Tag: Fitness

Living Longer and Healthier in the Blue Zones

There are 5 zones on planet earth that have a higher number of centenarians than anywhere else in the world. What’s also interesting to note is that not only do they live longer they also live healthier lives with very low incidence of heart disease, obesity, cancer, diabetes and dementia. […]

 Fartlek Training: Benefits & Examples

If you’re looking to add variety to your running, break a plateau or improve your overall pace and endurance, fartlek training may just be the answer. Fartlek is a Swedish word meaning “speed play” and it involves alternating periods of high intensity max efforts with lower intensity recovery periods. These […]

Why Do We Warm Up?

A question often raised by the typical CoachPACT client who is short on time is, “Can I skip the warm up”? Unfortunately, the answer is no! You have probably heard that warming up helps prevent injury. I can confirm that it does, along with offering many more benefits to exercise […]

Does sweating make you burn fat?

There is a common misconception in the industry that the more you sweat, the better. Below, remote coach John Barry, discusses a myth that has been doing the rounds; does sweating burn fat? Sweating may be an indication of how intense you are training. Several factors can dictate how much […]

Warm weather training and the importance of staying hydrated

Training in hot conditions can have unfavourable effects on both health and performance. Physiological strain from excessive heat can cause symptoms such as fatigue, weakness, dizziness, confusion, and fainting. However, we are well adapted to perform in the heat as we have many built in mechanisms which help with heat […]