If you are reading this article, it is probably fair to assume that you have at least a passing interest in health and fitness. You probably also know, therefore, that for some years now health experts have touted 10,000 steps as the goal for most adults to achieve daily in order to enjoy health benefits. […]
Category: Weight loss
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10 reasons you aren’t losing weight
Here at ATP personal Training, we meet new clients every day and, although some have very specific reasons for choosing us, weight loss remains by far the most common client goal. What we find is that many of our clients have tried to lose weight before, some for many years, without success. Any yet many […]
How to get motivated to exercise
How to get yourself going when you don’t really feel like it. Jump straight to the 7 tips Getting motivated to exercise relies on the same basic mental process as getting motivated to do anything else, whether it’s getting out of bed in the morning or even cleaning the house. It seems harder to do […]
Alcohol and your fitness goals – 8 tried and tested tips to minimise the impact
Wherever you are in your fitness journey, it is likely that you will know at least something about the 3 macronutrients, or ‘macros’; protein, carbohydrates and fat. But did you know that alcohol can be referred to as the 4th macro?Alcohol gives us energy (calories) and is enjoyed by many of us. But it is […]
Leisure Travel vs Your Goals – 6 Tips
How to keep up your fitness now that you can travel again Now that we are all have the travel bug again, many of us will be booking holidays, either to see friends and family after far too long apart, or just to enjoy the luxury of being in different or more exotic surroundings for […]
Why diets don’t work and 6 ways to fix them
Diets don’t work – except in the short term You’ve probably heard an overweight person telling you that diets don’t work. Maybe you are that overweight person and you’ve found that diets don’t work for you. Well, you’re right! Diets don’t work, at least not in anything but the very short term. Why don’t diets […]
Diet or Exercise – which matters more for weight loss (for beginners)?
Can beginners lose weight with just one or do you need to both eat healthily and to exercise? Ask a room full of people this question and it will spark quite the debate! Some people think you can eat whatever you like if you just go for a run; others think that the only way […]
14 professional tips for weight loss beginners
For those of us who want to be in better shape, lose a significant amount of weight or even make sustainable changes in order to be healthier or live longer, it can be hard to know where to start. Although we are bombarded with all kinds of information from magazines and the Internet, there is […]
I’m Exercising – So Why Am I Not Losing Weight?
Why is your weight loss stalling even though you feel like you are doing everything right at the gym? There are all kinds of reasons why people exercise; perhaps they are training for a specific event, maybe they are trying to stay healthy or injury-free, or they may just simply enjoy the positive feelings and […]
Nutrition basics for beginners explained by professionals
What will you learn from this article (a 15 minute read): The meaning of ‘calories’ and ‘energy balance’ What macros are and why they matter How to factor in alcohol What micronutrients are and in which foods to find them The importance of water The significance of nutrient timing Which supplements should you use Basics […]