Exercise Articles

Three Stretches To Do After Your Desk Job

“Sitting is the New Smoking” Heard this before? Research has linked sitting for long periods of time with a number of health concerns, including obesity and metabolic syndrome. Symptoms include increased blood pressure, high blood sugar, excess body fat around the waist and abnormal cholesterol levels. Too much sitting also increases the risk of death from cardiovascular disease and cancer. …

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Why Cold Showers Are Good For You

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Now I’m the first to admit that a hot shower can perhaps be the highlight of my day, particularly in the cold winter months. It’s a great place to think, relax or just sit down and pretend it’s raining. However, here I am trying to convince you to take the plunge and join the Cold Showers Club. Why?   How …

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Box Breathing Technique

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What is Box Breathing? “Four-square breathing, sometimes referred to as the box breathing technique, is a simple technique that you can do at any time that you feel stressed. Controlled breathing is an integral part of meditation and can be utilised independently to calm nerves and relieve stress by helping to regulate the autonomic nervous system. Square breathing emphasises control …

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Reduce Stress In 10 Easy Steps

First of all, if you haven’t read The Cortisol Connection it’s worth doing so, or at least reading the notes provided on that page. U.S. data is likely quite comparable to the U.K. and some key points found here are listed below. At 9to5strength we can help you improve your Health, Nutrition and Sleep Quality. We hope this will have a positive …

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17 Training Tips For Beginners

When you start going to the gym or training regularly for the first time, it can be daunting, intimidating and confusing. There is a ton of information out there, and everyone has a different idea of what is the right or wrong way to train, how to get 6 pack abs, how to get bigger arms, how to get a …

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