From birth until around 30 years old most of us are building or maintaining muscle. However muscle mass begins to decline and physically inactive people can lose as much as 3% to 5% of their muscle mass each decade after age 30. The cause is age-related sarcopenia or sarcopenia with aging
It's a fact that activity is built into our genetic makeup. Nowadays we find every opportunity to avoid extra movement. We park as close to entrances as we can get. We take escalators instead of stairs. We sit for prolonged periods at work but the idea of adding some extra movement at the end of a long days sitting horrifies most of us.
"What? You are going to work out while you are on holiday? "
This is something I hear without fail when informing people of my intention to work out while taking a break. My answer to the horrified inquisitor is that I actually enjoy working out so getting in a few sessions on holiday is even better than doing it at home.
‘Detoxing is nonsense,’ says British Dietetic Association spokesperson Rick Miller. ‘It’s a complete fallacy that the body needs to detox. Removal of waste products and toxins is a continuous process and we don’t need to periodically flush them out. The body does a perfectly good job of eliminating any substances on its own.’
Body weight training has been around for centuries as a form of resistance training but did not appear on the trends survey until 2013 as it only became popular in gyms around the world over the last couple of years.
Even though body weight training uses minimum equipment, the effects on the body can provide maximum results such as weight loss, gains in strength, flexibility and overall health and fitness.
Talking of interesting contraptions; the 19th Century corset undergarment seems to be making a comeback in recent years, and with celebrities like the Kardashians using the modern day version to slim their waists, it’s no wonder many women are jumping on this this new magic waist slimming bandwagon. We, however, can’t help but think it is a complete waste of time, money and (limited) breath.