fitness

Keeping Fit at Home

Many people struggle to keep fit at home, with gyms and leisure clubs becoming more and more expensive. There are some great new ways to exercise at home, including using equipment in your garden! The fitness tree is an amazing tool to help you workout at home. Use your bodyweight along with a range of accessories to get a complete, full body tone up and strength building session at home whenever you choose.
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Watching Your Medications

When you feel poorly, it is tempting to rush to the doctors straight away in the hope they will give you some pills to take - this may not be the best option for many people. Instead of relying on artificial medication, pills and potions, try out some sensible old fashioned techniques to get well. It is a good idea to give the body a rest when you feel unwell, allowing it time to recover. Sleep plenty and drink lots of water to flush any illnesses out.

Coping with Migraines

Lots of people suffer with migraines, and it is a horrible feeling to have!  A migraine is like a really strong headache, which can affect vision and the senses. Many people experience different symptoms when they get a migraine, but here are some basic ideas to help you manage the pain.

Begin by making sure you are well hydrated. Water is essential to our bodies, so drink plenty of water throughout the day. Aim for around 1.5-2 litres!

If you feel a migraine coming on, try to get rested. If you are at work, see if you can go have a quiet sit in a dark room, or have a lie down if possible. This can make a big difference.

Getting Support for Addictions in Your Area

If you know someone who suffers with an addiction, whether it be for drugs, alcohol, gambling, food or even sex, you will know that it can be a very hard cycle to break. Many people who do have debilitating problems with their addiction are not aware of the best ways to get help. Your local GP is usually a good starting point, with a route to get you into the NHS care system.

For those who wish to tackle their addictions head on, there are a range of detox and rehabilitation centres around the country to help. These rehab centres offer a safe place for you to stay while you fix your issues and break your addiction. This can be a painful and challenging process, especially if your addiction involves drugs or alcohol, where the withdrawals from the subject can be very hard to cope with.

The Haynes Clinic is just one such rehab centre, specialising in residential drug and alcohol rehab. They have lots of experienced support staff on hand to get your clean and/or sober, with daily routines to get you back to a normal way of living.

Working Out to Improve Bone Health

Our bones are a vital part of the body, holding us together and allowing us to move easily. Our bone density is not static, and often declines as we get older. We are able to help preserve our healthy bones for as long as possible by following some basic tips.

1. Do weight baring exercise: weight related exercise, such as weight training, body weight exercises and plyometrics can help to boost bone density. It used to be thought that running would weaken the knees, but in fact it is another exercise which can help to strengthen bones!

2. Eat healthy foods: foods rich in calcium and vitamins can help protect the bones. Milk is a good form of calcium.

Keeping Healthy at Work

When you work in an office, or have to spend all day sitting still, you can easily slip into poor healthy habits. This could be lack of exercise, eating the wrong things, or a bit of both! There are things we can do to help us to remain healthy while at work.

The first thing to do each day at work is fill up a big bottle of water which you can drink from throughout the day. Drinking plenty of water helps to keep us hydrated, and ensures our brains get enough blood pumping round.

Get up every hour or so to have a walk around. If you can, try to have a stretch too, as we can easily end up stiff from sitting still for long periods. Why not practice some secret “desk exercise” moves, such as holding your abs in tight, squeezing your thigs or butt muscles.

Why Water is the Most Essential Fluid of All

Water is a vital part of our health, with our bodies being made up of around 70% water! Many of us do not drink enough water throughout the day, leaving us dehydrated, tired and likely to suffer headaches.  Here are some more ideas for getting more h2o into your life.

Every morning, start the day with a big glass of water. This will help to flush out your system after sleeping all night, plus help wake you up.  If you prefer, why not add some slices of lemon or lime to your water to add flavour?

Take a litre bottle of water with you to work and sip on it throughout the morning.  When you finish it, simply refill it and continue to sip throughout the rest of the day – this is an easy way to make sure you drink the recommended two liters each day!