Category Archives: Exercise

Prevent and treat common running injuries

As any of you runners out there know, injuries are very easy to pick up and can easily put you back weeks, if not months, in your training. Here’s a lowdown of the most common injuries, how to prevent them … Continue reading

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Budget-busting workout solutions

As I write this I’m looking out onto a glorious Bristol basking in the sunshine. Summer is inching ever closer, bringing with it thoughts of holidays, bikinis and less forgiving outfits. If like many people in the current climate, your … Continue reading

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Sleep: a pain in the neck?

I have woken up this morning with a very sore neck and judging from statistics I’m not alone. According to a British Medical Journal study in 2008, musculoskeletal problems, including back and neck pain, accounted for 49% of absences from … Continue reading

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Functional exercise and back pain: how can it help?

Strong muscles are the key to spinal health. The muscles surrounding the spine act as its support system. To use an analogy, imagine a tall building surrounded by scaffolding, with the building representing the spine and the scaffolding representing the … Continue reading

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Fitness myths-fact or fiction?

Does weight training make you bulky? Will hundreds of sit-ups give you a flat stomach? Take a look at these common fitness misconceptions and read the truth behind them. 1. Muscle turns to fat False. Muscle and fat are 2 … Continue reading

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How to make resolutions you’ll stick to this year

The top two new year’s resolutions must surely be to get fit and lose weight. I’ll also bet that the same people making these resolutions made the same last year, the year before that and probably many preceding that too. … Continue reading

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How many calories do you want for Christmas?

I read a statistic at my gym yesterday that the average person consumes a whopping 7000 calories on Christmas day. Now, I know that, come the festive season, we do tend to throw caution (and the diet) to the wind … Continue reading

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