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What’s The Best Time To Exercise?

What is the best time to exercise? Earlier or later in the day? Is it ok to do a ‘fasted workout’ i.e. before food or should you eat before? What about pre-workout supplements containing Branched Chain Amino Acids (BCAAs) and caffeine? In the video below I answer this and show you how to decided what […]

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Should You Exercise When Sick?

Should you make yourself exercise when sick?   Is it ok to exercise when you’re just a little bit poorly as opposed to really unwell? How do you know when you are too ill to exercise and should rest instead? For more help on getting in shape, losing weight and improving your energy and health get your […]

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Why Should You Change Your Sedentary Life?

Some of the smartest inventions of the 20th Century have also become the most damaging to our health. I’m not talking about illegal drugs, or airplane crashes or even the threat of nuclear warfare. Of course those things are pretty deadly, but thankfully rare in the context of the general population. I’m talking about the […]

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10 Ways To Be More Active At Home Today For Free

Whether it’s Christmas spending or paying the deposit on your newly booked Summer holiday, there’s rarely a time of year we couldn’t do with rolling back the spending and being a bit more strategic on where you put your pennies.   As much as wanting to get in shape for Summer and feel fitter and […]

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Workout Smarter Not Harder!

Work, studies, children, parents, significant others, family life… it’s no wonder we don’t have all the time we’d like to dedicate to exercise. It seems pretty reasonable to put your lack of fitness down to lack of workout and activity time. Or perhaps you ARE pounding the pavements every day – jogging before work, group class […]

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Get Fit In Your Home Gym – Your Garden!

Read the original post for Jacksons Fencing here.  Hands up if you love to exercise for the sake of exercise? Just me? Ok well as a health and fitness coach I guess it’s only natural that I love getting a good sweat on, lifting heavy weights and feeling my muscles burn. But for most people staying fit, […]

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Playground Workout – Get Fit with the Family!

If you’ve got small kids as I have, you’ll know how hard it is to find ‘me time’ for simple things like a bath by yourself let alone making time for exercise. Even if your children are at school during the day most people work or have other commitments that get in the way of exercise. […]

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Fun Fitness for kids – Keeping active as the nights draw in

An excellent guest post from Joanne McGowan of Act One Adventures, who provide fantastically fun Parties, Activity Classes and Events for children.   The summer holidays have come to an end and most of us are getting back into a routine of school/nursery again.  You have hopefully had a summer of getting out and about, playing in […]

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The Benefits of Walking

So simple, so convenient, yet the lure of the car with its air conditioning / heated seats / speed means more people are likely to drive to the corner shop when walking would have still only taken us five minutes! Inactivity is the second leading preventable cause of death in the United States, second only […]

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Burn off the Easter Eggs With This Fun Activity!

This is the most awesome game to play at Easter with your kids, and makes a fab couple of hours out in the fresh air, AND it’s fantastic exercise! Egg Rolling is so much fun!   The tradition of Egg Rolling, also known as Pace-Egging, goes back hundreds of years, from the Old English word […]

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