The Mini Trampoline: Jumping here, there and everywhere!
Getting a bit bored with your fitness routine? This is the perfect time to incorporate a Mini Trampoline into your workouts. Mini trampoline exercising is a low-impact cardio workout that improves muscle tone and balance, more importantly its loads of fun. The instability of the trampoline surface encourages you to engage your entire body and most importantly your core. The trampoline helps absorb some of the shock in comparison to jumping on a hard ...
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How to improve posture at your desk
From neck and back pain to blood flow and respiration, posture can have a major impact on how we live and how we feel every day.
Here are a few tips to develop a more ergonomically sound computer setup:
Correct desk posture
Position your monitor. The top of the screen should fall below eye level. Because your eyes naturally gaze downward, that’s the best way to keep them relaxed (which will prevent eye strain and headaches).
Keep your arms ...
We all love warm food during wintertime, but very often fall for the fatty options out there.
There is no need to sacrifice on taste when it comes to healthy foods. Here’s a healthy, warm meal that is fairly easy and quick to make.
3 x Big Baby Marrows (Chopped)
1 x Red Onion (Chopped)
12 x Asparagus
12 x Rosa Tomatoes (Chopped in halves)
6 x Patty pans (Chopped)
1 x Clove Garlic (Crushed)
1 x Yellow Pepper (Chopped)
1 x cup Ricotta Cheese (Crumbled)
One of the most essential life skills a person can have is the ability to adapt to change. An adaptive individual is one who is able to refocus the mind in new directions and make choices based on his or her desired outcomes.
COMMON OBSTACLES TO CHANGE
Psychologist Dennis O’Grady said that the inability to adapt to change is related to a combination of five fears:
Fear of the Unknown
The unspoken message from society says that when change occurs, you will lose control.
Running is an excellent activity to assist weight loss and improve cardiovascular fitness.
Herewith a few tips to help you on your way to a new you:
The Key to ensure results
Consistency is vital, commit to scheduled runs and you will see a gradual decrease in your waist-line.
Line up your workouts with a running partner like a friend or colleague to prevent boredom and to maintain motivation. It is more difficult to cancel a session when you have a regular commitment.
Also, set aside ...
1) What is mental imagery?
Mental imagery is using your imagination to see and experience positive things, imagining success and positive outcomes. Mental imagery is one of the many techniques used to get certain things under control and improve performances. The idea of mental imagery is one that has been around for a very long time in sports and sports training, but one that only now are athletes starting to incorporate into their training programs. Mental imagery however does not ...
FRIDAY LIE DAY!!!
Trying your best to eat healthily and lose weight, but still not seeing any results? Perhaps you're falling for one of these common told myths. Don’t become a victim of diet fads, trends or myths. Today some diet myths are revealed – hopefully you haven’t fallen for any of these; and if you have, now you know it’s time to change your approach!
Myth 1: Drinking more than 2L of water a day will help you lose weight and flush out toxins.
Truth: Drinking ...
Today our focus is on Theraband exercises.
Therabands are a small, convenient piece of equipment which can target all areas of your body. It can easily be taken with you when you go on holiday, or stored in your home requiring limited space. I have noticed how at some stage, most households have acquired a theraband and are unfamiliar with the use for it. Different colours symbolize different strengths/tension. Therabands cost around R50.00 depending where you buy them from, which is ...
WEDNESDAY FRIENDS DAY!!!
Find yourself a training partner if you don’t already have one!
A partner provides motivation and encouragement, and will not let you miss a session, other than when you are sick or injured. Having a partner is especially great for those who don’t enjoy exercise. Training with someone else will also make time go faster and making exercise seem less intimidating. And let’s face it, you don’t want to be the only one “suffering” during a session feeling like you’re ...