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Feb’starter Functional Fitness

 

Building strength and confidence in how you move each and everyday is key to living your best life. To help we’ve put together this series called Functional Fitness. Functional Fitness is a classification of training that prepares the body for real-life movements and activities. Also known as functional training or functional movement, it trains your muscles to work together and prepares them for daily tasks by simulating common movements you might do at home, at work, or in sports.

As with most training, Functional moves require us to maintain a good posture.  Need more help in this area?  Fred has put together a quick guide to helping you maintain a neutral spine.

The importance of resistance training at any age

Some get into resistance training through engaging in particular sports, however it doesn’t need to be any more complicated than adding some weights to your current fitness routines. Honestly, having a can of beans to hand is all you need. Resistance training is important as we age to ensure we maintain our strength to do everyday activities.

Fast Fat Burning Workouts

Here’s an idea for an outdoor workout that literally takes 10-20 minutes and will have you drenched in sweat and pumped up by the end.

How to meditate

If you know how to close your eyes and breath deep, you know how to meditate already. It doesn’t have to be much more complicated than that.

Planking – the quick and easy way to work your core

Planks or Planking are one form of bodyweight exercises. Bodyweight exercises are gaining ground in the fitness world due to the practicality and simplicity of getting in shape using nothing more than your own body weight. Planks are one of the most effective exercises you can do. Why? Because they require a small time investment on your part, and offer the chance to achieve substantial results in a relatively short span of time.

Magnesium: Top 10 science-based health benefits

The human body uses magnesium as the fourth most common mineral for homeostasis. It has different roles in different tissues. However, the western diet and certain foods do not contain enough magnesium.

Why Muscles Get Sore

As we age many of us begin to complain more of pains in our muscles and joints. They seem to stiffen up with age, and such commonplace activities as bending over for the morning paper can make us wince. Here are 5 ways to reduce muscle soreness.

Healthy Snacking Habits

The way of life today is fast-paced and we are always on the move. It is easy to pick up a quick snack on the go, but frequently it won’t be the healthy option. It is essential therefore to have healthy snacks handy which you can grab on the move.

Benefits of Active Recovery

Active Recovery involves performing low-intensity exercise following a strenuous workout. Examples include walking, swimming and cycling.

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