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Fit & Fabulous : Yoga does not have an age limit – 5 benefits of Yoga

Over 50s 5 Benefits of Yoga

Over 50? Do you know why Yoga is so good for you? Do you know the benefits of even 10 minutes yoga practice daily? I have discovered a few things about yoga since I started practicing over the last year. At first I had my doubts about whether I could do it and actually felt it was more for people… Read more »

The Best Ways to Exercise without breaking the budget

exercise

What are the best ways to exercise without breaking the budget?  This is a question we ask ourselves when we want to start a new exercise program.   One of the reasons people give for not even starting to exercise is that they ‘can’t afford it’. Gym fees, personal trainers or classes are great but they can become expensive. For me,… Read more »

‘Y’ is for Yoga – Why You Need to include Yoga in your Life

Y is for Yoga

  I didn’t discover Yoga or it’s benefits until midlife, but I soon became a convert to the practice.  When I think of yoga, I think of incense burning, vegetarians, people who run away to India, chanting ‘Ommmmm” – a little weird, whacky and airy fairy types of things. I was also sceptical of the physical value of yoga from… Read more »

5 surprising things I learned from 30 days of Stretching

What I learned 30 day stretching

  Well we did it!  Let’s celebrate completing our ’30 days to a More Flexible You‘ Challenge.  When I started the challenge at the beginning of the month I couldn’t touch my toes and that was my goal!  My P.T. Nikki Wakerley, is always promoting the importance of stretching. I love the 15 – 20 minutes at the end of… Read more »

13 Ways to Keep Your Fitness on Track in Winter

EXERCISING IN WINTER

Have you kept your Fitness in Winter on track? It is the middle of Winter and most people are finding it difficult to face the cold weather or perhaps even snow, to keep their exercise and fitness routine going. I was recently asked to write a guest post for Robin Follette’s website about tips on keeping fit during the winter… Read more »

How to be Positive for a More Meaningful Life

We all experience stress, anxiety and depression at some point in our lives.  For some these feelings are only temporary but for others it goes deeper and requires the assistance of medical intervention. In my post Why We All Need A Mental Health Day, I discuss how everyone needs to be able to feel they can take a day for… Read more »

Why It is Important to Have Fitness Recovery Days

Recovery Rest Nurture

Starting a new fitness program can be exciting and challenging.  You are inspired to start training and may even have chosen an event as a goal to train for.  Exercise and fitness is important to our health and well being, however, learning to listen to our bodies and include recovery days into our program are equally important. Below I’ve listed… Read more »

10 Ways To Banish Stress From Your Life

Stress busters for life

Feeling stressed?  Of course you are!  Whether you have stress from your job, family or life in general none of us are immune to being stressed. Stress can rob us of our happiness and contentment in life and life is too short not to be happy and contented.  Stress can also be self-imposed so just be kind to yourself and… Read more »

I’m a Yoga Convert!

When I think of yoga, I think of incense burning, vegetarians, people who run away to India, chanting ‘Ommmmm” – a little weird, whacky and airy fairy types of things.  I also can’t clear my mind for 5 seconds let alone meditate so have resisted many invitations from my ‘Saturday Sister’, running friend to attend a yoga class. I finally… Read more »

Tips to Help Strengthen Your Back & Ease the Pain

If you suffer from back pain, like I do, you will know how limiting it can be. We live in a world of convenience – we have a remote to save us getting up to change the TV station, we take the elevator instead of stairs, we drive or catch public transport instead of walking. Not to mention, sitting for… Read more »

12 Daily Stretches to Improve Flexibility

12 daily stretches

Stretching is SO IMPORTANT, however, most of us don’t give this part of our exercise program the respect it deserves. These basic stretches will improve flexibility and help you avoid injury.  If you aren’t sure of what to do, book a session with a Personal Trainer, Physiotherapist or Osteopath who can show you the correct techniques. You should set aside… Read more »