Why Should I Drink Water?

Given the recent spells of hot weather it’s no surprised that we were recently asked ‘why do I need to drink more water?’.

We all know that staying hydrated is important, here’s a simple guide to why:

– your body is ~60% water
– water is used in the cleansing of the blood and removal of waste (kidneys & liver)
– water aids digestion & helps metabolise fat
– you lose water through the production of energy, cooling, breathing & numerous other functions
– the warmer you are from exercise or climate the more you sweat in an attempt to cool down
– therefore if you don’t replace it you begin to dehydrate, disrupting your bodily functions
– dehyradation can have serious effects of your liver & kidney function and lead to
– water keeps the blood runny allowing it to circulate easily, thick, dehydated blood is harder to pump which increases blood pressure and places stress on the heart

…The UK government recommends: we drink 8 glasses a day which = 2litres…
>>> If you wait until you’re thirsty you’re already dehydrated….

TOP TIP
1) Fill 4x 500ml water bottles in the morning and make sure they’re empty by bed time…take them everywhere you go….Take small sips regularly rather than occasional , large gulps…
2) You can flavour your water with sliced fruit, mint, sugar free squash & herbal tea to make it more interesting

Low Impact Vs High Impact HIIT

When chasing your goals the key to success always starts with effective planning

There is tons of evidence to support the benefits of High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT), however this can be intimidating when you have injuries and mobility issues….

These don’t need to stop you though as there are plenty of low impact exercises which place minimal stress on your joints & bones, they will however get your heart rate up nice and high.

At our Camps & Classes we make a point of catering for all abilities and offer High & Low Impact Options…

What’s Stopping You!!!

Drop It Like It’s Squat

Drop It Like It’s Squat…

Focusing on your hips is an easy way to nail your Squats…visualise sticking your bum out and drop your hips down as if you’re sitting into a chair…

New squatters often start by leaning forward seeing their heels lift which places excess pressure on the knees & decreases the efficiency of this exercise…

Remember: Keep your feet flat, push your hips back and drop them like it’s squat…

Elevate Your Training

1 session is all it takes to see improvements in your workouts & subsequently your results…
 
Asma demonstrates this perfectly in her 1st Ever Session…Her KB swing improves noticeably within 2 sets…
For a small investment of your time & money you can speed up & increase your progress whilst minimising the risk of injury…
 
Good Trainers can help take your training to the next level & beyond…
 
…Great Work Asma…

Healthy Hummus (sesame free)

We’ve got a great recipe here for a healthy, homemade hummus – sesame free for those that are allergic or work in allergen sensitive settings…

Ingredients:

  • 400g tin of chickpeas, drained and rinsed 
  • 1 Garlic clove, crushed
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 100ml water
  • 10 cumin seeds, crushed
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1/4 tsp turmeric
  • 1/4 tsp paprika

In a food processor, combine all ingredients. Process for two mins or until smooth and creamy. Half way through, use a spatula to push pieces off the edge of the processor.

Serve and enjoy with some fresh vegetable dippers as a super healthy snack…