There are four types of fitness: Cardiovascular fitness, Anaerobic fitness, Joint flexibility, and Muscular strength and endurance. Ideally, you should be including an exercise modality in your fitness routine that helps to promote the achievement of each one of these areas. In this article, we’ll give you an idea about the types of exercises that you could be including in your routine in order to reach your goal of being physically fit and healthy. Cardiovascular fitness As the name suggests, ‘cardiovascular fitness’ means that your cardiovascular system – in other words, your heart and lungs – need to be fit. How you achieve increased levels of this type of fitness is by elevating your heart rate while you exercise. One of the best ways of achieving cardiovascular fitness is by taking part in regular spinning classes. In this type of class, you are on a stationary bike and the instructor gets you to do various drills. Sometimes you will need to … [Read more...] about What should be part of your fitness routine?
A DETERMINED dieter vowed to lose weight after she was fat-shamed. The super-slimmer has since shed 5st – here's how she did it. By Sophie Roberts/Published 28th May 2019 A 20st woman was spurned by men who told her she “wasn’t attractive”.Jen Wood was mortified when blokes ridiculed and ghosted her after meeting up.So in a bid to go from “chubba to hubba hubba”, the super-slimmer decided to re-vamp her lifestyle.She’s since shed an impressive 5st – and now she has no problem finding a date. Related Articles World's fattest boy to get skin removal surgery after shedding HALF his body weight Three high protein meal prep ideas for weight loss Teen sheds 10 STONE after finding weight loss inspiration on Instagram Jen, from Oldham, began battling with her weight after leaving school.She revealed: “I lived with my mum and dad, so I’d start the day with toast and cereal at home then get to work and have a fry-up in the office … [Read more...] about Woman who was fat-shamed by dates sheds 5st on this diet plan
With the two clients that we had in the London marathon last month now walking normally again, the perennial question has been coming up – isn’t running bad for me? Like many aspects of health and fitness there is no simple answer, but on the whole most people who run are fitter, less likely to be overweight and shown to live longer then their sedentary counterparts. The key is to approach running in the correct way. Running is one of the most participant friendly activities; you can do it any time, pretty much anywhere, with no equipment (just a good pair of trainers) and a bit of determination. More and more people in the UK are entering running based races, from 5k park runs to tough mudders to full marathons. Yet statistics from the US show that some 79 per cent of runners will get injured. James O’Keefe, a cardiologist at St. Luke’s Mid America Heart Institute in Kansas City and a former runner says: “Running is hard on the wheels, especially if … [Read more...] about Diets Don’t Work: Is running bad for me?
We’ve never had more reasons to get fit. Studies show physical activity is surprisingly beneficial to every aspect of our wellbeing, writes Bruce Munro. He also includes three longevity tips for those who hate exercise. The many ways to pursue a healthy, happy and long life clamour for our attention. According to those incessantly touting for our well-being allegiance, we should be fermenting our own kombucha, getting regular colonics, going on meditation retreats, eating a low-carb and high-fat diet, or maybe a high-carb and low-fat diet, getting a pet, monitoring our hormones, doing laughter yoga classes ... and, new for winter, 2019, taking nutrient infusions by intravenous drip. And that's just for starters. If you are really serious about this, you will move to the Japanese island of Okinawa, or the Greek island of Ikaria, where you will eat the local food, adopt the lifestyle and breath the air of the planet's longest-living inhabitants. But there is a more direct, stay at … [Read more...] about Fit for life
Everyone knows that pregnancy has certain perks for expectant mothers (glowing skin, a glossy new mane of hair, strong healthy nails etc.) But after the birth, the body will undergo significant physical and hormonal shifts that will bring your post-partum wellness sharply into focus. Whether it’s combatting sleep deprivation, hair-shedding or gearing yourself up to get back into the gym, we asked London’s top health and beauty experts what the most common wellness concerns are for new mothers – and how to treat them. 1. George Northwood, hair stylist "It’s important to consider the entire person when we talk about postpartum hair. You have been through a life-changing event that will take a toll not just on the hair (think shedding and texture changes) but will also have emotional and physical effects too. I always suggest our clients avoid anything too radical – either colour or cut – post baby. "Allow your hair and your hormones … [Read more...] about The best post-partum treatments in London fit for Meghan Markle