Can you eat calories you've burned off?

Can I Eat the Calories I’ve Burned Through Exercise?

A question that is asked a lot is whether you can eat the calories you have burned through exercise?

I mean, if you are eating at a calorific deficit anyway surely you can?

This can be complicated, so we’re going to start from the very beginning.

If you are looking to lose weight, most people already know you need to eat at a calorie deficit.

This means you need to eat less than you currently are to promote the fat burning process.

So what deficit should you create?

Well, this all depends on you. As an average, most people choose to create a deficit of 20%.

This is a good place to start and most people choose this deficit.

This means that if you are currently eating 2000 calories then to create a 20% calorie deficit you need to eat 1600 calories per day.

This will encourage the fat burning process.

So what if you eat the 1600 calories and burn an additional 300 calories during exercise… Read More

do HIIT workouts work for burning fat?

Are High-Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) Workouts Effective Against Burning Fat?

Whilst we all know it is important to stay active, some of us don’t have the time or patience for a regular gym session.

Sometimes, a demanding work-life or home life leave us with little or no time to exercise.

If this sounds like you, you should learn about High-Intensity Interval Training (HIIT).

But what is HIIT?

HIIT involves short bursts of high-intensity exercise alternated with low-intensity recovery periods.

For example, it could be sprinting on a treadmill, pushing as fast as you can for 30 seconds followed by a light jog for 30 seconds.

HIIT sessions usually last between 10-30 minutes, so they are ideal for people who are short for time.

Are HIIT workouts effective against burning fat? Does HIIT help burn belly fat?

It is believed HIIT provides better results than a normal cardio session, in a shorter time, as well as some unique health benefits. Read More

Is jogging bad for you

Is Jogging Really Bad For You?

Jogging is an exercise that you can do anywhere, an exercise to get your heart rate up and your body moving.

For beginners, it can sometimes be a little uncomfortable to adjust to the weird feelings of your heart rate beating rapid and rapid breathing.

But, this is something you get used to overtime. A lot of exercises will get your heart pumping.

When you jog your body is carrying your weight meaning you can build some muscle and lose some fat.

The best thing about jogging is that it doesn’t require any equipment, apart from a decent pair of running shoes.

It can be done anywhere. At an indoor running on a track, on a treadmill, or outdoor jogging through the city or your local park.

Wherever you are, you will still feel the benefits of jogging.

But, recent studies are showing that jogging is bad for you. For many fitness fanatics, this is like claiming water is bad for you…

A recent study suggests that jogging more than three times a week, may be as bad for you as never doing any exercise.

In fact, they have claimed that it can be more harmful to jog more than 1-2.4 hours a week.

What, is jogging bad for you?!

Don’t panic, we have decided to look further into this study and find out if jogging really is bad for you.

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How to work out with lower back pain

Lower Back Pain Exercises to Help Your Body Recover

Back injuries affect most of us at some stage of our lives. Back pain can range from slightly painful to debilitating.

It can be short-lived or it can be something you have put up with for years, every injury is different.

Whether you are a fitness fanatic who’s panicking about losing hard-earned muscle or someone who wants to tone up but feels they can’t because of risking further injury, there are exercises you can do with a bad back, painlessly and without danger of further injury.

In fact, the right exercise can actually help to rehabilitate even a chronic back problem.

Often back injuries are caused by lifting heavy things using your back muscles where you should be using core muscles. Building a strong core can help you to take the pressure off of your back.

There are some basic common sense measures to keep in mind when exercising with lower back pain, so let’s start with those:

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What is creatine?

Everything You Need to Know About Creatine

Over the years that creatine has been around as a supplement, it has been proven to be effective time and time again.

But how does creatine work?

With very few reported side-effects – none of them serious – this seems like a product worth trying for anyone wanting to build muscle or increase power and performance.

Because of its popularity, there have been many new formulations emerging onto the market which can make it difficult to choose between types.

You’ll often find these different variations within gym preworkouts and protein shakes, although some manufacturers argue that you don’t feel the benefit when taken alongside ingredients such as beta-alanine.

In this post we’ll give you the lowdown on the most popular creatine formulations, and let you know exactly what to expect from taking it as a supplement. Read More