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Free and Easy Exercise that’s Right Under Your Nose!

By Mel   •   March 11th, 2022

Free and Easy Exercise that's Right Under Your Nose! 10000-steps-a-day

One of my favourite ways to exercise is taking a nice, long walk along our amazing coastal line. You don’t need an expensive gym membership or a lifelong contract to start walking. It’s free, easy and you do it every day! Did you know that just 30 minutes of brisk walking can increase your cardiovascular and pulmonary fitness? Meaning our heart and lungs don’t have to work as hard to pump blood around the body. Walking also reduces our risk of heart disease, increases muscle strength and last but not least, improves our spinal health! Walking naturally strengthens the muscles that ...read more

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5 ‘Back to School’ Boosters for our Brains

By Mel   •   February 27th, 2017

5 ‘Back to School’ Boosters for our Brains

Eat plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables. These foods are high in vitamins, minerals and antioxidants which are beneficial for brain function. Research has shown an increased IQ in children who have consumed these foods along with home prepared meals in infancy. Choose fruit or vegetable sticks for snacks instead of biscuits; add lettuce, beetroot and grated carrot to sandwiches; freeze bananas and then blend to make a quick and easy icy dessert to replace ice-cream.Move your body – keep active and fit. Recent studies show that physical fitness in children improves academic performance, ...read more

Exercise for Immune Health

By Mel   •   April 21st, 2016

Exercise for Immune Health

With the winter and the cold weather approaching, we tend to slow down but it is just important to keep up the exercise. Regular, moderate exercise seems to boost your body's immune function, reducing the number of colds a person gets each year as well as the severity. The mechanism is not fully understood but it is believed that exercise causes change in the cells of our immune system (our white blood cells) that fight viruses and bacteria. Movement through exercise increases the circulation of not only oxygen to all parts of our body but also white blood cells, meaning that any virus or ...read more

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