5 mins

Why you should keep a workout journal?

The practice often applied in professional sports becomes more and more popular among those who work out for recreation. What is a workout journal? Who should keep the journal and what is the point of keeping it? What should be its contents? And how helpful can be such a practice in our workout? If you ...

3 mins

What does it mean to „be fit”?

The word “fit” is nowadays so frequently used that it got worn out and empty. Numerous workout and diet programs declare fitness as their main goal. But what does the fitness really account for? Does a complete definition of the word “fit” exist? Does the “fit” necessarily contain the words “slim”,or  “muscular”? The today’s workout ...

3 mins

What is a reasonable weight loss goal?

“If you aim at losing some weight, you should have all the numbers under control: the calorie intake, BMR, RNR, and finally your body weight. Provided that, you can estimate the number of kg/lbs you can safely lose, let’s say, each week.” Some would certainly agree with that claim without the shadow of a doubt. ...

9 mins

Interview with personal trainer – Dawid Pyra (Part 2)

The personal trainer cooperating with 52Challenges.com – Dawid Pyra answers questions considering nutrition and regeneration: How important is proper nutrition in comparison to workout when we want to lose or gain weight? What’s the first step to changing our eating habits? What can we do to regenerate best after workout? And many others. Read the ...

4 mins

Is cheating on a diet always bad?

Being on a diet, we sometimes think of making exceptions. Especially on weekends, when our daily schedule looks a little but different than during workdays. We sometimes look for excuses to eat something different – probably some kind of “forbidden fruit”. Are the exceptions always bad, or is there a positive side to the cheating ...

7 mins

Homemade takeout – why you should bring to work lunch made at home

Your daily schedule is so tight that you live on the double. Sometimes it’s even hard to find time for a decent meal during the day. You don’t always pay attention to what you eat for lunch. You eat in places that are close to your workplace, and preferably where you can get the food ...

6 mins

“When should I eat before my workout to feel good while exercising?”

This frequently asked question appears on and on like the answers were never satisfying. Does a satisfying answer even exist? Does the answer depend on what kind of a workout we do? How important is the “when” in comparison to “what”. Is the morning workout effective if we do it on an empty stomach? We ...

4 mins

The secret of pomegranate

In ancient Greece and Egypt, little red seeds of pomegranate were believed to be the source of supernatural features. What do the ancient myths have in common with the results of modern research? Why should every gentleman become a fan of pomegranate juice? And why is it a perfect drink for those who aim at ...

5 mins

10 tricks to help you lose belly fat

Belly fat is a serious problem that affects most of us. Unfortunately, it is harder to lose than fat deposited on the thighs and the hips. When we notice that our belly looks like a jelly, we often think about slimming belts, starvation diets, or crunches. However, these methods might not be as effective as ...

5 mins

Fat isn’t always your enemy!

For many years it has been claimed that a low-fat diet is the key to maintain healthy body weight, manage the proper cholesterol level, and prevent health problems. Today we know that it is not the amount of fat, but the type of fat we eat that actually plays the main role here. Therefore, the ...

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