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‘Tis the season to eat mindfully

‘Tis the season to eat mindfully

Food, fun and festivities; the holiday season is a time when we all feel a need to loosen up a little and enjoy the last remnants of the year. With more social occasions and family get-togethers than usual, it is tempting to let healthy eating patterns and exercise fade away until New Year.

How to do a shoulder stand

How to do a shoulder stand

The shoulder stand is really an iconic pose in yoga; it not only looks dramatic but the benefits practitioners purport this pose brings are many and varied too. Anyone who is serious about really understanding and experience the real power of yoga can really find that sense of integration through the shoulder stand pose; one of the most wonderfully satisfying yoga inversions.

Women’s weight-gain festive woes!

Women’s weight-gain festive woes!

Over-indulging on an excess of fattening foods, lack of activity, and grazing on snacks; it is little wonder that so many women come out the other side of the festive season feeling bloated and in need of some TLE – some tender loving exercise! However, different eating patterns and a less healthy lifestyle over the holidays do not just affect weight-gain and can have a greater impact on women than just a few extra pounds.

Festive fitness for the holidays!

Festive fitness for the holidays!

So, it’s nearly the end of the year and the festive season is upon us, so a great opportunity to relax and slack off on the exercise for a while, right? Well, actually, the opposite is true, as this is the perfect time of year to keep on working out to make sure you don’t undo all the positive changes you’ve made during 2014.

Without doubt the holiday season and New Year celebrations do bring changes.

Buffet table healthy eating tactics!

Buffet table healthy eating tactics!

The end of year buffet tables are like dietary optical illusions, where before you know it, a small plate becomes a huge meal, laden with saturated fats, sugar and calories, and this might be on top of your three meals a day too. The festive season, while fun, can be a food nightmare for anyone watching their weight or on a diet.

Put your feet up!

Put your feet up!

After a hard day running around, or even a time spent in a sedentary job, which can be just as tiring, you might want to put your feet up and get the blood flowing. But before you slump in front of the TV relaxing on the sofa, why not ease the tension in your legs with a couple of yoga poses that will really refresh and revitalize your lower body?

Have you ever noticed that if you are experiencing stress and tiredness in one part of the body then you can often feel it radiate out to the rest of your body? Often, we feel pressure in our legs because we are constantly pounding down on them as we walk and when we exercise.

Suffering weight-gain with exercise?

Suffering weight-gain with exercise?

Why do some women put on weight after starting an exercise program? That’s the question posed by an Arizona State University study which highlights the reality that whilst exercise definitely makes you fit, other factors do play a part in your weight.

Run so you can walk

Run so you can walk

Running keeps the over 65s younger when it comes to energy efficiency; these are the findings of a new study that examines the impact of jogging on older adults and how it affects their physical performance. And it seems that the results could be enough to get those enjoying their golden years to pick up the pace and improve how well they walk as they age.

Fitness Q & A

Q: What’s Causing My Lower Back Pain?

A: Do you know the most common complaint among weekend warriors, serious athletes, and the average recreation exerciser? Aside from being hungrier than the average person, many athletes deal with lower back pain at some point in their lives.