Category Archives: Women’s Fitness

Meditation

By | September 28, 2018

Meditation can be an excellent technique for lowering stress, improving health and balancing the emotions. As an idealistic type A personality trying to be a calm type B person, I’ve always needed and enjoyed taking time out to breathe deeply, think of good things, and regain/retain a sense of peace and balance. Learning Meditation Learning… Read More »

RSI Exercises

By | September 26, 2018

RSI exercises for prevention should be part of everyone’s exercise routine these days. RSI has been known to develop from as little as 2 hours per day computer use, which is not unusual in most secretarial and IT jobs, let alone Ebay and online game addicts. By the time you start feeling pain, the damage… Read More »

Pilates exercises

By | September 26, 2018

Pilates exercises Pilates began in the early 1900s in Germany when the young, frail Joseph Pilates took up body-building to improve his strength. He succeeded so well that by his teens he was posing as a body model. He went on to become a keen gymnast, skier, boxer, diver and circus performer. During World War… Read More »

Fitness Ball Exercises

By | September 26, 2018

Fitness Ball Exercises Fitness Balls are also known as Swiss Balls or Fitballs. Initially designed for physiotherapy, they are now a frequent tool in gyms for fitness training and stretching. The benefit of Fitness Balls comes from the wide range of muscles used in balancing on the ball, in particular the abdominal muscles. Even things… Read More »

Foot Care

By | September 25, 2018

Foot Care Do you remember the scene in the Die Hard movie, where Bruce Willis is told the best way to cure jetlag is to take your shoes off and wriggle your toes in the carpet? Seriously, it works. A good, energetic toe wriggle can really perk you up, from the feet upwards. Good foot… Read More »

Lazy Mum Health Plan

By | September 25, 2018

Lazy Mum Health Plan The Lazy Mum Diet and Health Plan is for people who don’t like being told every single thing to do, who find it too hard to count calories and who like to be relaxed about things – like me. It’s what I came up with after researching and reviewing heaps of… Read More »

The Glycemic Index (GI)

By | September 25, 2018

The Glycemic Index (GI) Low Glycemic Index diets and eating plans are currently very popular. The Glycemic Index ranks carbohydrates on a scale from 0 to 100 according to how they affect blood glucose levels during two hours after eating. It is measured on 50g of actual carbohydrate. For example 50g of glucose has a… Read More »

Body Mass Index – BMI

By | September 25, 2018

Body Mass Index – BMI Body Mass Index is a way of assessing body fat for adults based on your height and weight. BMI = weight (kg) / (height in metres) squared. For example, if I weigh 65kg and am 1.78m tall, my BMI is 65/(1.78*1.78) = 20.5 The BMI categories (according to the US… Read More »

Food Pyramids

By | September 24, 2018

Food Pyramids It’s amazing how many different versions there are of healthy food pyramids. You can find food pyramids on the back of cereal boxes, at school, in diet books, fitness books, and also varying between different countries. USDA Food Pyramid The USDA Food pyramid focusses on reducing fats. Serving numbers and sizes vary according… Read More »

Exercises For Women’s Fitness

By | September 23, 2018

Exercises For Women’s Fitness Women Exercises are those specifically designed to cater for the different needs of womens bodies. Most women would be targetting the slender but strong body of a dancer, rather than the muscular shape of a body-builder. So the average gym, full of obsessed, oversized, weight-lifting men, is likely to be intimidating… Read More »