Motivation

RE-TRAIN YOUR MIND

Most people try to lose weight with the worst state of mind possible – They jump into diets/exercise plans out of desperation. They get obsessed with results, focus on quick fixes and lose sight of sustainability and even their health. Rather than focusing on the good that can come out of weight loss – such […]

Health & Wellness

IMPORTANCE OF WEIGHT LOSS & EXERCISE

Carrying around too much weight feels uncomfortable, and it can also damage your health. According the Center of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), obesity rates have skyrocketed in Nigeria in recent years. As of 2010, more than one-third of Nigerian adults were considered obese. Obesity is defined as having a body mass index (BMI) of […]

Motivation

BULLYING OVERWEIGHT PEOPLE

The prevailing notion in athletic environments is that overweight people cannot and will not succeed at fitness. Overweight people get bullied and harassed for all sorts of reasons. Society has a prejudice against overweight people. As children reach teenage years, they are particularly sensitive to the criticisms of others. Some teenagers, especially girls, if taunted […]

Motivation

BODY-SHAMING

Did you ever stop and think about how often we are told to change our appearance?  Magazines constantly offer tips about how to lose weight “in days,” appear slimmer “instantly,” and hide our “imperfections”. This is body-shaming and it is everywhere – it somehow makes us feel connected and united. It has become the norm […]

Nutrition

SPORTS DRINKS & ENERGY DRINKS

For most people, water is all that is needed to maintain good hydration. However, if you are planning on exercising at a high intensity for longer than an hour, a sports drink may be helpful. It contains carbohydrates and electrolytes that can increase your energy and help your body absorb water. Choose a sports drink […]

Nutrition

HYDRATION & DEHYDRATION

It is vitally important to stay hydrated at all times because the body depends on water to survive. The cells, tissues and organs in the body need water to work correctly. Water is also required to maintain body temperature and remove waste from the body. How does the body lose water? Water makes up more […]