Why you should do resistance training

What is resistance training? Resistance training (aka strength training) is exercise that applies tension to muscles through the use of free weights, machine weights, resistance bands or body weight – to induce muscular contraction. Resistance training leads to increased strength, muscle endurance (anaerobic endurance), improves bone density, and promotes positive impacts on body composition (muscle […]

Mental Health and Exercise

Mindful Exercise Exercise doesn’t just improve your physical appearance, but it has a profound impact on your mental state. Exercise can improve our overall mood, energy levels, memory, sleep, and more recent research shows the proven natural benefits it can have in low-moderate levels of depression, anxiety and ADHD.   What happens to the brain […]

7 Foods to Boost your Immunity this Winter

7 Foods to Boost your Immunity this Winter By Stephanie Harris Winter has hit, and every second man and his dog have started coughing all over the place! So, what can you do to give your immune system the best possible chance at staying healthy during these cooler months? Read on to find out…   […]

A Good News Story On Osteoporosis Prevention

A 55Plus Success Story! I am proud to share with you an email I recently received from an excited 55 Plus subscriber. This lady (let’s call her Jill) is 67 years of age and has been diligently following the 55 Plus exercise videos since we launched in 2018. Prior to this Jill had a below […]

How to not over indulge over Christmas

Yes, it’s that time of the year again, where we all tend to eat and drink more than we should. We then move in to the New Year feeling a little less than happy with ourselves for over indulging. Now I’m not going to stand here up on my soap box and tell you not […]

The Number 1 Way to Make Exercise Easier and More Enjoyable         

HABIT… When exercise becomes habit, it becomes part of your daily life and when you don’t do it, you feel kind of guilty. Do you enjoy mundane tasks like brushing your teeth, or washing your car? I’d say your answer is no, but how do you feel when you’ve completed those chores? A clean fresh […]

8 Important Benefits of Exercise…

Reduces Stress: Got a lot going on in your life, and feeling a little stressed about it all? Try taking a walk or heading to the gym for a quick workout. One of the most common mental benefits of exercise is stress relief. Working up a sweat will increase your endorphins, which can help manage […]

3 Ways Consistency is Key To Your Health

We all know that without a consistent batter we won’t be able to bake a deliciously light, fluffy and moist cake… Or if our cement isn’t consistent we’ll find ourselves with a lumpy driveway, or uneven tiling… But did you know we need to try to be consistent in different aspects of life to truly […]

4 Must Know Things About Flexibility

Flexibility is the range of motion of a joint or a group of joints. It’s often associated with the mobility of muscle groups that allow for greater movement around the joints, and is extremely important if we want to remain independent and enjoy a productive and active life. 1. Keeping your muscles flexible and limber […]

Hydration

As we start to increase our level of physical activity, our body’s demand for adequate hydration also increases, but why is that? As we become fitter, our bodily functions such as digestion, respiration and circulation are increased. The energy produced during exercise places a greater demand on these systems in order to allow our body […]