Feeding the Fire: The Science of Eating for Exercise

  Many people complain of feeling like they’ve “hit the wall” when they’re exercising, which essentially just means that you’ve burnt through all of the glucose stored as glycogen in your skeletal muscle and liver. When this happens, you’re literally running on empty. This can be dangerous because when you are dragging during a workout…

HIIT vs LISS

HIIT certainly has a cult following. Sometimes it seems like it’s the only type of workout that I hear mentioned these days. There are very good reasons for people who are physically able to do HIIT to do so – namely it improves cardiorespiratory fitness both during exercise and at rest, and you will continue…

How Much Exercise is Enough?

Many people mistake being busy for being active. Your feet can be aching and you can feel as though you haven’t sat down all day…but that doesn’t mean that you’ve been physically active! Thirty minutes of brisk walking five days a week is sufficient to lower the risk of many chronic diseases, such as heart disease,…

Rational Fitness

Are you ever driving along on a 100 degree day, or on a bitter -10 degree day, and you see someone running, but they don’t look happy at all? Instead, they look like they’d rather be doing anything else, but a voice inside their head has obviously told them that if they don’t keep running,…