TRAINFITNESS Personal Trainer & Fitness Blog

The team of personal training and fitness professionals at TRAINFITNESS post regular articles with news and updates about the fitness industry. Our news and articles offer a great resource for all fitness professionals, from Personal Trainers, Group Exercise Instructors, Pilates and Yoga Teachers, or anyone interested in teaching any aspect of fitness.

 

9 Entries Found with Category = Nutrition
  • Written By

    Tom Godwin

    Category

    Nutrition, Personal Training

    Posted On

    22 October 2015

    Obesity is a major problem in the UK and in fact most of the world … no surprise there!

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  • Written By

    Tom Godwin

    Category

    General Fitness, General Group Exercise, Nutrition, Personal Training

    Posted On

    3 September 2015

    When it comes to personal training it's all about going that extra mile for your clients. How? Let us share a few of our secrets…

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  • Written By

    Hannah Tyldesley

    Category

    General Group Exercise, Nutrition, Personal Training

    Posted On

    6 July 2015

    The who, the what's and the why with Paralympic athlete Lyndon Longhorne. We wish him the best of luck with his course and current training.

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  • Written By

    Hazel Goudie

    Category

    Nutrition

    Posted On

    28 October 2014

    Childhood and adolescent obesity is a growing concern worldwide. The number of overweight and obese children in the UK has doubled in the last two decades, with one in five 15 year olds classed as obese. In 2006, a UK study (National Centre for Social Research) identified that 18.9% of boys and 17.8% of girls aged between 2 and 15 years were classified as obese. In addition to this the same study highlighted that a further 13.7% of boys and 16.3% of girls were overweight. This quantified to 2.3 million obese children in the UK, at the time. Worryingly for the UK, such statistics reveal our children are some of the unhealthiest in Europe. So how can fitness professionals help? It is proven that very few children put on weight because of an underlying medical problem, but actually put on weight because their lifestyle sees a lack of physical activity and an unhealthy diet. Personal Training and Fitness professionals have the potential to be at the forefront to assist in improving this epidemic, by educating parents and helping children be more active. So the main questions are, what are the causes of childhood obesity in the UK and what can we, as fitness professionals, do to help?

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  • Written By

    Jeremy Boyd

    Category

    Nutrition, Personal Training

    Posted On

    15 September 2014

    Over the course of recent years, sugar has had a progressively worse reputation, with the current trend demonising it and presenting it as the cause of every illness from obesity to cancer. But with all of this debate occurring, what’s the truth?

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  • Written By

    Hazel Goudie

    Category

    Nutrition

    Posted On

    3 February 2014

    The Victorians introduced the saying ‘an apple a day keeps the doctor away’ nearly 150 years ago and just in the last few months the Victorians have possibly been proven scientifically and medically correct! A study by a team of researchers at the University of Oxford was published by the British Medical Journal (BMJ) in December 2013. The team used mathematical models to test the old saying and confirmed that by prescribing an apple a day to all adults aged 50 and over could prevent or delay around 8,500 vascular deaths every year in the UK. The study also suggested that this result would be similar to giving statins to everyone over 50 years who is not already taking them. By the researchers calculations, if adults of all ages could manage to eat an extra portion of fruit or veg a day, as many as 11,000 vascular deaths could be averted each year.

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  • Written By

    Hazel Goudie

    Category

    Nutrition

    Posted On

    20 January 2014

    The limbic system, also called the paleomammalian brain, is a complex collection of brain structures that lie on both sides of the thalamus, directly under the cerebrum. It is thought by some neuroscientists that it was added to the forebrain in the course of evolution. The main limbic structures include the hippocampus (memory centre), the amygdala (anger, anxiety and stress centre) and the limbic cortex that interconnects with the prefrontal cortex, which is responsible for reasoning and judgment. The limbic system supports functions such as emotion, behaviour and motivation and is devoted to supporting our survival structures that protect and regulate human emotions. Research suggests that it appears to be primarily responsible for emotional life, and it has a great deal to do with the formation of memories. This information suggests that emotional wellbeing and happiness is linked to the wellbeing of the limbic system. Therefore it is possible that a deterioration of the limbic system could lead to more negative, out of control emotions such as rage and depression, leading to violence and a general neurological decline.

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  • Written By

    Michael Betts

    Category

    Nutrition, Personal Training

    Posted On

    25 November 2013

    A heavy schedule of exercise, plus the stresses and strains of today’s’ fast pace of life, can take its toll on our health. This can then increase susceptibility to common illnesses. The immune system has evolved to protect us against the many viruses, bacteria and parasites that attack our bodies on a day-to-day basis. This defence mechanism involves many different cell types and chemical messengers and its effectiveness can be influenced by a variety of factors. These include smoking, alcohol consumption, psychological stress, strenuous exercise, nutritional status, age, gut flora and genetics.

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  • Written By

    Jeremy Boyd

    Category

    Nutrition, Personal Training

    Posted On

    21 November 2013

    Over the last 10 years, the Paleo and Primal diets have steadily risen in popularity. Unfortunately, alongside this increase in practice, there has also been a great deal of criticism of the 'supposed' science surrounding the claims of these approaches.

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