George Ford

Could stress be managed through exercise?

Various studies have found a link between exercise and alleviating stress. Physical activity causes the body to release endorphins, which will improve your mood and create a more positive outlook. Take a look at how you can manage stress through exercise.

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10 May 2016

Top 5 foods to eat before exercise

To achieve peak performance during exercise, it’s important to fuel your body with healthy food. This helps with stamina, building strength and staying energised. Failing to prepare your body properly can result in a slower post-exercise recovery time. To help get the most out of your workout, here are top five power foods to include in your diet.

10 May 2016

Deskbound? How to make your exercise routine count

With many people in the UK tied to long hours at work and less leisure time, it can be difficult to schedule in a workout. Research from the University of Bristol[1] shows people who exercise on work days are generally happier than those who don't, so it's well worth making the effort.

10 May 2016

4 high-protein foods to eat before training

While training, it is important to give your body the appropriate amount of protein in order to stay healthy and improve fitness. Here are four of the best protein-packed foods that can help during training, and make for a handy pre or post-workout snack.

10 May 2016

Why fitness matters!

A great way to ensure success with your fitness goals is to use the SMART method: this stands for specific, measurable, attainable, realistic and timeframe. 

10 May 2016

How to get on the road to recovery after injury

While you might not be able to pick back up the same exercise routine you had before your injury, it doesn’t mean you have to stop altogether. Check with your doctor or physiotherapist what exercises are safe before starting your new routine. Take it slowly at first and don’t push yourself too hard -you’re still in recovery!

10 May 2016

Top exercises to avoid injury

The most common reason a person exercises is to build muscle in order to become leaner and stronger, but we often forget that the primary area we should focus on is health and prevention. A proper exercise routine is capable of preventing injuries that may pop up along the way because of various reasons such as age or everyday activities. Warming up and stretching help a lot, but try these top exercises to avoid injury as much as possible.

10 May 2016

Four stretches to help prevent injury

Finding time to stretch is crucial during any workout. This will improve the blood flow to your muscles, allowing your movements to become more fluid, while reducing the likelihood of suffering a strain. If you're looking for stretches to keep injuries at bay, then try out these four suggestions.

10 May 2016

Why you should work out with a fitness buddy

Working out can be difficult when you go it alone. Sometimes you need a push to get to the gym, or a word of encouragement to help you power through and finish your workout.
Finding yourself a fitness buddy could be just what you need. Here’s a rundown of the benefits of working out with someone else by your side.

02 Jan 2016

Top fitness myths – busted!

There's no shortage of fitness myths in circulation and although many people believe them, they could be causing more harm than good. It's always best to receive advice from people who know what they're talking about, whether it is your GP, a physiotherapist or personal trainer.

27 Dec 2015

Easy ways to boost concentration and focus!

Our lives tend to be busy and full of distractions, which is why it’s so important to stay focused and keep your sights on the end goals. Here are the most effective ways to maintain concentration and give your healthy lifestyle a boost at the same time.

01 Dec 2015