Category Archives: Exercises and fitness

ONE SIMPLE WAY TO CHECK YOUR FITNESS

ONE SIMPLE WAY TO CHECK YOUR FITNESS Use the chart below to find the target heart rate for your age group. AgeTarget Heart Rate* Zone During Exercise (Heartbeats per Minute) 20–29 120–160  30–39 114–152  40–49 108–144  50–59 102–136  60–69 96–128  70–79 90–120. Target heart rates are based on 60%–80% of estimated maximum heart rates (220 minus age). Now, practice finding your pulse […]

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10 WAYS TO RECOVER QUICKLY AFTER EXERCISE

10 WAYS TO RECOVER QUICKLY AFTER EXERCISE Cool Down. Cooling down simply means slowing down (not stopping completely) after exercise. Continuing to move around at a very low intensity for 5 to 10 minutes after a workout helps remove lactic acid from your muscles and may reduce muscles stiffness. warming up and cooling down are […]

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HOW TO, YOUR FIRST REAL PUSH UP

HOW TO, YOUR FIRST REAL PUSH UP To perform a push up to true form you need strength in your arms, shoulders, chest and, often overlooked, core. Begin by doing what are commonly known as ‘Girly Push-ups’ these are performed with your knees on the ground and your hands on the floor beneath you just […]

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TRACKING YOUR PROGRESS

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Friday, 13 September 2013 Tracking Your Progress So you’ve decided to make a change in your life, eat better, exercise more and be healthy. How do you ensure you are progressing towards your goals?Well logging your activities is a great way to keep yourself on track. Having a record of when you started, what you […]

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STAYING MOTIVATED DURING WINTER.

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Staying Motivated during Winter. Here in the UK we are now experiencing very short days and often overcast grey skies and cold damp weather. It’s hard to stay motivated at this time of year, I find that I have so much less enthusiasm for doing things, especially in the evenings after dark.There is plenty of […]

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