INSANITY Fitness Knowledge Base

fitter-kidsToday, one in three kids are overweight or obese and those numbers are increasing. So it ‘ll come as no surprise that 75.2% of those between ages 3 and 15 do not get 60 minutes of the recommended daily exercise. Here are some tips on how to get your kids exercising - even if they say they hate it.

According to a recent study 58% of teenagers aged 12-15 are not cardiorespiratory fit – 10% increase compared to 10 years ago.

Read more: 5 Tips for Fitter Kids


"I've been working hard to maintain a healthy lifestyle but I can't seem to lose that last little bit of belly fat".

The beginning & the end of your fitness program are the two most difficult times, with the latter being by far the most frustrating. Losing those last few pounds, whether it's off of your stomach, hips, thighs, shoulders or triceps can be brutally hard.

Read more: 10 Point Guide to Sensible Weight Loss


While this may seem obvious, you should not lose sight of the fact that exercise is almost always preferable to no exercise. While being very technical can help make your fitness journey easier it can also work against you. Exercise and healthy eating will always trump all other advice.

Read more: What's the Best Time of Day to Exercise?


Don't leave your healthy habits at home when you travel. These tips will keep you focused.

When you travel, do you leave your healthy lifestyle at home? It's easy to overdo it with carb-fest lunches & late nights, clubing or at the hotel bar. But do you really want to return home feeling worse than when you left?

Read more: 10 Ways to Stay Fit While Travelling


“If you alter your actions, usually the belief system within you will follow”


1. Strike a pose

According to experts at the Harvard Business School, power poses affect how others perceive you and also increase testosterone and decrease cortisol.

Read more: 7 Tricks to Boost Your Confidence


Last week, you were feeling full-on & ready to tackle your fitness & weight-loss goals head-on. This week? Not so much. You're tired, you're hungry, & you're aching in places you didn't even know existed. But before you lose all motivation – everyone feels like this in their second week. "In week two, your body is generally in a state of severe breakdown.

Read more: 3 Strategies to Keep You Motivated


1. Excessive olive oil

No doubt olive oil is a healthy fat - it's rich in heart-healthy monounsaturated fatty acids. In addition the aroma of olive oil may even improve satiety, prompting you to eat less at later meals.. But that doesn't mean you can pour it on with abandon.

Read more: 6 Cooking Mistakes That Make You Fat


1. Class Attendance

Find a class & turn up to it regularly. Subscribe to a pre-defined number of sessions (write it on a calendar you see every day eg. on your fridge, computer monitor, etc…). It’s great telling everyone you go to an ‘INSANITY Class’ but you have to turn up to get the benefits.

Read more: 5 Tips to Achieve A Beach Body


It's important to be aware of your body shape now - not 10 years ago. That includes knowing how to hide or accentuate the good and the bad.

Some people hang on to clothes that no longer fit as it signifies something they're having trouble letting go of. They might also have hopes of getting into them again.

Read more: 5 Tips to Help You Look Slimmer