Welcome to the GYMNATION blog, where you'll discover the latest views and news on health and fitness, nutrition and weight loss, as well as little known tips and secrets that will help fast track you on your way to achieving your goals.
This blog looks into the benefits Dance forms of Exercise can have on fitness and dos the health of your brain. For many years scientists thought that once the brain was fully formed and at capacity that was it, from then on it slowly degenerated. Modern research shows that throughout your life the brain has the ability to adapt and regenerate - so could a dance workout could be the perfect setting?
A GYMNATION personal trainer is still pinching herself after success at the biggest event in bodybuilding. Kate Austin recently took home the amateur women’s physique prize at the prestigious Olympia in Las Vegas – four years after retiring from the sport.
Exercise is one of the most effective ways to improve your mental health. Regular exercise can have a profoundly positive impact on depression, anxiety, ADHD, and more. It also relieves stress, improves memory, helps you sleep better, and boosts overall mood.
Cooldowns come in a variety of shapes and sizes, ranging from a quick stretch to full dynamic slowing down of moves similar to the ones you were doing during the session. In general, there are two types of cooldown: passive and active.
Former bodyguard and high-performance personal trainer, Ty Kubiak provides insight into his training techniques.
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Learn more about foam roll and the benefits. There are several different types of foam roller, ranging from one solid piece of foam, to hollow tubes with lumps and bumps emerging from the outer foam, and even rechargeable vibrating ones.
In this era of counting calories with programs like MyFitnessPal, it's tempting to micro-manage your food consumption based on what your calorie calculator suggests. While balancing calorie consumption based on activity can help you maintain a healthy weight, new vital research shows one type of workout may help you ditch your fitness tracking apps for good.
Every cell and drop of our blood contains many thousands of different types of proteins, and each of these proteins is built from the protein we eat. It is found in every imaginable type of food. Animal products (including red meat, pork, chicken, fish and eggs) are usually considered the most protein-rich. But worldwide, it is the protein found in plants that supplies at least 60 percent of the total protein consumed by humans.
Experts often argue that 80 percent of your health and fitness comes from the food you eat. Here are the basics of fueling your body to achieve your fitness goals:
Ever wonder what happens to those extra pounds you’re trimming? The answer might surprise you.
Exercise may come at a high price in Dubai, as a new report by Deutsche Bank shows the city has the world’s second most expensive gym memberships at an average $119.20 per month, but GymNation co-founder Frank Afeaki believes many are not prepared to pay the fee.
One of Dubai’s newest fitness experiences has opened its doors to the public for the first time.
They are the two most popular core training moves, but do they produce the same results? We put the crunch and the plank to the test.
It takes 9 months for you to grow a tiny human being within your abdominal walls, changing every inch of your body in the process. This blog post looks at how to reverse the dramatic physiological and hormonal changes.
There is a huge misconception held among many women that weightlifting will turn women ‘hench’. This is not the case, and it is this myth which often prevents women getting the results they want as they live in fear of the free weights area. So let's look at 8 reason why women SHOULD lift weights.
When it comes to carbohydrates, people often have a complete misperception on what they are, why they are important, and whether or not they should avoid eating them. We take a closer look at the most popular myths about carbohydrates.
If you are a fitness enthusiast who just started training, you’ll notice mass gains rather quickly. But gains can slow down over time, so it’s important to know just how much healthy mass you can expect to gain, and how to achieve the best results.
We all know that stretching is important, especially for athletes and people who regularly do fitness training. We take a closer look at the benefits of stretching, and whether it’s necessary to stretch before and after each workout session.
When it comes to living a healthy lifestyle, it's no secret that following a healthy diet can have a great impact on your health and wellness. We take a look at 10 of the best diet snacks to boost your overall health.
There are many ways to lose weight and one of the more popular ways is to use intermittent fasting. But what is it, and is it effective? We take a closer look.
Exercising when pregnant is not only possible, but it can be fun and effective too. Here are five great tips for pregnancy exercises