When you are born you’re practically as flexible as a boneless children’s toy. Throughout the teenagers and mid-20s you still consider yourself indestructible and there’s nothing that you can do that really bothers you, although you might gain some weight but realistically everything else never crosses your mind. Slowly in your 30s you begin to realise that you don’t recover as fast, you get injured faster, you need longer to recover and you tend to feel stiffer than you can ever remember.

“Range of motion is the capability of a joint to go through its complete spectrum of movements.”


Over the last few years high intensity interval training has become hugely popular due the effect know as EPOC (excess post exercise oxygen consumption). In essence all this means is increased calorie burning after the exercise has ended.

Traditional cardio went on the back burner and became less popular as a modality, except in the body building world. In recent times the debate between cardio and HIIT has come to the forefront again, with people debating the efficacy and efficiency of each and their role in fat loss specifically.

This can be incredibly confusing for those looking to lose weight…

I first came across this 11 years ago, when dieting on the internet had really taken off. Not only that, I also heard podcasts talking about eating more to lose weight, which was very confusing to me at the time because I thought that calories controlled weight loss. So what was actually going on here?

What is it actually possible that people who are under 1000 calories a day somehow stopped losing weight because their body shutdown and their metabolism slowed too much? Certainly seems like a convincing argument, so I decided to look into it before working in the…

If you want to lose weight, what is the first type for exercise that comes to mind to achieve this goal as efficiently and effectively as possible? Is it cardio, in other words running or cycling, or is it lifting weights?

The common conception is that resistance training will make you bulky and it will make you gain muscle, where as cardio training can be done in the fat burning zone which may mean losing more fat over all.

In this article we will dive into the pros and cons of resistance training and cardiovascular training and what role they…

During a typical weight loss journey we work our way through a multitude of tools. We are hit by a wave of motivation and decide to buy all the perceived necessities: A weight loss shake, some supplements, some new trainers maybe and then we hit the gym or tarmac.

At this point things can go super well there is an initial drop in weight and we are overwhelmed with joy. Why wouldn’t we lose weight, we are busting our arses day in and day out.

Then it happens…the wall. It’s emotionally like running full pelt into a lamp post that…

Red light therapy, also known as photobiomodulation, has increasingly gained traction over the last few years. It is used for everything from scarring and wrinkles to testosterone increase.

To make things easier I will classify both red light therapy and near-infrared light (NIR) as red light therapy throughout this article.

As the number of “biohackers” and people who want to maximise their health increases. I admit, I fall within that category, as someone who loves to optimise my lifestyle. …

Alexis Wilson

I have an avid interest in all things human body and as such help people lose weight. Other interests include language learning and the science behind longevity

Get the Medium app

A button that says 'Download on the App Store', and if clicked it will lead you to the iOS App store
A button that says 'Get it on, Google Play', and if clicked it will lead you to the Google Play store