Exercise for the elderly

Best exercises for the elderly

Staying active is good for you and it helps you to feel and look great throughout your life. Living an active lifestyle is especially important for the elderly because it can improve their health and help prevent heart disease, diabetes, certain forms of cancer and it can reduce the effects of arthritis. Staying active improves strength, […]

What a Pilates instructor does

Pilates vs Yoga: Similarities and differences

Pilates was developed by Joseph Pilates in the 1920s while Yoga has been around for hundreds of thousands of years. These two exercise forms, for example, focus on developing strength and flexibility something which fitness professionals love them for. Here are some other benefits of these two types of exercises. Both seek to strengthen the connection […]

Lovely lemon water

Six amazing reasons to ditch the morning cup of coffee – and drink warm lemon instead

The bad news: You’ve got to ditch that morning cup of coffee. The good news is, the drink you’re about to replace it with promises to make you healthier and happier, fast. What is this elixir we’re talking about?Warm lemon water. Expert fitness professionals recommend you start your day with this brew, every day. Here’s why. 1. It […]

Why should you have a strong core

The core powerhouse explained

If you have read fitness and health related articles, or chatted to fitness influencers and personal trainers, you would have heard the word core quite a bit. Personal trainers especially love to talk about this and the importance of doing exercises that involve, support and strengthen it. But what exactly is it all about? What function […]

Train for endurance

Why you should train for muscular strength and endurance

People exercise for different reasons and to reach different goals. Some people exercise to increase their performance as professional sports athletes, to lose weight, gain weight, gain muscle, increase cardiovascular fitness or to look good. For every goal, there is a different way to exercise – such as endurance or strength training. However, that doesn’t mean […]

Avoid suffering from exercise burnout

Five signs you’re suffering from exercise burnout

Committing to an exercise routine  – and sticking to it – feels great! You feel energised, you’re lean and fit, your self-esteem is flying high… And before you know it, you’re just a little bit addicted to your workouts. That can’t be bad, can it?The quick answer is: Yes, it is bad. The routine that’s […]

How to understand the GI index

How to understand the GI Index

Eating the right foods is not only important for our waistline but for our health too. In society today, everyone is on the move and living busy lives. There is hardly time to make food so we buy ready-made food for convenience, and with this fast-paced lifestyle we are currently living, it is easy to […]

Food to help you get a good night’s rest

Tips to eating your way to a good night’s rest

It’s been said that an apple a day keeps the doctor away. Well, we think this phrase should be adapted slightly. A good night’s rest is an often overlooked, underrated activity that directly affects your mental and physical health. Our energy levels, focus, productivity, creativity, to name a few, are all directly linked to and […]

The meaning of sports coaching

The secret to understanding sports coaching

Sports coaching is a unique field, often misunderstood and under-estimated. Do you really know what makes a sports coach tick? What drives him? Here’s how to understand sports coaching (and find a new appreciation for this career too!). They’ve GOT to have a thick skin Think about it: When your favourite sporting team is on […]

5 superfoods you’ll want to add to your shopping list

We all want to thrive, to glow with good health. And we all know that the best way to achieve it is by avoiding stress, exercising regularly and – most importantly – eating well. Are there perhaps superfoods we can eat? So we do all the right things, like avoiding sugar and processed junk foods. […]

Selfies are good in the gym – find out why

Going to the gym is all about improving your health, fitness as well as the way you look. The explosion of the practice of “selfie-taking” rests on people wanting to show their friends on social media where they’ve been. Taking selfies at the gym can help you make headway in your workout routine. Don’t believe […]

Why aerobics is good for you

What are the benefits of aerobics?

Recent studies have found that 30 minutes of moderate-intensity aerobic exercise five days a week or 20 minutes of a minimum of three days a week is very important if you wish to achieve good health and – of course – lower your risk of chronic diseases. You would want to increase your heart rate to between […]

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