Fit Tip: Swap It

The Gym Fit Tip - Swap It

HEALTH:

Are you tired of working hard and not seeing results? Tempted to throw in the towel? Instead of giving up, try making just a few subtle tweaks to your existing regime. These simple swaps are easy to do but will deliver great results if you keep at it.

EXERCISE:

Try swapping lengthy cardio sessions for high intensity interval training, a method involving short bouts of high intensity exercise (or sprints) intermittently, accompanied by short periods of recovery. This will create a heightened degree of excess post-exercise oxygen consumption (EPOC), which revs up your metabolism for many hours afterwards. And you won't need to spend any longer in the gym to achieve it!

NUTRITION:

Swap sugary cereals (such as cornflakes, rice cereals and anything chocolate-based or honey-covered) for fibre-rich wholegrain alternatives such as porridge, low-sugar muesli or Shredded Wheat with a sprinkle of nuts and fresh fruit. Highly-refined breakfasts lead to sharp rises in blood sugar, followed by an energy slump soon afterwards. By swapping to more nutritious alternatives you'll feel more energetic and will perform better.

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