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Getting fit for pregnancy – giving your baby the best start

  During pregnancy, it’s important to take care of your health. Getting fit for pregnancy combines a number of factors including eating a good diet, giving up smoking and drinking and doing the right forms of exercise. But what about before you get pregnant? If you’re thinking about trying for a baby, making positive health

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Are You Walking ‘Briskly’ Enough?

  Recent news reports have drawn attention to the possibility that many people are not getting enough exercise in their daily lives. Walking briskly has been found to increase overall health quite considerably when done regularly, but a surprisingly high number of people get as little as 10 minutes of brisk walking into a whole month. The

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Getting back into fitness after an injury

Dealing with the aftermath of an injury can be difficult, especially if it stops you from resuming regular activities for a period of time. When your injury is healed and you get the all clear, you can then look into building your fitness back up. It may come as a shock to you to experience

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How ‘Play’ Can Benefit Mental Health

It is a sad truth that rates of depression and anxiety are increasing amongst young and old alike, with 1 in 10 children and young people currently affected by a mental health disorder. Research published in Psychology Today has suggested that this could be due to a new focus on ‘extrinsic’ goals, like financial gains, good looks, and other

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New Heights Of Fitness – Adrenaline Pumping Hobbies To Get You Into Shape

  Bored of the same old fitness routine? You’re not alone. These days more and more people are combining a bit of adrenaline pumping with their fitness activities. And why not? It’s a great way to get your heartrate going, as well as letting you have fun while burning calories. Give the running a rest

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Looking After Your Health in Pregnancy

  Pregnancy is an exciting time for families as you wait for the arrival of your new addition, but it’s important to look after your health in pregnancy. Whether it’s your first time or you’ve been there before, make sure you put yours and your baby’s health first so that you can have a safe

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Heart Health – The Greek Way

  Your health is important, especially your heart health. Poor heart health can lead to a number of conditions including heart disease, increased risk of heart attack, cancer, diabetes as well as other conditions. Nearly 7 million people in the UK battle heart and cardiovascular disease on a daily basis, yet it can be preventable

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Yoga and Depression – How You Can Beat It

  Yoga may be able to ease some of the symptoms of depression, according to the largest ever study into this issue. The investigation into the link between yoga and depression focused on whether the regular practice of hatha yoga could aid the success of depression treatments. The researchers found that the benefits of yoga

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The EBPC Guide to Getting More Active

  A recently released report by the British Heart Foundation has shown that more than 20 million people in the UK are increasing their risk of heart disease by being physically inactive. It is believed that the health problems caused by physical inactivity cost the NHS £1.2 billion every year and contribute to 10% of

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5 Health Benefits of Boxing

  If you’re looking for a way to shake up your exercise regime or want to start working out and are not sure where to start, boxing could be a great option for you. There are many health benefits to boxing as this dynamic sport teaches both physical and mental discipline. The great thing about

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