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Start Your New Health and Fitness Regime Before the Holidays

Monday, 11 December 2017 13:34:00 Europe/London

Almost everyone starts January with the resolution to lose weight, become more active or eat healthily. It never crosses anyone’s mind to start their journey to improved health and fitness before Christmas, but there are so many great reasons to do this. If you find yourself buying into health-related New Year’s resolutions just to give them up by the end of February, these are the reasons you should implement your lifestyle changes before the New Year...

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Little Pat, rubber bands and holiday workouts!

Friday, 24 November 2017 15:35:46 Europe/London

Picture the problem - I’d only just got back into the exercise habit when I was due to go away for a week’s holiday. Obviously, having just started, I didn’t want to stop, but what could I do?...

...Back in the summer, Fit Hire posted a blog highlighting the virtues of portable training kits. Given that you can purchase a set of resistance bands for as little as £15, such a kit seemed a very attractive option. But – the key question – could something so basic give me a decent workout?

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Power solutions guaranteed to lower cholesterol

Wednesday, 22 November 2017 13:29:00 Europe/London

A number of factors are linked to high cholesterol levels. Poor diet, smoking, a history of diabetes or strokes within the family are all indications your health could be at risk.

There are ways to reduce cholesterol levels and live a healthier lifestyle if you wish. In this blog, we explore some simple options for cholesterol reduction. Try them and reduce the risks of narrowing arteries, a heart attack or a stroke. 

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Whatever happened to 'Little Pat'?

Friday, 3 November 2017 12:07:37 Europe/London

The last time we checked in on ‘Little Pat’ (back in February), he was part way through a running training schedule aimed at preparing for a half-marathon. 

After that, things went quiet and we kind of guessed something must have gone wrong. So, what did happen?

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Tips and tricks for the Treadmill

Wednesday, 18 October 2017 15:54:57 Europe/London

The treadmill is a place of both pain and pleasure, it can be the reason you go to the gym and the reason you dread it. Although hated and loved, the treadmill is arguably the most frequently used piece of fitness equipment in a gym. 

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Cod liver oil – your ideal workout partner

Wednesday, 4 October 2017 16:34:00 Europe/London

Don’t expect to witness dramatic results from your training regime if you simply workout and neglect to fill your body with the right type of fuel. Think of your body as a finely-tuned car - it needs suitable fuel and fluids to make it function properly.

Cod liver oil is a healthy supplement to take as part of a training programme. If you are watching your diet and focusing on nutrition, a daily dose of cod liver oil packs your body with vitamins A and D. It also provides a healthy source of Omega 3, an essential fatty acid.

Cod liver oil is good for you in several ways…

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Why fitness workouts fail?

Friday, 15 September 2017 13:32:00 Europe/London

Okay, so you’ve set your heart on getting fit and you know that the best way to achieve this is through a combination of diet and exercise.  It’s a sad fact, however, that although many people begin their new workouts with the best of intentions, their training frequently comes spluttering to a halt after only a short while. Why is this?

In this blog, we explore some of the common causes of failure and suggest ways to overcome them.

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Make time for yourself this Autumn

Monday, 4 September 2017 10:41:00 Europe/London

The summer holidays are over, the children are back at school and there are less demands for your attention.  What should you do?

How about spending some time on yourself?  Irrespective of whether you passed the summer on the beach, by the pool or sitting around the barbecue, the Autumn period can represent a golden opportunity to get fitter than ever.  It can also help reverse the effects of those high-calorie foods that can be so hard to resist on holiday.

Autumn training

The days are getting shorter and colder.  What better way to delay the onset of winter blues than to schedule some Autumn training?

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5 Great Ways to Get Fit Without Joining a Gym

Wednesday, 30 August 2017 13:10:00 Europe/London

When we think of getting fit, a monthly subscription to a gym usually springs to mind. However, that doesn’t have to be the case. Gyms can be expensive and, let’s face it, most of the time, we can’t be bothered to go.

Thankfully, you can get fit at home without having to change your routine. Here are 5 great ideas to start you off:

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Portable Training Kit - the Holiday Fitness Solution

Monday, 24 July 2017 16:36:32 Europe/London

Have you made a big effort to get fit for your holiday? If that's the case and you've achieved your goals – well done! You deserve a rest. 

Even so, you won’t want to lose any of that hard-earned fitness while you’re away. That's understandable, but it poses a question – what can you do to stay in shape?


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