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Stretching

Uncategorized Aug 08, 2020

Flexibility has long been considered an important component of physical fitness so stretching has become a staple of many exercise programs. Unfortunately, nearly all the benefits people think they are getting from stretching don’t hold up when held up to the scientific research. This blog will address some of these misconceptions about stretching and make recommendations about how better to spend the time you dedicate to exercise. 

 

1. Stretching to...

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Pelvic Floor Health and Exercise

Uncategorized Aug 08, 2020

Pelvic floor health issues are extremely common, particularly in the female population. Exercise is known to sometimes exacerbate the symptoms of pelvic floor dysfunction. Though on the other hand, exercise is crucial to good health. Unfortunately there is insufficient research in this area to make broad, definitive statements in regards to the connection between exercise and the pelvic floor. This blog will therefore provide an overview of the pelvic floor and make...

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Press Play

Uncategorized Jun 24, 2020

This is one for the ladies (or the men that wish to understand the wonderful women in their lives a little better). Menopause. Some of you may be there and others may have this time ahead of you. 

Just because it has ‘pause’ in the name does not mean you have to physically pause areas of your life - particularly exercise. 

Menopause is defined as the cessation of menstruation for 12months. Menopause occurs when the ovaries stop making the...

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Time for a pep talk!

Uncategorized Jun 05, 2020

“I’ll just do it tomorrow” – The most common sentence in isolation

Now just a disclaimer, it is a little bit ironic that I’m here to chat to you today about motivation and routine during lockdown but have subsequently sat here for the past 15min, unable to motivate myself to start this blog, scrolled through Instagram and Tik Tok about 50 times before getting out of bed this morning, and just made my third cup of coffee just to fill 5min....

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5 Ways to Improve Your Sleep

Uncategorized Mar 11, 2020

No one can deny how good we feel after a night of uninterrupted, restful sleep. Now I am not someone who believes that this is attainable every night of our lives but I am someone who believes you should make good sleep a regular habit. That’s right, a habit. Sleep and a delicious chocolate cake are alike. They are both lovely to experience but in the same way a good cake takes preparation time, so does sleep.

Let me take you through five proven ways to enhance...

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Why You Need More Floor Play In Your Life!

Uncategorized Feb 11, 2020

Why do people stop floor play and why is nobody speaking about it?

Is it taking you longer to get up after you have gone down to the ground?

If so then you should read this article and implement some more floor play into your life.

More specifically I am talking about the ability to get down and up from the ground and move around the floor more easily. As people get older they tend to stop going down to the ground as often and like any other skill, if you don’t...

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Stress and bones... the good and the bad

Uncategorized Jan 22, 2020

Stress is the body’s way of responding to demand on pressures.

It’s a normal part of life and is a healthy reaction that helps us cope with life’s challenges. However, too much stress, or prolonged stress can affect our physical and mental health.

Cortisol is a hormone, which is mainly released at times of stress and has many important functions in your body such as increasing glucose metabolism, controlling blood pressure and inflammation. Cortisol...

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HIIT hype

Uncategorized Nov 28, 2019

You may have heard the term HIIT training floating around in the last couple of years but have absolutely no idea what it means. Don’t worry, it has nothing to do with hitting anyone or any form of physical abuse.

HIIT actually stands for high intensity interval training which is a training technique in which you vary periods of all-out, 100% effort followed by short, sometimes active, periods of recovery. This method of training increases your heart rate and...

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Progressive Overload - Stuck in an exercise rut?

Uncategorized Oct 29, 2019

Muscle strength is an important component of any exercise program, particularly in the older population. Strength training is important for bone health, balance and being strong enough to complete daily activities such as climbing stairs or carrying groceries. It is particularly important for older adults as sarcopenia (or the loss of skeletal muscle with advancing age) can result in weakness, reduced activity levels, decreased bone mineral density, and an increased...

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Kettlebell Training

Uncategorized Sep 06, 2019

Kettlebell? No. It’s nothing to do with boiling water. (Although, on that note, I’m going to grab a cup of tea quickly to write this with) 

Now that’s done...I’m actually here to chat to you about using kettlebells for weight training. 

Kettlebells are large cast iron ball shaped weights with a handle on one side. You may have seen these odd looking weights in the corner of your gym (there’s a big beautifully coloured stack in...

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