Turning Your Passion into a Business – A Guide to Setting Up a Gym

If you have more than a fleeting interest in keeping fit then it is well worth considering going into business and starting up your own gym. The media is rife with stories of obesity levels on the rise, and the NHS is under strain because of weight related illnesses, so there is definitely a market out there for you to be success. Of course, opening your own gym will be a costly endeavour, and if you only have a few...

Looking After Your Feet Is A Must If You Enjoy Exercise

Feet are all too often forgotten, stuffed inside socks and shoes, and hidden from sight.  Not only are they quite vulnerable to infection and relatively minor skin complaints such as blisters, but if incorrectly supported or cushioned they can trigger pain and even injury in the knees and the back.  The specialist publication, ‘Runners World’ has an extensive article on foot care, and although it was published in 2007 it is still very much worth a read.  Please follow this...

Making sure you are all you can be

The internet is currently awash with articles telling you that this is the year that you become the person that you’ve always wanted to be. Most of these will tell you that your diet is terrible and that you need to get to the gym immediately and burn off those extra pounds. There is however a rather more pressing issue that blights many people’s lives, and which can put paid to any plans of improving physically. One must ensure that...

Get Outside And Get Fit

While the British weather can often make you want to hide inside with a duvet, if you want to get fit and healthy then getting outside into the fresh air is a must. Fresh air can help with digestion and relaxation, improve your blood pressure and heart rate, strengthen your immune system and clean your lungs – so instead of turning to an air conditioned gym for your fitness fix, try one of these suggestions. Trail Running Leave the treadmill...

Top Health Enhancing Services

We all want to be healthier and enjoy a vital energetic lifestyle – but bad habits are very easy to slip into and very hard to break. A little help and assistance in breaking those bad habits and creating new, healthier ones is absolutely invaluable, so here are some of the best health enhancing services you can choose. Nutrition Advice You are what you eat – and if that’s the wrong thing, then you could be making yourself ill. Food...

Setting Up Your Own Gym

For lots of people and for many and varied reasons, taking out a gym membership is something that starts out as a good intention that quickly dies off and eventually gets cancelled after 12 months when the minimum contract ends. What Puts Off the ‘Newbies’ For those who have not done any exercise for some time and are overweight and out of shape, the experience of attending a gym can be very off putting. Let’s face it, anyone who’s in...

Acupuncture Helped Me Play Rugby Again!

In my youth, I was an avid rugby player representing my school and later my college and university.  Although I never took it to a professional level, instead pursuing a career in advertising, I always enjoyed the odd scramble with the work guys to let off steam and for a bit of fun. I guess as you get older, you don’t realise the extent of the decline of your fitness till you’re huffing and puffing in a warm up feeling...

The Many Health Benefits of Cricket

Cricket is one of those sports that is inextricably linked with being a slow and complex, but if more people would give it a chance they would find that it is an incredibly exciting sport which is very beneficial to your health. Furthermore, cricket is one of very few sports in which England excel; it was only a year ago that England walked away with The Ashes, an occurrence that hasn’t happened in Australia for 24 years! You can read...

Wit and Gymsy

Gym membership can have uncanny parallels to a relationship. When you’re originally involved you’re dazzled, putting in as much time as possible and making full use of it. Yet if you don’t continue to make that effort, it can lapse into indifference and- somewhere along the line- drop off altogether. How can you avoid this from happening? Possibly it isn’t entirely one sided; perhaps your gym really isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. The best way to avoid disappointment...

Easy Ways To Kickstart Your Fitness Routine

Getting fit is one of those things that some of us just never get around to. Even with the best intentions, there just always seems to be something in the way – it’s too expensive, we don’t have the time, etc. etc. but there are tonnes of cheap, easy ways to kickstart your fitness routine which won’t leave you with empty pockets. ♥ Get a Dog This has been a tried and tested method for many people for a vast...