A report by Women in Sport has identified the importance of exercise during menopause, and aims to help women get more active.
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I am exercising so why am I not losing weight? Pounding the streets, but those pounds aren’t shifting? Read on for a few ideas of changes which might help. Maybe you are just eating too much of the ‘healthy stuff’? Nuts and wholemeal bread are great, so is whole wheat pasta (and lots of other […]
The benefits of running: there are just SO many! Ever been tempted to run but haven’t quite made it out of the door? Read on – you might just get going! But if you are a beginner, make sure you look at the advice in the postcript! Running makes you happier Running makes your brain […]
NOW really is the perfect time to start! We have all said it at one time or another. I’m too lazy. I’m too tired. I don’t have time. There are a hundred reasons to avoid working out. And, to a certain extent, they carry some truth. Today’s busy, fast-paced lifestyle leaves little time to invest […]
A 3% weight loss target? You can do better with the help of a personal trainer! This week The National Institute for Clinical Excellence (NICE) wants overweight people to lose 3% of their weight over a year and avoid ‘yo-yo’ dieting. Now, I’m all for a bit of weight loss – but we are made […]
How to become ‘everyday active’ and improve your fitness levels. We are less active as a nation than we were in 1961 (by 24%) and 22.5% of adults do not achieve even thirty minutes of activity over seven days. Given that the Chief Medical Officer recommends 150 minutes of moderate physical activity a week, we […]
The Chief Medical Officer in her recent report tells us that most of us are now overweight. We eat too much fat and sugar and don’t do enough exercise – and I guess we knew that. But you and I don’t have to be in the majority – we can have a healthy body weight […]
Exercise has many benefits, and it’s never too late to get started...
I get loads of fitness tips and various ‘ideas’ on how to improve this, that or another part of my body. On the whole I am only too grateful that my body will do what I want of it, swiftly and pain free. The younger Personal Trainers that work in our gyms really do sweat […]
Well, the British Journal of Sports Medicine has followed 3,500 people and can now tell us what we have always suspected – age is no barrier to exercise and exercising is good for you! The study shows that those of us who take up exercise in our 60s are three times more likely to remain healthy over the […]