Simple Home Exercises for Lockdown

All around the world people are in varying states of lockdown. While some are able to get out and about and exercise others can’t unfortunately.

With these simple exercises you have a home gym, making use of stuff you have lying around anyway or using nothing at all. There’s plenty that you can do with nothing more than your own body-weight and 20 …

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26 Mar, 2021

The Importance of Exercise for Children

Given Covid-19, children are spending more time on their phones and tablets and less time playing outdoors, or in any physical activity. The resulting problem of childhood obesity is a huge concern in the UK, throughout Europe and the US.

Given what’s happening with Covid, it has never been more important than it is now for us to encourage a healthy and active …

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23 Feb, 2021

An Emotional Control Exercise

Remember to press the pause button, if there are things you’re struggling with mentally and you find it difficult to remember to breath; also particularly important when your emotions feel overwhelming and out of control.

If you feel your emotions increasing, remember to hone in and make yourself consciously aware of what’s going on in the present moment. Also remember to stand back and observe what is going on and …

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18 Jan, 2021

Body Conditioning Exercises

Body conditioning exercises combine high-intensity exercises with minimal rest to maximise the benefits of the exercise. These can be any form of exercise, and for example can include cardio exercise which burns fat and resistance training in order to tone your muscles.

Cardio (or aerobic) exercise

It is advised that adults do at least between 150 and 300 minutes of moderate-intensity exercise per week, as this form of exercise strengthens their cardiovascular and respiratory systems. This can decrease …

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21 Dec, 2020

Health Benefits of Rebounding

Surprising as it sounds, rebounding is better for you than running and many other forms of exercise and it can also be done in your own home.

Using the re-bounder or trampoline takes up to 80% off the stress of your weight-bearing joints. This makes it a great option for a wide range of age groups and fitness levels. Re-bounder exercises have many …

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19 Nov, 2020

The Benefits of Exercise

The benefits of exercise for us all are undeniable. But the ‘new normal’ has meant less physical activity for many children of school age.

Children can still stay active and exercising will likely lift their spirits if they can go running, ride a bike or exercise at home. No matter what their fitness level, children can improve their overall health with …

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22 Oct, 2020

Rest and Exercise

Although it’s important for us to exercise, we must remember to take rest. Exercise is addictive, once we start, we want more.

But exercise like everything else must be taken in moderation. Too much exercise can work against us and without rest can have catastrophic effects, such as increased susceptibility to colds and infections and …

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23 Sep, 2020

Excuses not to exercise

I have talked about and its significant benefits in preventing serious illnesses such as heart disease, stroke and diabetes as well as benefitting our mental health.

However, at some point in time we have all been guilty of making an excuse not to exercise, but what could possibly be as important as putting our health first? If these excuses sound familiar then perhaps it’s …

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19 Aug, 2020

Unknown benefits of Exercise

All of us know the many physical benefits of exercise, such as weight control, lower blood pressure, reduced risk of diabetes, and increased energy, but we may not always know what the psychological benefits of exercise are.

According to the author of The First 20 Minutes, by Gretchen Reynolds, you don’t need to be a hardcore athlete to capitalize on the brain-boosting benefits. “The first 20 minutes of moving around, if someone …

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23 Jul, 2020

Children and Exercise

Given the increasing numbers of children who are either overweight or obese and with higher rates of serious diseases in children, parents are increasingly interested in how regular exercise can help.

The UK chief medical officer guidelines recommend that children between 5-18 years old be physically active for at least 60 minutes every day. This refers to moderate-vigorous intensity physical activity …

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20 Jun, 2020