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Do you find you aren't getting results as quickly as you'd wished?

With each week of training that you achieve, each day spent suffering; when a walk up the stairs seems like a hike up Mount Kilimanjaro, it can start to make you question if you're willing to do it all again next week. Don’t throw in the towel just yet.

The answer doesn’t lie in more cardio, fat burners or any thing as extreme as these methods. Learn how to utilise the most overlooked day of the week, Sunday, and I promise you that you will reach that next level of training and hit all of your goals.

coverWedding season is here, with breakfast brunches, parties galore and longer days.

Trying to get healthy this time of year can be an absolute nightmare if you have a healthy social life.

Fear not, here’s the top 10 low calorie cocktails you can order at the bar and not blow your calorie budget, cheers.

2239489072176345386 account id1Whether you’ve just returned from holiday or you’re in a healthy regime rut, one things for certain, you can feel the excuses creeping in. 

“Can’t be bothered to train today” or “There’s no time to cook, I’ll order something”

How do you stay on track when motivation is slipping through your fingers?

MyPT 260517 Move 27 webSo, you may have some experience in the gym (or maybe you don’t). One thing is certain, you want to  take your fitness to the next level and you’re not sure how to do it. If it’s just taking that first step in to a gym, or you need a new level of structure and support you’ve never had before, you know you want a personal trainer to help. One problem, any PT you’re interested in working with is not going to be cheap and you fear you can’t afford their services.

So you found yourself a massage therapist or physio who you get treatment from because you got injured during sports or leisure activities or you are suffering from an overuse/repetitive stress injury from work.

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A good therapist should guide you all the way back to full fitness and health after an injury. This includes prescribing you certain homecare advice, such as exercises, stretching, icing etc.

Statistics say that 80% of the population will at some stage in their life suffer from acute low back pain.

So if you have never suffered from it you can count yourself pretty lucky. It used to be, and not until too long ago that your doctor would order you to have full on bed rest. Fortunately we have come away from this approach as days of bed rest can be very much counterproductive.

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There’s no doubt that technology has been a huge boon for many people. But, there are downsides to technology as well, particularly for those who work with devices such as computers, laptops and tablets every day.

Repetitive use injuries and other conditions that lead to chronic pain are increasingly common and cause a variety of symptoms that can take a toll.

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Cupping therapy has been used for thousands of years within different cultures to encourage internal healing and help alleviate deep muscular problems. By using negative pressure glass cups are used on the body to access deeper layers of the muscle fascia.

The pressure within the cups creates a vacuum and pulls the skin and muscle gently upwards which increases blood flow and reduces muscle compression. Due to the negative even pressure the cups can be used on the spine and bones.

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In recent years the fasting window has been getting longer and longer and this year it is especially tough with the fasting window lasting anywhere from 16-20 hours depending on your location.

For people seeking to improve their body composition or fitness this period of time is something of an uphill battle, we need to put in place some structure to make sure we reduce any negative effects we can.

As we understand them the rules for Ramadan (and please correct us if we are wrong) are a total fast from dawn to sunset. No food or drink at all during the day until prayers in the evening.

Over TrainingExercise plays a huge part in the reduction of stress - but is it always a case of 'more is better'?

Is there such a thing as exercising too much? Can our bodies become stressed from exercising too often or for too long?

MYPT Running Coach, Therapist and Personal Trainer Bea takes a closer look at this issue...