Walking is good for you, it helps keep you fit and healthy if done correctly. But did you know walking makes you happy? The practice of regular walks helps mental wellbeing as well as physical well being. Let me explain.
The benefits to your health from putting one foot in front of the other as many times as you can throughout the day are well documented. Look at the success of couch to 5k or the abundance of step trackers on your phone or on your wrist. The gadgets and the courses encourage us to walk more. It’s good for us. The more time you spend walking, the less time you will spend being ill (in general).
That in itself is great for happiness and mental health as the mind and the body are linked. That is not what this article is about. Here we will discuss why walking makes you happy in more holistic terms. Read more
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The way we have been programmed to do exercise over the last 30 years is now contributing massively to the planet warming conundrum we are all facing today. Luckily, Eco-friendly fitness is a growing trend that we should all take note of. Read more
What is fitness anyway? A simple guide for beginners
Here is a simple fitness guide for beginners. All you really need to know without all the hype and confusion! Exercise is just moving. Moving in a certain way to get a reaction and an adaptation. This is a simple, plain English explanation of what that looks like. Read more
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The diet and exercise industry don’t want you to understand this but I’m going to tell you, it’s called neat, or Non-Exercise Activity Thermogenesis, it’s fat loss and fitness for people who don’t like diets and exercise. Read more
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My recommendation for the best home exercise equipment for beginners is surprisingly cheap, can be stored in your knickers draw and can tone every muscle in your body! Actually, you don’t have to be a beginner. I have been a life long exerciser and a fitness trainer for over 30 years and it’s the only bit of exercise equipment I use now. Oh, and a good pair of trainers. More on that at the end.
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When you read an article on the subject, it usually starts with, the best to way start exercising (at home) is to do something you like doing. That’s pretty obvious, why would you choose something you hate? But on the other hand, how do you know you like or dislike something unless you try it first.
The other is to start slow and build up. That’s another obvious one you might think, but you would be surprised how many people I see going hell for leather on the first session and not being able to move for a week afterward! Jumping straight into a gym session or a class at the local leisure center, or following the latest youtube video. People want instant! Instant is a myth! Read more
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There is only one piece of equipment I always recommend when asked. Not only is it the best and cheapest home exercise equipment out there, but probably the only one you will ever need! I use it, my clients use it, it tones every part of your body and fits into your undies draw, pocket, or bag.Read more
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Q. How do I get fit when I have the housework, kids and work to do?
Doing the housework, taking care of the kids and fitting in a job, take up many hours of most women’s daily lives. Hitting the gym or taking a class is not a long-term viable option most of the time. So what is the answer? Read more
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This simple fitness walking routine will help you lose weight and tone your muscles.
You will not need any equipment except what the local council and Mother Nature has provided for you, free of charge! A fitness walking routine for weight loss using lampposts and muscle toning using a park bench. It incorporates ‘Fartlek’ and ‘Circuit Training” principles that allow you to take your fitness walking to another level. Let’s get you started… Read more
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This article focuses on 3 steps to weight loss with mindful slimming techniques. Mindful slimming and weight loss start in the mind, followed by the choices made and the consequent actions you take. This is a quick simple guide with actionable steps you can do today and every day. Read more
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