Leg toners – Warrior III

You'd think standing on one leg is pretty easy but, in reality it's not. When I get my clients to stand on one leg the first time, very few can do it for more than 10 seconds without falling. It takes a lot of strength in your leg and core, as well as focus, to stand...

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Dolphin push up – bringing sexy back

If you want strong and toned arms, shoulders and upper back, this yoga exercise, which is used as preparation for headstand, is your best friend. Start with just few repetitions and really focus on doing it correctly (moving from your shoulders/chest, not hips), take...

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Why I run by Jill Jordan

This is a guest post by Jill from Proper Fud  I run to keep active.  I run for my sanity.  I run to ease the guilt of my indulged sweet tooth.  I run from the endless questions posed by a 3 year old.  I could do other things, but I choose to run.  I wanted to run for...

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Why I run: Emma Reynolds, 27

When did you start running? Last year, the day after St. Patrick's Day to be precise! How often do you run, and how far?  Four times a week. At the moment 5k but I am building towards 8k in 2 weeks' time, then 10k in a month. What is it that you like about running? I...

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My Road to Running

This is a guest post by Siun Dunne Have you ever heard of passive running? If not, allow me to explain. Even though running has been a part of my life for as long as I can remember, it’s been a passive constant, my mother has been running for over 20 years. She ran,...

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Friday news round up

Here's a round up of the health and fitness news and other stories that caught my attention this week: Do you often reward yourself with a pizza for dinner or a bag of crisps or/and chocolate because you went for a run/gym, so it's OK?  Do you order a big dessert...

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Ten tips for Safe Running

Tie your shoelaces well – if your shoelaces come undone while running and you stumble over them you are quite likely to fall on your face – ouch. Tie them well and check before you set off! Be seen – If you are running in the dark make sure you wear some type of...

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Yoga for runners: The pigeon

This is one of my favourite postures to do myself and to teach to my girls as it's such a powerful posture you feel the effects immediately. It particularly targets your hips, which is where a lot of issues originate from. If you suffer from sciatica, lower back pain,...

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Friday news roundup

Here's a selection of news, articles and blog posts that have caught my attention recently. This is no new news, but a good reminder anyway -  Exercising outdoors twice as good for your mental health as the gym  We are among the worst couch potatoes in Europe- more...

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5 Tips for Beginners

This is an article I wrote for Woman's Way recently  1. Start slow To make it more pleasant for yourself and to reduce your risk of injuries, start with run/walk method, go slowly and don't run more than 3 times a week with rest days in between. Don’t worry about your...

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