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FLexercise – was Fitness League (Women’s League of Health & Beauty) – what’s the attraction?

I first discovered the Women’s League of Health & Beauty in the 1970’s. I was in my 20’s looking to keep fit and stay slim and was recommended a local class by my friend’s Auntie. To say I was hooked … Continue reading

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Reflexology: the word on the feet – hellomagazine.com

Did you know that your feet may hold the key to health? It’s difficult to believe it, but pressing a particular spot on this part of your body can relieve your toothache, stop your back ache or even calm the … Continue reading

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SLOW DOWN….PAUSE…..ENJOY!

I realised lately that I am living life like I’m running out of time. In a way we all are, as the inevitable will happen to all of us. What is more evident however, as you get older, that time … Continue reading

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FAB over Fifty!

Tips on how to stay FAB over Fifty from friends and colleagues! We are often told that 50 is the new 40 and many celebrities are living proof….Madonna, Halle Berry, Susan Sarandon, Andie MacDowell, Julianne Moore….the list is endless. Then … Continue reading

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Smiles Better!

Does smiling really make us feel happier? We smile because we are happy, and we frown because we are sad. This we know, but does it work in reverse? Charles Darwin first posed the idea that emotional responses influence our … Continue reading

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Cardiovascular Activity with Fitness League

Why Cardiovascular activity is so important! Cardiovascular exercise is sometimes called aerobic exercise, some people even call it ‘cardio’ for short. Cardiovascular exercise has lots of health benefits like lowering your blood pressure, increases circulation, gives a sense of wellbeing, … Continue reading

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THREE THINGS TO COMPLETE A MARATHON!

The 3 essentials: I only started running 2 years ago with http://www.parkrun.com/home in Richmond Park. Each Saturday hundreds of people meet up and run a timed 5k and each week the aim is to improve your time. I was hooked. … Continue reading

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WELLBEING DEFINED

WHAT DEFINES WELLBEING? This word is used quite a lot these days as an ‘all inclusive’ way of describing our lot. However when you actually think about what Wellbeing means, in short it describes our state of health, happiness and … Continue reading

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THE PLACEBO EFFECT

The Power of placebo – the facts 1. The placebo effect – when a patient feels better despite taking a medicine with no active ingredient – can be surprisingly strong. 2. One study even found patients with irritable bowel syndrome … Continue reading

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GET UP AND GET MOVING

Struggling to get out of bed? Tips to WAKE UP MOTIVATED! 1. Get out of bed straight away, don’t linger on after the alarm has gone off. 2. Drink a large glass of water, as our bodies become dehydrated during … Continue reading

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