Home/Active Living

My secret wellness weapon

My favourite wellness tip: use your diary I am a doctor and a wellness coach. I have made my living designing and delivering health & wellness services of one type or another. For 25 years now. I know what is healthy and what is not. I am, in all seriousness, something of an expert. And yet my [...]

By |2020-07-02T12:12:06+00:00Jan 12th, 2018|Active Living, Ask The Coach, Features|0 Comments

Still Sitting?

Still Sitting? AN EMERGING & IMPORTANT & INDEPENDENT HEALTH RISK There is compelling evidence that we sit too much - the negative health effects are real and measurable. It’s worse for the otherwise-inactive but even effects those who exercise! “Sitting is the new smoking” has become quite a popular phrase in recent years. The [...]

By |2020-07-02T16:13:53+00:00Aug 8th, 2017|Active Living, Features|0 Comments

Exercise: a plan for keeping it up

Keeping it up. It’s such a familiar story: we start with great enthusiasm and good intentions, but after a few weeks we find that we’ve reverted back to the couch, the running shoes are gathering dust, and our bellies are expanding alarmingly. It can be so very hard to develop long-standing exercise habits and this [...]

By |2020-07-02T15:52:20+00:00Jun 1st, 2017|Active Living|12 Comments

Exercise – what’s in it for me?

So what’s in it for me? A lot. An awful lot. Exercise is one of the healthiest things you can do for yourself. Just to offer a short list of the main benefits of exercise: Energy. Active people are more energetic. They get more done in a day, more easily. Happiness. Active people feel happier [...]

By |2020-07-02T15:52:40+00:00Jun 1st, 2017|Active Living, Exercise|1 Comment

I can’t exercise because…

But I can’t because… Let’s get onto this thorny issue. Given that you already know exercise is good for you (you do don't you?), the real issue is WHY do you not exercise like you know you should, and even want to? The reason we do not exercise is not because we don't know about [...]

By |2020-07-02T15:52:57+00:00Jun 1st, 2017|Active Living, Features|33 Comments

Walk to Wellness

Walking. Perhaps one of the greatest paths to wellness..... The benefits Fitness - walking improves your cardiovascular fitness. Health risk - walking reduces your risk of heart disease and stroke. Silent killers - walking helps with the management of the three silent killers: high blood pressure, high cholesterol, high blood sugar / diabetes. Bones [...]

By |2020-07-02T15:56:01+00:00May 31st, 2017|Active Living|0 Comments

Active: At Home At Work At Play

So many of us have so many excuses for not being active. Here's a look at three specific areas where you can perhaps stop the procrastinating and get busy being active. At home Car-washing, gardening and even housework can all be active and energetic activities (think speed). You can do some sit-ups or ride [...]

By |2020-07-02T15:57:10+00:00Jan 31st, 2017|Active Living|0 Comments

Cardio, Strength, Flexibility

You're active or you're getting active. Great! But you want to make sure you do it right and get the maximum benefit from your exercise programme. This is where you need to understand the three building blocks of a good regime. Cardio This is exercise that raises your heart rate and makes you short [...]

By |2020-07-02T15:57:21+00:00Jan 31st, 2017|Active Living|0 Comments
Go to Top