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

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