Why a Hot Bath or a Sauna Offers Some Similar Benefits To Running

What A Hot Bath Or A Sauna Offers Some Similar Benefits To Running

The term “exercise is medicine” is rightfully well publicised. It’s one of the best ways to stay healthy, yet medicine doesn’t work if you aren’t prepared to take it.

30 Minutes' Exercise Won't Counteract Sitting All Day... What Can?

30 Minutes' Exercise Won't Counteract Sitting All Day And What Can

It’s recommended we do at least 30 minutes of exercise a day – or 150 minutes a week – to stay healthy. But 30 minutes accounts for just 2% of the day. And many of us spend most of the rest of the time sitting.

15 Minutes of Intense Activity Can Improve Heart Health

15 Minutes of Intense Activity Can Improve Heart Health

High-intensity interval training (HIIT) workouts have become popular in recent years for a number of reasons. They don’t require as much time as a regular workout (some can take as little as 10 minutes),

Going Back To The Gym: How To Avoid Injuries

Going Back To The Gym: How To Avoid Injuries After Lockdown

Injuries happen when training load exceeds tissue tolerance – so basically, when you do more than your body is capable of. Fatigue, muscle-tendon strength, joint range of motion, and previous injury to the tissue can all increase the likelihood of sustaining an injury.

6 Steps to Creating A Trauma-Sensitive Home Exercise Practice

6 Steps to Creating A Trauma-Sensitive Home Exercise Practice

Figuring out how to initiate (or return) to exercise in a way that feels emotionally and physically safe after experiencing illness, accidents, or acts of violence can be challenging, triggering, and overwhelming. If any of these scenarios resonate with you, a trauma-sensitive approach to fitness can help.

COVID-19: Does Exercising Really Reduce The Risk?

COVID-19: Does Exercising Really Reduce The Risk?

A new US study shows that people who are less physically active are more likely to be hospitalised and die with COVID-19. According to these new calculations, being inactive...

Too Much Sitting Is Bad For You — But Some Types Are Better Than Others

Too Much Sitting Is Bad For You — But Some Types Are Better Than Others

One old behaviour that has persisted, and has arguably been amplified due to COVID-19, is sitting — and it is not surprising to see why. 

Does Coffee Burn More Fat During Exercise?

Does Coffee Burn More Fat During Exercise?

Coffee, green tea and other caffeinated drinks are a popular way to start the morning. Not only does it give many people a much-needed boost, but caffeine can also help when it comes to fitness.

Spirited Walking: A Step in the Right Direction

Stress Walking: A Step in the Right Direction

All too often we approach exercise as just another task -- maybe even a burden. We do it because we know we should. "Stress walking", some folks have labeled it as they dash off to battle calories and advancing years with frantic lunch-hour sprints...

Staying Active Throughout Adulthood Is Linked To Lower Healthcare Costs In Later Life

Staying Active Throughout Adulthood Is Linked To Lower Healthcare Costs In Later Life

Our latest research has shown another benefit of being physically active throughout life. We found that in the US, people who were more physically active as teenagers and throughout adulthood had lower healthcare costs.

Finding Our Way From Struggle to Harmony in the Here and Now

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Most of us have a relationship to the outside world based on conflict, the power struggle. It is quite tiring. One must always be on the alert. Could there be another way of doing things?

How Exercise Keeps Your Brain Healthy--And Protects It Against Depression and Anxiety

How Exercise Keeps Your Brain Healthy And Protects It Against Depression And Anxiety

As with many other physicians, recommending physical activity to patients was just a doctor chore for me – until a few years ago. That was because I myself was not very active.

When Did Men Start To Obsess Over Their Six-packs or Lack Thereof

When Did Men Started To Obsess Over Their Six-packs Or Lack Thereof

The cultural obsession with six-pack abdominals shows no signs of abating. And if research into male body image is to be believed, it will likely only grow, thanks to social media.

Here's What Most Are Missing About Their Exercise Practices

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Health and fitness benefits from exercise begin from the very first step of movement. These benefits continue to accumulate in a linear fashion up until 300 to 400 minutes per week of moderate activity. Beyond that, benefits continue to occur, but at a reduced rate.

The Why and How of Belly Dancing

Belly Dancing for Body, Mind, and Spirit

Belly dance (by whatever name it is called) is excellent for any age. It is a celebration of womanhood, a dance by women for women's purposes. It can be practiced in preparation for childbirth and after childbirth. This dance has also helped many women who have suffered from PMS and menstrual discomfort...

What To Eat for Long-Distance Running

What To Eat For Long-distance Running

Your diet is crucial in long-distance running. If you don’t eat the right foods in the right amounts, you might not get enough energy to train and compete properly.

Do We Really Need To Walk 10,000 Steps A Day?

Do We Really Need To Walk 10,000 Steps A Day?

When it comes to being fit and healthy, we’re often reminded to aim to walk 10,000 steps per day. This can be a frustrating target to achieve, especially when we’re busy with work and other commitments.

Why Going For A Swim In The Ocean Can Be Good For You, and For Nature

Why Going For A Swim In The Ocean Can Be Good For You, And For Nature

Summer is the season when we like to cool off with a plunge into water. For some it’s in the local or backyard swimming pool, but others prefer the salt water of the ocean.

Why You Should Consider Adding Classical Music To Your Exercise Playlist

Why You Should Consider Adding Classical Music To Your Exercise Playlist

For many people, an essential part of any exercise regime is the music that accompanies it. Whether you’re a runner, a rower or a bodybuilder, there’s a good chance you have a favourite selection of tunes and some headphones to help you through.

To Stretch or Not To Stretch Before Exercise: What You Need To Know About Warm-ups

To Stretch or Not To Stretch Before Exercise: What You Need To Know About Warm-ups

Over the past 20 years, static muscle stretching has gotten a bad rap. Once considered an essential part of any sport or exercise warm-up, static stretching has now been removed from the picture almost entirely.

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