Many people don’t realise the importance of drinking enough water and the effect it can have on our health, eating habits and weight loss. Recent studies are showing the importance of hydration and even stress how drinking 2 cups of water before a meal can help dieters lose up to 5lbs more in a year and maintain that healthy weight loss. Water speeds up our metabolic rate and can helps stop over eating. Got your attention?
Football – arguably the most popular sport in the UK with thousands of teams from grassroots to elite level covering a huge age range. But why is it people stop playing the most accessible sport that can be played in local parks, sport centres and at school?
With the Easter holidays looming, finding interesting and wallet-friendly activities for all the family can be a daunting prospect. A tempting option is to let the kids watch TV or play on their tablets – especially when the weather is bad. While there’s nothing wrong with a bit a screen time to flex the brain or relax, given that the average UK child already spends over 17 hours a week in front of a device, having some other options up your sleeve that will help get the kids more active is well worth it.
Anyone who visits a physiotherapist will be nagged about improving their posture. It seems such a simple thing and so widely known however postural habits have been identified as a risk factor for injury in both sedentary and active individuals.
Summer is around the corner and temperatures are starting to rise, meaning it’s time to make the most of the great outdoors! If you are a gym bunny, studio class lover or neither, it’s time to take the plunge and try exercising outdoors. And here are the reasons why!
Meet Kirstie, member at Life Leisure Marple and winner of our ‘Inspire to Win’ competition. Kirstie shared her great weight loss journey with us so she can help inspire people to follow in her footsteps!
If you’ve not tried yoga, or sometimes even if you have, you may think you need to be incredibly flexible, lithe-limbed and able to bend into seemingly impossible positions. Viewed by many as a female-dominated fitness class, the images of yoga in the media and on advertising can make many people think it’s not for them.
As human-beings we all undertake three main actions on a day to day basis – walking, standing and sitting. The focus on my article is on the latter and on the three main benefits of sitting properly at work. I will also give you some very simple and easy to implement advice on how to sit properly. By the end of this blog post you should be able to change your posture at work for life!
New year has been and gone and if that includes your new year’s resolution, you are not alone. In fact, research from the University of Stranton highlighted than only 8% of people who made one, reached their goal. In fact, a poll conducted by BUPA found that less than 50% of those who made a resolution, lasted only 1 month.
It is vital that everyone maintains an active lifestyle to ensure they remain healthy and this of course includes children and young people. Today it can be easy for children to fall into the trap of spending too much time in front of the TV or computer, playing video games, or chatting to friends on social media but this has led to the current generation of children being branded ‘the least active generation in history’ by Lord Sebastian Coe.