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Monthly Archives: April 2016

Deciding to run a marathon

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Marathon inspiration

Running a marathon, should you do it? It’s the end of April, and the London Marathon is over for another year.

There are certainly highs and lows most years, and 2016 is no different.

On the plus side, the incredible amounts raised for charity, the stories of personal triumph; and the one millionth finisher.

Unfortunately, this year, David Seath (a Captain in the army), collapsed and died. It’s a stark reminder of just how challenging a marathon can be.

So if you have been caught up in the well-spring of emotion, and are trying to decide whether or not to run your first marathon, here are some pros and cons to weigh up.

 

Running a marathon

Running a marathon

 

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Losing weight – What to do about a weight-loss plateau

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The problem of the weight-loss plateau

Spring has finally arrived, and with summer just around the corner, it’s time to think about getting back in shape. Once the decision has been made and you are committed losing weight, there can be many challenges ahead.

One of the biggest challenges you can face is known as the ‘weight-loss’ plateau. ¬†For the first couple of weeks, you eat like a saint and exercise like an athlete. You see results both on the scales and in the way you feel.

But at some point, the progress just seems to stop dead in its tracks. You are still staying focused, but the scales won’t budge, you have hit a weight-loss plateau.

Why do they happen? And what can you do to overcome them? Read on!

 

Losing weight

Losing weight

 

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