Health and lifestyle Archives - Life Force Fitness

Five tips for your own Hollywood transformation

People dressed up as their heroes - this is a first step in the Hollywood transformation

Breaking down the Hollywood transformation It’s common practice to aspire to achieve those Hollywood bodies you see on the big screens, on social media and in your favourite magazines. In this week’s article, we look at how these celebrities achieve their bodies and provide five steps you can take to start your transformation. It’s 2013.

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Jul 10, 2020 / by Haydn Ward / No Comments

Sleep and your Health

Two French bulldogs, one mum, one pup, having a nap in the sun. Sleep and your health

Why is sleep important and how to improve it   In this week’s article, we look at the relationship between sleep and health. We also give you the top tips on how to improve your sleep.   We all know sleep is a vital part of our day. When you sleep, your body does a

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Jun 25, 2020 / by Haydn Ward / No Comments

How to manage stress

how to manage stress

In this article, we look at stress: what it is, the types of stress we experience, how it affects our health and how to manage it.   The word stress usually has negative connotations; it’s a bad thing. But, stress is not necessarily bad for you. We need some stress for the release of certain

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Jun 11, 2020 / by Haydn Ward / No Comments

Cardiovascular Exercise or Strength Training?

client performing both cardiovascular and resistance exercise

Is cardiovascular exercise or strength training better for overall health and longevity? In this post, we talk around this subject and provide our answer. But first, some questions. Do you want to maintain good health? Of course you do. And you want to be active? Unquestionably. How about remaining healthy and capable to a ripe

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Apr 24, 2020 / by Jon Bellis / No Comments

How can I stay healthy during the lockdown?

How do I stay healthy during the lockdown. Coach doing alternate shoulder taps mid

You may be asking, how can I stay healthy during the lockdown? And given that it is going to be extended and may last a good few more weeks, it’s an important question.   What’s the problem? The problem is that most of us have become less healthy since the government locked us down. Weight

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Apr 09, 2020 / by Jon Bellis / No Comments

Improve your mental health

Improve your mental health - we'll listen and support - client feeling positive with a coach

Would you like to improve your mental health? We’ll show you how you can make improvements to your health and fitness to improve your mental health. Mental health is extremely prevalent in the news these days. The BBC website has a page dedicated to it. And at the current time, with everyone stuck at home

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Mar 26, 2020 / by Jon Bellis / No Comments

Building a Strong Immune System

Do you have a strong immune system? Lifestyle and nutrition factors for boosting your immunity

Building a strong immune system You’ll have heard on the news that those most at risk from coronavirus are those with a compromised immune system. That is often the elderly, those with a condition that weakens their immunity or those with an existing infection that is already stretching their immune system. But it could also

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Mar 13, 2020 / by Jon Bellis / No Comments

Putting the ‘personal’ back into Personal Training

Life Force Fitness client Ray performing box jumps. We are putting the personal back into personal training!

Putting the ‘personal’ back into Personal Training When you think about personal training, what does it consist of? You meet with your trainer. Your trainer takes you through a workout. You part. You meet again for the next workout. Does that sound about right? What’s ‘personal’ about it? You get your own trainer to take

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Feb 14, 2020 / by Jon Bellis / No Comments

The health risks of sitting

Man slouching on a sofa, seemingly unaware of the health risks of sitting

I’m sure you will have heard about the health risks of sitting? But why is it bad? What are the consequences of too much sitting? To us, it really boils down to two things The effect on your general health The effect on your posture and movement Let’s take a closer look.   The health

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Feb 07, 2020 / by Jon Bellis / No Comments

The fat shaming debate – our view

scales displaying a heavy weight

In this post we give you our view on the fat shaming debate that has been prevalent in the news and blogosphere. When you see someone who is obese, what are your thoughts? Perhaps you have a tendency to feel a lack of respect. Maybe you’re indifferent. Or maybe you just don’t care. But, more

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Jan 23, 2020 / by Jon Bellis / No Comments