Brain Exercises/2

Well this is the second half of last month’s blog on Brain Exercises. It’s massively important that we continue to exercise our brains, particularly as we begin to age and our cells begin to deplete.

Read books aloud

Take turns reading and listening to a book with your other half, a friend, or a child. If that’s not feasible, alternate reading with listening to audiobooks. This engages the imagination in a different way …

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21 Aug, 2017

Brain Exercises

Exercises aren’t just about what we do physically. It’s also important we also exercise the Brain.

Most of us live our lives in a series of fixed routines. It simplifies life and it lets us perform complex tasks with little mental effort. These routines are run by our subconscious and require very little …

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20 Jul, 2017

Mindful exercises

Mindful exercise is about performing physical activity while focusing inward. The idea is that we try to let go of distractions and unrelated thoughts and focus our attention on our sensations, breath and the movements of the body.

Being mindful, allowing ourselves to pay full attention to our workout, means our exercise will be more effective. Mindful exercises are all about the quality, not quantity. Start by turning off the …

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15 May, 2017

Beginners’ exercise guide/2

Knowing where to begin when it comes to starting an exercise regime can be difficult. This is the second part to my blog last month on ‘A beginners’ exercise guide.’

What types of exercise are better for weight loss?

For weight loss, you should choose endurance activities such as jogging, aerobics, cycling, rowing or swimming. This type of exercise should be carried out at a moderately intense level …

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16 Apr, 2017

Beginners’ exercise guide

Knowing where to begin when it comes to starting an exercise regime can be difficult, so I thought I’d make it easy. I will be splitting this blog into two monthly parts, with the starting up information first.

How much exercise should I do?

In the UK, the National Health Service advises that we should do at least 150 minutes of moderate-intensity physical activity a week, with exercise on at least five days a week, to help lower the risk …

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24 Mar, 2017

High Intensity Interval Training

High Intensity Interval Training is a strategy that involves alternating short periods of intense exercise with less intense recovery periods.

The idea is that we do short periods of all-out work, followed by short periods of active rest to make the body work harder than it does during steady cardio exercise. An example might be 45 …

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23 Feb, 2017

Exercise & Heart Health

We are all aware that being physically active is vital for good heart health. Exercise can strengthen the heart muscle, help keep our weight under control as well as reduce high cholesterol, high blood sugar and high blood pressure that can lead to a heart attack or stroke.

Perhaps not as many of us realise the benefits of different types of exercise. Here’s how different exercises benefit …

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17 Jan, 2017

Yoga & Pilates

According to the Huffington Post, over 20 million people were practicing Yoga in the U.S. in 2012. Pilates, too, is rising in popularity. Many practice Yoga and Pilates to get the benefits of both.

Both Yoga and Pilates offer stress-relief, flexibility, strength, control, and endurance. The biggest difference between the two is the emphasis on the spiritual component in classes …

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19 Dec, 2016