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Achieving the Ultimate Summer Body

Summer is fast approaching and now is the perfect time to work off the last of that Easter chocolate and start getting your summer body ready. Roel Jansen from Fit For Anything shares how he gets his clients ready for summer:

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Building Endurance and Stamina

It is no wonder that people are looking to boost their endurance and stamina. With the barrage of obstacle course races, triathlons and extreme running events popping up across the country and around the world, encompassing short sprints and Herculean distances alike, these two traits are key. 

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3 Fitness Myths

If there is one thing that the media are fabulous at it is extending the truth (or fibbing altogether). Fitness is a hot topic and so many blogs, articles and more share falsehoods which can and will seriously affect your health and fitness journey. I explore three of these myths today.

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Training for a Marathon Part 2: Fuelling Your Body

It is all very well having the perfect training plan, but what you eat before, during, and after you run can make or break your training. Eat too little and you’ll run out of energy to finish. Too much and you’ll find yourself running to the bathroom. Mid-run fuel—from sports drinks, gels, gummy bears, etc.—helps you sustain energy to finish the effort.

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Training for a Marathon: How to Prepare for Success

So you want to run a marathon? Completing 26.2 miles is an awe-inspiring accomplishment that requires commitment and dedication. But it is not a walk in the park! You need a base of a minimum of three to six months’ worth of running four times per week. (It’s even better if you’ve been running for a year or more.) You should be able to comfortably complete a run of six miles. And you should have run at the very minimum a few 5K races.

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Love Hiking but Hate Sore Knees?

There are so many fantastic ways to exercise yet few compare with hiking. Not only is this something you can do with the family, with friends or with a hiking group, it’s a really nice way to get the blood pumping outdoors while enjoying the fresh air. The downside, however, is that pesky knee problem many suffer with when hiking downhill.

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FFA Blog: How to Train for an Obstacle Race

Obstacle races are a big feature on the sporting event calendar. Their popularity is due to the diversity of the physical challenge, with many different activities in one race. Being a well-rounded athlete will absolutely help performance and will determine how much fun you have!

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Building a Positive Mindset with Exercise

There have been many studies over the years regarding exercise and specifically how being more active may have a positive effect on your mood and your mental health. This is a huge topic however; the general consensus is that exercise can help you achieve a more positive mindset.

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Do We Need Rest Days?

When putting together a programme of training for an individual, rest days are often included. Have you ever wondered why they are important?

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The Benefits of Working Out with Other People

When you see people working out in magazines or on Instagram you quite often see people training alone, earphones in, eyes ahead, their face full of determination. Working alone has many benefits (certainly more than no working out at all) however working with a fitness buddy or a group offers more.

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Walk at Work

You are trying to boost your steps, looking to increase your everyday activity and are looking to combat the effects of sitting (read more on this here) however you might feel this is impossible when at work. It isn’t.

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TOP TIPS FOR STAYING MOTIVATED THROUGHOUT THE YEAR

In January you set New Year resolutions or make plans. Monday is a new diet day. THIS month is the month. It’s easy to get motivated about things in the short term but longer term you might soon find that the novelty wears off and your enthusiastic promise to yourself to stay true to your health and fitness goals start to waver. If you want to stay motivated all year keep reading…

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Top Tips for Injury Prevention

When you’re working out, taking part in sport or running injuries are commonplace. Few athletes can say they’ve never had an injury however by following these top tips you can reduce the likelihood of common injuries which slow your progress or mean you having to sit training out for a time.

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Training Tips: Boosting Strength During Powerlifting

Powerlifts if done right can look effortless, they certainly do when you see those who have made their name within the athletics community pushing further that anyone else! The trick behind these effortless looking powerlifts isn’t luck or good fortune of any kind; it is hard work (and the right kind of work).

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