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Carola Pickenhan - Independent Lifeplus Associate

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Five myths about activity and aging

Reading Time: 3 minutes Too old to exercise? There’s no such thing! It’s time to dispel the top five myths about activity and aging. Have you fallen into the trap of believing you are too old to exercise? Don’t! The reasons you have been avoiding it are more than likely just myths. It’s time to reveal the truth so […]

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Feet – the foundation of movement

Reading Time: 3 minutes Our feet are something that are very easy to take for granted as we use them daily and don’t even really think about it. Often, it’s only when something goes wrong with our feet that we pay any real attention to them. This is doing our feet a disservice for they truly are the basis […]

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How can flexibility training benefit your overall fitness?

Reading Time: 3 minutes Flexibility is fundamental for everyday life. In fact, it’s so important that we often don’t think about it until something goes wrong and we start to miss it. Without flexibility we wouldn’t be able to perform everyday tasks, like bending over to pick something up, or sitting down in a chair. Flexibility also enables us […]

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What is strength fitness?

Reading Time: 2 minutes Why strength fitness should form a big part of your planned movement workouts. Being physically fit comes in different forms. For example, someone who can run a marathon is no doubt physically fit, but they might not be able to lift heavy weights. Someone who might be able to lift heavy weights on the other […]

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The importance of physical exercise for children

Reading Time: 2 minutes When we talk of children and physical exercise, it’s a lot different to how we would approach a movement workout for an adult – you certainly wouldn’t expect to see a child lifting weights at a gym, for example. For a child, any form of movement could be classed as physical activity, from running around […]

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Strength and conditioning – often overlooked but extremely important

Reading Time: 3 minutes Strength is a term that is often considered to be exclusive to those who lift weights or need power to exert force, such as a boxer or wrestler, but the truth is that all of us – both sportspeople and those with no interest in sports whatsoever – can benefit from a focus on strength […]

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The 11 components of fitness

Reading Time: 3 minutes Fitness is often thought of as a ‘one size fits all’ thing, whereby you are either fit, or you aren’t, but the science of fitness actually goes a lot deeper than that and demonstrates that there are a number of components that go into a person being physically fit.1 The strongest, most musclebound person may […]

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Balance – why it’s so important and how you can improve it

Reading Time: 3 minutes For any movement we perform, balance is a fundamental aspect of it. Often it will come without having to think about it, for example, simply standing upright on our own two feet requires us to maintain balance. While it often comes without thinking, that doesn’t mean it’s something that should be taken for granted. Studies […]

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The benefits of doing Pilates

Reading Time: 4 minutes How Pilates can help your body and mind Pilates has become more and more popular in recent years. The benefits from doing Pilates are becoming better known and it’s now a form of exercise not only popular with dancers or people who also like yoga but rather a sport for anyone wanting to get to […]

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Preventing sports injury

Reading Time: 3 minutes Top tips on preventing injury and enjoying the health benefits of physical exercise. Sustaining an injury is one of the quickest ways to derail your fitness efforts. Whether you’re an avid exerciser or are just about to embark on a new fitness program, it’s important to know how to move and exercise properly so that […]

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