Quick ‘n’ easy exercises

We all know that exercising regularly has numerous benefits. When we exercise, the brain releases chemicals that help improve our mood and reduce depression.

Unfortunately, we often find it difficult to follow a scheduled workout routine due to time restraints, lack of focus; or simply because we’re feeling lazy.

TV Exercising

If you spend a lot of time watching television, then a fitness ball may be the solution. By sitting on a ball instead of in your armchair, you’ll strengthen your core muscles and improve balance without …

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19 Oct, 2016

Plank exercises

The plank has many benefits and is one of the best exercises for core conditioning. It works glutes and hamstrings, supports posture, and improves balance.

If you’ve never tried one, a plank may look easy, but it’s deceiving. While getting into the proper form is straightforward, holding the position takes strength and endurance in your abs, back and …

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17 Sep, 2016

Qigong

Qigong is an ancient Chinese health care system that integrates physical postures, breathing techniques and focused intention.

The word Qigong (Chi Kung) is made up of two Chinese words. Qi is pronounced chee and is usually translated to mean the life force or vital-energy that flows through all things in the universe …

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19 Aug, 2016

Step Aerobics

Step aerobics is an easy exercise routine that can be enjoyed by all ages, as long as you can balance and co-ordinate movement comfortably. It only requires a step bench for equipment and a good pair of shoes or trainers.

A bench may be anywhere from six inches to twelve inches in height. It’s important to make sure it’s sturdyand provides …

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20 Jun, 2016

Exercise & food

Whether you’re exercising for fun, exercising to keep fit, or you’re an athlete, what you eat could make your next work out better. Food plays a part in our exercise routine.

Generally speaking, eating right helps us feel more energised, but when it comes to exercise the food we eat can contribute to a successful workout. So which foods should we avoid, which are …

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23 May, 2016

Exercises for children

I love to research things that have the potential to make our lives better, easier and healthier. Although I am limited to what exercises I can do, I am still a keen advocate of exercise as part of a holistic approach for adults and children.

To improve cardio respiratory and muscular fitness, bone health, and cardiovascular and metabolic health, children and teens aged 5–17, should accumulate at least 60 minutes of …

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15 Apr, 2016

Exercising safely

It is accepted that light to moderate exercise such as walking, is usually fine for healthy adults that have no troublesome symptoms.

When embarking on exercise for the first time, it is always helpful to discuss a fitness regime with your doctor, particularly if you haven’t recently been active, you have an injury, a chronic health …

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13 Mar, 2016