The Science Behind the Benefits of Fitness Boot Camps

Boot camps have taken the fitness world by storm, growing in popularity to an extent that there is a boot camp for just about everything – brides who want to trim down for their wedding, new recruits looking to get in shape for basic training, people seeking a prison-style workout taught by former convicts, the… Read More

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When Sweating Makes You Smile: Sweat at Boot Camp to Make Life Smile at You

Whether people realise it or not, we humans are hardwired to pursue goals that challenge us and keep us sharp and engaged with the fulfilling life we want to have. Laziness, sedentary habits, and the blind pursuit of a life that holds comfort as its single goal are recent aspects of the modern life that… Read More

8 Tips For Recovering After An Intense Workout

Introduction A military-style boot camp, or other outdoor fitness programme, is an excellent way to push your body to the limit and establish healthy habits that serve as a foundation for a lifetime of fitness. Many people do not understand that what they do after the workout is almost as important as what they do… Read More

Interval Training Variations

Manipulation of the interval training principles provides the opportunity for a wide variety of interval training sessions. Outlined below are some of the more commonly used variations: Individual Interval Training Options: Repeats: The same distance, done a set number of times. Repeats of 400 metres, one lap of the track, are the most common, but… Read More

What is Interval-Circuit Training?

“Introduced in the Scandinavian countries in the 1960s and 1970s, interval-circuit training combines interval training and circuit training into one workout.” (Kenney, Wilmore & Costill, 2012, p.223). The circuit may be 3,000 to 10,000 metres in length, with stations every 400 to 1,600 metres (437-1,750 yards). The individual jogs, runs, or sprints the distance between… Read More

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Linking Vitamin D Levels & Deficiency with Different Occupations

Research Paper Title Vitamin D levels and deficiency with different occupations: a systematic review. Background Vitamin D deficiency is prevalent worldwide, but some groups are at greater risk. The researchers aimed to evaluate vitamin D levels in different occupations and identify groups vulnerable to vitamin D deficiency. Methods An electronic search conducted in Medline, Embase,… Read More