If you are looking to lose weight and improve your health, did you know the recommended amount of physical exercise is
150 minutes of moderate exercise (brisk walking or cycling) and strength exercises at least 2 times a week.
75 minutes of vigorous exercise (running, fitness classes etc) and again, at least 2 strength sessions a week
With both of these, you can break the amount down into bite size chunks, rather than do it in one sitting. Do you do the recommended amount? Getting into an exercise routine is never easy, but once you have mastered it, it becomes way of life, and you'll find it equally hard to break. The benefits are huge - weight loss, reduces blood pressure, helps you feel happier, helps balance cholesterol, boosts your immune system, reduces your risk of heart and lung disease, and so on. But how do you get yourself into a habit of exercising regularly?
Are you prone to the odd niggle, twinge or even complete flare up? If yes, I am with you on that one. I used to have a mint back, that could lug anything anywhere, but 10 years ago, me and my 4 legged friend reared over backwards onto concrete, breaking my back. After a massive flare up, lots of scans, hideous drugs and nights of sleeping upright in an arm chair, a fortune on physio appointments, I decided enough was enough, and went back to the basics. Don't get me wrong, I still have flare ups, as many of you know, but I have learnt a few valuable lessons along the way, helping me to keep the flare ups more contained, and allowing me to do pretty much anything I like. As an area I am passionate about, I would love to share some of my top tips to avoid back pain
Counting calories, sins, or food colours, has been a popular way to lose or maintain weight for years, but making sure you eat a well balanced diet can be so much easier than that, just by using your hand.