Why we all need to do Strength Exercises

Why we all need to do Strength Exercises

I’ve just been reading an article from the Harvard medical school health publications*, and it reminded me again why we all need to do strength exercises.  It states that age- related muscle loss begins at around age 35  and progresses slowly at about 1% per year....
My Top 5 Stretches

My Top 5 Stretches

In my 20’s I thought stretching at the end of the class was a waste of time.  I’d push myself really hard in a lunchtime gym session or class, then skip the cool down and stretch, and head straight back to work.    I’d spend the afternoon sitting at my desk, and then...
How to Get Fit Fast

How to Get Fit Fast

Did you watch Channel 4’s programme last week (7th Feb) “How to Get Fit Fast?”   A very easy watch, with some interesting information. Three key things I took from it were: Group exercise helps you to burn more calories, and increase endorphin levels...
Top Ten Tips to Starting Exercise

Top Ten Tips to Starting Exercise

Here are my top ten tips to starting exercise… Start off slowly and gradually build up rather than trying to do too much too soon.  Just 15- 20 minutes of moderate intensity exercise every day will help you stay stronger and more mobile.   Listen to your body;...
Improve your Balance

Improve your Balance

Our body does an amazing balancing act, every day, without us even thinking about it. Our eyes, ears, brain, and muscles, work together to enable us to stay standing upright on two feet. Our eyes give us information about where we are in space (which is why it’s...
Top Tips on Press-Ups

Top Tips on Press-Ups

One of my goals this year is to work on improving upper body strength.  For many women this is an area of weakness.     I hate press-ups, I find them tough, and therefore I tend to avoid them.     However, as I read more about diseases such osteoporosis I’m...