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?
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.
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?
Sustaining an injury can often mean more than just the inconvenience of putting your feet up for a few days. Sometimes it can mean taking a long break from exercise, which is super frustrating if you are someone who regularly trains. Whether you are a professional athlete or a fun runner, taking a break from exercise can often feel like taking two steps back in your fitness progression. So, how do you ease yourself back into exercise after taking an injury related break?
The new year is finally here, bringing with it a fresh perspective and optimism for the next 12 months. If you have decided to set a fitness goal for 2019, you might be wondering how on earth you are going to make yourself stick to it. After all, many of us make general resolutions about how we intend to “exercise more” or “lose weight” but we don’t actually specify the details of those resolutions.
If you’ve been battling with getting to sleep for some time then, then it is more likely than not that you have tried everything you can think of to encourage better sleep habits. But, did you know that the answer can be as simple as an afternoon workout?