Many gasp at the thought of a child lifting a weight. “They’re going to get hurt!” and “I don’t want their growth to be stunted” are very common thoughts and concerns that come to parents mind, which is completely understandable – no parent wants to see their child get hurt or be negatively impacted for life. But these concerns are the very opposite of what parents and coaches should have. There is a lot of evidence to show that many common concerns about children and resistance training (strength, weightlifting, weight training, etc.) are actually myths or are completely overexaggerated. In fact, resistance training has been shown to have many benefits for the child’s health, development, growth, and well-being, that can carry through into later life as well!
Name a person whose life isn’t busy… I’ll wait. However, being busy and being productive are not the same thing; just because you have a lot to do, it doesn’t necessarily mean you are using your time wisely. Here are some of my top science-backed tips to help you improve your productivity and get the most out of your day.
Many promote intermittent fasting (IF) as a magic bullet to weight/fat loss; that you can eat as much as you like in the feeding window and still drop weight/fat. Others tout it as having superior weight/fat loss benefits to other diets - even when calories are matched. But does it? IF isn’t all that new – it’s been around for a lot longer than most people realise – which, thankfully, means it has a lot of research performed on it. We delve into what the science has to say and how IF can be used to help you lose weight.
With over 10 years experience in the fitness industry and a burning passion for all things health and fitness, Amanda has a BSc in Exercise Science, a BSc in Health Sciences, and a MSc in Biomechanical Analysis. She is also an international IFBB Bikini competitor and a mother to Mya.
From commercial pilot to fitness coach, Daniel changed careers to pursue his passion for health & fitness. He holds a BSc and is a Certified Strength & Conditioner, Certified Fitness Trainer, certified nutritionist, an international men's physique competitor, and a father with a love for helping others become more educated to reach their goals.
David has a MSc in Exercise Physiology and is a Certified Strength & Conditioner and Sports Nutritionist. He has a passion for helping people peak physical performance. He has worked with a diverse range of clients from Olympic athletes who have won National, European and World titles to those just looking to look, feel and perform at their best.
Michelle creates out of this world recipes of everyday foods we love that are more diet-friendly. She is the woman behind the mouth-watering Instagram page, @peachypalate.