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TABATA TIME

TABATA TIME: BUILD FITNESS FAST WITH THESE QUICK HIIT CHALLENGES By Emma Hogan for Fit Planet Stop wasting time, start making progress. Press play on these quick Tabata challenges and you’ll get a taste of the high-intensity interval training that shapes LES MILLS GRIT, the best HIIT on the planet. If you’re looking to ease…

BEYOND CALORIE BURN

PREPARE TO CHANGE THE WAY YOU THINK ABOUT CALORIE BURN By Finlay Macdonald for Fit Planet New research makes it clear we should look beyond the immediate calorie burn of a workout, focusing instead on longer-term benefits for body composition and metabolism. In this era of activity tracking, when we have instant workout data at…

MUSIC, MIND & MUSCLE

MUSIC, MIND AND MUSCLE: HOW IT WORKS By Margo White for Fit Planet For many people, listening to music is an essential part of exercising – it motivates, helps us maintain or increase our pace, makes working out more fun, sometimes less painful. Now science is beginning to uncover exactly how why this happens. Some…

ALCOHOL AND YOUR HEALTH

THE CONFUSING TRUTH ABOUT ALCOHOL AND HEALTH By Margo White for Fit Planet Another week, another headline claiming some supposed health benefit of drinking alcohol. It seems we really want to believe it – but what does the research really show, and who do we believe? Will alcohol make you live longer? Probably not, but…

STICKING WITH EXERCISE

FIVE STRATEGIES FOR KEEPING UP YOUR FITNESS RESOLUTIONS By Mike Trott for Fit Planet Struggling to stick to an exercise regime? Here’s the thing – it may not be all your fault. It’s an all too familiar story: we eat too much over the festive period, and then commit to becoming fitter and healthier in…

MORE REASONS TO LOVE LIFTING

If you haven’t made strength training part of your weekly workout regime what are you waiting for? Not only will it get you strong, lean and fit, new research now associates lifting weights with halving the risk of heart attacks and strokes. You get stronger, you get fitter, you burn calories, you enjoy long-term fat…

2019 FITNESS TRENDS

THE TOP 7 WORKOUT TRENDS FOR 2019 – AND HOW TO STAY ON TOP OF THEM By Emma Hogan for Fit Planet #1 Wearable technology Wearable technology first became “on-trend” in 2016 and has remained popular ever since. By using a fitness tracker you can accurately measure the intensity of your workouts and push yourself…

6 REASONS TO LOVE CYCLING

SIX REASONS YOU (AND YOUR BUTT) WILL LOVE CYCLING WORKOUTS Rebecca Lambert If you want the sculpted legs and toned butt of a cyclist (and let’s be honest, who doesn’t?) then it’s time you gave indoor cycling a spin. Cycling may conjure up images of tight outfits and packs of riders training outdoors, but that’s…