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Weight loss obstacles: Is breaking bad habits the key to weight loss?

How, what, when and why we eat is largely dictated by our environment in response to particular triggers. Given that most of our behaviour is habit-based, the obstacles we often face when it comes to weight loss goals are always linked to our habits.  What are the most common obstacles to weight loss?   1. Emotional Habits are […]

Is There a Link Between Asthma and Being Overweight?

Studies show that asthma rates are rising faster among people who are overweight. For both adults and children, asthma symptoms and asthma attacks are harder to control if you are overweight or obese and they can be more severe.   A 2018 study in the Journal of Paediatrics found that obese children had a 26-38% increased risk of developing asthma compared to their […]

Are All Calories Equal?

Consuming fewer calories than you burn, that is your ticket to fat loss, right? Although it is true that any calorie from food supplies a set amount of energy, that doesn’t mean we should totally disregard the nutritional quality of the food we are eating and focus solely on calories in vs calories out. ⁣⁣Our […]

If The Word ‘Obesity’ Hurts Your Feelings, You Have Two Choices

View this post on Instagram A post shared by Ultimate Performance (@upfitnesslive) Just no. Words do not hurt your body. Your bad habits and decisions hurt your body. Being classified as “obese” might hurt your feelings, but you should see this alleged negative as a positive. You need a kick up the backside to change […]

How to Get Rid of Stubborn Body Fat

Want to know the truth about “stubborn fat”? It’s not really stubborn fat at all,  you just haven’t committed to the right approach for long enough to get rid of it.  I have heard many clients talk about it over the years, and the exchange often goes a little like this…  Client: “I just want […]

How to Stay Active over Christmas: 5 Key Tips

Christmas is the time in the year where people relax, eat and drink more, and exercise goes out the window. But there’s one simple way you can stay healthy, maintain your bodyweight and get yourself in the best position to kick in the New Year – and that’s increasing your daily activity levels.   Although finding ways to make time for […]

Fat Loss vs. Water Weight

To claim that a decrease in lean body mass, and an increase in muscle mass cannot coincide is to misunderstand the nature of what lean body mass includes. Joe Halstead explains further.

Steady State vs. HIIT Cardio

An objective review of the various merits of both steady state cardio and high intensity internal training. How can we make use of both for maximum impact?

Obesity and COVID-19

The health complications caused by obesity correlate with the biggest risk factors for novel coronavirus COVID-19, as explained by U.P.’s Joe Halstead.

Maintaining Your Physique Through the Lockdown and Beyond

Consulting the habits of successful weight loss maintainers gives us an understanding of how we can go about maintaining our weight in even the most dire of circumstances.

3 Simplest Fat Loss Mistakes You’re (Probably) Making

These 3 simple fat loss mistakes could be holding you back from getting a lean, shredded body

7 Simple Ways to Stay Super-Lean All Summer

If you want to stay lean all summer there are 7 simple steps to follow

4 Reasons You’re Not Losing Weight

Why am I not losing weight is a question we hear so much at Ultimate Performance – Here are 4 reasons why.

8 Tips to Get Shredded for Summer

Looking to get shredded in time for the summer? You need to start doing this now…

7 Fat Loss Myths Everyone Needs to Know About

If your goal is to optimise your fat burning and get lean, there are 7 fat loss myths you need to stop

Low-Carb Bootcamp: How & Why You Should Do It

Find out why we think the low carb bootcamp works so well, and why you should try it in order to see great results.

How to Increase Your Muscle Gains by 30%

What if told you there was a simple secret to better and faster gains on your body transformation journey?

Nick Mitchell’s 9 Rules for a Great Body Transformation

You’re looking to make a change to your body but you don’t know where to start. Follow Nick Mitchell’s 9 golden rules

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