Loren Astbury

  1. Choosing the Right Field Hockey Shoe for You

    No matter what sport you play, you would need to make sure that you have the best equipment to meet your needs, and this is also applicable to your footwear. So, when you are out on the field ready to play hockey, you want to feel confident that your shoes will keep you protected and comfortable throughout the match. But with a wide range of brands and types available it can be quite overwhelming when shopping for field hockey shoes, so within this article we are going to explore the options available.

    Importance of Field Hockey Shoesfield hockey shoes

    If you are new to field hockey or are playing casually, you might not be aware of the options out there regarding footwear and may be wearing regular trainers on the grass terrain. The risk you run with this is lower performance and agility as regular

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  2. 10 Ways You Can Exercise On a Busy Schedule

    When you are working full time and have a packed schedule, it can be difficult to find a way to fit exercise into your day to day routine. However, by making a few simple changes to the way you approach your everyday tasks, you could be benefiting from exercise without realising it. Below we have explored ten ways in which you can effortlessly boost your fitness content in your everyday schedule

    1. Park the opposite end of a car park
    2. Set your alarm 30 mins early to stretch
    3. Take the stairs not the escalator or lift
    4. Get off a bus stop further away
    5. Cycle to work rather than drive
    6. Fast app workout challenges
    7. Go for more walks with your partner, family or pet
    8. At home dance parties
    9. Stand up more
    10. Using a resistance band in the evening when watching TV
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  3. Engaging Summer Activities for All Ages!

    According to the National Child Measurement Programme as part of NHS Digital, over 1 in 5 children overweight or obese when they start school and this statistic goes up to 1 in three by the time they go up to the high school. This is a shocking statistic and to help combat this, there are a number of school and government led exercise activities to help keep the kids moving rather than sitting at home on their phones or consoles. And with the summer holidays just around the corner, we wanted to put this blog post together to provide you with a vast list of engaging activities your little one can do this summer to keep them active.

    Activities For Pre-School Childrensummer activities water

    For young children it may be hard to think of outdoor exercises which they will be able

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  4. How Social Media Influences Our Attitudes Towards Health and Fitness

    No matter what age you are, you are bound to have at least one account with one of the most popular social media platforms. Nowadays we find ourselves engulfed in the world of social media, checking and uploading to it regularly, so there is no doubt that we find ourselves heavily impacted by the images and videos we see online from influencers, friends and family.

    One of the major effects social media can have on us is through health and fitness, so within this article we are going to look into how social media impacts our attitudes towards exercise and healthy eating.

    Positive Effects Social Media Has on Health and Fitnesssocial media health and fitness

    There are a number of ways in which social media can have a positive effect on your mental and physical

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  5. New Tech for Making Commuting by Bike a Breeze

    cycling commuteWhether you live in a city or country environment, you may find it easier to commute to work using your bicycle. However, travelling in rush hour traffic across a long distance while still making sure you are able to carry all of your work essentials and clothing with you can prove to be a struggle. So if you are looking for a way to make your life easier when it comes to cycling to work, here are five pieces of tech which have been manufactured for a hassle free ride.

    1. Commuter Pants by Rhone
    2. Bike Helmet by Lumos
    3. Tern Vektron Electric Folding Bike
    4. Abus Bordo Lite 6050 Bike Lock
    5. Samsonite 2WM Backpack

    Commuter Pants by Rhone

    Sports clothing brand Rhone has created a range of trousers which are suitable for

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  6. How the Cycling Community is Promoting Women’s Participation

    Cycling is a fantastic way to keep fit and commute to work or even a way to enjoy exploring the world from a different view point. However, when it comes to the market of Biking clothing and events we often see that it is heavily aimed at men. But we have noticed in recent years that the awareness of ladies and mixed cycling events and clothing has come to light which makes the sport feel much more inclusive for all parties involved.

    Therefore, within this article we are going to see how this new movement in the cycling community is shaping the sport by promoting women’s participation. So if you want to find out how this much-loved activity is evolving or how you can get involved too, then keep on reading.

    Benefits of Cycling

    Cycling has many benefits on your health and well-being which means that it should not just be limited and encouraged by only one gender. Everyone can reap the number of positive physical and mental effects of biking to improve their l

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  7. Running Gear on a Budget

    Whether you run regularly to keep fit or are a seasoned marathon runner, you are always on the lookout for the best quality gear which won’t break the bank. Therefore, within this article we have put together a list of running clothing and accessories which are worth splashing the cash on and those which have budget friendly alternatives. So if you want to find out how you can improve and expand on your current running gear without having to pay out a large amount of money, then keep on reading.

    Running Clothingrunning on a budget clothing

    If you are just starting out on a new running regime, you would need to make sure that you have an ample amount of clothing specially designed for workouts. This would mean that you would need to look out for items of sportswear w

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  8. Changes to the Worldwide Badminton Rules

    Earlier this year it was announced that there would be major changes to the professional rules of badminton worldwide. Since the release of these adjustments, the sporting world has been in uproar at the fact these new amendments could change the way badminton is played professionally drastically.

    Therefore, within this article we are going to have a look at the rules in question and how the changes would affect athletes. So, if you want to find out more about how these new rule changes can shape the way we watch and play badminton, then keep on reading.

    Previous Rulesbadminton rule changes equipment

    In 2018 the rules listed below have been updated, however in this section of the blog post we are going

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  9. Why You Should Try Pool HIIT Exercises

    Are you looking for a new and fun way to workout which gives you all of the benefits of high intensity training with the added resistance of water? Then continue reading this article to find out how you can combine HIIT exercises into your time at the pool to create a cohesive and effective training routine. Within this article we also cover the benefits of the water resistance and HIIT along with how the two complement one another to make the perfect fitness class.

    What is HIIT?hiit pool workout hiit

    HIIT is a method of working out which stands for High Intensity Interval Training. This form of exercise consists of spurts of high performance moves with a lower intensity break in between for recovery.

    There are many benefits to this type of fitness training which is why

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  10. The Must-have Running Shoes of 2019

    Every runner knows how important it is to invest in the best shoe to suit their needs. And with sports brands constantly manufacturing and inventing new technology for footwear, we find it can be overwhelming when you are shopping for a new pair. Therefore, we have put this article together to discuss five most recent running footwear launches by major brands in the market. We are also going to take a look at how effective they are along with their RRP, the shoes we are exploring today are listed below:

    • Nike Air Zoom Pegasus 35
    • Adidas Ultraboost 19
    • Under Armour HOVR Infinite
    • New Balance Fresh Foam Zante Pursuit
    • Asics Roadhawk FF 2

    Nike Air Zoom Pegasus 35running shoes 2019 nike air zoom pegasus 35

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