CARDIOVASCULAR TRAINING

Reduced Mobility - Exercise Tips

Exercise is important for maintaining a healthy lifestyle, but for one reason or another you may have stopped exercising. A common reason with many individuals is lack of confidence due to having reduced mobility. This may have stemmed from an...

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Starting Exercise As A Diabetic

If Diabetes affects you or someone you know then it may be common knowledge to yourself that exercise should be a regular habit, however, that is not always the case (1).  If you are exercising regularly, well done and keep it up, but if you're not then it may seem daunting to start! Getting started can be the hardest step,...

Strength Training for Runners

Running is the foundation for many sports and daily activities, therefore becoming relatively good at it will have its benefits. If you're a recreational runner or a competitive runner performance can always enhanced. Run More to Improve Your Running Abilities? Having a regular running routine will improve cardiovascular fitness and muscular endurance. This may occur when someone is new to...

Why Cardio Sucks

There's no denying that cardio is great. But what are the core reasons behind why we are training Cardio?   Why are you performing cardio in the first place? To keep healthy? To lower your resting heart rate?  To improve your blood pressure?  To reduce stress?  To improve cholesterol?  To manage your weight?  There are many benefits that come with...

Recover Correctly After a Run or Walk

Whether you're a newbie or a regular runner or walker, prioritising your recovery may serve you well for future exercise longevity. Warming Up  Your warm up is the starting point to a greater recovery! Recovery is generally associated with methods that come post-exercise, but recovery should be treated as a continuous cycle. Recovery is what allows us to progress, adapt...

Maximise Your Walking!

There are numerous ways in which we could improve our walking capabilities or walking fitness. The more obvious tactics are to walk more often, walk for longer or a combination of both. All three of these strategies are excellent, and you may have already tried those approaches. But let's discuss Intensity. Simply put, how hard is your body having to...

Walk Faster and Reduce Your Risk of a Stroke

It has been well documented that walking speed and grip strength are reliable measures for predicting the risk of falls in the elderly (1,2,3,5). However, It is less well known that by simply walking a little faster we can be reducing our risk of cardiovascular disease and stroke later in life. A recent meta-analysis study (4) found that individuals who...

Boosting Male Fertility

  Seeking an alternative treatment when trying to conceive is more common than you may think.  According to a study, in nearly half of infertility cases, the male is shown to have less than desirable sperm quality (1). Whilst your physician may advise you to get in shape and lose a few pounds, studies have reported the benefits of varying...

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Cholesterol

Historically cholesterol has been demonised as the main cause of cardiovascular disease. Below are some phrases that may resonate with you; “All cholesterol is bad for you.” “I can’t eat foods high in cholesterol.” Cholesterol is naturally found in the cells of the body and is a waxy fat-like substance. Cholesterol acquired from the diet is commonly found in animal...