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Oooh me knees! How household cleaning can have a positive effect.

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A family friend, and our son's football coach, Simon, tells me about how his new role in the family cleaning business is helping to decrease pain in his knees. Simon says "I'm a 48 year old man with the knees of an 80 year old, according to my consultant! From my school days I was a gifted sportsman and played several sports at a high standard, but football was my passion and I usually train...
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Beware of bogus belly-busting claims!

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There have been many impossible and outrageous products or plans that promise astounding results for fat loss or muscle gain. Pills, belts and electrical impulses which will melt your fat away in minutes. Now I've heard of another outlandish idea that is news to me and which has proved markedly false in the manufacturer's claims for increasing metabolic rate. Introducing the Cool Fat Burner...
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Good wishes for 2019

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Happy New Year. I hope you will feel successful, contented and lively. What will you do differently this year? Whatever you think you should / need / want to / will do, it helps to make a plan. I've decided that I need to prioritise strength training, but I'm pretty sure it would continue on its current ad hoc once a week, "oops, forgot to do my exercises" format unless I make a specific pl...
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Seasons Greetings!

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My last day at Personal Space before a Christmas break was yesterday. Decorators begin a few days work in the studio tomorrow. It will be a fortnight break for us and we'll all be raring to go again in 2019, ready to support your post-Christmas return to healthy habits. I would like to say a big thank you to all my clients for their loyalty to Personal Space, their commitment to their train...
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Anxiety

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Many of my clients, half of my family, and a good number of my friends have suffered or are suffering with anxiety. The effects can be unpleasant, debilitating and long lasting, The partners and family of anxiety sufferers may be under a great amount of strain caring for and supporting their loved ones and they themselves put their own health at risk. I would like to 'give a big shout out' to ...
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The Stork Stand Balance Test

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I'm studying a course at the moment - Senior Fitness Specialist - with the American Council on Exercise, and as part of the posture and fitness assessment within this course the Stork Stand Balance Test is used as a measure of static balance ability for 'higher functioning' older adults. It is a highly challenging test, so is not to be used for older adults who suffer with very poor strength o...
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Do The Bear Crawl

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I've been using an exercise called the Bear Crawl with some of my clients lately. It really seems to challenge them aerobically and strength-wise and forces the core to work quite hard to stabilise the hips while crawling. Here is a tiny clip from ACE showing you how it's done. No equipment needed; no claws, fur or fangs, though a growl could lighten the mood! Why not crawl around you...
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Tea Break exercises

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Take a five minute break from sitting with these exercises in the kitchen, whilst the kettle boils. Sustained sitting is best broken every hour with five minutes of light activity. This has been shown to reduce blood glucose levels, harmful fats in the blood, and increase HDL. (see older blog entitled Benefits of just five minutes activity every hour of sitting - Good News!) Lisa :)
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Full fat milk – “it’s gotta lotta bottle”

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We recently reverted to the old fashioned method of receiving milk via doorstep delivery, which one could say is in fact the most modern way of purchasing milk, considering the lower impact on the environment of using glass bottles. A short article in my fitness journal drew my attention yesterday to the benefits of drinking the full fat variety of this wonderful white fluidĀ  and I'm always ke...
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