Understanding the value of rest

I’ve always taken rest days but they haven’t always been taken out of choice or without the feeling of guilt creeping into my subconscious. I often told myself that I didn’t deserve a day off and thought that any break from exercise would negatively impact the goals I’d set. Recently however, I’ve come to learn the value in taking rest days for both my physical and mental health. I think if I understood sooner why taking time out to rest was so important, it would have helped me to take a step back more often. Below you’ll find 4 reasons…
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How to ditch the diet mentality

I’m pretty sure most people have tried dieting in some way. Sometimes a diet can be a blatant last resort quick fix, to get you shedding fat fast, whilst other times, a diet can come dressed in disguise with ‘clean eating’ or health slogans sprinkled on top. Whatever form of quick fix diet you choose to undertake, chances are it won’t leave you healthier, leaner or happier long term. I often wonder how are we still being led to believe that there is a miracle diet out there? Rejecting the rules and listening to my body has helped me to…
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How to create a training plan that you stick to

It goes without saying that moving your body is beneficial to both your mind and physical health. The problem can be figuring out what works for you and how to keep consistent with it so you reach any goals that you’ve set. I used to dance 2-5 times a week after school from 5 years old till about 17 years old, so moving my body comes very naturally to me and is something that’s always been an integral part of my life. That said, I’ve definitely used exercise as a form of punishment and have spent many workouts feeling fed…
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