How to stay fit and healthy as Halloween approaches

How to stay fit and healthy as Halloween approaches

The onset of autumn is enough to make you want to reach for the sofa and your favourite comfort foods. Add to that the simple fact that Halloween, Bonfire night and Christmas are all in quick succession and this time of year suddenly becomes a dieter’s nightmare! If...
Exercise of the Week – Bicep Curl

Exercise of the Week – Bicep Curl

The bicep curl is one of the most familiar and basic exercises you can perform with a set of free weights. It is an excellent exercise for toning the upper arm. Step 1 Stand up straight with a dumbbell in each hand at arm’s length. Keep your elbows close to your torso...
Exercise of the Week – Pec Fly

Exercise of the Week – Pec Fly

The chest fly is a great exercise to strengthen and tone the muscles of the chest. It works a combination of the chest, shoulders and biceps. Step 1 Lay on your back on a bench with your feet planted firmly on the floor. Adjust the bench height if necessary. Step 2...
Exercise of the Week – Shoulders

Exercise of the Week – Shoulders

The dumbbell shoulder press exercise targets your shoulders, placing some emphasis on your triceps and upper back. Use caution if you have lower-back, neck, or elbow problems. Step 1 Hold a dumbbell in each hand and sit on a bench with back support. Plant your feet...
Exercise of the Week – Side Plank

Exercise of the Week – Side Plank

The side plank is an exercise common in pilates and yoga. It primarily targets the obliques and to a lesser degree also targets the abs and glutes. Step 1 Lie down on your left side on an exercise mat. Place your feet together on top of each other. Next, place your...