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What’s been going on this week? Quite a lot actually.
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Video : You Can And SHOULD Train Every Day! (The Bioneer)
I agree entirely (and personally, I find this approach much easier to incorporate into my life than a ‘training on specific days‘ approach). How about you – how often do you work out?
Gymchat 278 – TBAWe’re still finalising the details for this week’s discussion. I’ll post them on the blog (and Twitter, Facebook etc) shortly. In the meantime, take a look at some of the previous episodes of the show – (there’s an example below, and a full list here). And if you’ve got any questions or comments on the various topics discussed, we’d love to hear them. Just leave a note below the video.
NB : if you’d like to take part in a future episode – either as an interviewee, or as a guest host – just drop us a line. Love hearing how everyone else trains.
Checking Out : Ghydion Gallon (Large, Smart Water Bottle)Interesting mix. This is the first of the smart water bottles I’ve seen which looks large enough to be useful (otherwise I’d constantly be refilling the thing). The Ghydion Gallon. It keeps track of the amount you drink (a companion smartphone app notes the details), and the base acts as a portable charger for the ‘phone. Perfect for outdoor workouts. A little video :
The Ghydion Gallon.
Ever Tried Kettlebells?
If you've seen people using them but never taken the plunge yourself, here are the ones I use personally. You can also pick up a book/DVD/course if you want to learn how to put them to work.
Tip of the Week: Tie Your Water Consumption to the Number of Calories You BurnEach week we publish a number of tips and techniques via Twitter, the blog; and the newsletter. Wherever you are, there’s always a way to improve what you’re doing.
From the article 8 Glasses of Water Per Day?, a bit of history that’ll make the whole thing a lot clearer :
Most people are aware that the drinking of plenty of water is advisable, and anecdotal evidence suggests that more = better (up to a point). However, where did the current guideline of ‘8 cups per day‘ come from?
According to Valtin (i) the origin is probably the 1945 recommendation made by the Food and Nutrition Board of the US National Research Council. This stated :
A suitable allowance of water for adults is 2.5 liters daily in most instances. An ordinary standard for diverse persons is 1 milliliter for each calorie of food. Most of this quantity is contained in prepared foods.
The 2.5 litres was changed to 8 x 8 fluid ounce cups in later recommendations, but is otherwise unchanged.Incidentally, if you’re wondering how to work out the number of calories you’re burning these days – here’s how to work it out.