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Is variety the spice of an active life?

gym-exerciseThe new year is a time of new beginnings and January often finds gyms packed with newly active adults hitting the treadmill.

Unfortunately come February, most of these new exercisers will have lost their resolve and slipped back into their old lifestyles.

But can people be motivated to turn good intentions into a lifetime of healthy habits?

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Fitness News, News

New campaign from Sport England

248B6AE200000578-2903926-image-m-9_1420835708611Sport England has launched its “This Girl Can campaign” which aims to get more women and girls active – whatever their age, shape or ability.

The campaign is the first of its kind to feature women who sweat and jiggle as they exercise.

It seeks to tell the real story of women who exercise and play sport by using images that are the complete opposite of the idealised and stylised images of women we are now used to seeing.

The campaign doesn’t hold back in trying to encourage women to beat their barriers.

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Books, Fitness News

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Books, Fitness News

Pocket guide to Hatha Yoga

Yoga practitioners were captivated by simple instruction and stunning photography in the best-selling Hatha Yoga Illustrated.

Now, that winning formula has been applied to Hatha Yoga Asanas: Pocket Guide for Personal Practice.

It features full-colour photographs, basic movement cues, the English and Sanskrit names, and difficulty ratings for over 150 poses.

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Fitness News

Yoga may guard against heart disease

Yoga for eldersDoing yoga may be a good way to protect against heart disease, particularly if you cannot do more vigorous exercise, research published in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology suggests.

A review 37 studies involving nearly 3,000 people found yoga was independently linked to a lowering of heart risk factors such as high blood pressure and cholesterol.

Yoga does not count towards the recommended physical activity that we should all do each week, but experts say it may still be beneficial.

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