Fats are a crucial part of a healthy and balanced diet. However, choosing the right fats is the important bit like vegetable fats over animal fats. We need fat in our diets because they help us absorb vitamins and nutrients we ingest while consuming other foods.
The burpee works nearly every muscle in the body as the motion of completing it is a mixture of a squat, a push up and a jump, then repeating this. Because of these movements it works your legs and core during the thrusts and your arms for the push up.
Iron is an essential mineral that helps carry oxygen to the muscles in your body via haemoglobin. If your body doesn’t receive enough iron then it cannot produce the haemoglobin needed to carry oxygen rich blood around the body, allowing you to perform inefficiently.
Research from Brunel University suggests that heavy training sessions in the morning can hinder your immune system and increase the risk of infection in athletes. However, morning running or jogging which is a gentler form of exercise is more beneficial.
Based on research from The Institute of Medicine, they suggest that a man should consume about 3 litres a day and women around 2 litres. However you should not wait until you get thirsty to drink as that is a sign of dehydration. Also, the more you exercise the more you need to drink water as well!
Although you probably couldn’t think of anything worse than lying in a bath of freezing cold water, ice baths actually have some benefits. Such as decreasing delayed onset muscle soreness (DOMS) and can help reduce recovery time between workouts.
Walking up and down a flight of stairs burns between 2.5 – 5 calories, so forget the elevator!