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Monthly Archive for: ‘January, 2016’

7 Biohacks to Speed Up Your Metabolism and Lose Weight

Your metabolism has three primary components: Basal Metabolic rate (BMR)- 60% Activity Energy Expenditure (AEE)- 30% Thermic Effect of Food (TEF)- 10% BMR is the resting metabolism used to run all the systems of your body. AEE  includes walking, stair climbing, picking up children and planned exercise. Calories burned in physical activity are the most variable part of metabolism and …

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HIIT For Health

High-Intensity Interval Training (HIIT)  is a form of interval training that alternates short periods of intense anaerobic exercise with less-intense recovery periods.  HIIT sessions may vary from 4–30 minutes. Examples include: Running stairs or hills, sprints and bodyweight circuit training. Due to the physiological  effects of this style of exercise, there are a number of metabolic adaptations that occur which …

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The Top Up and Coming 10 Fitness Trends for 2016

The results of a Worldwide Survey of Fitness Trends for 2016, published in the November/December issue of ACSM’s Health & Fitness Journal® was completed by more than 2,800 health and fitness professionals worldwide. The top Up and Coming 10 fitness trends for 2016 included:   Wearable Technology: This includes fitness trackers, smart watches, heart rate monitors, and GPS tracking devices. …

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Flexibility 101

How do we become inflexible? According to Davis’s Law, soft tissue models along the lines of stress, i.e. tissue remodeling after trauma (acute or repetitive) does not run in the same direction as the muscle fibers, but forms in a random fashion. As a result, when muscle fibers are lengthened, these inelastic connective tissue fibers act as roadblocks, preventing the …

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