Articles: exercise and fitness

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  1. Staying Healthy At Work: An Actionable Guide

    by Susan Melony

    You spend a significant part of your life behind a desk. Desk jobs can be a blessing and a curse. On the one hand, it’s nice to not be a roofer working on top of a skyscraper. But ...

  2. Stretching and Exercise

    by Simeon Niel-Asher

    An individual’s physical fitness depends on a vast number of components, and flexibility is only one of these. Although flexibility is a vital part of physical fitness, it is import...

  3. Supervised Use of the FlexxiCore† Passive Exerciser in a Clinic Context

    by Maggie Tisserand

    A class of passive exercisers that stimulate the nervous system, mobilise the back and release tension was invented in Japan about 20 years ago.

  4. The 12 Best Apps for Tracking Your Health in 2019

    by Bestow

    The New Year is seen as a time of new beginnings and resolutions. It’s the perfect opportunity to make positive changes in our lives, which is why so many Americans make living a ha...

  5. The Achievements of Two Sportsmen

    by June Butlin

    June Butlin's column continues with the theme of Sports Nutrition from an holistic perspective and this month she reviews the activities of two former patients who benefited from m...

  6. The Beauteous Gluteus

    by Joel Carbonnel

    Last month, I introduced you to three highbrow terms (callipygian, cacopygian and steatopygia) which, translated in plain English, could read: the beautiful, the ugly and the huge ...

  7. The Benefits of Gardening

    by AXA PPP healthcare

    Staying fit doesn’t have to mean expensive gym memberships or fitness classes. Everyday activities around the home have huge physical benefits and can support mental wellbeing too.<...

  8. The Benefits of Wild Swimming

    by Angela Bryant

    It is exhilarating, intoxicating, thrilling, and it will always leave you wanting more. Just a few words to describe wild swimming and its ever-increasing popularity.

  9. The Best Careers for a More Physically Active and Healthy Lifestyle

    by Steven Dick

    In an age of remote working and digital connectivity, more jobs involve sitting at a computer for hours at a time. But if you’re looking for a more active career path — one that get...

  10. The Great British Map of Cycling

    by Merlin Cycles

    Nothing beats the feeling of spending a sunny afternoon exploring forest trails and hidden paths. Or not having to hit the gym in the evening because you’ve already commuted to and ...

  11. The Obsession with Strength and Stability in the World of Health and Fitness

    by Joel Carbonnel

    This article discusses our obsession with strength and stability, based on the idea that the spine is an unstable structure needing constant co-contraction of the transverses abdom...

  12. The Power of Focus and Mental Performance in Sports Training

    by Walter Urban

    Researchers have proven that stress, anger and anxiety, when triggered in an athlete, can tighten muscles, tense up the body, hamper and negatively affect breathing, and generally ...

  13. The Role of Balance in Movement and Learning

    by Stephen Braybrook

    The way we perceive our place in the world is through our belief system and our interaction between our physical body, thoughts and feelings with the environment around us. At every...

  14. Tips for Becoming a Personal Trainer

    by Steven Dick

    Becoming a personal trainer is a great career choice for those passionate about health and fitness. As a personal trainer, you will have the opportunity to help others improve their...

  15. Top 5 Exercises Making Your Back Pain Worse

    by Dr RJ Burr

    What if I told you the exercises you’re doing for health, fitness and to even strengthen your low back are doing more harm than good? You’ve dedicated yourself to a healthier life...

  16. Top Expert Tips: What Cyclists Should and Shouldn’t Eat

    by Merlin Cycles

    A survey conducted by Merlin Cycles has shown that 49% said they would steer well clear of carbs in order to lose weight. This food group tends to get a bad rap, although a recent...

  17. Train Your Brain: Exercise to Improve Neural Pathways and Memory and Decrease Mental Fog

    by Kathleen Trotter

    Exercise has neuroprotective qualities – it protects the brain. These neuroprotective qualities include increasing circulation to the brain; protecting skills such as memory, schedu...

  18. Training for Your Body Type

    by Rachael Attard

    Body types, or somatotypes, categorize our physical builds into three main classifications: endomorph, mesomorph, and ectomorph. Although originally conceived by American psychologi...

  19. Traumatic Brain Injury Overcome by Ironman Robson Lindberg

    by Susie Perry

    Many people take the power of the brain for granted. We live our daily lives on autopilot without realizing the importance of brain function for the smallest things, like talking or...

  20. Trends in Virtual Exercise: The Fitness Industry After Coronavirus

    by Zoe Williams

    Staying active and fit has always been crucial to maintaining good health. But more people feel that going to the gym should be a regular part of their routine as a result of the su...

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