Fitness Tips and Advice!

 

What happens to Body Fat when you lose weight?

Where does Body Fat go when we lose weight? We're surrounded by fad diets and weight loss adverts, yet few of us know how a kilogram of fat actually vanishes off the scales. Even the 150 doctors, dietitians and personal trainers surveyed in a recent poll shared this...

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Hill Sprints and why YOU should do them!

At LemonBody we LOVE Hill Sprints! Here’s why YOU should give them a go!  Hill Sprints – The King of Workouts! If ever there was a Workout designed to do just about everything, it’s Hill Sprints! For most of us, a good Workout is one that Burns Fat, Tones Muscle and...

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Floss or Damage your Health

The state of your teeth affects your overall health! Gum disease is linked to lots of health problems in other parts of the body. Therefore, brushing your teeth can prevent gum disease and improve your overall health. Did you know that gum disease isn’t just bad news...

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Stress and what you can do about it..

Stress and what you can do about it: These days, we’re all busy. The pressures of working, raising a family, keeping up with the neighbours and dealing with an increasingly complex environment all contribute to stress levels. Over tens of thousands of years, humans...

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The reason why you feel so tired all the time.

Why am I tired all the time? Feeling exhausted is so common that it has its own acronym, TATT, which stands for “Tired All The Time”. We all feel tired from time to time: Too many late nights Long hours spent at work A baby keeping you up at night A lot of the time,...

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7 reasons you’re not exercising

7 Reasons You're Not Exercising! Want to start exercising but just seem to be able to get going or stick at it? Take a look at our advice for ways to get round common stumbling blocks preventing you from getting more active: ‘I don’t have time’ This is a common one,...

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All you need to know about your Metabolism!

We hear the word a lot, but what does Metabolism actually mean and is it important?  Metabolism – all you need to know! We hear a lot about metabolism: “A fast metabolism is vital for a lean body” “Coffee speeds it up!” “It slows down after the age of 40.” “Lifting...

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How to choose your Training Shoes

How to choose the right pair of Training Shoes   So many choices! When it comes to your BootCamp and other training routines, you might not realise how important it is to make sure you choose the right Trainers. But it is VERY important to wear the right Trainers to...

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Porridge Power – A great way to start the day!

Porridge – not just for Scottish people.. Not this stuff Oliver, PROPER Porridge! We’ll show you how!  Porridge is a great way to start the day for many reasons but not least because it is packed with energy. And that energy is released slowly so it doesn’t turn to...

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What to Eat before and after BootCamp

Some simple advice on what to Eat before and after BootCamp: Eat too much and you’ll feel ill, eat too little and you’ll feel light-headed. So what is the ideal way to eat before BootCamp? About 2 – 3 hours before a Workout you should eat a small meal (one that will...

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Exercise and Dementia – new evidence from UCL!

Dementia – The New evidence from UCL What is it?  Dementia is an umbrella term used to describe a range of progressive neurological disorders – conditions affecting the brain. There are many different types of dementia, of which Alzheimer’s disease is the most common....

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Super Simple, Super Food Salad!

Superfoods are so named because… Superfoods…they’re packed with good stuff that our bodies need and not the chemicals, preservatives, saturated fat and sugar that characterises so much modern convenience food. So, here in the LemonBody kitchen, we’ve been getting in...

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Five a Day FAQs

Five a Day Questions? Let’s get that sorted for you.. So what’s all this 5 A Day business about then? In the UK, we don’t eat enough fruit and vegetables and so the Government recommends that we eat more with a simple and easy to follow ‘Five a Day’ message. Some...

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John Climbs Mont Blanc at 62 years young!

  Climbing Mont Blanc, by BootCamp Member John Davidson   1. The Invitation   Early in May 2017, I got a phone call from my son Jon-Paul (JP): ‘Fancy a week doing some walking in the Alps next month Dad? Maybe we’ll even get to climb Mont Blanc.’  ...

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How Protein can help you Lose Weight..

Is Fat Loss high on the list of your Health & Fitness goals? If so, then you’re not alone. In the UK (and most of the first world) two thirds of us are either overweight or obese. That means that if you pick any three people at  random, only one of them will be at...

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Top Tips to help you stay Healthy at Work!

Is your work damaging your Health? Probably, yes.. It’s the world that most of us inhabit 5 days a week, but sitting all day in a chair in front of a computer for 8 hours a day is not good for your body. And there’s not much (apart from leaving the rat race...

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The wonderful truth about Hiking and Health!

Hiking and your Health – it’s just good for you! Get your Boots on and feel the benefit! We all instinctively know that hiking is doing us some good because it just feels right but there’s a good deal of evidence to back up the claims that Hiking is good for body and...

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Superfood Eggs!

Looking to get Lean and Tone some Muscle? Then do this for two weeks and see the difference! What you eat is a huge part of your health and fitness – and it has a massive impact on how you look too! Most of us are looking to lose a little Body Fat and Tone some Muscle...

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Is Fish really good for your brainpower? Find out!

Fish: The Ultimate Brain Food? Traditionally fish has been described as “brain food” – a claim that was dismissed as an ‘old wives tale’ for many years but recent research into the links between fish and brain function suggest that this old wives’ tale may have more...

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Protein Pancakes! That’s breakfast sorted then!

Try these delicious and protein packed pancakes – a great start to the day! Pancakes are a great way to start the day and ours are really healthy and packed with protein. Best of all, they take only a few minutes to make! Ingredients: Serves two. Half cup uncooked...

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Want to Lose half a Stone? Read This!

Want to lose a few pounds? Do this! Losing weight is really simple. But it’s not necessarily easy. If you want to lose a few pounds, you should follow the advice in this article – because it works and it’s pretty easy to follow too. Why do we store Body Fat? Because...

