Blog - Life Force Fitness

Your body clock and weight gain

Tired overweight man clutching a clock. Your body clock and weight gain.

Is there really a link between your body clock and weight gain? Most definitely. And it’s quite likely that you’re impacted. Read on to find out how. But first, here’s a familiar perspective on your body clock. The clocks go back in the UK this weekend. You’ll have heard people say, ‘you get an extra

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Oct 23, 2020 / by Jon Bellis / No Comments

What exercise programme should I choose?

A multitude of exercise options

This week’s article answers the question ‘what exercise programme should I choose?’. There are hundreds of options available when it comes to choosing how you approach your health and fitness goals. We will give you a rundown of the most common types of exercise programmes, the pros and cons to each and our verdict as

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Oct 16, 2020 / by Haydn Ward / No Comments

Can you still have a drink and lose weight?

Bottled beers sitting in a cooler. Can you still have a drink and lose weight?

Can you still have a drink and lose weight? We get this question a lot. Clients who sign up to a weight loss programme want to know if they can still have a drink. You can tell by the question that they are hoping the answer is yes, but they will begrudgingly give it up

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Oct 08, 2020 / by Jon Bellis / No Comments

Why use personal training?

Two personal trainers with their clients

Through our blogs, we try to answer some of the critical questions you may have. However, we haven’t covered the big one: why use personal training? You might be asking yourself ‘do I need a personal trainer?’. Or ‘how do I decide who is the right trainer for me?’. In this week’s blog, we will

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Oct 03, 2020 / by Haydn Ward / No Comments

Why it’s important to have fibre in your diet

Close up of thick porridge with blueberries. Why it's important to have fibre in your diet

Have you ever wondered why it’s important to have fibre in your diet? Even if you haven’t, you might find some eye-openers in this article. Let’s start with a question. Do you look at food labels? Have you noticed what’s listed there? Carbohydrate, protein and fat are listed because the government has made recommendations about

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Sep 24, 2020 / by Jon Bellis / No Comments

What should I track during my programme?

A selection of diaries. What should i track during my programme?

In this article, we answer the question ‘what should I track during my programme?’ If you are embarking on a new health and fitness goal, make sure you are ‘ticking all the boxes’. You are likely to have a complete change in lifestyle that may be difficult at first to stick to. Whether you decide

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Sep 17, 2020 / by Haydn Ward / No Comments

How should I train to build muscle?

Rear view of a man squatting using a safety bar. How should I train to build muscle

How should I train to build muscle? We get this question a lot. And it’s a great question. Everyone should aim to maintain or build muscle as they get older. That’s because muscle is essential for so many reasons. It’s good for your health; it’ll strengthen your bones, improve your physiology, help you burn calories and

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Sep 12, 2020 / by Jon Bellis / No Comments

How long does it take to lose two stones – part two

A person checking their weight on the scales. How to lose two stones properly

  Would you like to know how to lose two stones properly? In the first part of this article, titled ‘How long does it take to lose two stones?‘, we broke down weight loss as a goal. We looked at the reality of weight loss in terms of actual goals and realistic time frames. In

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Sep 05, 2020 / by Haydn Ward / No Comments

Losing weight – quality matters

A tray of vegetables ready for the oven. When it comes to losing weight - quality matters

For decades now the government had been advising people to follow a diet that is based around starchy carbohydrates and to limit their fat intake, particularly of saturated fat. They make the following recommendations regarding % energy derived from different macronutrients: Protein: 9% Fat: less than 35% Carbs: at least 55%   However, people have

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Aug 29, 2020 / by Jon Bellis / No Comments

How long does it take to lose two stones? Part one

Image of a woman in loose trousers next to a set of scales. How long does it take to lose two stones?

If you speak to most people in the gym, you’ll find their main reason for going is to lose weight. On average, most people are looking to lose two stones of weight. But why this magic number? More importantly, how quickly can you lose two stones? There are plenty of diets and training programmes promising

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Aug 22, 2020 / by Haydn Ward / No Comments