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You are your own best motivator!” Leah Smith’s inspirational story

You are your own best motivator!” Leah Smith’s inspirational story

Leah Smith - Sage Inspirational StoryIn this blog post, written by Sage Institute of Fitness student, Leah Smith, we discover a health and fitness turnaround story that demonstrates resilience, determination and the importance of setting goals. We believe that almost everyone can learn something from

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Busted! 2 trendy untruths on how to speed up your metabolism.

Busted! 2 trendy untruths on how to speed up your metabolism.

Untruth #1 Gain muscle and you’ll speed up your metabolism

You’ve all heard this fitness lore - just work out and get lots of muscle. You’ll burn hundreds more calories. Even when resting. Oh, really? Can you imagine? We’d just have to up our weights sessions and after a couple of months we’d be
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Exercise and depression: we can work it out!

Exercise and depression: we can work it out!

Good news. There’s a growing body of evidence indicating the positive effects of exercise on depression. The reasons that exercise helps depression are multifaceted, making some of the benefits harder to clinically quantify than others. However, the overriding consensus is that there is good evidence to indicate that exercise helps depression sufferers improve. Here’s why.

There are

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Understanding eccentric contraction

Understanding eccentric contraction

There are two types of muscle contractions: concentric and eccentric contraction. Concentric contraction makes more sense to most of us because it involves shortening or tightening the muscle, the action we generally associate with muscle contraction. Eccentric muscle contraction, however, while still a contraction of the muscles, is in fact lengthening them.

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