Fitness seasonal greetings

Fitness seasonal greetings

  The festive season is upon us, so this will be my final fitness drill post for this year. It’s a time when we quite rightly make merry, eating and drinking as we celebrate the many seasonal festivities. Yet there is no need to beat ourselves up if we find office...
How to breathe for physical and mental health

How to breathe for physical and mental health

  Breathing is an action we take for granted. It’s instinctive, requiring no cognitive thought. But what if, like dolphins, it had to be consciously done? What if, as part of our design, it should be consciously done? And if we decided to concentrate on it and set out...
Can lifting weights improve heart health?

Can lifting weights improve heart health?

  Research into strength training has often focused on bone health, physical function and quality of life in older adults. When it comes to reducing the risk for cardiovascular disease, most people usually think of running or other cardio activity. Yet a recent study...
Back ache: why to act at first signs of pain

Back ache: why to act at first signs of pain

  Back pain at its worst is a crippling condition, yet it is one that until it strikes its impact tends to be underestimated or not taken that seriously. Yet we ignore twinges in our backs at our peril, as the painful risk of them becoming worse can open us to even...
Kettlebells for aerobic and anaerobic exercise

Kettlebells for aerobic and anaerobic exercise

  If lean muscle mass is your goal, consider incorporating kettlebells into your workouts. They will also assist in improving body composition as well as joint and bone health. Older than barbells and dumbbells, kettlebells originated in Russia in the time of Peter...

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