Exercise advice

Learn why and how to exercise here. We share research into the best ways to exercise to meet specific goals.

What Are Best Sports For Long Life?

Health scientists have found that the type of sport you do has an impact on your life expectancy. Recent research published in the British Medical Journal looked at the life expectancy of Olympic athletes. It was found that on average…

MetCon – The Way To Get Fitter Faster

Tuck jumps
Metabolic Conditioning (often shortened to MetCon) is actually very simple. It refers to physical exercise that increases your body’s ability to transport oxygen from the lungs to your cells and then use this to generate the energy needed to move your muscles.

Increase Muscle and Fitness to Fight Diabetes

Several studies have shown that both increasing muscle mass and regular intensive cardiovascular exercise helps to prevent the onset of Type 2 Diabetes. Increasing muscle mass helps to increase insulin sensitivity. Studies have found that this is more effective than…

Heart Rate Zone Monitors Under The Microscope

Heart Rate Monitor with chest strap
Two years ago we wrote about heart rate monitors in our article Fat Burning or Time Wasting Zone? It seems that others are now starting to realize that watching the heart rate can actually hold you back in fitness and weight loss. The…

Green Exercise, Green Gyms and Outdoor Living

Exercising outdoors has both mental and physical health benefits. Studies have shown that fresh and and exercise helps with stress and depression as well as providing an often enhanced workout. Kids who play outdoors are healthier too. Walking, jogging and cycling are the most popular outdoor fitness activities. So get outside and get fit.