Imagine combining the deep stretching action of a yoga class with muscle-burning, heart pumping cardio work and an intense weights session. It’s the sort of workout that has fitness bunnies drooling and the rest of us collapsing in a heap on the floor at the end of a workout. Continue reading
Exercise is a great way to future proof your body. By looking after your muscles, your joints, your lungs and your heart, not to mention waistline and brain, you can make sure you are as ready for the future as possible Continue reading
While there are more than 100 different types, or schools, of yoga, most sessions typically include breathing exercises, meditation, and assuming postures (sometimes called asana or poses) that stretch and flex various muscle groups.
The benefits of Yoga include increased flexibility, increased muscle tone and strength and higher levels of energy. Yoga can also help weight reductions, cardio health and will help protect against injury. Continue reading
The least we can do is make sure that we start each day well. If you can take control of the manner in which you start each day then, by the time you hit the study or workplace, you will be in the right frame of mind to face whatever our 24/7 society can throw at us. Continue reading
For the past few years we have been more or less constantly bombarded with the idea of mindfulness. It’s sort of ironic that everywhere we look – Facebook, Twitter, online websites, health magazines etc – we are told to be ‘mindful’, when actually what we need to do is to stop being bombarded with instructions about mindfulness and instead be given time to be mindful. Continue reading
Turn the idea of Lent on its head and actually ‘taking something up’ for the next six weeks. By all means give up chocolate, snacks or alcohol through this period of Lent but replace it with something that will give you a n Continue reading
In The Times on 18 February, fitness guru Matt Roberts sent shock waves through the fitness world as he announced that doing too much exercise and working too hard in the gym might be putting the health of 40 and 50 years olds at risk. Continue reading