Running

  1. Diet V’s Exercise for Weight Loss

    In the UK, and most western countries, there is a high incidence of obesity. A report published in 2019 highlighted that 28.7% of adults in the UK were obese and a further 35.6% were in the overweight category; this means that less than 36% of the adult population in the United Kingdom is of an acceptable weight for their height. This statistic makes it clear why the diet and exercise industry is big business. However, if people were successful at weight loss these statistics wouldn’t be so shocking.

    When embarking on a weight loss regime many people opt to do one or both of the following:

    1. Improve their diet and decrease calorie intake
    2. Begin/increase exercise

    Many people lose varying amounts of weight; however, the vast majority of people quickly put it back on, and often more, quite quickly after stopping their new regime. So, what could we do differently to make weight loss sustainable? Are diet and exercise equal? What are the benefits o

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  2. What Part Does Exercise Play in Achieving a Work-Life Balance?

    Modern life is often high-pressured; and more so than for previous generations. Today with an idea of ‘perfect’ being incessantly portrayed on social media young adults and working families come under a lot of pressure to conform. Pressure to achieve goals and progress your career, while being a devoted partner and gushing parent with high-achieving kids is taking its toll on modern families. Add to that the pressure to look good, exercise regularly and eat healthily many men and women feel as though they are failing at so called ‘adulting’! However, could exercise and healthy eating actually make it easier to succeed in other areas or your life, and improve your work-life balance?

    Life of a Working Parent in 2020

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  3. Exercise Safely During the Coronavirus Pandemic

    Here in the UK and around the globe we are all facing huge changes to our daily lives due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic. Since March many countries have been in lockdown with residents allowed outside for only certain activities. In the UK outdoor exercise has been on the allowed list throughout. Initially everyone was permitted to go out for exercise once per day for an hour, while following strict social distancing guidelines. Since May 2020 the guidance has been altered to allow unlimited exercise, but social distancing rules remain.

    Exercise is more important now than ever. With many peoples usually active lifestyle at a standstill and gym facilities, both indoor and outdoor, closed it is easy to become more sedentary. Add to this boredom eating, and the negative mental health effects of such a drastic lifestyle change, exercise could be a helpful focus for many people.  So, we thought we would take a look at the different types of exercise available, the social distancing

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  4. Track and Field Events – Hurdles

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    In previous weeks we have looked into the track and field events of the Olympics covering the short and long-distance aspects. However now we are going to see how hurdling events compare to these previously discussed sports and how it can benefit you. So, if you want to find out more about this form of track and field event, then keep on reading. Within this blog post we are covering the following topics:

    • Types of hurdling races
    • Heights of hurdles
    • How it differs from track running
    • Health benefits
    • Getting involved
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  5. Track and Field Events – Long Distance

    long distance track mensLast week we looked into the type of track and field events which are part of the short distance categories. Staying on the same topic, this week we are going to explore the opposite end of the scale and see what the longer distance events entail. So, if you want to find out more about long distance track and field events and how you can get involved to reap the multiple health benefits of the sport then keep on reading. In this post we cover the following areas of this sport:

    • Type of events
    • Training aspects
    • Health and fitness benefits
    • How to get involved
    • Why to get involved
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  6. Track and Field Events – Short Distance

    The 2020 Tokyo Olympics are just around the corner, due to take place this summer. And as a result of this summer competition on the horizon, there is no doubt that people are starting to look into different event types and sports in which they can get involved with in preparation for the big games. Therefore, in this article we are going to focus on the athletics category of the Olympics and to start with we are going to investigate the short distance track and field events. So, if you want to find out more about these events, then keep on reading.

    short distance track and field events blocksOverview on the Events

    Short distance track events are often known as sprinting as this is a type of running which requires a large burst of speed and energy to get you to the finish line rather than over a prolonged period of time.

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  7. A Christmas Gift Guide for Runners

    christmas gift guide runnersWith Christmas only a few weeks away, this is the time of year where you would start frantically thinking of gift ideas for family and friends. You may think that a loved one who is an avid runner has everything they need, but there are actually a wide range of gifts you could purchase for them. So instead of purchasing a pair of socks and hoping for the best, here is our handy gift guide for runners.

    Our handy gift guide for runners covers a variety of present ideas such as:

    • Novelty gifts
    • Running essentials
    • Running gadgets
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  8. Top Tips for Cold Weather Running

    cold weather runningRunning is a great way to keep fit without having to invest in a gym membership and can be carried out whenever is convenient for you, which is why it is such a popular exercise. Although going for a run seems super inviting in the spring and summer months, it may seem less appealing in the autumn and winter as the temperature drops and the terrain changes and becomes unpredictable. If you wish to keep at your running routine all year round, then this article is for you. Within this post we are going to discuss a few handy tips and tricks to help you get through the winter and keep up with your running routine safely. These tips cover topics such as:

    • Running clothing technology and layering
    • Visbility of your outdoor clothing
    • Adapting your running routes to a safer terrain
    • Keeping warm while outdoors
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  9. Treadmill Exercises and Classes are on the Rise!

    treadmill exerciseAt the gym you will find a copious amount of treadmills for you to use as these are always a great staple way to exercise as they help to boost your heart rate. But over the years we have seen the use of this piece of training equipment evolve into a variety of ways to make training fun and engaging as well as being a great workout. Within this article we are going to explore the variety of treadmill exercise classes and routines you can get involved with to help keep fit and healthy. So, if you want to find out how the traditional treadmill equipment has evolved over the years, then keep on reading this article where we cover areas such as:

    • Convenient exercise
    • At home training
    • Precision running classes
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  10. 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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