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Fitness
 
health and fitness by strensa
health and fitness by strensa
health and fitness by strensa

5 small changes that will immediately improve your health and fitness levels

If you’re new to exercise, or you’ve simply gotten out of the habit of training regularly, the road to feeling fit and healthy can seem like a long one, filled with daunting obstacles along the way. Often, this feeling that get...
 
Blog
 
At the finish line of Tough Mudder
At the finish line of Tough Mudder
At the finish line of Tough Mudder

Tough Mudder: What’s it really like?

It seems a long time ago now, but, in May 2013, four friends and I decided to have a crack at what is purported to be “probably the toughest event on the planet,” Tough Mudder. I signed up for the event with some bizarre notion...

 
Nutrition
 
fruit and calories
fruit and calories
fruit and calories

5 fruits that could hinder your weight loss efforts

The theories floating around regarding the relative benefits of eating fruit are innumerable. For every book, website or magazine article that advocates eating five portions of fruit per day, there are two or three more which a...
 
 
Martial Arts
 
jiu jitsu in Buenos Aires
jiu jitsu in Buenos Aires
jiu jitsu in Buenos Aires

Tales from Buenos Aires: Welcome to Jiu Jitsu

I’m a newbie when it comes to martial arts. Now that I’m back living in the UK, I train in KFM/Defence Lab, but about a year ago, I had absolutely no experience in martial arts whatsoever. Having always prioritised my rugby tra...
 
swiss ball
 
how to actually use that swiss ball
how to actually use that swiss ball
how to actually use that swiss ball

How to actually use that Swiss Ball

Swiss Balls were the big fad of the early 2000s. They have been around since 1963 as a device for rehabbing, but became part of the main stream around 10-15 years ago. I remember the moment they hit the gyms, every gym. You cou...

 
HIIT
 
Strensa takes a look at the insanity workout
Strensa takes a look at the insanity workout
Strensa takes a look at the insanity workout

The Insanity Workout: What’s all the fuss about?

Unless you’ve been hiding under a rock for the last couple of years, you will no doubt have heard about the phenomenon that is the Insanity Workout. It’s one of the fastest growing crazes in the fitness industry and the sheer v...
 
Health
 
skipping
skipping
skipping

Lessons from the playground: Why skipping is a great addition to your training regime

Skipping may be a form of exercise that you attach either positive or negative childhood memories to, but if you’re looking to spice up your training regime, add a bit of variation and burn a lot of calories, then skipping coul...
 
Health
 
Guava
Guava
Guava

The top 6 foods for boosting your immune system, naturally

If you’re exercising moderately, but on a regular basis, the good news is that you’re already boosting your immune system, naturally. If, however, you are undertaking more strenuous exercise, research indicates that it can have...

 
Health
 
Chemical structure of leptin, a hormone secreted by fat cells that reduces appetite and that plays a role in the development of obesity.
Chemical structure of leptin, a hormone secreted by fat cells that reduces appetite and that plays a role in the development of obesity.
Chemical structure of leptin, a hormone secreted by fat cells that reduces appetite and that plays a role in the development of obesity.

Leptin: The hormone with the key to effective weight loss

Weight loss is a complex beast. If reducing your body fat composition is you’re primary fitness goal, there are a wide range of factors that play a role in reducing your body fat percentage. These factors range from the make-up...
 
WeightLoss
 
Lose weight with the Paleo diet
Lose weight with the Paleo diet
Lose weight with the Paleo diet

A beginner’s guide to the Paleo diet

I’m always sceptical when it comes to diets. Sure, I understand a little about why a high protein diet is best and what foods one should stay away from. When it comes to obscure fad diets, however, I’m always suspicious. Diets ...