To lose 0.5kg a week you need to burn 500 calories a day more than you eat. The easiest way to do this is to cut out high calorie foods from your diet, however exercise is an excellent complement to healthy eating. But what exactly constitutes 500 calories worth of exercise? The amount of calories you burn during…

Thinking of treating yourself to a slice of pizza, or some chocolate ice cream? We all have occasions where we want to indulge, or social situations that almost force us to break our diets. But knowing how much exercise you’d need to do to burn it off means you can regain some of the control…

Many people are now realising that the intensity of an exercise determines what sort of energy stores are burned as fuel in the body. The body uses carbohydrates, fat or proteins as sources of energy during exercise. As a brief background to the science behind it, here are some facts about burning fat during exercise….

You’ve huffed and puffed and ready to hit a warm shower-so many times the last thing on our minds is to wind down and do a cool down. Taking the time to cool down is important because: It allows your heart rate and blood pressure to return to normal. It allows for your muscles to…

Does your fitness plan need to be supercharged? Give your workout an extra boost with these tips that help you to burn more calories, faster. If you make the most of your exercise sessions, you’ll get better results and reach your weight loss goals faster and more easily. Here are ten ways to power up…

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