Stretching & Balancing

Stretching and balancing exercises are good because they help keep our joints flexible, prevent stiffness and may help reduce our chance of injury during other activities.

Gentle stretching for 5 to 10 minutes, also helps your body warm up and get ready for aerobic activities such as walking or swimming, but some people find it easier to stretch after their activity ends …

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20 Nov, 2018

Holistic benefits of exercise

Improving physical health and the physical benefits of fighting disease through exercise have long been established. Doctors have always encouraged us to stay physically active. Exercise is important for maintaining mental and emotional wellbeing. It reduces fatigue and stress and can improve concentration and us being alert.

Scientists have found that regular participation in aerobic exercise has been shown to decrease overall levels of tension, improve sleep, elevate mood and improve self-esteem. About five minutes of aerobic …

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26 Oct, 2018

Balance Board exercises

Rocker and wobble balance boards have been used for decades to improve balance, coordination and postural control. I remember having to do this exercise at the Athletic Institute to help me with my balance and co-ordination. It brings back memories.

Wobble board exercises replicate what happens to the muscles, tendons, and ligaments of the feet, ankle and lower legs during running, and as a result build them up for the stresses that they …

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19 Jul, 2018

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
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