Monthly Archives: August 2018

Resistance training – and why it is important for your health

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Time to move beyond the treadmill

Resistance training is not to everyone’s taste at first.

It conjures up images of sweaty men heaving weights around the gym and leaving a trail of destruction in their wake.

It can seem like a daunting prospect, especially if you are unfamiliar with various types of exercises.

So many people just use their time to thrash out some time on a treadmill or exercise bike.

But although cardio exercises play a vital role in staying fit, it should be supplemented with resistance based exercises.

Luckily there are alternatives to purely pumping iron, as we will discuss later.

But let’s first look at why resistance work is so important.

Resistance Training

Resistance Training

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The benefits of regular massage – it’s not just about sore muscles

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The common perception of massage

Regular massage comes with a host of potential benefits, but many people only have massages sporadically.

It is one of those things we might consider if we are going on a holiday. Or possibly something that springs to mind when you start to feel pain and tension in a set of muscles.

But few people consider receiving treatments on a regular basis.

So we take a closer look at the benefits of factoring in a massage on a regular basis.

 

Regular Massage

Regular Massage

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The effects of stress on the body – and what to do about it

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What is stress?

The effects of stress may seem really clear. Most people are aware when they are stressed. But beyond some of the most obvious signs, there can be other more subtle consequences for your body.

As a starting point, we need to understand what stress is.

In medical terms, stress is tension in the body or mind caused by physical, emotional or psychological factors.

Clearly, there is often a link between the different factors. An easy example being that physical tension can lead to heightened mental tension.

This interplay means that stress can either intensify if we ignore the separate factors or diminish if we start to tackle them one by one.

Effects of stress

Effects of stress

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Getting a flat stomach – Separating the myths from the facts

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Wouldn’t it be nice?

Getting a flat stomach is, let’s face it, a ‘nice-to-have’ goal.

We know it won’t change us at a fundamental level, but it sure might make us feel just a little bit better about ourselves.

And if ‘flat’ isn’t achievable, then flatter would sure be nice.

And whenever this niggly little idea pops back in our head, we go for what we instinctively think might work.

Jogging on the treadmill or doing endless crunches.

But sadly, this is not an effective route to our destination.

We take a look at a few simple tips that help in the pursuit of a flat stomach.

Getting a flat stomach

Getting a flat stomach

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