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The Many Health Benefits Of Walking

Photo by Tobi from Pexels 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…

5 More Reasons To Swim

Photo by Guduru Ajay bhargav from Pexels 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…

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…

9 Running Apps To Help You Go The Distance

Photo by picjumbo.com from Pexels Smart phones have changed the way we live. From how we communicate to how we shop and play games. They’ve revolutionised modern life in endless ways, making things more convenient and accessible than ever before. But one of the aspects of daily life…

How to Motivate Yourself to Workout

Photo by Victor Freitas from Pexels 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…

Why Pilates Is A Fantastic Workout

Photo by Li Sun from Pexels  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,…

Best Cardio Exercises For Burning Fat

Photo by Karl Solano from Pexels One of the most popular reasons for exercising is to burn fat. Whether you’re trying to lose weight, get lean, or just stay generally fit and healthy, burning excess fat is at the heart of many long-term fitness plans. And one of…

5 Reasons Why You Should Be Doing Yoga

Yoga is the word on everybody’s lips. Over the last several years it’s exploded in popularity, evolving from an obscure hobby to a fitness-buff staple. And it’s no wonder. Yoga offers the best of many worlds, providing something for everyone. It’s a mindful, stress-relieving, strength-building,…