We can all agree nutrition and hydration are key elements for not just training but to leading a healthy and fulfilling life.
Now, there are of course various different methods to the science of what works and what doesn’t.
A lot of it is hot air, much of it is confusing as well but while it can be difficult to pin down what is right for you, there are some simple facts harmonised across all quarters of the fitness world which give you a cornerstone heading into events like the upcoming du Tough Mudder.
As one of the world’s most challenging mud runs – the event is returning to the UAE December 8 and 9 – it’s crucial you get your body in the best condition possible.
After all, your body is no different to a car. You’re going on a trip and you need to fill it with the appropriate gas to get you there – not too much and not too little.
Better quality fuel and crisp nourishment put into your system will result in better output and performance. Ultimately, clean nutrition and hydration are the foundation to any success and the manipulation of what you put in will make a tremendous difference.
That’s where Volvic Middle East and brand ambassador Marcus Smith comes on board.
As the founder of Inner Fight GYM, the extreme athlete knows exactly what’s required to provide the right sustenance and after last week’s tip to write down you goals, he’s back with another handy bit of advice.
Check out the clip above to see what he has to say and after completing week one’s task, he’s got challenge number two prepared.
Remember, for your chance to be a part of Marcus’ Volvic Army, all you have to do is upload a picture on social media of your favourite and healthiest meal with the hashtag #FindYourVolcano
Every Friday, participants from all walks of life come together to train for the XDubai Spartan Race presented by Dubai Holding.
This obstacle race is the first ever Middle East Championship and will be held in Hatta on November 10th, 2017, with numerous exciting prizes for the winners.
The workout session are completely free of charge and the final one before the championship will be held on November 3rd, 2017.
Join us this Friday for our final workout before the first ever Middle East Championship in Hatta on November 10. Make this your contribution to the Dubai Fitness Challenge. See you @skydivedubai from 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM (Registration starts 8:00 AM) Don't forget to register at - http://bit.ly/2zPijiI #RoadToHatta #SpartanArabia #SpartanWTH17 #MiddleEastChampionship #dubaifitnesschallenge
For most of us, getting up at the crack of dawn is a special type of torture. If you don’t have a good reason to get up earlier than necessary, chances are you won’t.
But, there’s a lot to be said about waking up and doing beneficial yoga first thing in the morning.
This comprehensive form of exercise has many healing benefits. Some might even say it has magical properties.
Still balking at the thought of getting up earlier than necessary?
Here, Guavapass share 11 reasons why early morning yoga is the best thing for your body to start the day.
Every day you have a million things to do, but when you start your day in asana, you become more mindful of your breath.
Breathwork calms your body and mind, making it easier for you to deal with difficult situations.
When you embrace mindfulness during your practice, you’re more likely to cultivate breath awareness for the rest of the day.
Yoga boosts your serotonin, your body’s natural happy hormone.
Practicing in the morning will make sure that you keep those happy brain chemicals flowing throughout the day.
Doing yoga in the morning increases the chance of your entire day being spent in mindfulness.
As such, you’re less likely to get caught up in the wave of negative thoughts that usually hijack your mind.
Whether you are in a relationship or otherwise have a busy life, it can be hard to have a moment to yourself.
But, when you wake up early in the morning to do yoga, it gives you ample time to nourish yourself.
This alone time can help ground you, clear your mind and connect you to your breath.
Although relaxing, yoga is still a form of exercise.
So, don’t be surprised if you soon see your body changing shape i.e. more defined arms, a stronger back or longer looking legs.
Moving your body increases the flow of oxygen and fresh blood through your muscles, invigorating your body in the process.
With a clear focus and more oxygenated cells, you will usher in a state of relaxed energy.
Generally, yoga helps practitioners sleep better at night.
But, when you couple this with getting up early in the morning, you are virtually guaranteed to get a good night’s sleep.
Once our hectic daily lives get started, things tend to pop up unexpectedly.
Morning classes guarantee that you’ll get your daily dose of yoga.
Getting up in the morning to practice yoga takes a lot of self-discipline.
But, once you get in the groove of things, you will begin to feel more empowered.
Furthermore, being disciplined cultivates a sense of achievement that will inspire you.
There is a certain level of wellness you feel after your practice, leaving you with a desire to treat it well for the rest of the day.
You’ll also feel more connected to your mind to help understand what your body needs.
As a consequence, you’re more likely to make healthy choices in terms of your thinking, sleeping and eating.
Doing breath work and going through the asanas is an excellent way to stay connected to your deepest self.
Plus, once those endorphins (feel-good hormones) start flooding your body, you will be less likely to react to the anxieties and other stresses of life.