The festive season is here and it's a wonderful time to have family meals and attend Christmas gourmet dinners with a lot of senseless feasting, all in the name of saying that «I will lose weight or stay in shape in January».
Having moved from a country where fitness professionals are subjected to vigorous vetting and screenings, and must pay insurance every year to where nothing is controlled, I have learnt a lot. I have learned how the practice is not controlled, and that there is a lot of wannabe's who walk around with huge egos and less concern about the clients in general.
We are in an age where science fiction has become a reality. People are working offshore in the middle of the swelling deep oceans, and I recently heard a successful human head transplant has been done now in Russia. But we can't lose weight, keep fit and lead a healthy life. Why?
Proper Nutrition plays an important role in enhancing fitness and health. As a science, the central focus of nutrition is the study of food requirements for the production of energy, and regulation of bodily processes. “You are what you eat” is a saying that captures the critical contribution of nutrition to our health and wellbeing.
How we train our abdominal muscles vary based on what you need to achieve by the end of the day. Surprisingly enough is the number of exercises available, but the fact remains very simple especially in all those abdominal or core muscle, since it comes with bracing and holding of the muscles involved.
Summer season brings out the best of us all and majority of us would like to engage in physical activities, but starting with a full marathon isn’t a wise choice for your summer fitness plan.
The fitness column is written by personal trainer, Idris Aura. Love it or hate it, making regular exercise a habit is known to promote optimal health.
Are fit people better off when it comes to sexual performance and satisfaction? Or is this perception just part of the galaxy of myths?
We have all seen men who walks around in the gyms with massive chests, arms and underdeveloped (weak) legs due to lack of focusing on lower body training. Consider this your wakeup call.
The fitness column is written by personal trainer, Idris Aura. When we talk about wanting to burn belly fat, we are actually referring to two different types of fatty tissue: visceral fat (sometimes called active fat) and subcutaneous fat.
If it's been a while since you changed your training routine/program and your progress is stalling and getting too monotonous, then it's about time to change your fitness program and include single-limb exercises.
The equation of maintaining a lean body, with less body fat and cellulite free skin, lies on how you feed and the way your body uses the converted energy.
Through the years I've experienced a good number of gym members from most parts of Europe and Middle East to Africa, with negative manners of all sorts.
Exercise and sportstraining when performed correctly results in improved health and performance.
Fitness trends come and go, but some seem to be sticking out in the game without pomp and much hyped publicity.
Building a fitness foundation takes you through corrective exercise progressions for each developmental position,