Are you guilty of going full pelt at everything you do? From fast workouts accompanied by fast-tempo music to flat-out running or intervals at speed, many of us rarely take our foot off the accelerator. But living life at pace can prove detrimental.
“Getting fitter and healthier certainly does not always entail doing everything hard and fast,” says the trainer Harry Jameson. “Counterintuitively, so many benefits come from slowing down in all aspects of our lives.” From exercise to eating, it is time for a go-slow. Here’s how:
Where most people go wrong when it comes to weight training for strength gains is in lifting as many weights as they can in a set time. In fact, lifting weights in a slow, controlled way is