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Support your Running: The power of Pilates →

Support your Running: The power of Pilates

Many of us have taken on the couch to 5k challenge for 2014.  Although optimum fitness is on most of our minds, these stormy weather conditions are slowing down progress.  Developing a pilates practice is a great way to keep muscles strong and supple to assist your running regime.  It will keep you focused and motivated on your 5k goal and perfect to practice at home on the days that are just too challenging.… Read more

Posted on February 3, 2014

5 ways Yoga helps to manage your stress levels →

5 ways Yoga helps to manage your stress levels

Our daily lives have certainly evolved since the physical days of hunting and gathering. When we were in tune with nature and the seasons, while chasing our dinner.   Modern life has developed into a busy, stressful, competitive world that has little sympathy for our aches, pains or woes.

So it is up to us to take control of our lives and learn to work with our body and mind to fine-tune our well-being.… Read more

Posted on January 29, 2014

Bending backwards for Yoga: 7 great tips →

Bending backwards for Yoga: 7 great tips

Backbends. You may love them, fear them or avoid them. But done safely they have many benefits not limited to keeping a healthy spine. In preparation for my backbending workshop (experience of yoga necessary), I have put these tips together to help your practice blossom.

  1. Backbends require open quads (the muscles on the front of the thighs) and hip flexors.  High and low lunges are a good warm-up, so are poses like Warrior 1 and Warrior 2 that strengthen the legs and open the hips; try incorporating them into your sun salutations.
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Posted on January 15, 2014

What juicer should I get? →

What juicer should I get?

There are two types of juicers on the market, but What juicer should I get?. This post is going to talk about a couple of great (but pricy) ones. We would love if you can comment below and recommend other juicers that you may use to other readers and suit any budget.

Centrifugal – These cut the produce and spin around at great speed propelling the juice out. These juicers are traditionally faster, can take large bits of fruit/veg,  but take out less juice and cause some oxidation of the juice.… Read more

Posted on January 5, 2014

Beat the January blues with our healthy Habits →

Beat the January blues with our healthy Habits

The last of the Christmas goodies have been scoffed and the New Years tipples have been toppled. We’re ready to crank up the gears and are fighting fit for work and school.

Or maybe not.  Are the energy levels somewhere around the thighs, your winter wardrobe not co-operating with the waistline & the mere mention of work life balance leaving you exhausted?

Getting fit & staying healthy can be challenging and we all need a little motivation and encouragement to form healthy habits.  … Read more

Posted on January 2, 2014

Forget new years resolutions – 5 tips on making new habits →

Forget new years resolutions – 5 tips on making new habits

Just to prove how daft setting new years resolutions can be, here would be mine if I got off from cloud cuckoo land:

Eat a raw food diet. Walk for 1 hour a day. Practice yoga for 7 hours per week. Meditate daily. Play constructive games with the children, thus spending more quality time with them. Who are by the way eating a wholefood diet. Don’t yell. Get more sleep. Spend more time with friends.… Read more

Posted on January 1, 2014