Keep at it


Training to get fit, by its very nature, is the repetition of something in order to see improvements. Unfortunately this process can quickly lead to boredom and loss of motivation.

By taking an innovative approach to your training and making a few subtle tweaks, you can help re-motivate yourself and find a whole new stimulus to get great results.


As you become fitter, you develop the ability to do more and work out for longer. However, the key to taking your fitness to the next level is to increase your training intensity, not just how long you exercise for.

Try mixing periods of high intensity work with active recovery; also known as high intensity interval training. It’s a much more efficient way of working and could give your training a real boost.


According to research, one method of potentially enhancing your endurance involves regularly drinking beetroot juice.

Although the exact mechanism remains unclear, the effects are believed to be down to the high concentration of naturally occurring nitrates found in beetroot. These convert into nitric acid in the body, which dilates blood vessels and leads to a reduction in the amount of oxygen used during exercise.

© Sarah West Nutrition

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