Karma yoga

Karma yoga is one of the main paths of yoga that any practitioner can follow. It is described in the Hindu sacred text, as the Bhagavad Gita. Practising karma yoga is the most effective way to develop spiritually. The name comes from the Sanskrit term meaning ‘deed’ or ‘action …

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20 Jun, 2018

Dance

Dancing is an excellent form of exercise and brings lots of other surprising health benefits, too.

When we dance, we expend more than 300 calories every half-hour, according to a report from the University of Brighton in the UK. That meets or exceeds the amount of energy we burn during …

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21 May, 2018

Zumba

Whilst most workouts can be a real chore, a Zumba workout isn’t even a workout. It’s a fun, sociable dance party. The music is fast, upbeat and contagious, so you can’t help but keep moving in a group setting.

Below are just some …

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22 Apr, 2018

Pros & cons of Jogging

Jogging is a very popular form of keep fit. The main advantage of jogging is its intensity. It promotes fitness quickly and efficiently and burns more calories than other activities, making it attractive to people who want to control their weight.

It’s because of its intensity that jogging releases endorphins, creating the jogger’s high that some describe as an ‘energy buzz.’ Like aerobic exercise this can be a good natural antidepressant and …

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21 Mar, 2018

Exercise & belly fat

It is well known that prolonged periods of inactivity and a diet high in saturated fat and high sugar can lead to us storing fat in our midsection that surrounds our internal organs, known as ‘visceral fat.’

Some of the fat from these fat cells get into the main vein that supplies and delivers blood to our liver and then ends raising our cholesterol levels. It can also cause a variety of health issues …

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21 Feb, 2018

Exercise, diet & tummy fat

Due to our sedentary lifestyles and stressful jobs, fat can easily build up and can be very hard to shift. Sadly, fat deposits around the tummy are linked to serious health issues, including type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure and cardiovascular disease.

Below are a few simple suggestions:

Resistance training

Everyone knows that regular exercise is key to losing weight, however not everyone is aware that resistance training is one …

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20 Jan, 2018

Tight shoulder muscles

The more problems we have with our muscles, the less likely we are to exercise. Sadly, tight shoulder and neck muscles are very common. I am sure almost all of us must have had them at some point. It’s particularly common when we overexert ourselves or we’re stressed.

The tightness can extend to the upper back, arms and neck and sometimes, headaches can develop from the tight muscles in the neck. Tightness of the neck and shoulder muscles affect people in various ways. For example, sitting at a desk for long periods of time, from working …

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23 Dec, 2017

Aerobic exercises

Although I have previously blogged one or two simple aerobic exercises which can help with aerobic fitness, I thought it helpful to put together a summary of those, together with some new aerobic exercises.

Walking

Walking can improve our health through better cardiovascular fitness, lowers blood pressure, lowers risk of heart disease, diabetes, osteoporosis and increased muscle strength. It’s also a safe …

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24 Oct, 2017