Exercise Tips

Dealing with injuries

Dealing with injuries At some point all of us will feel a little niggle or pinch after or during exercise. Listen to your intuition You know your body! If you are feeling a slight niggle throughout your workout you may need to take a longer warm up at the start. If it is a sharp pain, that is cause to stop and in some cases seek a physio.  Timing under tension  If you are […]

Do Hot Or Cold Drinks Cool You Down Better After Exercise?

Do Hot Or Cold Drinks Cool You Down Better After Exercise? Cooling down after exercise, especially in the summer heat, is an important part of recovery. What is the best way to do it – do you go for an ice cold drink or one that’s very warm? Does consuming hot beverages in warm weather have counterintuitive cooling capabilities? What about during and after exercise? It&rs […]

6 Reasons To Train With A Partner

6 Reasons To Train With A Partner Mates who train together …..stay together! There is a lot to be said for how much an exercise buddy can increase your motivation and accountability when it comes to the gym. No one wants to fly solo when let’s face it, working out with mates is so much more fun. It’s a time to turn up, catch up and muscle up. So, we think you sh […]

How to programme your ideal workout week

How to programme your ideal workout week Take a look back over your past 4 weeks – Have you come consistently to the gym? Has each week looked similar to the last? Do you attend the same classes, at the same time every week? Maybe you struggle to find a rhythm or stay on track for one week, but fall off the bandwagon the next? It’s no secret, planning is the best way to stay […]

Get the benefits of exercise BETWEEN workouts

Get the benefits of exercise BETWEEN workouts! HIIT, Weights, Cardio, Personal Training, Yoga, Your favourite gym class? There’s no denying its doing good for you- but 30 minutes of moving cannot completely combat a full day of being sedentary. We all are aware its easy to ruin the positive effects of our exercise efforts, but it's also surprisingly easy to dial up the benefits […]

6 Reasons You May Not See Results

6 Reasons You May Not See Results You eat a well-balanced diet, stay active and look after your health- why do your results not match your lifestyle? The answer to seeing better results from your efforts may be simpler than you first thought. Your health and well-being is just like a house: without all four walls, the floor and a roof- the house will not stand tall and strong. It is i […]

5 reasons to exercise in winter

5 reasons to exercise in winter Lost your exercise mojo? Just in case you needed more motivation to hit the gym today – here are our 5 reasons to get moving over the winter months! 1) Summer bodies are made in Winter  We’ve all been there before – the colder months encourage us to stock up on comfort foods and stay indoors rugged up on the couch. Next thing you kn […]

Five ways to set up a healthy morning routine

Five ways to set up a healthy morning routine By Healthy Always Our morning time is quite precious – it offers a breathing space before we jump into the colourful outside world. Starting our mornings with the right tone can make a massive difference to energy levels, productivity at work, and how we perceive the day ahead. We can linger in bed, aggressively hitting the alarm cloc […]

The truth about compression clothing

The truth about compression clothing Compression garments are touted as the secret to increasing muscle power and optimizing athletic performance – science or hype? Don a pair of compression tights and you won’t just look like a serious athlete, many believe that this ultra-tight gear will help boost your athleticism too.  David Cox comes to the conclusion that whil […]

Keeping life sweet without the sugar

10 STEPS TO CUTTING YOUR SUGAR INTAKE Watch those drinks Most people would gag at the thought of swallowing nine teaspoons of sugar. But that’s what’s in a typical sugar-sweetened fizzy drink. Also, many drinks claiming to contain natural fruits, to be preservative-free or rich in vitamins and minerals pack the same sugar punch as major brand sugary drinks. Eradicate all s […]