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The Many Health Benefits Of Walking

Walking is possibly the most under-appreciated and under-utilised form of exercise around. It’s easy, free, convenient, enjoyable, and boasts many health benefits, yet the average Briton walks less than half a mile each day. The NHS recommends 150 minutes of moderate aerobic exercise per week…

How Exercise Can Improve Memory

Can exercise improve memory? According to multiple studies, yes, it can. The myriad positive effects of exercise on general health and wellbeing have been well and widely documented over the years. From higher levels of happiness to lowered risk of disease, it’s no secret that…

5 More Reasons To Swim

We’ve talked previously about 5 impressive health benefits of swimming. But the thing is, it has so many benefits that it seems unfair to only mention 5. So, to quench the thirst of swimming enthusiasts everywhere, we thought we’d provide 5 more reasons to jump in…

How To Stretch Like A Pro

Stretching: a controversial topic. Does it work or not? And if so, which type of stretch is best? Should you do it before or after workouts? And though there’s much disagreement on the specifics, many experts and trainers do seem to agree that certain types…

How to Motivate Yourself to Workout

Motivation is one of the biggest obstacles standing in the way of effective and sustained exercise. We’ve mentioned it on the blog before, and we thought it’s important enough to mention again, because finding and maintaining motivation can be hard. The trick is taking responsibility…

The Tennis Champ Workout

With Wimbledon 2018 now officially underway, what better time to write about the fitness routines of the best tennis players in the world? And who better to write about than Britain’s very own Andy Murray (even though he’s not actually at Wimbledon this year. ….

4 Great Benefits Of Running

Running is one of the most common, accessible, and healthy exercises around. It’s easy to do, can fit around the tightest of schedules, and can be performed by people of all ages. Small wonder there are now estimated to be more runners on English streets…

Why Pilates Is A Fantastic Workout

 Pilates is an incredibly popular form of exercise. Similar to (and sometimes confused with) yoga, Pilates offers an all-round, integrated workout that focuses on core strength, muscle development, balance, and concentration. It was developed in the early 20th Century by its namesake, Joseph Pilates, and…