It is a sport loved by players from recreational level through to elite performance. Badminton is an activity that calls for speed, endurance, flexibility, balance, swift reaction times and an ability to read the game. It is also a great sport for social interaction so the mental health benefits are also pronounced. Continue reading
One of our missions at Kelsey Kerridge Sports Centre and Gym is to help people discover exercise that they can enjoy and benefit from. We believe that, no matter how much a person might have disliked sport at school, there will be some activity that really appeals and catches their imagination. Our staff are here to help people who are interested in developing a positive relationship with exercise. Continue reading
In the Observer Magazine at the weekend, there was a small after-thought type article entitled ‘Exercises to help avoid an early death’.
While the threat of an early death is a bit strong, I thought it might be a good idea to reiterate just how good for us different forms of exercise can be.
First a reminder about the general benefits of exercising regularly, not just to avoid an early death, but to ensure a lifestyle that is as active, healthy and illness injury-free as possible.
There is the impact that regular exercise has upon the important systems that keep our bodies functioning. Cardio-vascular or aerobic exercise helps the muscles of the heart to stay strong, it helps the lungs to work efficiently and those two things combine to send oxygenated blood around the body efficiently. Continue reading
Walking with friends, cleaning the house, messing around in the playground – discover some ways to up your daily exercise regime without even thinking about it. Continue reading
Taking a different approach when you are short of time is key to ensuring that you remain fit and healthy in body and mind. The ideas we have outlined below will not replace the satisfaction and results you will achieve from regular 40-60 minute exercise sessions but at least they will keep things ticking over when you are chronically short of time. Continue reading
Working away from home can cause real disruptions to your workout routine. Even if you are staying in a hotel with a gym on site, there is al the uncertainty that comes from not knowing the equipment or, in the case of many hotel gyms, finding it is far too small to serve the people who want to use it. Continue reading
Exercising outdoors has some great benefits – increased energy levels, improved mood and reduced tension. So an outdoors summer workout is a great way to feel great while getting fit. Continue reading
Free weights are the key to developing strong, stable joints and helping your body move efficiently through the demands of everyday life. They also help prevent a decrease in bone density as you get older. Continue reading
In the correct clothing and footwear, exercising in cold weather is completely fine to do. People do get concerned about getting sweaty in chilly conditions, but as long as you are wearing moisture-wicking fabrics, your body will stay at a healthy temperature and will function as it would in any other workout environment. Continue reading
Is three lots of 10 minutes short bursts of exercise more effective than trudging out 10,000 steps? Continue reading