Fitness

Comprehensive Core Workout #3

Posted by on Sep 25, 2015 | 0 comments

I hope you’ve all been enjoying my two 5-moves in 5-minutes core workouts (Core Workout 1 and Core Workout 2).  I’ve been doing them pretty religiously (alternating between them, for the most part) for ages.  For me, it’s not so much about having a flat stomach and killer abs (although both would be great) as having a strong core that enables me to do whatever I want to do without having to deal with lower-back pain/injuries. Anyway, I periodically come across additional core exercises that I try out and really like – so I figure it’s time to add a new workout...

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Dive-bombers – a fantastic addition to your home workouts

Posted by on Mar 30, 2013 | 1 comment

I was just reading a magazine, and came across this exercise (in an article on how to get gorgeous, strong, toned arms). I had totally forgotten about dive-bombers. In fact, I’d say I probably purposely put them out of my mind – because the very first time I tried them, as part of a Tabata workout, we finished off with a round of dive-bombers. Absolutely brutal!!! But the part I really remember is that my arms were so sore afterwards (for days later) that even just touching the skin on my upper-arms hurt. That said, they really are an incredibly good whole-body workout. If you...

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Inspirational story: How I Got Fit Without Going To The Gym

Posted by on Oct 27, 2011 | 2 comments

These days it’s difficult to open a newspaper or read a magazine without coming across an article about the worldwide obesity crisis and its health implications. And, I think its probably pretty safe to say that a lot of us have, at some point in our lives, struggled with our weight. Which is why, when Chris offered to write an article for me telling the story of how he took control of his health and now feels worlds better, I was very happy to take him up on it. His article reminds us that being overweight is not an issue limited only to women, and shows us that there is no single...

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5 Quick Exercises for Firmer Thighs

Posted by on Oct 10, 2011 | 2 comments

Life is busy – or at least mine is, and I rather suspect I’m not alone in that. Which is why I’m a big fan of exercises that I can do when I have a few minutes free – I’m a big ‘opportunistic’ exerciser. Heck – I get in a good hamstring-stretch pretty much every time I wash my hands at work (weird? ok, maybe a little). So, when a fellow-blogger offered to write an article about some quick, but effective, lower body exercises – most of which I can actually do AT MY DESK! – I jumped at the offer! Give some of these a try – I...

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8 Diet Mistakes to Avoid

Posted by on Oct 6, 2011 | 0 comments

Since so many of us are trying to lose a few pounds, I was thrilled when Diane, from Classes and Careers, offered to write this article for Naturally Radiant. I found some valuable information in it, and I hope that you all will as well. Thank you, Diane! Siobhan 1. Liquid calories Sodas seem harmless, and in our busy daily lives, caffeine is king. Just one can of soda can contain 150 calories or more, depending on the drink. If you’re a regular drinker of sugary drinks, you can pack on pounds and ruin your diet before you even know it. Try replacing some – or all – of your daily...

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No Time for the Gym? A Collection of Home Workout Ideas

Posted by on Sep 28, 2011 | 0 comments

In this edition of the Natural Health and Wellness blog carnival, we will discuss various home workout ideas. Don’t have the time (or money) to go out to a gym for a regular workout? Home-based workouts can be a great alternative. Here are some fantastic ideas about how to add home-workouts to YOUR weekly routine. _ _ _ _ _ Pairie Eco Thrifter offers a comprehensive home workout with Skip the Gym, Sweat at Home 2, saying “Just like saving money and investing in our financial future, we need to put that same effort into investing in our health. Eating well and being active are the...

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