A hectic lifestyle and demanding family life are often blamed for a lack of exercise. And it’s true. For many of us, finding an hour to exercise is not the top priority in between working, feeding the kids or enjoying a social life.
With the start of 2019, and the inevitable resolutions to get fitter and healthier that come with the advent of a New Year, we’ll see an increase in gym members looking to increase their physical activity levels. However, not all forms of physical activity are created equal. Boxing is one of the most physically demanding sports on your lungs, heart and muscles. If you can make it through the blood, sweat and tears, you will be rewarded with health benefits ranging from a longer life expectancy, less stress and more muscle.
Last month saw Tour de France winner Geraint Thomas – only the third Britain ever to win the iconic cycle race – named as BBC Sports Personality of the Year. And rightly so.
2019 is here! For many, fitness goals will be top of the list. In fact 38% of UK adults will vow to ‘exercise more’, with 33% saying they want to lose weight and 15% wanting to take a more proactive approach to health (according to CommRes).
Let’s face it, it’s not just your bank account that will take a battering this Christmas.
So the Christmas party season has arrived. Which generally means…more parties, shopping trips and travelling meaning less gym visits, and more food and drink!
I need to lose a stone!
How many times have you heard someone say that, or maybe you have said it yourself. But what you really mean is, you want to drop a clothing size, change a specific body measurement or improve your overall feeling towards the person staring back at you in the mirror.
For the last few years, there has been a lot of media attention surrounding the prevalence and impact of Type 2 Diabetes on both our personal health, and the healthcare system.
Busy school run, long commutes, deadlines to meet, urgent emails just a click away, all whilst trying to keep the family running – modern life is somewhat hectic and full of stress.
The 1st November is World Vegan Day, a day when we generally see a rise in the number of people who identify as vegan. A recent survey suggests that there are now around 3.5 million vegans in the UK, up from approximately 540,000 in 2016, meaning that 7% of our population are now choosing to live their lives free from animal products. This is now a significant number of people and a rising voice for the future. But why do so many people choose to become vegan?
An obvious reason for veganism is the cruel and inhumane conditions for mass-farming animals for foods and other products. However, a large portion of this shift can be attributed to people choosing to benefit the environment. It has been said that your food carbon footprint can be reduced by 73% if you choose to eat a vegan diet. If everyone in the world as to switch to a vegan diet we would free up farmland equivalent to the size of the US, China, Australia and the EU combined and this would have a massive effect for our environment!