There is a lot more to being fit and healthy than just running or lifting weights.
Here are articles looking at various other aspects of fitness and health to help you reach your full potential.

Measure It:
In this series I go through some of the key indicators you need to know about yourself to assess your health and fitness.

Two measures of body fat; Body Mass Index and Body Fat Percentage give you slightly different opinions on how well you are going. Learn how to use them and when.

You've heard about it, but do you know what the numbers actually mean?

Heart Rate:

Part 1: Your Resting Heart Rate
Want to know if you are getting fitter or coming down sick? Understanding your resting heart rate is the key to seeing how well your body is coping with what you are throwing at it.

Part 2: Maximum Heart Rate
The best way to know what level to exercise at for different results is not always to hit the same speeds, but to workout at a certain heart rate level. To do this, you need to know your own personal maximum heart rate, so your programs are tailored to you, not someone else.

Part 3: Heart Rate Reserve and Target Zones
Now that you know your maximum heart rate and your resting heart rate, it's time to workout what's in between and how you can use that to create the best possible program!

Illness and Injury:

Cold Vs. Flu
It's important to know the difference between whether you have a cold or a flu in terms of your training program, because one you can keep going and the other means you should stop.

IT Band Syndrome - The Plague of Runners
One of the most common injuries for runners in particular come from the inflammation of the IT bands and surrounding areas. Learn what happens, and how to recover and protect against it.


Tips for Psyching Yourself Up
Yes it would be brilliant if we always felt like going to the gym and slogging it out. However, that's just not going to happen. Here are some great tips for getting yourself from 'no' to 'go' before you get home from work or out of bed.

Goal Setting Time:
This was written on 30th December, 2012, but it's never a bad time to set some goals. This post covers a much more interesting way to set goals than just being S.M.A.R.T.

Yah for Setting Goals
Setting good goals at the beginning of the year may have lasting effects you don't consider when in Feb you think you've already given up.

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