Which One Builds Muscle Faster Free Weights Or Machines?

The machines versus free weights debate has been the hottest yet unresolved discourses in the fitness industry. This debate has lingered for so long dividing the industry into purest who believe in free weight training and those who have embraced mechanical advancements in weight training tools. Let’s be honest. We too as amateurs have been […]

Do you know why we Get Fat at a Young Age?

Fat loss isn’t easy. Simple, yes. But not easy. Anyone who’s lost fat will tell you that it requires perseverance, determination, and a lifestyle change. Despite not being easy, fat loss can be extremely rewarding. Not only does it improve your general health, but it also makes you feel great about yourself. Sadly, this loss […]

Getting back to exercise after a long-ish break?

Breaks from training are inevitable for most of us. A few hard days in life or a work trip or vacation will also keep us away from training for a week or two. What one needs following such breaks is simply a gradual ramp up back to previous levels of intensity and volume. But what about longer breaks? What about after a hiatus that lasted a few months as a result of injury or sickness or plain laziness? Here is how you get back to training…

4 Reasons Why Poor Sleep is Wrecking Your Fat Loss Plans

Most probably, sleep. And how does sleep affect fat loss? Let’s get technical and see how we can sleep our way to fat loss. Insufficient sleep impacts our hormones ghrelin and leptin. Ghrelin sends hunger signals to the brain. Sleep loss makes the body produce more ghrelin. Leptin, on the other hand, cues your stomach that […]

Old, Wise and Stiff? – Why Mobility is Important for Senior Citizens

As we grow older, our quality of lives are directly affected by how fit we are. It dictates everything from what activities we can do to how quickly we can go from point A to B to how easily we can change the shape of our bodies to do various tasks. That last point is what mobility […]

4 Must-Do Nutrition Tips for Women Who Workout

A lot of research has been done in order to understand the effect of physical activity on micronutrient requirement. It sounds intuitive that when a woman does more physical activity her nutritional requirements increase. That is, she will need more protein, more starch, more fat and just more food in order to stay healthy. That’s […]

Fasting – A Modern Yet Ancient Approach to Health

I’m going to talk about a recent breakthrough in the nutritional realm. It is a concept that is so new and radical, that you may not even appreciate it. Well, at least not as much as your grandmother will. You see a lot has changed over the last five hundred years. We’ve gone from living […]

Here’s Why Skinny Will Never Be The New Sexy

Before we get into a specifics, let’s clarify some basics. Most of you are probably used to the term “weight loss” and are ready to do whatever it takes to see that number of the scale drop. Your body is composed of fat, muscle, water, bones, connective tissue and other organs. You are overweight because […]

4 DON’Ts for Fat Loss!

While you are speaking to everyone you know and reading up every post you see online to understand what you should DO to lose weight, here’s a quick list of DON’Ts for you to focus on to ensure that you don’t DO anything useless in your journey to fat loss! 1. Don’t starve. I see […]

3 Reasons Why Keeping It Local Makes All The Difference

Early man settled around areas where he could find food and water and with time built his life around these foods. Slowly, over generations, people learnt and passed on knowledge about what from that region can be eaten, how they should be cooked, when during the day they are best eaten, what spices have anti-septic/fungal/bacterial […]