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Pilates during pregnancy – How it can help you

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What type of exercise is best during pregnancy?

Pilates during pregnancy? Is it something you should consider?

Let’s face it, the thought of going to a busy gym during your pregnancy can be less than appealing. In addition to this, the list of do’s and don’t’s during pregnancy become a lot longer too.

Now you have to consider what is best for your health and the unborn child’s health.

It need not be intimidating though. Exercise during pregnancy can be fun and beneficial in the hands of a professional.

We take a closer look at how Pilates may benefit you.

Pilates during pregnancy

Pilates during pregnancy

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Improving sleep – How to feel more refreshed in the morning

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Why sleep is more important than we think

Improving sleep can have great benefits for your overall health. However, it is an area that is so often overlooked.

The most common New Year’s goals are losing weight and exercising more. But the reality is the overall impact of improved sleep can have just as many benefits. So why don’t more people make it a goal?

Probably because it is something that is too easily dismissed. And also because there is a lack of appreciation of the difference it can make in our lives.

We take a look at why better sleep should be included as a priority.

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Pilates for Marathon Running – how it might improve performance

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The challenges of marathon running

Pilates for marathon runners, it isn’t something you will read about in many running magazines.

If this is your first marathon, or even if you are a veteran, it is worth looking at all options.

Sport’s science can tell us a lot about the demands marathons place on the body.

And whilst many people focus on clocking up the miles, there are other elements that will help performance.

Flexibility, posture and core strength will benefit any long distance runner.

We take a look at how Pilates can help with all of these.

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Pilates for Marathon Training







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Tackling obesity – what it does to your body and how to deal with it

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The problem of obesity

Tackling obesity has now become a growing problem both from a national and an individual level.

Firstly, from a financial point of view, the estimated cost to the NHS of obesity is over £6 billion.

More importantly, from an individual perspective, the impact of obesity can have a myriad of different negative effects. People who are obese are more likely to have heart disease, strokes, diabetes, cancer, and depression.

At the start of National Obesity Awareness week, we take a close look at the problem.

But how do you know if you are obese, and what are the most sensible ways of tackling obesity?

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Tackling obesity

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New Year’s Habits – How to stick to your resolutions

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Why creating new habits is so important

New year’s habits – it’s not a phrase you usually hear.

We are all familiar with New Year’s resolutions, and as time goes by, many people just give up on them. But why? It makes perfect sense to set ourselves new standards at the start of a new year.

It’s simple, many of us learn from bitter experience that our resolve isn’t what it should be.

According to YouGov, in 2016, a third of people had ditched their resolutions by the end of January.

And only about 10% stick to their goals long term.

There are many ways to become part of the 10%, but one of the keys is to turn your resolutions into habits.

New Year's Habits

New Year’s Habits






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