Ticking Time Bomb: Managing Blood Pressure is Key to Longevity

heart health for long term health

Blood pressure and heart health are closely linked and are the key to longevity.Blood pressure is a measure of the force exerted by circulating blood on the walls of arteries. It is a vital indicator of cardiovascular health. It’s influenced by factors like cardiac output, peripheral resistance, and overall blood volume, with optimal levels crucial…

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Harnessing hormonal harmony

it's a balancing act

Physical fitness is just one small benefit of regular exercise. Its reach extends into the realms of hormonal equilibrium, creativity, and overall well-being. Beyond sculpting muscles, it plays a key role in harnessing hormonal harmony. Through increased blood flow and neurotransmitter release, it ignites the spark of creativity, unveiling innovative solutions. Furthermore, exercise cultivates balance…

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Pilates isn’t enough


I love Pilates. I teach on average 5 classes a week. I feel strong, flexible (ish) and mobile. My pelvic floor is pretty good too. But just doing Pilates not enough for long term health. OK, before you run away screaming, hear me out: Pilates is fantastic! Regular practice can help build an inner foundation…

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Are you using the right fuel?

You wouldn’t put diesel into a petrol car would you (well, not on purpose anyway), but do you consider what food you use for exercise performance? These are some common questions I deal with regularly: For those of us who grew up with the mind set that exercise was all about burning maximum calories to…

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Thrive in midlife: 3 key facts to defy ageing

Midlife is often seen as a turning point—a time when we reflect on our past achievements and look ahead to the future. It’s a stage where maintaining our health becomes crucial to leading a fulfilling life. Regular exercise during midlife is not only beneficial for physical well-being but also plays a vital role in mental…

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Ditch the New Year’s resolution

Did you make a New Year’s Resolution? How are you going with it? Are you on track to reach your goal? Statistically, 74% of women and 70% of men make New Year’s Resolutions…. and 50% of those fail within the first month. New Year New You… The new year brings with it a sense of…

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To treat or not to treat

When it comes to food, do you try and stick to a rigid plan or do you allow yourself treats?If so, how much should you treat yourself?How often should you treat? When it comes to food and weight management, including an occasional treat meal can make the difference between overall diet compliance and “falling off…

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Is “convenience” inconvenient?

Is technology and progress making us lazy? Are we too lazy, busy or disinterested to put an effort into everyday things? And, is this convenience, actually causing us to be inconvenienced in the long term? Are we going to pay the price of progress with our health? OK, I can hear you already: What is…

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Food and exercise – what to eat before you work out

I often get asked if I eat before a workout, and what the best foods are to ensure you get the most out of your efforts. It’s a good idea to give your body some fuel for a big workout or sports game so that you have the energy levels for sustained endurance. Food and…

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