Posts Tagged ‘exercise’

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 »

{Real} Life in Balance

This year i’m keen to explore the concept of BALANCE a little more in-depth, particularly how it relates to food, exercise and health in general, and how we can use it to bring back a little more sanity in an overcomplicated world.

I thought it might be an interesting exercise to interview a few local women I admire and feel have achieved some level of balance in their lives. Each manages it in a different way, using a unique approach and style of their own, often while juggling many different hats. I also happen to know that they are all passionate food lovers and keen cooks!

I’m curious to know more though. What inspires them? What do they love to cook? How do they stay fit and healthy? Do they really think balance is the key?… I’m looking to uncover some really open, honest and enlightening answers, and hope you will enjoy learning from them along with me. If you know someone you think deserves to be interviewed, let me know!

To get things started, I think it’s only fair that I go first! So, here are my responses to the questions i’m going to pose to my interviewees, plus a few snapshots from my everyday life…

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Pascal’s Daily Reminders for a New Year

Let me start by introducing myself, my name is Pascal and i’m the other half of Équilibre – the ‘exercise’ half! Read the rest of this entry »

Fitness for Foodies – is 2013 your year?

New year, new opportunities, fresh thinking. Are you ready to benefit from a healthy new perspective on eating and exercise?

We’re excited to announce that our first Fitness for Foodies program for 2013 starts 21st January and just wanted to take a few moments to reflect on the year that has been and what the program means to us…

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Foragers – Pemberton

When planning our business, we envisaged being able to offer a series of special events including a weekend retreat, and we’re delighted to announce that it’s about to become a reality this spring…

When we say retreat, we’re not talking weight loss camp or gruelling military boot camp, or even spa weekend. What we had in mind was a relaxed gathering of like-minded people learning about and sharing in good food and wine – fresh, seasonal and locally sourced. Exercise would play a part, but mostly in combination with exploring the natural environment (so you don’t actually notice it) and to build a hearty appetite that makes good food taste even better! The idea is for guests to come away feeling energised and inspired to maintain that same feeling at home.

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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 »