Yoga is a mind and body practice with historical origins in ancient Indian philosophy. Like other meditative movement practices used for health purposes, various styles of yoga typically combine physical postures, breathing techniques, and meditation or relaxation.
Finding time to do activities with your kids that will keep them fit and healthy can be a challenge. The UK Chief Medical Officers recommend that children should be active for at least an hour a day, which can seem quite daunting, particularly if you’re not used to being active yourself.
The first few sessions of anything new can be nerve-wrecking – especially when there’s new lingo, machines and equipment to, quite literally, get to grips with.
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.
As the mercury continues to drop, you may be finding it harder to keep up your exercise routine. Colder weather means getting out and about takes a lot more motivation than it does during the warmer months. Don’t worry, you’re not alone. Many of our customers struggle to keep active in this weather too.
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.