Archive of: Fitness

  • Did your parents tell you to stand up straight?

    Did your parents tell you to stand up straight?

    Why did we always get told to stand up straight? It was really irritating as a kid wasn’t it? So why were we told to do it? Is it really worth the effort?

    The answer is YES. It really is good for you! The sad but amazing fact is that as toddlers most of us had perfect poster … we’ve just spent the rest of our lives unlearning it!

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  • Stay healthy in the warm weather

    Stay healthy in the warm weather

    This weather is fabulous, it’s certainly the time to be outside for so many reasons, a few tips to bear in mind for staying healthy

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  • Regain your MOJO - what does it mean to you?

    Regain your MOJO - what does it mean to you?

    Know what you want, why you want it, and what it’ll mean to you. How will you feel when you’ve achieved your goal? That’s the key. Know where you want to be, and then you can work out how you’re going to get there!

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  • Impressed by YOU

    Impressed by YOU

    Tracey-Anne started with Fitforlife from basics, there was a level of fear for new exercises and intensity which she has attacked and conquered with style! One example was the use of suspension training equipment. This core centred and balance based equipment requires a high level of focus and control to master, and is very challenging (and can be quite scary!). Anyone who’s tried suspension training will testify to that. Every exercise uses multiple muscle groups and is constantly demanding of the core for stability.

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  • Which type of exercise is best for your health?

    Which type of exercise is best for your health?

    There’s been a lot of discussion as well as TV programs and column inches dedicated to exercise lately. Studies indicating all sorts of ‘answers’ to which sort or type of exercise is best for you. So what’s the answer?

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  • Dressed for the weather?

    Dressed for the weather?

    It doesn’t matter if you’re running, walking or cycling, if the weather is cold you’ll need gloves and a hat … you can always take them off if you get too warm. Dress in layers so that you can unzip, or remove a jacket if you’re over cooking! However if you’re too cold you’ve got a problem you can’t solve. Today I had a thermal base layer, short sleeve tshirt, running tights, a flourecent gilet and a thin hat - I was fine!

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  • What's all the fuss about Water?

    What's all the fuss about Water?

    As more and more research is being conducted into the benefits of hydration, and the damaging effects of dehydration we’re all hearing more and more about how we should drink more water!  My Grandmother used to ask why we should be more concerned about drinking so much water when previous generations didn’t. 

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