Basil Park is run by a group of health and fitness enthusiasts. Our goal is to inspire you to improve your diet and health, so you can reach your fitness goals. To do this, we write about diets (vegan, vegetarian, paleo and many more), fitness (weight lifting, cardio, HIIT) and nutrition.
Welcome to Basil Park – we’re glad you decided to stop by.
If you’re on this site, there’s a high chance you’re looking to improve your health and/or fitness. And the good news is that you’re in exactly the right place! This site aims to provide you with the motivation you need to improve your health.
It’s a sad fact of the modern world that we have more health & fitness information available to us than ever before…yet obesity is rising and exercise levels falling.
Why is this happening though?
There are a few reasons. In my opinion, the most important are:
- Easy access to sugar-dense, high calorie foods. In the past, humans rarely had access to foods that contained a lot of sugar. On the rare occasion where a human did find some fruit, for example, it made sense to eat as much as possible to stock up on calories. This mechanism doesn’t work in the modern world though – and it’s causing many of us to become addicted to sugar.
- Irresponsible food and drink companies. When was the last time you looked at the nutritional information of your bread or other staple foods? Take a look next time you’re shopping – you’ll be amazed at how much sugar is crammed into even supposedly “healthy” foods. This makes it difficult to lose weight and get in shape even when you think you’re eating well!
- A hectic and stressful lifestyle. One of the most common reasons for not going to the gym is not having enough time. This is partly an excuse – there aren’t many people who really couldn’t fit 5-6 hours of exercise per week into their schedule. But there’s some truth to it too. Many of us are working longer hours than ever. Throw in daily commutes, overtime and other commitments, and it’s no wonder most of us turn to junk food and TV to relax.
These problems aren’t going to go away in the near future. So what’s the answer?
The first step is to change your mindset.
With all that’s going on our lives, it’s easy to skip the gym or take the fast-food option instead of the healthy meal.
And I don’t blame you – I used to be the same…
But if you’re going to change you’re body, you need to make changes. And that’s where Basil Park is here to help.
The second step is to design an effective workout and diet plan.
The good news is there are PLENTY of amazing courses, products and supplements that can dramatically speed up your fitness journey. They can help you pile on more muscle, strip away fat or improve your health. It’s up to you to take action, of course, but a top-quality course from an experienced mentor can make the difference between success and failure.
Unfortunately, for every amazing fitness product there are probably 10 scams! Many of these scam products look like the real deal…but are made by clever marketers rather than fitness experts.
That’s why a primary goal of Basil Park is to review supplements, weight loss products, fitness programs (such as our Yoga Burn review), diet plans and anything else that claims to improve your fitness and health.
We do the hard work, so you can reap the rewards.
In fact, if we think a product is (to put it bluntly) crap, we probably won’t even feature it on the website. We want this to be a source for high-quality fitness products that can help make a real difference to your body – and we don’t want to give scammers any promotion at all.
Now here’s a bit about me…
My name is Olivia. I used to be – to put it bluntly – a complete slob. A normal evening after work would involve turning on the TV, eating a frozen pizza and chilling out with a bowl of ice cream (or two). Weekends weren’t any different. In fact, until a few years ago, I’d never even set foot in a gym!
One day I realised my lifestyle had to change. Aside from eating myself into an early grave, I’d also been researching the ethics of eating meat and decided to go vegan (I’m not a pushy vegan though – more on that in a sec). I realised that would be the perfect opportunity to sort out my diet, fitness and everything else related to my health.
I also (finally) realised that the only person who could improve my health…was me.
Sure, there might be products out there that speed up the process. And friends giving encouragement helped too.
But the state of my body ultimately came down to the little decisions I made each day. Whether to exercise or stay on the sofa. Cook a healthy stir fry or a calorie-filled pizza. Stay up late watching TV or get a good night’s sleep.
That realisation was the most important part of my journey – and I hope it’s the same for you too.
And that’s why Basil Park was born…
To provide you with the motivation and willpower to make the changes you need to make to improve your body.
Before you start looking around the site, I want to make something clear. I’m not the type of vegan who thinks everyone should go vegan. It’s proven to be a healthy diet, but it’s not the only healthy diet (plenty of people claim paleo diets, low carb diets or even hybrids such as the Half Day Diet are great for health). That’s why we cover all types of nutrition and diet plans at Basil Park – both with and without meat, dairy and eggs.
Also, since I started Basil Park (which was originally on a different domain), our team of writers has grown. We now have people with experience in a variety of backgrounds, sports and diets bringing you the best information we can.
So whether you’re a meat-loving weight lifter or a vegan runner, we’ve got something for you!
Why the Name “Basil Park?”
Basil Park is run by Olivia, who has been a vegan for several years. The name Basil Park combines two of her favourite things – herbs and outdoor training – so it was the perfect choice!
Ultimately, we’re here to help you make the right choices when it comes to fitness courses, supplements and other health products. You’re the only one who can get yourself into shape – but if we can steer you towards programs and advice that will boost your results (rather than scammers just out for your money) we’ve done our job.
Hopefully you now know what Basil Park is about – it’s time to start exploring the site!
And remember: eat to live, live to workout (that’s our motto).
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