Balance the Body

Is Your Current Lifestyle Making You Ill?

Are your daily lifestyle choices setting you up for illness in later life, or even worse are they impacting your life right now? Take our quiz today and find out! 15 Questions, 70 points, what's your health score?

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Learn How To Be An Old Man In A Young, Fit, Healthy Body

Learn How To Be An Old Man In A Young, Fit, Healthy Body

 “We do not stop exercising because we grow old, we grow old because we stop exercising.” -Dr. Kenneth Cooper It’s never too late. Don’t use your age as an excuse for those aches and pains. Age is just a number. The saying goes “You’re only as old as you feel,”. Today you find ...

Winter Breakfast … Fill up Before you get Moving

I bet that as long as you can remember, your Mother told you to eat a hearty breakfast. Every diet programme, fitness and health magazine, many articles you have read have told you the same thing. Well sorry you’re about to read it again, Breakfast is the most important meal of ...
HIIT Training – Burn Away your Body Fat

HIIT Training – Burn Away your Body Fat

So January is here and many of you will once again have turned your attention to exercising. Many of you will have purchased home use cardiovascular equipment while others will be joining a gym. Well I really hope that you can stay committed, and that you will achieve those results you ...
Lead a Healthy Lifestyle if you want to Feel Better and Live Longer

Lead a Healthy Lifestyle if you want to Feel Better and Live Longer

Think of lifestyle change as an evolving process, not as something with which you can start then stop when your targets are achieved. It’s easy to get caught up in the idea that you can achieve a certain number on a scale or a certain body size and that will be ...
Put Your Weight to Good Use

Put Your Weight to Good Use

So here we go — you are all set to storm into 2011 with great fitness resolutions. So what are your goals? Are your resolution to get fit? Lose weight? Feel more energetic? So you just can’t get into the Gym! You really have no time to workout! Between work, commuting, and ...

I Love Weight Training

I love weight training, it’s one of those things that no matter how your day is going… it will always be there to give you the ultimate challenge… the one against yourself! Weight training is my passion. I still feel the thrill, the excitement of walking into the gym and seeing the ...
Obesity is a modern problem

Obesity is a modern problem

80% of men and nearly 70% of women in the United Kingdom will be overweight or obese by 2020, based on data from the Health Survey for England. The statistics from the National Heart Forum showed that 41% of adult men will be obese while 40% will be overweight by 2020. ...
Porridge your Healthy Start to the Day

Porridge your Healthy Start to the Day

This morning I woke up shivering. My room was freezing. With a rush of excitement, I leaped out of bed, ran to the window and threw open the curtains. Everything was white! A deep blanket of soft, fresh snow covered the whole view in front of me. The trees, the bushes, ...

What to eat before and after exercise

  Whatever sporting activity you participate in, whether it's playing tennis, rugby, swimming , jogging or weight training, you need to eat as nutritious and as balanced a diet as you can, to fuel your body properly and resourcefully. Good nutrition has some simple basic ground rules, which when you follow them ...

Personal Trainer: The Plank

  Your core is made up of all the muscles that connect the upper and lower body, including those of the stomach, lower back, hips and buttocks.   These muscles are essential for supporting the spine, aiding good posture, and almost every movement. By strengthening core muscles you will not only be on a ...