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Being Positive

We all know people who are sunny and optimistic and those who seem to be constantly moaning and groaning. Admittedly, depending on how we're feeling sometimes both cam be annoying. By being more positive about our outlook on life we bring more positivity into our lives, through people, our interactions and our enjoyment of everyday situations. Here are a few quick tips to help you re-frame and bring more positivity into your life: 1. Surround yourself...

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Reframe your Excuses…

Sometimes the excuses not to exercise come to us much too easily. Here are our 3 most common that we've re-framed and added in solutions. I'M TOO BUSY: This is probably the most common of all the excuses that pop up. Just remember, anything is better than nothing - so even if you can squeeze in just 10 minutes, it's a bonus. Also, try booking in your classes, this way other things will work around these appointments....

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How do Yoga & Pilates help to prevent injury?

We often hear that a combination of Yoga and Pilates is good for preventing injury. But have you ever wondered how? We decided to look at the 3 most common injuries – knee, shoulder and lower back, and investigate further. Knee Injuries Injuries to the knee are probably the most common of all injuries sustained. The knee joint absorbs a huge amount of pressure and if not well supported results in ACL, MCL and meniscus damage. The best...

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Getting back to exercise

Has it been a while since you last exercised? No problem… whether you’re now ready to get back into it after an injury, illness, a run of late nights at work or winter nights snuggling in with a glass of red and that scrumptious bowl of pasta, you’re likely to be a little apprehensive about taking that first step back through the studio door. Whatever the reason, the good news to consider is that taking a...

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Smoothie over Juice, every time!

I’ll always recommend choosing a smoothie over juice as the full fruit and vegetable is utilised in a smoothie, ensuring you get the benefit of the fibrous structure of the fruits and vegetables. This benefits not only help your digestive health but also increases satiety. It doesn’t get much simpler than this smoothie; one carrot, one orange, one cup of water and approximately 2cm ginger. Enjoy! ...

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3 Top Tips to Maintaining a Healthy Body

Life is busy. It seems now we have less time than we did 10 years ago. So how do we maintain a healthy, active body and mind the older we get? It’s time to put a few key habits in place to ensure we maintain the healthy body and a strong, sharp mind. 1.  Maintain a strong core. Yes, you guessed it – more plank poses! A strong core will not only help to prevent back and neck...

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Stand Tall: 4 Top Tips to Better Posture you can do today.

  Not only will better posture give you a couple of added centimetres, you’ll feel more confident and aligned, both physically and mentally. Stretch: Tight muscles and joints hinder good posture. Include a good chest opener like this one. Interlace your hands behind your back, drop your shoulders drawing straight arms away from the bottom. Develop a strong core:This will not only protect your lower back, it will give your upper body the support it needs. ...

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Weight Bearing Exercise – Why is it so important?

In a nutshell, weight-bearing exercises create bone density which in turn helps to prevent osteoporosis. We’ve all heard that before, but how does this work? Our bones grow, remodel and regrow themselves when there is an impetus from external environment. Essentially, bone is formed after a stress has been placed upon it. This results in bone cell migrating to the stressed area where they start the process of laying down new bone. The bone cells manufacture and...

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Delicious Blueberry Smoothie

(Makes 2 glasses) 1 cup blueberries ½ cup coconut water 1 frozen banana a big chunk fresh ginger, minced juice form 1 lime 2 tbsp coconut flakes a handful of walnuts Combine the ingredients in a blender and blend for 30 seconds. Taste and add more ginger if needed. Delicious. Recipe thanks to Green Kitchen Stories...

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6 Top Tips to maximise your energy levels

East foods rich in iron We all need iron for the production of energy from glucose, essential fuel for the brain and body. Maximise your intake of iron-rich foods including lean red meat, eggs, fish, chicken, wholegrain cereals and breads, nuts, green leafy veg, legumes and seeds. Increase your B vitamins B vitamins play a crucial role in fuelling the body with carbohydrates, proteins and fats. The best sources of vitamin B-rich foods are often also...

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