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25 Sep

Walking at a fast pace for three hours or speed walking more than once a week can reduce your risk of heart disease by up to 65%.

24 Sep

Running isn’t just great for cardiovascular fitness and heart health. People who run 12-18 miles a week have a stronger immune system and can increase their bone mineral density.

22 Sep

Sweet stuff

Chocolate is good for your skin; its antioxidants improve blood flow and protect against UV damage. Higher cocoa content the better!

21 Sep

While grains are rich in carbohydrates, they contain a lot of starch, surrounded by a husk or kernel. When digested, the starch turns into maltose or isomaltose, and then further decomposes into glucose (sugar) in the intestines. I wouldn’t fully rely on grains for carbohydrate consumption, maybe a good mix of root vegetables.

20 Sep

Russian Twist

This is one of my favourite exercises! It works predominantly your core muscles but you also need to engage your legs to lift them up off the ground and your arms also to hold a dumbbell or kettlebell up in front of you.

Sit on the floor or a mat with your legs stretched out in front of you. Pick up the dumbbell / kettlebell and hold it above your waist while in the seated position. Raise your feet about 6 inches off the floor and proceed to perform a twisting motion with your upper body so you end up touching the ground either side you with the weight. Perform 20-30 reps about 2-3 times with a 30 second rest in between.

19 Sep

Wedding packages are designed to get Brides and Grooms looking their best for the big day. This is achieved through diet, exercise and hard work. There will be an expert trainer available to you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week if you have any questions, queries or want to do some extra exercises. They will also offer you different recipes and food plans through your training to suit your personal needs. Please enquire to have a look at our individual packages and see which would suit you the best.

How do you imagine yourself on your wedding day…….

17 Sep

Sports massage should play an important part in the life of any sportsman or woman whether they are injured or not. Massage has a number of benefits both physical, physiological and psychological.

Physical effects of massage…………….Pumping (the stroking movements in massage suck fluid through blood vessels and lymph vessels). Increased tissue permeability (deep massage causes the pores in tissue membranes to open, enabling fluids and nutrients to pass through). Stretching (massage can stretch tissues that could not be stretched in the usual methods). Break down scar tissue (scar tissue is the result of previous injuries or trauma and can effect muscle, tendons and ligaments). Improve tissue elasticity (hard training can make tissues hard and inelastic). Opens micro-circulation (massage does increase blood flow to tissues, but so does exercise. What massage also does is open or dilate the blood vessels and by stretching them this enables nutrients to pass through easier).

Physiological effects of sports massage………..Pain reduction (tension and waste products in muscles can often cause pain). Relaxation (muscles relax through heat generated, circulation and stretching).

Psychological effects of massage……………Anxiety reduction (through the effects mentioned above relaxation is induced and so reduces anxiety levels).

06 Sep

Peas are actually a legume and there are many different types.

Like other legumes, peas are a great source of fibre and protein. One study on 23 people who were overweight with high cholesterol found that eating 50g of of pea flower per day for 28 days significantly reduced insulin resistance and belly fat, compared to wheat flour.

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