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…   […]

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 […]

The 3 Best Ways to Warm-Up for a Workout

Most people assume the best way to warm up for an exercise session, is to engage in some form of traditional cardiovascular exercise for a few minutes… But, while doing some form of cardiovascular exercise to warm up your body’s systems can help, it is not the best way to prepare our body for an […]

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 […]

5 Stretches You Can Do at Your Desk…

Sitting at a desk for 8 or more hours a day, 5 or more days a week can and will result in tight muscles, particularly when stress is added… But it doesn’t have to be that way, there are many simple stretches you can do, even while seated so as not to disrupt your working […]

3 Ways To Improve Stamina

Stamina is the physical or mental energy required to complete strenuous activities Are you tired of lacking stamina or do you fear that you will lose stamina in your later years? You’re not alone. Participating in regular exercise and fitness activities builds stamina and strength. As our body becomes more efficient, exercise and everyday activities […]

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 […]