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.
If you like to keep up with the latest fitness trends, you’ll probably be aware that boot camps are currently all the rage. This high-intensity workout that combines calisthenics and army-style drills under the watchful eye of a trained instructor delivers an impressive raft of body benefits – but is it right for you? Here are the pros and cons of joining a boot camp. Continue reading “Pros and cons of joining a boot camp”
There are many great reasons to head to the coast, especially during the warmer months of the year. But, if you’re also looking to switch up your exercise routine, running on the beach delivers a first-class workout. Continue reading “Benefits of beach running”
What you wear at the gym is much more than just how you look in Lycra. The wrong clothes or footwear can actually affect your performance and may even lead to injuries. Here are some essential items not to include in your gym kit. Continue reading “What Not to Wear at the Gym”
Art therapy might seem like a fairly modern concept but it has actually been around since the 1940s. But, what is it exactly and how can people benefit from this therapy? Continue reading “Health Benefits of Art Therapy”
At first glance, running seems pretty straightforward. All you need is a pair of trainers and to put one foot in front of the other, and – hey presto – you’ve got running sussed. But, dig a little deeper and you’ll soon discover that running isn’t so clear-cut. There’s lots of information about running, but not all of it is accurate. Here are some of the top misconceptions exposed. Continue reading “Top Misconceptions about Running”
Food intolerance is incredibly common, where it’s estimated that one in five people are sensitive to certain edible items. Unlike food allergies, food intolerance isn’t life-threatening, but the symptoms can still cause untold misery and discomfort.
When it comes to healthy snacking, nuts steal the limelight. Packed with natural goodness, they should form a part of any health regime. If you’re a bodybuilder, in particular, these small but mighty powerhouses of nutrients can help to keep your body in tip-top shape. Continue reading “Natural Benefits of Nuts”
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For many people, a new year signals a time to start afresh – and what better occasion to consider getting healthier?
Most people will feel inspired to make a New Year’s resolution – usually, it’s losing weight or getting fit, spurred on by the excesses of the festive period and the feeling of “new year, new start”.