STAYING MOTIVATED TO EXERCISE

HOW TO STAY MOTIVATED TO EXERCISE. Motivation fluctuates. Its not possible to rely on being motivated to exercise. Creating habits which are sustainable is reliable. Making exercise and daily movement a habit, you will be more successful in staying consistent. You need to work on creating sustainable habits. Look at your schedule, decide how muchContinue reading “STAYING MOTIVATED TO EXERCISE”

RESISTANCE TRAINING

Resistance training is a form of exercise that improves muscular strength and endurance. Examples of strength exercises include: Lifting weights Using resistance bands Using resistance bands Using your body weight for resistance, by doing push-ups, pull-ups, crunches, squats and lunges. Using weight machines at a gym What are the benefits of strength exercises include: Increased leanContinue reading “RESISTANCE TRAINING”

How to stay active during lock down

How to stay fit and active during lock down? So we are in lock down, and suddenly our life as we know it is thrown upside down.The home environment offers abundant opportunity to be sedentary (sitting or reclining) which can easily turn in to feeling lethargic and lazy. While self-isolation measures are necessary, our bodiesContinue reading “How to stay active during lock down”

Why Weight Training Is Important for Women

Why Weight Training Is Important for Women The days of thinking that weight training is only for men are long gone. Seeing women in the weight training section of the gym is becoming more and more common and there is a reason why. A very good reason I should add. Weight training is great forContinue reading “Why Weight Training Is Important for Women”

Make 2020 yours with these simple sustainable New Year’s Resolutions

It’s a new year. A new beginning. A clean slate. An unwritten story. A blank page. It’s the perfect opportunity to recommit to your health and well-being: Eat better. Exercise regularly. Move better. Indulge in self-care. Change bad habits. Manage stress. Focus on health not weight. Plan for success. And pay attention to your thoughts.Continue reading “Make 2020 yours with these simple sustainable New Year’s Resolutions”

Movement is therapy

Movement or Exercise is physical and mental therapy. A big component of health and wellness is movement. This is why I love what I do! Physical activity is used as a treatment therapy for many chronic illnesses, to rehab injuries and to relieve mental illness and depression. In the age of sedentary lifestyles, desk boundContinue reading “Movement is therapy”

Exercise types and well-being

Exercise types and well-being. Have you ever started a new gym program, and then suddenly get ill for no reason. Well its just a response from you immune system being suppressed due to the new stress added to your body. The science: Bouts of exercise results in an acute response in a number of immuneContinue reading “Exercise types and well-being”