It seems no matter how hard I try to convince people that being healthy is a good idea for a long and prosperous life, the way society is built all of that hard work is reversed in an instant with conniving marketing campaigns and highly addictive foods.
Getting older is no fun. Unless, of course, you're turning 16 or even 21. Then it's kind of a downhill slope from there. But that doesn't have to be the case, though, and millions of older gen-ers are proving the stereotypes wrong, living life to the fullest well into their 50's, 60's, 70's and beyond.
Healthy living is tough, especially with the amount of misleading myths and products that surround the industry. These facts might not be encouraging, but you need to know them if you are serious about living healthily. Here are the top five health facts you don't want to hear.
We all know that Ibiza has a reputation for being a party island but it's also a beautiful place to relax and boost your health and fitness. A four-day wellness break with 38 Degrees North was just what I needed to get fit, detox and recharge.
Circuit training. Almost sounds boring, eh? I had to spice up the title a little, else you wouldn't be here would you? And this is a class worth reading about. Actually, it's a class worth attending, but one step at a time my little ones.
So, I'm back at Heartcore - the hidden gem (not for much longer!) from Day 56 TRXCore where I tried the much-more-difficult-than-it-looks-in-those-google-videos TRX Suspension class. I would've gone back to try TRXCore again but then that wouldn't make for a very interesting review and someone made up some rules about trying different classes (ppff) so here I am, at Heartcore's XtendBarre class.
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I've always been interested in monitoring my cholesterol ever since my mother died from a heart attack aged just 45. I was 13 years old at the time. Watching your mother drop dead in front of you is something you carry with you for the rest of your life. So I knew that I had to look after my health and most importantly my heart.
Living in SW London, with Surrey in easy cycling distance, I am already familiar with the southern - hilly - section of the route I'll be riding for RideLondon-Surrey 100 on August 4, 2013. By car, that is. So when the the dad of one of my daughter's friends, who is training for the same event, invites me to ride this killer section of the route with him, I jump at the chance.
Once you get used to the vibration of the plates during the exercises, Instructor Brian explained that you can make exercises harder and harder, either with additional equipment (medicine balls, kettlebells etc) or upp-ing the vibration. One key A-ha! moment was when he explained that when doing standing exercises, knees should be kept soft.
I'm part-way through an 80-days fitness challenge - trying out a new fitness activity every day for 80 days, in the hopes that someone somewhere might be inspired to try out a new Fitivity and showing what a fun and fit world we can live in!
This recipe is sans the bread found in most sliders so won't clog up your guts like glue. Packed full of veggie goodness, a few healthy carbs & a whole lot of yum, this is a perfect post workout chow down.
Will air pollution become partly responsible for sedentary lifestyles in the future? Will people avoid going for a run outdoors or perhaps choose the bus to work instead of cycling or walking, in fear of their health? This has been playing on my mind for the past few days now, as more news stories emerged highlighting air pollution levels across the world.
Definitively these are my selections if you want to live a long and illness-free life.
If you had a magic lamp would you use one of your three wishes to workout less whilst losing more? If you would then your wish is our command. Here's how you can lose more and exercise less.
Long-distance cycling frees up a lot of thinking time. Sometimes I completely empty my mind and focus on the surroundings - birdsong, the scents of nature, feeling the changes of air temperature as I ride up hills, through dips in the landscape, wooded areas and along open roads.