If the thought of going to a crowded gym brings you out in a cold sweat and gets your heart pumping for all the wrong reasons, the idea of creating a personalised home gym may have crossed your mind. And if cycling appeals, your eyes will turn to a static exercise bike(or a turbo trainer – a stationary device to which you can attach your 'real' bike. As an example, check out the Tacs Flux Smart Trainer, available for £599 at probikekit.co.uk.) The best exercise bikes are less bulky than a treadmill or a cross-trainer, and it means you would swerve the journey to and from the gym (time efficient for those with busy schedules) or avoid the traffic you might encounter on a road bike (all the while sheltered from the elements), enjoying the same health benefits and performance improvements in the comfort of your own home. It's the one-stop solution to all your weight loss goals and gym-going woes. Right? Short, … [Read more...] about The best exercise bikes: is indoor cycling an effective way to lose weight and avoid the gym?
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0 Comments 8 sneaky reasons you might not be losing weight BelfastTelegraph.co.uk Ultimately, the theory of weight-loss is relatively straight forward... https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/life/health/8-sneaky-reasons-you-might-not-be-losing-weight-36912378.html https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/life/features/article36912410.ece/445bc/AUTOCROP/h342/2016-12-30_lif_27446359_I1.JPG Email Ultimately, the theory of weight-loss is relatively straight forward... It's Calories In Vs. Calories out. Calories aren't the only thing that matters when it comes to the liklihood of diet success, but when it comes to down to it, calories are the most important thing. In short, the only way of successfully losing weight is by creating a calorie deficit (i.e. burning off more calories than you're taking in,) however, when we find we're not losing weight, it's a little too easy just to say "You're eating too much!" Yes, that is still very often the case, but there are many different reasons why … [Read more...] about 8 sneaky reasons you might not be losing weight
IF carbs are your favourite food group have we got good news for you. You've probably heard that you shouldn't eat too many of them, but you may actually need to eat more. That's not a license to eat as much as you want, but there are some telltale signs to watch for if your body needs more. Eating a balanced diet is an essential part of maintaining a healthy weight, which is an important part of overall health - and carbs is part of that. Just over a third of your diet should be made up of carbs, according to NHS guidelines. You should never drastically reduce, or cut out, an entire food group unless a nutritionist or doctor suggests it. Here's five signs you're not eating enough carbs. 1. Bad breath You know that what you eat affects your breath - think bad breath after a tuna salad. But your food can actually cause chemical changes in your body that even toothpaste can't mask. "When our carbohydrate intake drops below a certain level, the body will make ketones, which is an … [Read more...] about The 5 signs you’re not eating ENOUGH carbs from bad breath to not losing weight
THIS gorgeous mum-of-two is on a mission to help other women transform their bodies without the use of gym equipment. By Christine Younan / Published 25th April 2018 MEDIA DRUM WORLD / SANDRA NISHIYAMA INSTAGRAM WEIGHT LOSS: Sandra Nishiyama shares her post-pregnancy frame After giving birth, Sandra Nishiyama felt miserable and depressed about her body. The 43-year-old spent hours crying in shop changing rooms and would wear baggy trousers to cover up during summer.When she reached 13st 3lbs, the online fitness and lifestyle coach, from Los Angeles, decided to make a change and started doing home workouts.Now at a happy and healthy 8st 3lbs, Sandra says her weight loss has helped relieve her anxiety and depression. MEDIA DRUM WORLD / SANDRA NISHIYAMA INSTAGRAM POST-PREGNANCY: The 43-year-old felt miserable after giving birth “I found home workout programs and committed to doing it every single day while my baby napped” Sandra Nishiyama She said: … [Read more...] about Stunning mum reveals how to lose weight WITHOUT going to gym
JUST when you thought life was already unfair enough for short girls. You struggle to reach the top shelf, can't find jeans that aren't too long and now it turns out it's harder for you to lose weight. And an ever bigger kick in the, well, stomach? Taller girls can lose the same amount of weight much faster. So while you may be struggling to shed five pounds before summer, your 5"10 friend will just shake it off like it's no big deal. It all comes down to your metabolism, according to Craig Primack of the Obesity Medicine Association. "Short women have slower metabolisms," he told Cosmopolitan. "The average woman has a basal metabolic rate (BMR) of 1,400 calories per day. "That means, if she lays in bed for 24 hours, she will burn 1,400 calories. "But I see women who are shorter than 5 feet with BMRs of 1,200 calories, and some who are 5’10” or so at 1,750 or more per day." Your BMR is the number of calories your body needs to survive each day - it is essentially what you … [Read more...] about This is why it REALLY is harder to lose weight if you’re short