Looking after ourselves is important.
Whether we're trying to lose weight, build muscle or just make a few changes to our habits, from time to time we need to turn inwards and make sure we're doing what we can to keep our bodies (and our minds) healthy and strong.
But when we spend too long focusing on ourselves, everything else can start to fall out of balance.
Here's how turning my gaze outwards again helped me get over some of my insecurities about how I looked, felt and performed in the gym.
I used to overeat at weekends. A lot.
I thought it was all part of the fitness lifestyle - stay strict and controlled all week and then let off steam with a good old cheat day (ok, more like 3 cheat days...).
It felt good, until...it didn't.
So I took some time out and learned to kick the habit. Here are 5 things that helped with that.
People are obsessed with “more” when it comes to health and fitness
More cardio. More calorie restriction. More squats. More workouts. But if you’re not careful, “more” can lead to overtraining, injury, and illness.
Yep, there is such a thing as too much. Here's what that looks like.
At APH Personal Training, we don't ask clients to starve themselves, count calories or get weird and "diety" about things.
But we do ask them to take ownership of their food choices. And that can mean cooking. Lots of cooking.
Their general response?
"Where on earth am I supposed to find the time to do that?"
We get it. They (like you, we're sure) have jobs, families, work and a whole range of other commitments that seem to take up every single minute of every single day. The last thing they want to do with their few precious minutes of free time is get in the kitchen and get their Nigella on.
That's why we've put together these 5 tips to help you stay healthy without spending all your waking hours with an apron on.
Let's be honest - most of us know what we need to do in order to get in better shape. Eating a few less processed foods and getting up and moving around a bit more is usually a good place to start.
Here's the catch. Life is kind of frantic.
With everything you have going on right now, how on earth are you going to get through a 60-minute workout or prepare an Instagram-worthy buddha bowl?
Well, you don't need to do those things to start living a healthier, fitter life...but you do need to start doing something.
Here are 7 tips to get you there.