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1. EXERCISE – Exercise can play an important role during menopause by maintaining fitness, assisting with weight management, decreasing musculoskeletal complications and boosting morale and mood. 2. ISOFLAVONES – Isoflavones are structurally similar to oestrogen and possess both estrogen-agonist and estrogen-antagonist properties. During menopause women experience a significant drop in…

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SLEEP MORE – Going to bed a bit earlier or setting your alarm clock a little later can help boost fat burning and prevent weight gain. Several studies have found an association between getting enough sleep and weight loss. One study of 68,183 women showed that those who slept five…

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REST – Independent of age, when looking to make progress in the gym, ensuring you are getting adequate rest is imperative. The margin for error decreases with age, given the body is no longer capable of producing in the amounts it was once able, the hormones that render the body…

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ADHERENCE – The best diet is the diet best suited time you. Provided you are struggling to adhere to that you have been recommended and subsequently eating more calories than you should be, such a diet is not going to result in the composition changes you may have been hoping…

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If you happen to have a few habits that are adversely effecting your Estrogen levels it may lower to the point that you start to experience strange side effects as a result. This hormone does after all play a vital role in your overall health and can have an impact…

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ADAPTOGENS: What are adaptogens? When the difference between a win and a loss can be a matter of inches and seconds, it should come as no surprise the interest high caliber athletes take in doing all they can to enhance their performance. I am in no way suggesting that adaptogens…

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ALCOHOL – WHY AM I BLOATED? It may come as no surprise that there are numerous detrimental repercussions regarding performance and composition one may encounter proceeding the consumption of alcohol. As with all things health and fitness orientated, the extent of such repercussions are largely subjective and correlative to the…

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Same deficit, different results, why?

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As with all things health and fitness orientated, the efficiency with which one responds to, adapts to and tolerates a caloric deficit is subjective. The efficiency with which the organs of relation to the body’s ability to subdue stress are functioning, genetics and the stimuli one has previously been subject…

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Cruciferous vegetables and oestrogen metabolization.

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Cruciferous vegetables and oestrogen metabolism. There are numerous benefits of relation to health that have been attributed to the consumption of cruciferous vegetables, such benefits include but are not limited to; fat loss, depression and pain relief, reduced risk of Malcular degeneration and cardiovascular health. Such benefits are well known…

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How detrimental to one’s composition is psychological stress?

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How detrimental to one’s composition is psychological stress? For the vast majority of us, stress caused by environmental factors day to day is inevitable. Such stress can be attributed to issues of relation to one’s family, career, finances and relationships to sleep habits and daily commitments. Stress can have a…

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What is DOMS, how can they be prevented?

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DOMS is an acronym for Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness and is prevalent post exercise in particular if one has performed a workout at an intensity, they are unaccustomed to or has opted to incorporate movements they are otherwise unfamiliar with. DOMS are believed to be the result of microscopic tears…

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Vitamin C and its benefits regarding Body Composition.

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Vitamin C and its benefits regarding Body Composition.   Vitamin C, otherwise known as ascorbic acid or L- ascorbate is a well-known conventional vitamin that most resort to when fighting off ill health. Despite being renowned for its influence on immune function attributed to its pleiotropic functions, of relation to…

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