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Run for your life!

Run for your life!

Going for a run seems to have somehow lost its standing in the exciting mix of exercise programs. However, a new study suggests that not only can running promote longevity, you don’t have to commit to an intense amount of sprinting at a fast pace to really reap the health benefits.

10 tips to cut down on fat!

10 tips to cut down on fat!

Billboards project mouthwatering images of decadent dishes; restaurants add in sweet temptations to set menus; television, radio and everywhere you seem to go, you’re never far from the refrain of ‘eat me, eat me’. If you are battling excess pounds or are lucky enough not to add on weight quickly but still worry about your health and cardiovascular disease, then following a diet that is healthy and balanced in today’s day and age is not always easy.

Young female dieters face adult obesity!

Young female dieters face adult obesity!

It may sound ironic, since many young women diet because they are conscious of their bodies and weight, but the younger a woman is when she diets the less likely she might be to benefit, health-wise in the future. These are the findings of a long-term study looking at how dieting affects your health.

Is your DNA making you eat too much?

Is your DNA making you eat too much?

Is the amount you eat imprinted in your DNA? According to some research in the field of nutrigenomics it might be! However, if weight and genetics are linked, so is weight and lifestyle and what you eat and the way you eat is not out of your control.

Female athletes who endure: Part 2!

Female athletes who endure: Part 2!

Pushing boundaries; challenging stereotypes; breaking records; developing the female fitness industry. Female athletes who are at the forefront of their sport or game are grabbing more of the media spotlight than ever before. These powerhouses are not only doing it for women but in many cases are proving direct competition to their male counterparts.

3 Fitness social networks!

3 Fitness social networks!

If you train with us then you understand just how great it is to be part of a fitness community. It’s the perfect way to not only get the best expert help and be able to use appropriate equipment and training methods, but also a perfect way to stay motivated.

Healthy summer coolers!

Healthy summer coolers!

If you haven’t got into the habit of making thirst quenching smoothies during the summer then you really are missing out on a quick-to-make cooler that is nutritious and packed with vitamins too. Smoothies and blended fruit juices can be perfect for a pre-exercise boost and a post-workout charge too, as well as inspiring a healthier lifestyle.

Is your bra putting you off exercise?

Is your bra putting you off exercise?

One in five women are put off sports because of their bras! That’s according to recent research in England, but women’s issues with finding the right support during exercise and feelings of embarrassment are not confined to the UK alone. However, the solution is to make sure you wear the right clothes for exercise, and that includes undergarments.

Could exercise combat pancreatic cancer?

Could exercise combat pancreatic cancer?

Known as the ‘silent’ killer because there are so few symptoms, if any at the early stages, pancreatic cancer is one of the deadliest types of cancer. However, research suggests that nearly 40% of pancreatic cancers could be prevented with some healthy lifestyle changes.

10 Tips to reduce your salt craving!

10 Tips to reduce your salt craving!

Salty fries can taste so good and it can sometimes feel as if we are innately programmed to crave salt. However, while salt in your diet is essential, the fact is that most of us are eating way too much and putting our health at risk. Often, the dangers lurk in processed foods that are hidden but which feed our salt cravings.