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Create the ultimate fitness zone at home

Whether it’s a spare bedroom or a spare spot in the garage, having a dedicated area to workout in brings loads of motivation and means you have your very own fitness studio that your friends will be envious of. No sharing sweaty equipment, no membership fees. Here are three easy steps to get you set up and working out on you ..

Why skipping a meal could mean more belly fat

Eating just one large meal a day might sound like it makes sense as a weight-loss tactic, or perhaps on those rushed days when you haven’t eaten breakfast and you don’t have time for lunch. But skipping a meal could be doing your body an injustice and even mean holding onto more fat. A new study published by the Jo ..

Do you crunch? Why your core muscles are so important

We don’t notice it in our everyday lives, but having a strong core is linked to our balance, posture, back health and more. Core muscles are essentially the foundation to our body’s movement whether walking, carrying a bag or exercising. Sure some of us work on our mid sections for bikini seasons, but here are  ..

Post workout mistakes not to make

Nailing your workouts but not seeing the results you thought you would? Try avoiding these common mistakes that may slow your progress or even hold you back. 1. Forgetting to warm up and warm down. When you're time poor or not totally into a session, it’s easy to skip these steps. But doing so puts your body at jeopardy wh ..

5 top tips to care for your treadmill

Lubricate the belt: It’s important to take good care of your treadmill deck (the walking surface underneath the belt), because the belt/deck friction may affect the function and life of your treadmill and requires periodic lubrication. Your treadmill belt has been lubricated at the factory, but periodic lubrication wi ..

How to prevent a side stitch when running

Running on a treadmill is fantastic exercise for your cardiovascular health. But a sharp pain in the side is not only uncomfortable, but it can mean the end of a workout if it’s severe enough. We do not know exactly what causes side stitches but there are some effective strategies that can help prevent this common proble ..

Stay motivated with these top tips

A key to reaching your fitness goals is the maintain momentum. But like a car, to fuel it you don’t need the tank to be completely full to drive, you just need to prevent it from running empty, says Joshua C. Klapow, Ph.D., a clinical psychologist at the University of Alabama at Birmingham and author of Living SMART: 5 Essent ..

How to get fit while at work

We all know that sitting for long periods of time can affect our health. In fact, no matter if you regularly exercise outside of work, it doesn't offset the damage done from all those hours on your backside. Here are some exercises which help get the body moving, stretching and working itself so it reduces the risk of cardiovascul ..

Best Exercises for weight loss from Fitness Expert Brooke Smith

My all time favourite exercise for weight-loss is fasted cardio! Why? Because in a fasted state your body is forced to tap into it’s fat stores as it’s primary source of fuel which equals more fat burning for you! How? First thing in the morning when you wake up, drink a tall glass of fi ..

5 tricks to supercharge your metabolism

Drink enough water. Sounds simple, and something we all should be doing anyway. But did you know that not drinking enough water can slow your metabolism down by as much as 3%. Ensure you are getting around 8 glasses or 2 litres of water each day. If you sneak in the odd naughty slice of cake or sugary biscuits, try replacing on ..

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