Category: Health

The Effects Of Consuming Too Much Refined Sugar

This week we are sharing a post by Knut Roberts, you can read a small snippet about him at the bottom of the blog.

There is a cornucopia of mouth-watering treats that tempt us daily and we find it hard to look the other way. We often try many different techniques to help us avoid these cravings but often to no avail. Team Shape believes it is important to understand why we crave and so we wrote a piece about the science behind cravings to help us turn our noses up at these sugary treats.

We all know that sugar is not overly healthy. But, are you aware of just how bad it is for your body? Continue Reading…

What Science Teaches Us About Food Cravings

Cravings (Hedonic hunger) are felt by everyone, in fact Mercia Levin Pelchat, of Monell Chemical Senses Center, found that almost 100% of young women and 70% of young men have had this feeling, this is cited in her article “food cravings in young and elderly adults” in the journal Appetite.

Some people are able to put these urges aside and continue with their clean eating regime. Others (Team Shape included) find these cravings almost impossible to fight. So we set out to find out more about why we have these cravings and what we can do to suppress this craving feeling. Continue Reading…

Spartan Race 1-Month Training Plan


Hey everyone!

It’s Charlie again. I want to give you all an update on my progress and also write up my training schedule for The Spartan Race Beast, which is just under a month away. This training plan does not have to be specifically applied to Spartan Races and is most definitely an effective way to lose body fat. For those of you that have not seen, I have embarked on a fitness challenge to get in the best shape I possibly can.

Please feel free to copy my training regiment or even give me some advice. I have never run a Spartan Race and so it is always beneficial to hear from more experienced people. At the bottom of the blog you can download our FREE Spartan Race Training Plan. It gives you a 30-day program to get you in the best shape possible.

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Fit-Tech Feature Of The Week – Fitbit Ionic

Every week our team picks a new and exciting fitness tech product or app that we recommend to readers of the Shape blog. We have used some of these products ourselves and the other products we feature, we are very excited to try.Continue Reading…

ShapeScale – Pricing Explained

Introduction to the FAQ series

Here at Shape, we get hundreds of emails, Facebook comments, phone calls and Tweets every day. We try our best to be as responsive as possible and to answer as many of your questions as we can.

We have previously done FAQ style blog posts but we feel it is time for an update. Over the coming weeks, this blog series will tackle some of our most frequently asked questions.Continue Reading…

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