Fitness

in sickness and in health… or not?

So, the dreaded lurgy has caught up with you! Do you hit the gym to “sweat it out” or stay home? Read on to help you decide what to do next time a cold or flu hits you. A quick overview of the immune system: This is the hard working part of the body that…

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How to modify Plank

You are in your favourite exercise class, the instructor tells you to get into plank position.  You know that you have pelvic floor dysfunction or risk of dysfunction or it makes you feel like you need to go to the bathroom. What do you do? Don’t feel obliged to do all the exercises that the…

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Exercise, depression and anxiety

Exercise, depression and anxiety Many of my clients have struggled with differing levels of anxiety and depression and since one in five women and one in eight men will experience depression at some point in their lives, I thought it would be useful to explain just why exercise can be helpful. Depression is more than…

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Sugar makes you old!

Wow! you look amazing vs Are you ok? You look tired? Which would you prefer? Daft question I guess – nobody wants to look old before their time, in fact we’d probably all prefer the “Wow, you don’t look old enough to…” type of comments. Most of us know the usual suspects in the ageing…

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Get pumping!

Do you shy away from the weights room at the gym? Ever wondered how to use the odd looking equipment in the park? Or maybe you’ve noticed a growing trend in women lifting weights in the gym or doing body weight training out in the park. Whatever your level of knowledge or experience, it’s important…

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Home HIIT

Stuck at home? Can’t get to your favourite exercise class? I can help: I haven’t been able to get to the gym this week, so I’ve done some HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training) at home. Try this 30 min HIIT – no equipment needed, just a decent pair of trainers: Once you have warmed up,…

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Pelvic floor – what, where and how to help

Pelvic floor What? Where? I hear you say. Isolate! How? You cry! You’ve probably heard the terms pelvic floor weakness, stress incontinence, strengthening etc but maybe you aren’t too sure what they mean and more importantly, how they can change your life. Your pelvic floor, (for men and women), plays an incredibly important role in…

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