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Category : Sleep

Can't remember that person's name? Get more sleep!

Sleep is the most beneficial aspect of any health and fitness program!
More than nutrition, more than physical movement, sleep impacts EVERYTHING you do. You simply will not reach your fitness goals if you don’t get quality shut eye!

From a business and productivity point of view, this has other effects. Do you forget people’s names, or react irrationally sometimes after a poor nights sleep? Well, don’t feel like you’re Robinson Crusoe here! There is some science behind why this happens.

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Sleep 101!

 

How much sleep did you get last night? How do you know whether it was enough? For over 70% of you, the answer will be “zzzz…not enough…zzz”!

Taking out distractions that you have little control over such as kids, new born babies, sickness etc, 65% of you aren’t quite sure why you’re not sleeping the requisite 7 to 9 hours per night!

And, want to lose weight, or put on muscle, or help fight depression? Sleep is the number one tool for each!

So read on, and we hope this info

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Re-Blogged: Top 5 Winter Training Tips!

The benefit of having 40+ Blog Posts is that I get to review older Posts, add new information, and refine them a little.

This Post that I’m re-Blogging was my first ever WordPress Post, and was written with those in the Southern Hemisphere in mind. I’ve tweaked it enough to include some new links, and to make a little more relevant for our friends in the Northern Hemisphere. Hope you all enjoy it!

Ah, autumn (or fall, if you’re reading this in the US or Canada!). Crisp, fresh mornin

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Food Cravings...

…I read ‘cravings’, I think Homer in the Simpsons salivating!

Anyway, this cheat sheet below makes a lot of sense in terms cheating actual food cravings.

Being a self-confessed choco-holic, the Magnesium one I knew about. And a bonus cheat for you: Tryptophan can be a precursor to signal the sleep chemicals in your body. Not sure I want to smash a sweet potato and spinach whilst lying in bed though…

Hope you get some use out of the Stepintomygreenworld infographic like I did!

Sourc

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The 'Burnt out, I feel like crap' equation (and solution)!

Do you feel constantly fatigued, yet unable to sleep?
Do you find it hard to concentrate on one thing, without a dozen other things trying to crowd your thoughts for attention?
Do you feel ‘tired but wired’? That is, you feel like you need to sleep for a week, but when you try to get a decent, deep sleep, your body and mind just won’t switch off?

If you answered ‘Yes’ to any of these, then congratulations my friend, you are on the cusp of burning out, or some sort of physical, mental, or emotio

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Core Health Dynamics | Breathe...

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Core Health Dynamics | Sleep 101!

How much sleep did you get last night? How do you know whether it was enough? For over 70% of you, the answer will be “zzzz…not enough…zzz”!
Taking out distractions that you have little control over such as kids, new born babies, sickness etc, 65% of you aren’t quite sure why you’re not sleeping the requisite 7 to 9 hours per night!
And, want to lose weight, or put on muscle, or help fight depression? Sleep is the number one tool for each!
So keeping in the spirit of Thursday being Infograph

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Core Health Dynamics | Top 5 | How to start exercising!

Exercise!

I actually really don’t like that word. I only used it in the title because it’s a pretty general term. Much like the word (dare I say it) ‘D.I.E.T’ ( I prefer Nutrition Plan), the word ‘Exercise’ has negative connotations. I prefer the words ‘Train’, Training’, ‘Fitness’, and ‘Workout’. And add ‘Session’ to these last three. So, for the rest of this Post, let’s use the other four words (Train, Training, Fitness, Workout) instead! They sound more approachable, positive and action p

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High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) 101 - Infographic

So you only have 20 minutes or less to train, and you only have 3 to 4 days per week to spare?

No problem! High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) is made for you! You only need a matter of minutes, you don’t necessarily need equipment or gear, and you can do this indoor or outdoor! Core Health Dynamics recommends the ‘Tabata’ method, where you can incorporate body weight exercises (and don’t worry about the ‘Advanced’ clause in the Infographic; the great thing about HIIT is that you do it at y

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“Whether you think you can, or think you can’t – you’re right”! - The Where and How of a Health and Fitness routine!

Ford said these now much quoted words above over a Century ago,

and no doubt it was something prompted by the automobile empire he was creating.

However, this quote is so apt for fitness, nutrition, health and well-being,

especially when you are looking at starting a training program and have no idea where to start and little motivation.

Henry Ford – big on cars: not so big on Burpees.

So, where do you start then, and how

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