Posts Tagged ‘Fitness’

Why winter workouts are good for you

Grab your shoes and head outdoors -why a cold winter workout can be so good for your health. Cooler, winter weather often makes us feel lethargic, making the thought of going outside rather unappealing. But before you curl up with a cuppa and your latest book, consider the benefits of getting out and about as…

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FIND time

Too busy to exercise? I get it, you’re working full time, you have a family that needs you 24/7, the house needs cleaning as it looks like a bombs gone off and you’re up to your ears in washing. How on earth can you fit in exercise when you have (what feels like) no time?…

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Lift yourself powerful

Running, cycling, swimming etc are our major fat-burner workouts! Right? Wrong! Resistance training; aka lifting weights; body weight work; strength work; pumping iron etc is the key to a strong, supple body. Other benefits include: Bone density better muscle tone (less jiggle, more power) increased metabolism (think slimmer, weight control) fantastic posture (walk taller) better…

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Appetite busters

Are you a diet saboteur? Do you find yourself being really “good” with your food during the week, only to let it all come crashing down on the weekend? I have some great tips for you to keep your appetite under control. First of all, ask yourself if you’re really hungry or just thirsty.  Start…

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Bliss balls

Looking for a tasty, slightly sweet snack that is healthier than chocolate?  Have you ever tried bliss balls to give you a sugar hit (dates!) as well as packing a protein punch to keep you satisfied for longer?       I have been trying out bliss/protein ball recipes and wanted to share mine (and…

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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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Metabolism and weight loss

Metabolism is the process of your body converting the food you eat to the energy you need for every day activities and exercise. The metabolic process takes the calories from the carbohydrates, fats and proteins that you eat, combines them with oxygen to release energy.  This energy allows your body to function. Daily energy expenditure…

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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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