Loren Astbury

  1. 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 about:

    • Airport facilities
    • Hotel gyms
    • Swimming
    • Healthy food choices
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  2. Why Autumn is the Perfect Time to Take up Running

    autumn runningRunning 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 this blog where we discuss the following:

    • Better weather for running
    • Lifestyle change after the summer holidays
    • How to get started 
    • Finding motivation
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  3. Five Types of Boxing for Fitness

    boxing for fitnessBoxing 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
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  4. Zwift Going from Strength to Strength

    exercise bikeDo 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.

    Within this article we cover:

    • What is Zwift?
    • How to get involved 
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  5. Underwater Strength Training – What is it?

    underwater strength training 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 where we cover:

    • Resistance training in the pool
    • Benefits of resistance weight-lifting
    • Risks of under water strength training
    • How to get involved and stay safe
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  6. Looking Forward to the 2019 Rugby World Cup

    rugby world cupIn 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. 

    Topics covered in this article are:

    • How the scheduling works
    • Pools for the upcoming tournament
    • Performance of the teams involved
    • Predictions based on performance
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  7. 10 Summer Running Tips

    summer running tipsWaking 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. Within this article we discuss tips regarding:

    • Hydration
    • Clothing
    • Scheduling
    • Allergy prevention
    • Routes and trails
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  8. Choosing the Right Field Hockey Shoe for You

    field hockey shoesNo 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 to give you some guidance when investing in a new pair. Within this article we discuss:

    • How field hockey shoes are designed
    • Protective aspect of the shoes
    • Importance of the right boot
    • Examples of boots on the market
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  9. 10 Ways You Can Exercise On a Busy Schedule

    busy schedule exerciseWhen 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. Within this article we have explored ten easy ways in which you can effortlessly boost your fitness content in your everyday schedule. So whether you are looking to improve your health or just get a bit more active day to day, then these ten tips which we discuss are a great addition to your routine. Covering a variety of everyday tasks, here are just a few examples of exercises which could be added into your daily life:

    • Walking
    • Stretching
    • Cycling
    • Fitness apps
    • Dance
    • Stand more
    • Resistance training


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  10. Engaging Summer Activities for All Ages!

    summer activities water

    According to the National Child Measurement Programme as part of NHS Digital, over 1 in 5 children are overweight or obese when they start school. And by the time they go to high school the statistic goes up to 1 in three children who are overweight. Therefore it is really important to instill a fun exercise ethic in your child while they are still young to ensure that they do not end up as part of this shocking statistic.

    To combat the statistic there are a number of school and government led exercise related activities to help keep the kids moving. These activities are aimed at being fun and engaging to prevent your child from resorting to sitting at home on their phone or console. 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 and fun activities for your little one to do over the summer to stay active. We have split these activiited into age ranges, however most children of all ages would enjoy taking part in each of these exercises with the family.

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