Archive for the ‘Fitness Focus’ Category

What’s your exercise personality?

Does this sound like you?

When it comes to exercising, we’ve worked out that people tend to fall in to a number of different categories. These are not based on your ability or what you actually do for exercise, but on how you behave and feel about it.

In other words, your exercise personality.

See if you can work out which one you fall in to… Read the rest of this entry »

Your exercise ‘why?’ (and why it matters)

You know you should exercise.

Everyone does.

But why?

Weight loss? Better health? Longevity? A sculpted, toned body?

If that’s the case, then you know why you should exercise. Right?

But you still come up with excuses. A million and one of them. Read the rest of this entry »

The Équilibre Bride

Its your special day

…and you want everything to be perfect. Much of the attention will inevitably be focused on you  – what you are wearing, how you look. There will be photographs and perhaps film to serve as lingering mementos of the day. It’s only natural that you want to do all that you can to look and feel your very best for your wedding day. But how far are you willing to go? Read the rest of this entry »

Exciting New Programs!

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Earlier this year, I embarked on my own 12-week health and exercise program, and I couldn’t be happier with the progress and results I achieved. It was good timing for me, as although I had lost my excess baby weight, I was still feeling relatively unmotivated, lethargic and lacking in routine. Having a specialised program designed for me was just the remedy I needed! Read the rest of this entry »

In defence of exercise

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There was an article in the Sunday Times’ STM (magazine) last weekend called ‘Fit to be Fat‘ which loudly proclaimed that exercise alone doesn’t necessarily help lose weight! Read the rest of this entry »

Thoughts on exercise

“Remember, you don’t need to take exercise too seriously – you just need to take it regularly.”

Martha Lourey-Bird, exercise scientist

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A Non-Exerciser’s Perspective

I’ve never been what you would call a ‘sporty’ person – in fact, i’m far from it! While I was able to excel in more intellectual pursuits, I spent a lot of my school career exerting an enormous amount of effort avoiding phys-ed classes. The mere thought of it made me feel like taking a sick day! By the time I finished high school, the only remotely athletic contribution I had made was that of ‘equipment care taker’ on the girl’s hockey team! Read the rest of this entry »

New Year, New Challenges!

What is it about a bright, shiny, untarnished new year that makes us dream of new possibilities, and creates a strong desire to change certain habits or behaviours?

As much as we as a family strive to live a healthful life, there are inevitably periods of indulgence and limited activity that we need to balance out during the rest of the year, to ensure that our good health and vitality is maintained. Although it may be something of a cliché, we always like to use the start of a new year as an opportunity to create a new regime, re-instate good habits and set the right tone for the year aheadRead the rest of this entry »