Exercise balls are a useful, inexpensive workout aid for the home or the gym, where they help to improve your core strength, balance, posture and flexibility. Continue reading “What to consider when choosing an exercise ball”
Bokwa fitness might be a fairly new kid on the block, but it’s already starting to make a big name for itself in the UK and across the pond. What is it exactly, and why should you hunt down your nearest Bokwa class? Continue reading “The lowdown on Bokwa fitness”
While its roots may be in Japan, forest bathing is fast gaining attention in all four corners of the globe. But what is it exactly and how can it improve your health? Continue reading “Benefits of forest bathing”
Yoga may well be an ancient practice but this form of exercise has proved to have staying power when it comes to popularity. That’s not to say yoga has stayed firmly stuck in its traditions, however. As tastes and fashions change, so too have the different styles of yoga available, with the following trends currently riding high. Continue reading “Try the latest yoga trends”
Going away on holiday is supposed to leave us blissfully relaxed and rejuvenated, but many people return from a break feeling down in the dumps. Continue reading “How to beat the post-holiday blues”
Running is an incredibly popular activity, providing a whole host of benefits to the mind and body. But, when it comes to carrying out this sport, many people ponder whether you gain more by running outdoors or using a treadmill. Continue reading “Treadmill versus outdoors running – which is better?”
The Mediterranean diet has been described as the healthiest form of eating on the planet. But what does it involve and how can it help you? Continue reading “Improve your health with a Mediterranean diet”
A popular addition to many gardens, lavender is recognisable for its spikes of purple, bee-friendly flowers and distinctive floral fragrance. Originating from North Africa and the Mediterranean, lavender is much more than just a pretty flower, however. For centuries, it has been used to treat a whole host of ailments, promoting health and wellbeing naturally. Continue reading “Improve your health and wellbeing with lavender”
Just because you’re pregnant doesn’t mean you need to become a stranger to the gym until your baby is born. In fact, research proves that exercising when you’re pregnant can help you to sleep better, may reduce aches, pains and constipation, can stabilise hormones and may even make the birthing process easier.
Whether you’re planning on running a marathon overseas, fancy a jog whilst on holiday or like to pound the pavements at all times of the year, running when it’s hot is no easy feat.
Higher temperatures not only affect your performance, but can take their toll on your body, so extra care is needed if you run when the mercury rises. Here are some tips for hot weather runners. Continue reading “Tips for running in hot weather”