, text relating to the practice is only really…

How many protein shakes a day should you drink?

Like most things in nutrition, the number of protein shakes that a person should drink will depend on their body composition. This is because protein requirements can vary greatly from person to person. It is well known that if you are trying to build muscle, you should increase your protein intake. A general rule of thumb…

How many calories do you burn walking a mile?

If you are just starting out, walking is one of the best forms of exercise there is. It is easy to do, doesn’t require any equipment (apart from a good pair of shoes) and is low impact. It is generally recommended that you get at least 30 minutes of exercise 4 times a week, which…

Tips to help you get a six pack

With summer just around the corner, you may be wondering how to get a great six pack. It might come as a surprise to you that everybody has a six pack. Unfortunately, for most of us it is concealed under a layer of flab. Therefore the secret to defining those abdominal muscles is two fold; not…

18 reasons why you should lift weights

Weight lifting is an often overlooked sport, considering it is one of the oldest, originating back to the first Olympic Games in Athens back in 1896. The sport often conjures up an image of building up bulk muscle, which has put people off pursuing it. However this is not the reality and in this article…

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