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Exercise – what’s in it for me?

So what’s in it for me? A lot. An awful lot. Exercise is one of the healthiest things you can do for yourself. Just to offer a short list of the main benefits of exercise: Energy. Active people are more energetic. They get more done in a day, more easily. Happiness. Active people feel happier [...]

By |2018-02-07T12:50:19+00:00Jun 1st, 2017|Active Living, Exercise|0 Comments

I can’t exercise because…

But I can’t because… Let’s get onto this thorny issue. Given that you already know exercise is good for you (you do don't you?), the real issue is WHY do you not exercise like you know you should, and even want to? The reason we do not exercise is not because we don't know about [...]

By |2020-04-20T12:41:31+00:00Jun 1st, 2017|Active Living, coronavirus, Features|0 Comments

Walk to Wellness

Walking. Perhaps one of the greatest paths to wellness..... The benefits Fitness - walking improves your cardiovascular fitness. Health risk - walking reduces your risk of heart disease and stroke. Silent killers - walking helps with the management of the three silent killers: high blood pressure, high cholesterol, high blood sugar / diabetes. Bones - [...]

By |2020-01-21T09:11:30+00:00May 31st, 2017|Active Living|0 Comments

Exercise – 5 Myths

Exercise burns lots of calories Exercise does burn some calories but not as many as you'd imagine. It's very hard to exercise enough to "burn-off" a cheeseburger and very few people (competitive athletes and long distance hikers come to mind) are so active that they can eat whatever they like without gaining any weight. No, [...]

By |2017-02-06T12:16:48+00:00Jan 31st, 2017|Active Living|0 Comments

Cardio, Strength, Flexibility

You're active or you're getting active. Great! But you want to make sure you do it right and get the maximum benefit from your exercise programme. This is where you need to understand the three building blocks of a good regime. Cardio This is exercise that raises your heart rate and makes you short of [...]

By |2019-08-28T12:11:47+00:00Jan 31st, 2017|Active Living|0 Comments

Active: At Home At Work At Play

So many of us have so many excuses for not being active. Here's a look at three specific areas where you can perhaps stop the procrastinating and get busy being active. At home Car-washing, gardening and even housework can all be active and energetic activities (think speed). You can do some sit-ups or ride your [...]

By |2020-04-20T13:53:24+00:00Jan 31st, 2017|Active Living, coronavirus|0 Comments

Exercise vs. Activity

Exercise vs. Activity?! Are these not the same thing? No, not quite. Exercise is strenuous or "formal" exercise that gets you sweating and out of breath (you can talk but not sing). Examples include running, very brisk walking, cycling, fast swimming, most gym exercises, weight training, aerobics classes, and most team sports. Activity is gentler [...]

By |2018-02-07T12:55:21+00:00Aug 16th, 2016|Active Living, Exercise, Features|0 Comments

In Five: Exercise

  There are many benefits to exercise including physical, medical, psychological, and emotional matters. The human being needs to be active, it is that simple. We need strenuous exercise (150-180 minutes a week) as well as incidental gentler activity (30 minutes every day). For most of us the ideal exercise programme is about 50-70% cardio, 20-40% [...]

By |2019-01-15T12:24:29+00:00May 25th, 2016|Active Living, Exercise, Features|0 Comments