This is a guest post written by Sarah from The Sleep Advisor.  Sleep deprivation is a massive problem in today’s fast-paced world. We switch off the light but can’t seem to switch off the whirlwind of thoughts, worries and anxieties flying around our minds. What is meant to be a relaxing time, a time for your body to rest and your mind to become calm, becomes quite the opposite. Your thoughts start churning, your mind keeps racing and you find yourself far from Sleepytown. The result? Well, lots of problems, really. From obesity to heart disease, diabetes to depression – poor quality sleep has theRead More →

This is a guest post by Katrina Rice. Thanks, Katrina! Running is one of the best cardio workouts that can be practiced by everybody. But experiencing knee pain while and after running can be due to many different factors. The most common would be misalignment of your femur bone, knee cap stress due to excess weight, uneven platforms, using the wrong shoes, health problems like arthritis, gout, sprains or old injury, and many more. Pain at the front of the knee is the most common pain there is during and after running. It commonly affects teenagers, female and older athletes. In most cases, the painRead More →

There are many ways to exercise without paying for expensive gym memberships. Free videos, workout dvds, a small home gym and a few other ideas for self care.

Staying healthy can be expensive. Gym memberships can set you back quite a lot and not all of us can afford it. During the summer months it’s not so much of a problem because you can get outside (park gyms are free!), but in winter, it might seem like there’s no way of getting any good exercise in. But that doesn’t have to be the case. There are plenty of low-cost, or even free options for exercising. Here are some of the best ways that you can keep fit without breaking the bank. Workout DVD’s and online programmes You don’t need to pay for expensiveRead More →

Everyone wants to be healthy these days, but as you’ve probably discovered, it can be pretty hard to wake up early, force yourself into the gym, and get stuck into a good workout. If you’re finding it tough to motivate yourself towards your fitness goals, it may be time for a different approach. There are many more enjoyable ways to improve your fitness and shed some pounds. Here are just a few… Trampolining If you bought your kids a trampoline years ago, then you may have a fun and effective tool for getting fit literally in your own backyard! As your son or daughter willRead More →

As the regular readers of my blog will know, I’ve been taking my health very seriously this past couple of months. In ‘Pimping up my Running Sessions’, ‘February Planning’ and “March Planning” I detailed how I have been hitting the gym and smashing my exercise regime. What I haven’t said is how I cool down, which is just as important as exercise to me. So, here’s a cool down plan that I think everyone will enjoy because it involves a lot of lying down and relaxing! Stretch I always stretch at least the main muscles involved in the previous activity. If I went for aRead More →

Achieving great physical fitness shouldn’t be boring, right? There are sure to be a lot of people who find the suggestion that exercise could ever get boring to be ridiculous. But even people who have kept up exercise for years may suddenly find themselves feeling a little dispassionate about the whole thing. So let’s take a look at ways in which you can change things up! Why you should be exploring new angles in exercise A lot of people make the mistake of sticking to a very rigid and unchanging exercise routine. It may have a lot of running and weightlifting, but they’ll basically justRead More →

A lot of people think that it’s too late for them to make changes to their lives and believe they will just have to live with the regret. But it’s never too late if you want to step up and improve your health. And a lot of people end up in the best health they have ever been. But if you do want to make a difference, it’s time to do it now. After all, so many people say they will make changes tomorrow. But then another bunch of excuses arrive. Here’s why you need to make changes to your life today. You could live a longer lifeRead More →

If you have been running, hitting the gym, swimming or focusing on your yoga over the winter months then congratulations you! Everyone knows that exercise is tough and keeping to your routine isn’t always something that comes naturally. Trying to maintain this when the mornings and evenings are darker, it’s freezing cold outside and most of our runs are damp and muddy, deserves a medal! Winter takes it toll on our bodies for a variety of reasons. Lack of natural sunlight means reduced Vitamin D which is a feel good vitamin helping boost our positivity and energy levels. It’s not unlikely we have over indulgedRead More →