2018 Wellness Trends

Here we are at the end of January and there have been plenty of new trends in the health and wellbeing field. Industry experts predict that 2018 will see moringa (a “super” anti-inflammatory green) replace turmeric, collagen overtake protein powders and “nootropic” (brain boosters/cognitive enhancers) supplements climb the top of the popularity list. Other trends … More 2018 Wellness Trends

Reblog: How To Work 10+ Hours A Day And Live A Healthy Lifestyle

Did you know that 62%* of people around the world are in paid employment ? Out of those, 1.3 billion** are in full-time (i.e. 9+ hour working days). That is 1 in 4 adults worldwide. And did you know that about 2 billion out of a global population of 7 billion fall into the overweight & obese categories? … More Reblog: How To Work 10+ Hours A Day And Live A Healthy Lifestyle

The Pros & Cons of Competing in Bodybuilding

Competing in bodybuilding, whichever category it is, has it’s positives and negatives. Of course the further up the ranks you go, the harder it gets but the rewards get bigger too! For those of you not familiar with the world of bodybuilding, here’s an example of the categories you usually find in competitions (yes it’s … More The Pros & Cons of Competing in Bodybuilding

Debunking Popular Health & Fitness Myths – Part 1

By Adrianna McDonald MYTH #1 DO SIT UPS TO LOSE BELLY FAT Sit ups are definitely great for strengthening your abdominal muscles and lower back, but they won’t melt the body fat from your abdominal area even if you do 100 a day. If your waist is a problem look into your diet as the truth is “Abs … More Debunking Popular Health & Fitness Myths – Part 1

My First Interview as a Fitness Competitor :)

So You Wanna Look Like A Fitness Model? Find out what it takes in DFF’s exclusive interview with pro body builder Miranda! “Most people think of bodybuilding as a sport for massive men. The truth is in the name itself – “body” and “building”. The sport is about building an aesthetically pleasing body, and anyone … More My First Interview as a Fitness Competitor 🙂

Kim on Why Sleep is Vital to Muscle Recovery

By Kim Barnard Not many people know that during a workout you are actually breaking down your muscles. In particular, when you do strength training or lift weights, the muscle fibers are broken down and will tear. It is the repairing of these small tears that creates stronger muscles. Sleep is the most important time for your body … More Kim on Why Sleep is Vital to Muscle Recovery

No Pain, No Gain? Tackling Muscle Soreness & Injury

Anyone who has exercised a single time in their lives is familiar with the muscle ache that comes the day after an intense workout. Even though I have been working out for years and started doing some serious weight-lifting over a year ago, I still do get sore every time my workout intensity/routine/weight changes (yes, … More No Pain, No Gain? Tackling Muscle Soreness & Injury