Tag: performance

4 Reasons To Strive for a Good Night’s Sleep

Why do we need to sleep? Countless research has been done on sleep and its effects on the human body but scientists have still not come to a definitive conclusion as to why we need to sleep. We do know that sleep influences your mood, your performance, decision making, digestive […]

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 […]

Avoid Overtraining in the January Fitness Rush

January 2018 is nearly upon us and inevitably most of us will have gained a few extra pounds over the festive period. Plans to lose that extra weight, get fit and feel great again will be set into motion as soon as our New Year hangover wears off. While it […]

Tips for Staying Fit and Healthy During Christmas

Christmas is a fantastic time of the year to spend quality time with our family and friends and it should be celebrated accordingly but it’s also the time of year where motivation levels often drop to an all-time low. We have a few days off work and have a tendency […]

Consistently ok, can be great

Too often we see people doing too much too soon. Trying a new training or nutritional plan that’s simply too extreme to sustain or simply doesn’t suit your lifestyle, time or facilities. Ask yourself how many New Years resolutions have you held until Valentines Day?? Consistency is far better than rare […]