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10 Tips on foot care (with special advice for 60+)

Courtesy of the NHS Your feet take the weight of your whole body, so foot problems can quickly lead to discomfort and affect the way you walk. This can in turn cause knee, hip and back pain. Research from The College of Podiatry shows that nine in 10 of us experience some sort of foot…

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November 2, 2016

Treating Sports Injuries

Courtesy of the NHS Treatment for a sports injury will depend on factors such as how severe the injury is and the part of your body affected. Some general treatments that may be helpful for your injury are described below. PRICE therapy Minor injuries, such as mild sprains and strains, can often be initially treated…

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October 26, 2016

How to Prevent Common Running Injuries

Add Strength In the battle against injury, a runner’s best armor is a strong body. Strong muscles, ligaments, and tendons guard against impact, improve form, and lead to a consistent gait. If muscles are weak, one footfall will not be like the rest. How your knee turns in, your hip drops, your foot pronates changes…

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October 19, 2016

How to Start Running

Courtesy of You’re ready to run if you’ve spent at least two weeks walking or doing some other form of exercise (like using a stationary bike or an elliptical trainer) on a regular basis—roughly 30 minutes per day, four or five days per week. Start with run/walks. While it’s tempting to just go out…

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October 12, 2016

How to get toned upper arms

By Janet Green from Fitness How to Get Rid of Arm Flab According to data from a national survey, the average woman over age 18 has an upper-arm circumference (typically measured around the biggest part of the biceps) of just less than 12 1/4 inches. But that girth doesn’t take into account firmness versus…

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October 5, 2016

Why Stretching is Important

Why Stretching is important Good Posture, Better Blood Flow, and Confidence It’s easy to forget to stretch. It’s often overlooked because the results are not as visible as lifting weights and squatting—or so you thought. Stretching can lead to better posture, fewer aches and pains, greater confidence, and a cheerier outlook on life. That’s because…

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September 28, 2016

15 Affirmations to help you lose weight

15 Affirmations to help you lose weight by Caroline Rushforth, Mindbodygreen I was a hefty 235 pounds at the age of 14, which wasn’t the best start in life. I could never understand why I was so big. I believed that I was completely trapped in my own body, after experiencing one failed attempt after…

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September 21, 2016

Exercising for stronger bones

Exercising for stronger bones Courtesy of the NHS The best exercises for building and maintaining strong bones are weight-bearing and muscle-strengthening activities. Weight-bearing exercises are any activity performed standing up, such as walking, running and dancing. When your feet and legs support your weight, your bones have to work harder, making them stronger. Muscle-strengthening exercises…

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September 14, 2016

How to cope with Muscle Pain

How to cope with Muscle Pain You wake up, get out of bed and suddenly it hits you like a tonne of bricks! Your whole body is aching and your walk is reduced to a waddle. I am sure we have all felt this way… What is it you say? The soreness from yesterday’s workout…

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September 7, 2016

Top 5 spice and herbs for health

Tumeric This herb of the ginger family provides the yellow color in curries. It’s a powerful antioxidant and has been used in Indian and Chinese medicine for centuries. Preliminary studies suggest it may help prevent or even treat Alzheimer’s disease. In some Indian villages where turmeric is popular, there are unusually low rates of Alzheimer’s.…

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July 27, 2016
Lisa has achieved the impossible – converted me from a fitness class hater to actually enjoying a class, circuit training and a PT session every week. It’s lasted a year so far and I'm a stone lighter too. No mean feat!