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.
Most of us have, at some point, been interested in improving our body shape through a change in diet or exercise behaviours. The modern fitness industry has become noisy and disorienting; spurious social media gurus and aggressive marketing dominate the weight loss landscape. This article offers a refreshing guide through some of the important evidence around weight loss.