Sticking to a regular exercise routine can be challenging. Many people struggle to make it to the gym or lose motivation along the way with a long list of excuses that inevitably involve time and schedule clashes. Here are six common excuses and fool-proof way to bust them for good. “I’m bombarded with family commitments.” […]

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Getting serious about working out for the first time can be both exciting and daunting. The gym can be an intimidating place! Read on for some tips to help take the worry out of working out for the first time. WHAT TO BRING Before you head out the door, pack a bag of essentials. Bring […]

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Believe it or not, exercise can be unhealthy if overdone. It’s known as overtraining. When we exercise, we push our body, and this is normal. The exertion stimulates our muscles and cardiovascular system, which makes us fitter. But when we increase the frequency of our training, or up the intensity level, our bodies struggle to […]

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With every decade our bodies change, and so should the way we stay active. We may not have the vigor and vitality of our 20s by the time we reach 40, but that doesn’t mean we can’t embrace the proven benefits of exercise at every age.   FITNESS IN YOUR 20s Take a look in […]

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