Tagged: 50+

Osteoarthritis in the knee and exercise.


Exercise can play a vital role in managing osteoarthritis. People are often fearful of exercising the affected joint in case it causes further pain and damage yet this review of studies done on exercise programmes states  “People with OA should be … Continue reading


Yoga and Lower Back Pain


In a recent study published in the Annals of Internal Medicine, Boston Medical Center researchers found that yoga classes specifically designed for chronic lower back pain (my italics!) helped patients feel better. In light of this those with non-specific Lower … Continue reading


Tips for exercising safely in the sun


Photo of sunny beach

Don’t use the sun as an excuse not to exercise but use these handy tips to ensure you stay healthy. 1)      Keep hydrated – make sure you have a water bottle with you and take sips during your session and … Continue reading


Just an hour a week….


Photo of a weight, towel and bottle of water

New research has shown that just an hour a week of resistance exercise can lower the risk of metabolic syndrome (cardiovascular risk factors such as overweight, high blood pressure and elevated blood sugar). You don’t have to leave your house … Continue reading


Do you feel to old to start exercising?


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According to the findings of a study from the University of Dundee, published in the journal Age and Ageing, the most powerful ‘deterrent’ among the over-65s is a lack of interest, and disbelief that exercise can enhance and/or lengthen life. … Continue reading


Chichester Pilates Class: Core Pilates Review


Core Pilates Firstly a mild correction, I was slightly misleading on Friday apparently it wasn’t a Fitness Pilates class it was Core Pilates. It was stated as Core Pilates on the timetable but there was no accompanying link to the … Continue reading


Out of my comfort zone: Fitness pilates



Trying new things: Out of my comfort zone I am an advocate of finding the exercise that works for you, it may be running, lifting, swimming, cycling, circuits, chair based. Whatever gets you moving is what works. If possible throw … Continue reading


So now I can’t run!


Knees - not my knees but I do have to massage them sometimes!

If you’ve stopped by my blog and read some of my posts, you’ll know I’m a runner. Or should I say I ‘WAS’ a runner. Running has been great for me in so many ways and quite a big part … Continue reading


Keeping it simple – Change4Life


Eatwell plate, health, nutrition, paleo

Nutrition is a hot topic and people can, and do, spend hours arguing about the best way, the correct way, the healthiest way to eat and about how certain foods are evil and we should tax them (yes I’m looking … Continue reading


Choose a Mental Wellbeing resolution in 2015.


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Last year when I wrote about New Year Resolutions it was about choosing a change that you wanted to make and not what you thought you should be doing What do you Want to Change?  This year I am going … Continue reading


No pudding until you have eaten your fruit and veg.


Happy fruit and veg

The news today is full of the study that showed that the current government recommendation of 5 portions of fruit and vegetables may not be sufficient and that we should be aiming for 7+ (preferably made up of 5 vegetable … Continue reading


Never stop moving.


“Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving” -Albert Einstein. So the government recommendations on exercise are as follows for the over 65s (taken from the NHS Choices page for Physical Activity guidelines for … Continue reading


A bit of fitspiration I found online…


Do what you love.

Do what you love. Additionally WHO have updated their physical activity/exercise fact sheet which can be found here The post A bit of fitspiration I found online… appeared first on Whole Life Fitness. +445   


Whole Life Fitness on Facebook


Hello, hope everyone is feeling happy and healthy today with at least 10 minutes of physical activity planned. Now the friendly reminder is over this is just a quick post to say that I have a facebook page which I … Continue reading


The health hazards of sitting


I’ve added this to my news feed but I like it so much I’m going to repost it here so you all get to see it.. The Health Hazards of Sitting A tip to remind you to move more. The … Continue reading


Do you spend too much time sitting down?


If so then here’s a great tip from one of the ladies who attends my Friday class. Set your alarm for every 30/45 minutes but, and this is the important bit, make sure you leave the alarm in another room … Continue reading


What do YOU want to change?


So it’s the New Year and I’m a personal trainer so I’m going to talk all about resolutions and eating healthy and moving more. Nope. You get that in my blog the rest of the year. I’m not against resolutions, … Continue reading


23 and 1/2 hours: What is the single best thing we can do for our health?


This is a visual lecture by Dr Mike Evans called 23 1/2 hours. If you have a spare 9 minutes and 18 seconds please watch it. The post 23 and 1/2 hours: What is the single best thing we can … Continue reading


Highest risk group for cardivascular disease was the metabolically unhealthy but normal weight participants


As you may know there is  new research out which has caused the following headlines… “Being fit is no help if you’re fat as well: Scientists say healthy obesity does not exist”   Daily Mail, December 3 2013 “‘Healthy and overweight’ … Continue reading


Get Going Together


Get Going Together is a health and wellbeing programme helping older people take part in physical activity. According to Age  UK (and me!) “Exercise brings physical and mental benefits and gives people the opportunity to socialise with others.”   It’s organised by Age … Continue reading


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