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Life behind (handle)bars

The benefits of cycling are numerous. Many people want to cycle but aren’t sure how to start. The following blog provides suggestions on how to engage in a targeted and regular training regime to help you become a stronger, more confident, life-long cyclist. We provide a structured exercise program specific to cycling — especially for beginners or those who have taken a hiatus from past cycling activity, although, even experienced riders will relate!

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Cycle ready

Cycling activity (indoor and outdoor) has increased markedly over the last 6 months worldwide as offices, businesses, and schools closed to help slow the spread of the COVID-19. There are many health advantages to cycling. Read more for advice and tips on how to get the best out of cycling whether you are a novice or more experienced cyclist.

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Why are abdominals so important?

The abdominals which are primary core muscles, are important to keep strong if you wish to move well, and stay confident in your ability to keep active.  They play key roles in protecting and stabilising the structures in our back, and performing even simple tasks such as rising from a chair, turning while lying in bed, or getting up from sitting on the floor. It is very important to keep your abdominal muscles strong and protect from back injury. Keep reading for advice about how to do this.

Dwindling physical activity in the era of COVID-19

 A 12% decline in activity and 4 lbs of body fat in 8 weeks Globally, people have experienced significant reductions in physical activity since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic.  This has been quantified by activity tracking.  As outlined in the following paragraphs, activity decline and limitations on movement could theoretically lead to a reduction…

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…

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Keeping Active While Social Distancing  | Challenge 1

In this time of social distancing and self-quarantining that helps slow the spread of the coronavirus (Covid-19), how do we keep active and mentally healthy?  This is especially challenging in many parts of the world as schools, workplaces, gyms, and fitness classes are closed.  Exercise (even a single bout) can boost your immune system and aid in your recovery from viruses…

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…