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Why It’s Crucial For Personal Trainers to be Clued up on Nutrition

Why It’s Crucial For Personal Trainers to be Clued up on Nutrition

The strong link between nutrition and health has been known for a long time. Hippocrates, the father of modern medicine, is famed for having said: “Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.” This is why personal trainers – as custodians of their clients’ health and wellness – need to know what food… Continue Reading

Understanding the difference between trans fats and saturated fats

Not all fats are bad. Fats are an essential food group along with protein and carbohydrates. Good fats are essential to our health and the optimal function of our body. Healthy fats surround our internal organs to protect them; gives our body energy; keep us warm; help produce essential hormones; helps our body easily absorb… Continue Reading

Five fats that are excellent for fitness performance

If you’re trying to lose weight and boost your fitness performance, don’t make the mistake of avoiding fats altogether. Yes you should cut down on saturated fats but healthy ones are proven to enhance your performance (and could help you lose weight too). These compounds – which include monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats (omega 3 and 6… Continue Reading

4 of the Worst trends ever to hit the fitness and nutrition industry

It’s no secret that there are some fitness atrocities that have reared their heads over the last 30 years, which would make any self-respecting personal trainer cringe . These movements gathered masses of followers in the hope of attaining beautiful bodies, better health or just to be in with what’s ‘trendy’. Why do we still… Continue Reading

Why you should eat nuts guilt free

As part of a balanced diet, nuts are extremely good for you. Granted, these nuggets of goodness do contain high amounts of fat – which is why if you enrol in any organised weight-loss programme the nutritionist will limit your intake of nuts. This being said, nuts do contain various minerals that will keep you… Continue Reading