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Exercise guidelines are unrealistic for many

Walk in the parkResearchers say current exercise guidelines are unrealistic for many and argue that doctors should sometimes advise small increases in activity instead.

They warn the 150-minute weekly target is beyond the reach of some individuals, particularly the elderly and striving to reach these goals could mean the benefits of lighter exercise are overlooked.

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Books, Fitness News

A patient’s guide to a healthy heart

For people who have been diagnosed with a heart condition it is only natural that they are concerned about the future and seek reassurance and help after the initial treatment phase.

The authors of The Healthy Heart Book have combined their backgrounds and extensive experience in physiotherapy and nutrition to provide this comprehensive guide to achieving a full recovery.

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Books, Fitness News

A lifetime of running workouts.

Whether running for health, competitively, or both, Fitness Running includes established programmes to help runners achieve their goals.

Colour-coded and flexible, the 13 to 26 week programmes cover base building, fitness and training for short-distance events, half and full marathons.

It includes more than just workouts however and covers individualised testing for assessing running health and log pages for recording runs, results and health information.

It also contains specific recommendations for female runners and the latest information on gear and gadgets, cross-training, stretching and recovery.

Normal Price: £14.99 I €19.50
HK Rewards Price: £11.99 I €15.60 plus FREE eBook version

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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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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.

Simple, attractive and convenient, Hatha Yoga Asanas is the one reference every practitioner and instructor should own.

Normal Price: £10.99 I €14.30
HK Rewards Members’ Price: £8.79 | €11.44
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