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Diabetes and Exercise

According to Diabetes UK “12.3 million people in the UK are at risk of developing Type 2 diabetes.” Around 7.0% of men and 4.9% of women are living with some form of diabetes in the UK – of which 85%-90% are type 2 diabetics. Type 1: Type 1 diabetes cannot be prevented around 8% of […]

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What is Sarcopenia?

Sarcopenia is an age-associated, degenerative disease involving a loss of muscle mass and strength – this meaning there is a reduction in the number of muscle fibres within our muscles, and the size of those muscle fibres begin to decrease, and so our strength decreases. It hinders physical performance; causing poor gait, balance and overall […]

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4 Reasons Your Ab Exercises Are Not Working

Here are the top 4 reasons your ab exercises are not working: Not seeing results from your ab workouts? There’s nothing more frustrating than putting hard work into something and not getting the results you want. If you’re struggling to see any ab definition or just feel like your ab workouts aren’t working for you, […]

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Should you weigh yourself every day?

Check out the reasons below why you shouldn’t weigh yourself every day! Monitor your progress Weighing yourself once a week is one way monitor your progress. Seeing the number on the scales reducing can boost your confidence, self-esteem and help keep you motivated. The danger is if you become a slave to the scales. Don’t […]

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Forget walking 10,000 steps a day!

The sought after goal of 10,000 steps a day came from a 1960’s marketing campaign in Japan in the run up to the 1964 Tokyo Olympics. A company created a device that they marketed towards the health conscious members of the population. It was a step meter; an early pedometer, to encourage the Japanese to […]

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