Loren Astbury

  1. How Workplaces Encourage Employee Fitness

    workplace fitnessWe all know how important it is to stay fit and healthy to maintain a positive mind set, but have we ever contemplated how exercising could increase our productivity? It is believed that regular fitness not only boosts your mood and improves your health, but it can also help with your attention to detail and focus in the workplace too.

    As a result of this, we are starting to see an increase in businesses and large companies advertise and organise fitness related activities for their staff. Within this article we are going to explore what fitness plans are currently available for staff members.

    On-Site Facilities

    We are currently seeing an increase in larger business such as factories and hospitals introducing the concept of on-site gym facilities which their staff members

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  2. Looking Ahead to the NBA 2019/20 Season

    There are only a few weeks left until the 2019/20 NBA season begins. So, to get you ready for the impending tournament we have put this article together to explore what is to be expected during this year’s competition and how each team will fare in the games. Therefore, if you are an avid fan of this widespread American tournament, then keep on reading to find out more.

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    How the NBA Season Works

    The 2019/20 NBA season is scheduled to begin on the 22nd October 2019 and end on the 15th April 2020. Outside of this is the play-offs which are planned for the 18th April 2020 and the finals which are due to take place in June 2020 but do not have a confirmed date yet. But within these fixtures there is also the 2020 NB All-Star Game which is expected to be held o

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  3. How to Exercise and Stay Healthy While Travelling

    holiday fitnessAlthough term time has begun, September is still prime time for travelling for most adults. September still poses decent weather across the globe and the reduction in families and children make it more appealing to adults seeking some peaceful sunshine before the summer truly ends and autumn comes creeping in.

    However, as travelling is still in it’s prime during this month, you would still need to ensure that you don’t get taken in by the indulging amount of foods on offer and the lazing around the pool atmosphere. And to help combat this there are a variety of ways in which businesses, hotels and airports have adapted their travel plans to make staying healthy on holiday easy. So, continue reading if you want to find out more.

    Airport Facilities

    When you are at the Airport wai

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  4. Why Autumn is the Perfect Time to Take up Running

    Running has always been and always will be a fantastic way to keep fit. However, those first few runs are what requires the most motivation to start you on a regular routine. Within this article we are going to look at why autumn is the perfect time to take up running or jogging compared to summer. So, if you want to find out how you can find the motivation to take up jogging this fall, then keep on reading.

    Better Weather for Runningautumn running

    One of the main reasons why so many people choose to start running regularly in the autumn is the change in weather. As during the summer, it is essential that you take the weather into consideration as to avoid getting dehydrated or sunburnt. Whereas the autumn does not pose these risks, which makes it the preferred time to go out jogging regularly. This is

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  5. Five Types of Boxing for Fitness

    five types of boxing gloveBoxing for fitness has increased in popularity over the years due to its strict technique and emotional release which allows people to work out and build muscle too. Under the umbrella of boxing there are a number of exercises and disciplines which you can explore. So, if you are looking into adding boxing into your fitness regime, then you can read this article to find out which technique appeals to you most. Here are just five different types of boxing which we are going to explore further below:

    1. Kickboxing
    2. Shadow Boxing
    3. Mixed Martial Arts
    4. Muay Thai
    5. Savate

    Kickboxing

    To begin with we are going to look into one of the most popular practiced type of boxing which is very versatile.

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  6. Zwift Going from Strength to Strength

    Do you enjoy using the machines at the gym but want to train in the comfort of your own home in a supportive environment? Then Zwift training could be something you should look into giving a go.  Within this article we are going to explore what the Zwift brand is all about and how you can update your training regime using virtual training equipment. So, if you want to find out more about Zwift, then keep on reading.

    What is Zwift?

    Zwift is a company which produces fitness equipment that allows you to work out at home, but still get that sense of community and motivation you get in a class at the gym. This is possible as they have online features on their cycles where you can train and race against other users across the globe. Recently their cycling races have become more recognised in the fitness world where you can train to compete in races against competitors worldwide. The benefits of this form of race is that you can do it from the comfort of your own home without

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  7. Underwater Strength Training – What is it?

    Do you love being in the water and improving your strength? Want to take your weightlifting regime to the next level for impressive results? Have you ever heard of underwater strength training? Adding the resistance of the pool water to your strength training regime, you can achieve fantastic results. However, you would need to be careful when submerged under the water as this activity poses risks as well as benefits. Discover all you need to know about this extreme fitness activity by reading the rest of this article.

    Resistance Training in the Poolunderwater strength training

    So, what is underwater strength training you ask? Underwater strength training is where athletes and fitness enthusiasts take to the water to perform muscle building exercises. Water adds an impressive

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  8. Looking Forward to the 2019 Rugby World Cup

    In just a few months’ time, we have the 2019 Rugby World Cup scheduled to take place in Japan. Therefore, to get us in the mood for the new tournament, which is on the horizon, within this article we are going to explore the national rugby competition in depth. From discussing how the games are structured to the current performance of each squad, we are going to cover everything you need to know about the pending tournament.

    How it Works?rugby world cup

    The Rugby World Cup 2019 takes place on the 20th September 2019 and the final is scheduled for the 2nd November 2019. This tournament is made up of a total of 48 matches with 20 participating teams from countries across the globe. The Rugby World Cup occurs every four years and was established in 1987

    The games are split u

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  9. 10 Summer Running Tips

    Waking up to the smell of fresh air, bright sunshine warming your bones and the sound of birds chirping outside in a morning are just a few ways in which we find summertime motivates us to want to become more active. Therefore, if you are thinking about starting to take up morning or evening jogging or are a long-term runner, then here are 10 tips which will help you improve you summer running regime and will also help you get the most out of it.

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    List of 10 Running Tips for the Summer

    1. Take a reusable bottle with you to stay hydrated
    2. Look for cooler points in the day to run
    3. Make sure you are visible if running late at night or early morning
    4. Wear shorts or cropped leggings which are breathable
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  10. 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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