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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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 ...
Positive Goals … Motivating You to Achieve

Positive Goals … Motivating You to Achieve

You can start working towards Health Lifestyles Living at any time. Around the New Year, most people make resolutions to be healthier -- to starting living a healthier life and maintain a Healthier Lifestyle. But how many of us actually keep that up? It's important to make a healthy lifestyle change ...
The 300 Workout

The 300 Workout

In 480 BC, the Greek city of Sparta sends 300 of its finest warriors to meet the Persian king Xerxes’ massive army at Thermopylae. The battle is a suicide mission, meant to buy time for the rest of the Greek forces to prepare for the Persian invasion of Greece. The Spartans ...

Shaping Up: Getting Back into the Routine

   It is so hard to get back into the "groove" after a long lay off! But last week, I decided enough was enough, and that I had to throw myself at weight training once again. I needed to get my fat ass out of my chair and back into the weight ...

Low Gi Eating

Have you ever questioned why you're always craving white bread and sugary foods when you're dieting? Well, the answer is simple, you may be eating too many foods with a high-GI. GI stands for the 'glycemic index' which ranks carbohydrates from 0 to 100, based on the rate at which these foods ...