Fitness

What sort of exercise is right for you?

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Exercise is one of those things you either love or hate or maybe you only like certain types of exercise. There are so many different activities you can do that are classed as exercise that you may struggle to know which ones are right for you. Often you need to do some research in to what benefits different sorts of exercise can offer. For example, if you are looking to tone up your stomach muscles then you may do different exercises to if you are wanting to improve your upper body strength.

A fitness instruction will be able to advise you on what sorts of exercise you need to be doing, how often and for how long to achieve your goals, but you may also be able to find help and advice online.

Walking is a good gentle allrounder exercise but doesn’t often show quick results if you are looking for weight loss. I can help build up stamina and also strengthen your legs and back muscles. If you have any underlying health issues or are elderly then you may need to get some advice from your doctor before starting any form of exercise as they may recommend that you only do a limited amount to start with or avoid certain types.

Easy ways to stay fit during lockdown

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As we find ourselves in another lockdown in the UK with restrictions placed on our exercise outdoors and gyms and leisure centres closed it is important to find ways to stay fit that we can do at home. Even though there may be limited space in most people’s homes it is still possible to do some exercise.

For people living in a house with stairs there is a ready-made way of doing aerobic exercise by simply walking up and down the stairs multiple times or by stepping up and down the first step repeatedly. This can raise the heart rate and increase blood flow to vital organs. Remember to always wear trainers or other appropriate footwear when exercising at home and do not be tempted to wear slippers.

Even if mobility is an issue there are still ways to exercise at home with ordinary household items such as cans of food used as weights or a by placing a ball under your feet whilst sitting down and rolling it away from you and back again.

Yoga and Pilates are easy to do at home and there are many online examples that can be followed for beginners. This way of keeping fit can also boost mood and mental wellbeing an essential aspect of staying health through lockdown.

Fitness Tracker – Safe To Wear All The Time?

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Fitness trackers — such as the FitBit, Jawbone UP24 and Nike+ FuelBand — collect data about your activity levels and sleep patterns, then send the information to your computer or smartphone via low-level radio-frequency waves.

“We have no information whatsoever on the long-term health effects of wearable fitness-tracking devices,” says Devra Davis, PhD, MPH, an epidemiologist and founder of the Environmental Health Trust. “The lack of proof of harm is not evidence of safety. You have to decide for yourself if that’s a risk you want to take.”

The non-ionizing waves emitted by wireless trackers are similar to those of cell phones, which have been classified as “possibly carcinogenic to humans” by the World Health Organization’s International Agency for Research on Cancer. The National Cancer Institute recommends limiting cell-phone calls that involve phone-to-head contact.

But unlike cell phones, activity trackers are meant to be worn on the body around the clock.

Weight Lifting for Tones Arm Muscles

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It has been proven that weight lifting on a regular basis has shown to improve overall fitness and strength within the body. Improving your strength can in fact improve your help, and if you want to start toning your everyday muscles then we recommend you start with your arms. Weight lifting is not only suitable for guys who want bigger arms, they can be ideal for women who want to start seeing toning.

There are so many different techniques and pieces of equipment to choose from, and by doing daily workouts you can begin to really see improvements fast, but you do have to give up a bit of your time to get the shaped muscles you desire.

If you’re a man who is looking to get bigger, then you can take protein powders before an intense workout, and it can help you reach your ideal size, fast.

World Health Organisation: Czechs are the most obese in Europe

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This may come at a surprise to some, especially when it was originally believed that the UK was one of the growing trends of obese people in the world. However it was recently reported today on a variety of news hub websites that Obese men (which are the ones that typically see a body mass index exceeding over 30 over twenty account for as much as 32.6% of the total Czech population and women up to 32.7% – a shocking and surprising statistics which have left many jaws wide open.

The Republic of Czech is renowned for it’s beer and the consumption of beer is typically greater compared to many other European countries. However, this isn’t the underlying cause of the issue, but more to do with the fact of the ever increasing sedentry lifestyle that the Czechs are growing into with the upcoming revolution in technology and services to other european countries.