Fitness

The Sitting Rising Test

Have you heard of this? The sit and stand test is all about sitting down and standing up again from a cross-legged position. Simple, huh? Not so fast… The minute you use your hands, sides of your legs, knees or elbows to help you up, you lose points. There’s a maximum score of ten (five … Continue reading

Fitness

Exercise and a Low-Carb Diet

Some people claim that as a type 1 diabetic, you can’t follow a low-carb diet and exercise. Is this the case*? For most type 2 diabetics, the advice doesn’t apply. If you don’t take insulin or any blood-glucose level lowering medication, you’re not going to suffer from hypos, where blood sugars dip too low. A … Continue reading

Heri’s Health Points: Why a good sleep should be your priority
Fitness / Guest posts / health

Heri’s Health Points: Why a good sleep should be your priority

Making sleep a priority When improving wellness, better sleep should a priority vs nutrition, fitness programs or prescription Too often, the focus is on being more active, look into new diets or exotic holidays. These would bring energy, improve strength or cure depression. The cornerstone of a sustainable and healthy body is quality sleep. Many brush off … Continue reading

Limited time to exercise? Weekend warriors still benefit
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Limited time to exercise? Weekend warriors still benefit

From BMJ 14th January 2017 Although guidelines recommend spreading exercise throughout the week, weekend warriors, who compress the recommended amount into the weekend, still experience substantial benefits. JAMA Internal Medicine reported that risk of death from all causes were 30% down, cardiovascular disease deaths were 40% down  and cancer deaths were 18% down, compared to … Continue reading

Margaret Coles:  Invite this Physiotherapist into your home
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Margaret Coles: Invite this Physiotherapist into your home

At  www.movingtherapy.co.uk. you can find Margaret Cole’s free educational resource to help your health and well being. Margaret worked as a community physiotherapist and when she retired she decided to put her knowledge and experience to good use. She produced videos covering a lot of different situations that you can face regarding your physical and … Continue reading