How to run 5 km in 6 weeks | Challenge 3

Have you ever wanted to build your endurance to run 5 km? Doing so requires training, motivation, determination and a plan to get there! This sort of goal can seem daunting.  Yet, with a regular and methodical training plan like we outline here, this undertaking is achievable for almost everyone! Not only will you work towards satisfying the American Heart Association’s recommendation of fulfilling…

Middle aged man on a trek

Are you trek ready? Tips to build your endurance and upper body strength

In this the second blog of our series on trekking, we continue our trekking preparations whether it be in Iceland, the bush trails in Australia or for the Oxfam trailwalk.Whatever your goal, if you are attempting to walk or trek you will need to prepare yourself by increasing your strength and endurance capacity gradually. With graduating doses of repetitive load, skin, tendons and bones will become thicker, stronger and more resilient.

Middle aged man on a trek admiring the view from the summit

Trekking: Three exercises to build lower limb strength

Preparing for a Trekking Holiday. So, you are walking further to improve your endurance and loading on the muscles and tendons, and you have started improving your upper limb strength. Now we need to discuss lower limb strength and why it is so important. So, you are walking further to improve your endurance and loading on the muscles and tendons, and you have started improving your upper limb strength. Now we need to discuss lower limb strength and why it is so important. Read on for three exercises to build lower leg strength.

Have you struggled to introduce exercise into your daily life? Try our 10-minute march to fitness!

Developing the habit of exercise: the secret to success is incremental goal setting Success in many endeavours is the result of consistently achieving a goal that can be met even in difficult and very busy times.  This is also true in achieving a level of fitness, with exercise for health, well-being and getting stronger.  Adopting…