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- Why Don't I Look Like My Goal Physique Yet?
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- What Causes The 'Dadbod' (And How To Reverse It)
- Why Tracking Calories From Exercise May Sabotage Weight Loss
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As we move into winter, the cold mornings, dark evenings and rain tend to bring out the best excuses to miss a session at the gym or run around the park. But if you’re feeling tired and run down, can exercise actually make you sick? And should you wait until you’ve completely recovered before putting those runners back on?
Ah, the “dadbod”. A recently-coined term, it describes the body of a man whose belly suggests that he’s had a few thousand beers during grand final season. Now, he’s not “fat” by any means. In fact, his broad shoulders suggests that he balances his pizza intake with bench presses and curls. So how does this body occur and how do you undo a “dadbod?”
You would be hard pressed to find someone in the gym who isn’t there to reach some kind of goal. Whether it be fitting into a pair of old jeans, getting a six-pack or losing 10kg, the universal belief seems to be that anchoring your work to a goal will better direct your efforts. But what if goal setting might be doing more harm than good?
Android: Google’s foray into fitness tracking hasn’t changed the industry, but if you’ve ever wanted to wade into the self-tracking waters without buying extra gear, it’s helpful. It’s also getting better, with distance travelled measurements and estimates of how many calories you’ve burned.