Returning to the gym

To the joy and excitement of many, our indoor gyms are reopening across the country as the Lockdown restrictions continue to ease. We officially opened the doors, right in time for spring and getting our summer bodies back after a few sedentary months, thanks to lockdown. However, before you pick up the dumbbells and jumpContinue reading “Returning to the gym”

Exercise and your cycle.

How exercise can be used as a tool to support your monthly cycle. Your period and cycle should come and go with minimal interference with life. If you find yourself suffering from severe PMS, heavy bleeding, breakouts, bad cramps or intense mood swings its time to start finding what the root cause may be andContinue reading “Exercise and your cycle.”

Fitness watches, worth it?

FITNESS WATCHES. DONT BE FOOLED._Devices are inaccurate.Wrist worn energy expenditure devices over estimate the amount of energy expended by 30-98%._30% at minimum! – if your eating back your calories you burned during exercise, you are not going to reach your goals if your goal is WEIGHTLOSS_In a study done with two common wrist worn devicesContinue reading “Fitness watches, worth it?”

Transform your health with WALKING

“15-20 minutes of walking a day can transform your health. “ Marizelle Eggers “the closest thing we have to a wonder drug,” Dr. Thomas Frieden, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention”  According to research walking can have a bigger impact on disease risk and various health conditions than just about any other remedyContinue reading “Transform your health with WALKING”

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”

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”