We have all heard how eating breakfast is the most important meal of the day. There is now more research than ever showing how important breakfast is in making us healthier. We now know that those who skip breakfast are more likely to have a body mass index higher than those who don’t. Breakfast eaters also have a lower risk of diabetes and insulin resistance. Some really interesting research has come out recently that shows breakfast eaters will be less likely to smoke and drink alcohol, develop and eating disorder and also have a lower chance of depression.
We can obviously see how important breakfast is to our health and well being. But what to eat?
British waistlines have expanded to an alarming all time high with two-thirds of men and almost as many women now overweight. In England 24% of men and 26% of women are classified as obese, while 65% of men and 58% of women are at least at a dangerously unhealthy weight.
Overweight is defined as having a body mass index (BMI) of between 25 and 29, while someone with a BMI of 30 or more is classed as obese. BMI is calculated as someone’s weight in kilograms divided by the square of their height in metres. A BMI of between 18.5 and 24 is considered normal in order to minimise their risk of weight-related illness.
Plank for amazing core strength! If you’re wanting either the perfect 6 pack or a stronger back, Matt Holland Fitness, covering Preston & Chorley, specialise in using Core Stability and Core Strength exercises such as The Plank in our Personal Training programmes to help get your posture looking great and strengthen those deep spine muscles.
The plank is all about working the deepest abdominal layer, the transverse abdominus, as well as the internal and external obliques, all of which aren’t targeted in standard ab exercises.
Here are the main points to remember for a perfect plank