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We know that blood, sweat and tears indicates considerable effort. Sweating it out can imply you’re awaiting some important news, but can also be taken literally, as in staying in bed with the flu (obviously that only applies to men, as women would simply get up and crack on!). Then there’s a scary, cold sweat. Now, we all do it, especially when we exercise, but just how much do you know about sweating?   We actually sweat all the time but may not notice it. This is the body’s primary route to getting rid of excess heat which results from metabolic activity in the cells.  On average, we have 2.6...

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You will know that our mission is to empower¬†you to achieve your aesthetic, fitness and health goals and we‚Äôll leave no stone¬†unturned in investigating ways to help you on your journey. So,¬†within this blog,¬†we¬†aim to highlight why you should tune in to tone up!¬† Before you commit to changing your workout mantra to, ‚Äėin Pod we trust‚Äô, let‚Äôs¬†start with the growing amount of research that shows women and men, of all¬†ages, respond similarly to music and that it can improve workout performance¬†in the following ways:¬† Enhanced mental awareness¬†‚Äď results from the role of music in helping you to psyche yourself...

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Simply having fitness kit in your home is a really valuable route¬†to avoiding the most common of excuses ‚Äď no time¬†or closed gyms due to a national lockdown! You‚Äôll find it¬†hard to justify not having¬†enough time¬†or the right equipment¬†if your spare room doubles¬†as a makeshift gym.¬†¬†¬† The best equipment for you will depend upon¬†your budget and your home space but it‚Äôs also worth considering¬†whether to opt for strength training items or cardio stations¬†depending upon your goals and preferences. These are the key¬†decisions to be made:¬†¬† Space¬†Savvy¬† If you don‚Äôt have a spare room to¬†designate as your ‚Äėgym‚Äô then small items¬†and...

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Choosing workout attire is not just about fashion, if you don’t buy functional clothing you and your chafed skin may later regret it.   Wicking  The ideal garment will not leave sweat sitting on your skin but will draw it away from you and this moisture management is referred to as wicking. Not only will this be of value in terms of comfort in warmer environments but wet skin loses body heat around 20 times faster than dry, so this is of particular importance when training in colder conditions. Look out for fabrics such as DriFit or Coolmax that are designed especially for this purpose.  Baby it’s cold outside  During cold weather be cautious of...

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