What is Fartlek training?

What is it? Fartlek training – this funny word is Swedish for speed play and describes a variable pace workout where you run/cycle/row at different speeds and for different duration based on how you feel and what you are trying to achieve from your workouts. The premise is to do whatever comes into your...

A Beginner’s Guide to the Paleo Diet

It’s super easy to feel jaded about dieting and diets. To be put off by the cacophony of conflicting advice from doctors, nutritionists and the assortment of other various health experts. But before you dismiss the Paleo diet as just another fad, be assured that the Paleolithic diet is legit and nothing new. This...

Foods to Eat on the Paleo Diet

The Paleo diet is all about enjoying natural foods,  simple thing to do unless you’ve been ‘thriving’ on the standard American diet for ages. So which foods should you banish from your kitchen and more importantly, which ones can you eat? To make things easier, this article breaks down the Paleo diet into a...

Can the Paleo Diet Improve Your Health?

Whatever you choose to call it – the ‘Stone Age diet’ , ‘Hunter-gatherer diet’, ‘Paleolithic diet’ or just the ‘Paleo diet’ – one thing is for sure. It’s growing in popularity by the day and going mainstream. Even supermarkets are catching on (and cashing in), stocking stuff your local supermarket might not have had...

Why you’re not feeling better on the Paleo Diet

Many people start following the Paleo diet in a bid to feel healthier and more energetic. And while you might read endless stories of Paleo devotees who recount inspirational stories of improved health, clearer thinking, better sleep, greater productivity and the boasting of such massive energy levels that they actually want to exercise, it...

How to follow the Paleo Diet on a budget

Are you re-thinking your decision to try the Paleo diet because you’re afraid to break the bank? Eating paleo means eating high quality, fresh produce. But that doesn’t mean it has to be expensive. The following money-saving, budget-friendly tips should help your food budget go the extra mile or two. BUY STRAIGHT FROM THE FARM Meat Buying...

Essential Nutrients for Vegans & Vegetarians

Vegan and vegetarian diets center around vegetables and fruits, which are rich in nutrients and boast many health benefits. However, plant-based diets also tend to be rich in cereal grains and legumes, which are low in bioavailable nutrients and also high in “anti-nutrients” such as phytate. This can increase the risk of nutritional deficiencies...

Meat-free & dairy-free protein sources

Before protein came in bars, it came in foods – no newsflash here but besides eggs, meats and yogurt, do you know where to get protein? No need to rack your brain: we take you through the nutritional benefits of meat-free and dairy-free protein sources and show you helpful prepping tips to make the...

How to use chia seeds & why they’re healthy

Chia seeds have recently joined the league of ‘superfoods’ (though that’s about as easy as becoming a member of S.H.I.E.L.D.). They have been so extensively promoted by the media that you’re probably wondering whether it’s all hype or if there’s some truth to the panoply of health claims surrounding the seeds. Native to Central America...

Total Guide to Treadmill Running

You wont find a gym without one. They’re often held up as an example of everything that’s wrong with 21st century living. They have, after all, taken people from nature and natural living, and put them into air conditioned, insipid and soporific spaces. But the truth is, treadmills offer a lot of advantages over...