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Alternative Exercises for Injuries pt. 1 – Lunges (video)

Ever been in an exercise class where the instructor has not given any alternative exercises or variations to adapt for different fitness levels? Or perhaps you went in with a minor injury hoping you could just leave that foot/arm/*insert body part* out and just do whatever you can but the class leader has provided absolutely […]

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60 Second Daily Workout

While a daily workout is something you imagine only Olympians and childless work from home yoga bunnies do (and Instagram ‘models’, of course), You might be surprised to see how, when done well, you too could benefit from a daily workout. When you’re really busy (and who’s life isn’t these days?) exercise might be the […]

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Best Ab Exercises for Diastasis Recti

These alternative tummy exercises for Diastasis Recti are a must watch if your tummy muscles didn’t close properly after having a baby.  If you have Diastasis Recti (see image) then you need to be careful what abdominal exercises you do, as traditional ‘ab’ exercises and crunches don’t help, and may actually make it worse from straining […]

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Play This Fun Fitness Game to Win Back Your Health!

If you want some spontaneous fun fitness ideas then look no further than this online fun fitness roulette game from Ladbrokes. Let’s face it we can all get into a rut with our exercise and diet regimes, so anything that encourages us to inject a bit of variety is going to stop you getting bored, […]

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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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Are You Making You Diastasis Recti worse?

Diastasis Recti can occur after pregnancy and is very common. Diastasis Recti is when the abdominal muscle don’t close completely following having a baby, leaving a vertical gap where the linea nigra was during pregnancy, along the mid-line of the tummy.   It can be corrected with gentle exercises done frequently, that engage the stomach […]

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The Smart Way To Shift Baby Weight

Every new Mum wants to lose the baby weight and get back into her pre-pregnancy clothes as soon as possible after giving birth. And while it’s important to be a healthy weight there are a few considerations when it comes to how to go about exercising and diet. Firstly if you’re breastfeeding you’ll need lots […]

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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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