So you want to build some muscle mass? It’s easy right... Sign up to the gym, buy some protein shakes, eat lots of chicken and rice, lift something heavy, read Arnold Schwarzenegger’s encyclopaedia to bodybuilding and all of a sudden you’ve got some extra muscle.
Well here you are, you’ve walked into the gym with your new weights program, new protein shaker, and your fit bit is all set. You finish an adequate warm up and then go to set yourself up on your first exercise, oh, wait a minute, you’ve forgotten one small detail. How much do you even lift?
Rates of individuals diagnosed with a type of diabetes is becoming increasingly common. The Australian Bureau of Statistics (2016) recorded an approximate 5.1% of the Australian population being diagnosed with some form of diabetes, with a diagnostic rate increase of 0.7% between 2014-15. This chronic health condition is characterised by high levels of glucose in the blood; and in some instances can be reversible with appropriate treatment and management.
Many who go on diets achieve weight-loss, whether it is 2kg or 20kg. What most people don’t achieve is sustaining their desired weight for the long-term. Diets are designed for rapid results. However they are not designed for sustainable long-term results. What is required is a long-term approach. This leads us onto intermittent fasting and the health benefits associated to this way of approaching food, health and nutrition.