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The Power of Group Exercise!

Want Better Results? Less Stress? To Feel Great? We’ve got the answer – and it’s all about other people! It’s official – working out at BootCamp is sooooo much better  than doing it alone! A study published in the Journal of The American Osteopathic Association found...

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How to Eat Healthily at Work

How to Eat Healthily at Work!   You Spend a Lot of Time at Work – so Eating Healthily when there is a Big Part of your Nutrition! Like everything in this World, a little planning and prior preparation goes a long way. Take a look at our guide and get your Nutrition at...

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The Silent Killer that affects 30% of UK Adults

High Blood Pressure – nearly one in three of us has it and most of us don’t even know.. The ‘Truth about The Silent Killer’   The Silent Killer High blood pressure, or hypertension, rarely has noticeable symptoms. But if untreated, it increases your risk of serious...

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Eating your way to a Healthier Heart!

Eating your way to a Healthy Heart! What’s this Cholesterol business all about then? When it comes to our health there are a lot of things to think about. We want to maintain a healthy weight and look and feel good, and we also want to be healthy on the inside. But...

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Post Holiday – Beat the Bulge

Losing that holiday weight . . . Holidays are amazing. Whether you’re spending 2 weeks at an all inclusive resort in Mexico or exploring a city somewhere in Europe, we get to relax with our loved ones and recharge the batteries. Holidays are about enjoyment (of...

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The Deadly Poison in your Kitchen.

The Deadly Poison in your Food Cupboard A Deadly Poison There is a deadly poison in your food cupboard – and it kills more than 10% of us in the UK and costs the taxpayer more than £23 Billion every year – and it gets worse every year. It’s not fatty food, it’s not...

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How Healthy Are You? Find out with this simple test!

How Healthy Are You? A recent study found that 67% of us believe we are reasonably Fit and Healthy. A separate NHS study found the reverse to be true. A whopping 64% percent of us are actually NOT Fit and Healthy and are at significantly higher risk of heart disease,...

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Intermittent Fasting and Fat-Loss

  Intermittent Fasting and Fat-Loss, everything you need to know. . .   Anyone who has done any reading on fitness or weight-loss is likely to have heard the term Intermittent Fasting. But what is it, how does it work and most importantly how can someone use...

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9 reasons why you should exercise!

We all know exercise has lots of benefits – but did you know…? 1. Exercise reduces stress. Rough day at the office? Head to BootCamp for instant stress relief. Exercise releases chemicals that help moderate stress and also gives you time out to switch off from your...

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Want to tone your Buns? Here’s how!

If you want a toned butt, you only need to do two things – but you have to do them right! Professor Gluteus Maximus tells you all you need to know… I suppose that we’d all like toned buns if we could have them – but getting them is another thing! Actually, it’s really...

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How to Eat to Lose Weight

                                             Eating to Lose Fat:   How do we eat if we want to lose weight, or more specifically lose fat? In some ways the answer is very simple: however you want – as long as you’re in a calorie deficit. Yes that’s right. As we...

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Sleep – the key to your Fat-loss

Sleep – the key to your Fat-loss...   Sleep could literally be the secret ingredient to your fitness/weight-loss success. Except it's not a secret, we just don’t realise how important it is. The truth is that more or better quality sleep can lead to:   One –...

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What’s your BootCamp FitScore?

Want to know how Fit you REALLY are? Then come to BootCamp and check your FitScore! Or do the tests yourself and add up your scores! You’ll need to place two markers exactly 20m apart on flat, even ground – and you’ll need a watch. Test 1. Shuttles Run from one marker...

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The Benefits of Outdoor Exercise

All the goodness of outdoor exercise. . . We know that exercise in general is great for us, but is there any difference between training indoors vs outdoors? Science says there is. So let’s take a look at all the amazing benefits that come with taking your workout to...

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Coffee and Fatloss

Coffee and Fat-Loss Coffee. The staple drink of many busy and/or tired people. We know it can help us wake up in the morning or to keep us awake when we are tired but coffee is also a very useful tool when it comes to Fat-loss. Coffee can increase our Metabolism....

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Resistance Training – What and Why?

Resistance Training is the Boss! When it comes to getting fit and healthy, it’s the Boss – and unlike so much else out there, it’s most definitely NOT a fad! At LemonBody, we’ve been doing Resistance training from the very first BootCamp (nearly seven years ago!)....

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What is High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT)?

HIIT The Magic Button! The fitness industry thrives on the fact that we’re all looking for the “magic button” to get into shape. The truth is, there is no magic button – but there is something that works and works really well too! It’s called High Intensity Interval...

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Your LemonBody Healthy Eating Guide!

This guide works whether you’re trying to lose weight, or just eat more healthily. It’s not a diet, it’s a simple way to eat for life, not just for a few weeks – and what’s more, it really works! If you want to lose some weight, cut right back on Bread, Potatoes,...

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Fat Loss – How many calories?

Fat Loss – How many calories? The big question – How many calories can I eat a day and lose fat? Let’s keep it simple. Everyone is different, there is no “one size fits all” answer. But there are ways to work it out roughly and then all you need to do is be consistent...

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The MOST IMPORTANT things for FAT LOSS

The MOST IMPORTANT things for FAT LOSS   Fat loss is a huge goal for so many people. But there is so much information out there about nutrition for fat loss that people are often overwhelmed or confused about how to achieve it. Let’s break it down and make it simple....

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PROTEIN – How much do I really need?

PROTEIN – How much do I really need? We’ve talked about the fact that the most important factor in weight/fat loss is total calories and we’ve talked about how to roughly work out how many calories you need if you want to be losing weight. But now let’s talk about...

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