The NHS Live Well website defines physical activity as ‘movement of the body that uses energy.’ An example of this would be ironing a shirt, taking rubbish outside of your home or cooking food for your family. All of these examples require energy to be expended to complete the tasks, but is this enough to help us in the long run?
When you think of lifestyle many thoughts come to mind but the basic definition of lifestyle is ‘the way in which a person lives’ meaning what they do throughout their days, interactions and what they engage in.
It’s hotter than ever to do your workouts at home. You don’t have eyes watching you or distractions and music blaring like in a gym. The occurrence of Covid-19 has changed aspects of our living but one thing that doesn’t have to change is your ability to go hard and achieve targets when it comes to your fitness training. I’ve written this circuit training session for the men that like to push their limits and recognise their need for growth and a maintained health/body.
So you’re in the gym working hard to a plan you found online then time stops around you, you look to your left then your right, the pin of the tricep extension machine drops and then it hits you…”I could save time by doing a whole-body session,’’ Yes!! You can save time and there may be more benefits to a whole body workout than you know, but is it for you?
The healthy circulation of blood around your body aids good, healthy skin cells. Good blood flow carries oxygen and other nutrients to cells also removing waste and free radicals. Exercising regularly will help revitalise your skin and also helps reduce your stress levels that will sometimes show outwardly.
When it comes to clothes, car’s, houses and holidays we will refuse to be outdone but when it comes to our own health and the health of those under our care we lack the same desire for the best.
A gym plan or exercise/physical activity schedule could be anything from walking an extra 25 to 40 minutes per day, swimming twice a week, going to the athletics track, fitting in a few gym sessions, going to your circuit training group sessions or martial arts classes week to week.
The Old Medicine is an 8 Week Weight-loss programme for men, designed by a Level 2 Instructor and 3 Nutritional Adviser, Hanif Abu Hafs. We design workout plans for home or the gym and teach you all you need to know about food that will help you lose weight and maintain a balanced diet you’re happy with.
Every man is different, has different fitness goals as well as dietary needs so the things you need in your gym bag will also vary to the next man. However, there are a few standard things no gym bag should go without no matter your pursuit in exercise.
“Maybe it was down to good coaching, a feeling of inclusion, the price they paid to be in the group…”