Singer-songwriter Katie Melua has recently hit the headlines for crediting seasonal fitness as a recovery for her mental breakdown.
So, what is seasonal fitness and how can it help you achieve your exercise goals?
Whether you suffer from insomnia or you’re just having a stressful week with little sleep, promising yourself an extra few zzz’s at the weekend is often a way of motivating yourself to get to the end of the week.
Unfortunately, however, a recent study suggests that having a lie in at the weekend doesn’t actually reverse the damage done by chronic sleep loss.
If you’re a fan of guided meditations or white noise, then you may have already heard of the term ASMR. ASMR refers to the Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response and is named after a physical tingling sensation which many people have found difficult to explain. Often starting in the scalp and moving down through the limbs, the sensation can be triggered by many different things, from sounds to physical touch.
Have you been finding your workouts a bit boring recently? No longer feeling the challenge of getting your heart rate up? You could well be stuck in a fitness rut. It happens to us all from time to time – you get used to certain equipment or routines and before you know it you’ve been doing the same thing for months.
Snoring is one of those annoying involuntary bodily functions that affects most of us at some point or another. In fact, it is estimated that there are around 30 million snorers in the UK alone. That’s a lot of noise! Whether you’re suffering from a cold or you had one too many beers at the party, it’s fair to say that snoring is pretty normal.
But what if your snoring is something a little more serious?
When it comes to getting a routine check-up, blood pressure is usually something that many of us can improve on. High blood pressure can be a result of obesity, genetic inheritance, poor diet, smoking, drinking, lack of sleep and lack of exercise and can affect just about anyone. It is estimated that around 1 in 4 adults in the UK are affected by high blood pressure, which can increase the chances of other associated health issues such as a stroke, heart disease, heart attacks, heart failure and vascular dementia.
So, how can you combat it?