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5 Top Tips to Overcome Your Fear of the Gym

So you’ve decided it’s time to join the gym. Well done for making the commitment – now comes the fun bit. Or the hard bit. Or the scary bit?   If you’re not used to working out in the gym, and you’re not feeling all that body confident at the moment, don’t despair. All it […]

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The Health Host Guide – Becoming a Personal Trainer

  You’re a fitness fanatic, a cardiovascular enthusiast, a smoothie-making obsessive with calf muscles that could split an atom more effectively than the Large Hadron Collider and rippling abs hard enough to stop bullets in their tracks. You’re basically the Neo of exercising. But your pals down the pub don’t appreciate your finely sculpted torso […]

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10 Tips for Weight-Training Success

People usually go to the gym or exercise for two main reasons; to improve cardiovascular fitness and build muscle. However, it’s interesting to note that exercising and working out not only helps improve physical fitness, but it also increasesour mental capabilities as well. One study published in the American Journal of Lifestyle Medicine found that […]

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Rural Running: 4 of Britain’s Finest

With spring well and truly upon us, many of us are feeling the pressure to renew our gym memberships and get fit and healthy in time for the fast-approaching warmer weather. However, if the prospect of hitting the treadmill in a gloomy fluorescent-lit gym doesn’t fill you with inspiration, hopefully, today’s article will.   In […]

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3 Common Running Injuries and How to Avoid

Running is undoubtedly one of the most popular forms of exercise. It can be easily adapted to suit ability and schedule and it doesn’t require expensive equipment or memberships. However, it is important to be mindful of the injuries that can occur and put you off your stride – we have listed the 3 most […]

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6 Office Exercises You Can Do in the Day

Working at a plain 9-5 can get repetitive but it can also make it hard for you to fit in the exercise we need to maintain a healthy mind and body. Raising your heart rate for just fifteen minutes every day reduces your risk of heart attacks, improves your circulation and can improve concentration at […]

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Top 8 Fun and Exciting Ways to Lose Weight

  Many people that want to lose weight are well aware that going to a gym and following a proper diet will assure they reach their goals. Still, they end up not doing anything for a variety of reasons – from laziness, work pressure or lack of motivation. Even people who are determined and get […]

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Top 5 Tips for Optimal Recovery

The Techniques That Keep You Training   With summer fast approaching, fitness programs are underway and everyone is working to get into shape for those highly beloved beach bodies. With so much emphasis on reaching desired results, people’s determination begins to become their downfall. Often during this period people over train in belief that they […]

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10 Secrets to Jump Start Weight Loss Motivation

While many people want to look better, and feel better too, getting there is quite a battle for the majority of us. We don’t just need to increase muscle mass, but we also need to lose weight in the form of fat. Building muscle is a much easier feat for many. It’s losing weight that […]

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Getting back into running? What are the best ways to avoid injury?

8 Reasons to Start Exercising Now!

We all know that exercise is good for us – even those of us who choose not to think about that too much!  It’s just one of those fundamental facts we’ve heard over and over again since childhood, so much so that it’s become a part of our everyday working knowledge.  When we think about […]

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