Healthy New Year’s Resolutions for 2017

It’s been estimated that at least a third of us enjoy making New Year’s resolutions every time December rolls over to January, but the vast majority of us never actually stick to them. How many times have you found yourself making the same resolution as you made last year, but saying it with a little less confidence than last time?

Unfortunately, a lot of these resolutions tend to be about our health. We’re aware of the problems we may be facing and the risks we might take unnecessarily, but we’re still reluctant to change our habits. Perhaps the problem is we aren’t thinking through the potential benefits of making straightforward, realistic commitments and planning how to stick to them. Here are a few examples that you may benefit from in 2017.

1) Weight Loss

This remains one of the most commonly proclaimed resolutions: next year I’ll be lighter! One of the most common problems with actually sticking to this is that people expect great results very quickly. In reality the process should be as gradual as possible, because this vastly increases your body’s chances of adjusting correctly and not bouncing back to your old eating habits as soon as things get difficult.Continue Reading

What You Need To Know About Cervical Screening

There are many misconceptions about cervical screening, including the purposes and benefits of it, as well as the fears women have which prevent them from having regular screenings. In particular, women below the age of 30 have a particular aversion to the idea of smear tests and gynaecologist clinics in general, perhaps assuming that they are in a low risk group, although this is not necessarily true. Millions of women every year choose to avoid cervical screenings entirely, but unfortunately this carries dangerous risks, most notably the risk of cervical cancer developing undetected and passing the stage where it is easily treatable.

In the UK, the NHS Cervical Screening Programme was set up, as well as Cervical Screening Awareness Week (13th-19th June 2016), to help ensure all women are aware of the importance of regular check-ups. On average only around 75% of women who have been invited to be tested have actually had the test completed, and despite cervical cancer being detectable from an early stage, it still causes hundreds of deaths every year.Continue Reading

E cigarettes, a Healthier Alternative to Hookahs

The development of technology has made it easier for smokers to avoid the negative health effects brought about by the smoking of normal cigarettes or hookahs. There are many dangers associated with smoking hookahs. The good thing is that there are also many alternatives available on the market that will offer you the satisfaction you want. Here are some of the dangers associated with smoking hookahs.

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Just like the normal cigarettes, hookah smoking is very addictive because of the presence of nicotine. This makes them just as toxic as smoking tobacco. Despite that, many hookah smokers consider the practice less harmful than smoking; this habit has similar health risks to normal cigarettes. Hookah smoke has similar harmful toxins to cigarette smoke. This means that if you smoke hookah, you are in high risk of developing diseases such as respiratory illness, lung cancer, periodontal disease or low birth weight if used during pregnancy. According to the World Health Organization, hookah smoking expose smokers to high amount of smoke for a longer period of time compared to smoking of normal cigarettes. A one hour session using a hookah pipe can be has harmful as smoking 100 cigarettes.Continue Reading

Benefits of yoga and exercise, and how a Personal Fitness Trainer can help

It is always important to ensure that you are fit and healthy at all times. Unlike the notion that many people have, it is not only eating a well-balanced diet that can help you be fit and healthy. There are several ways that you can improve your health. Exercise and yoga are two other strategies that can help boost your health. Here are some of the ways that yoga and exercise can help keep you fit and how a personal trainer can allow you to create a more personalised fitness plan to help you achieve your targets.

 

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How a personal trainer can help you

In order to get the best results, it is important to ensure that you have a highly qualified personal fitness trainer like Simon Long to help you achieve your goals. Most of the trainers have the ability to help you come up with a plan that is easy to implement in the most effective manner. You will be advised on the right exercise and yoga poses that will help you without making you strain. You get advice on the food you need to eat to ensure that you get enough energy and have strong muscles to perform the different exercise. The personal fitness trainer will be in a better position to help you come up with realistic goals that you can achieve within a given period of time. Overall, you can be assured that you will get the best results with a personal trainer.Continue Reading

One on One Football Coaching and its Benefits

In modern times there are several learning methods available in which people can learn skills in different fields. One of the areas that has benefited a lot from this development is sports. Unlike in the past where people would only be coached in a field as a group or a team, it is now possible for people to get this training in many other different ways. Football (Soccer) is one of the most popular games. People start playing football when they are very young in the hopes of becoming stars like the one we watch playing in some of the most popular leagues in Europe and America.

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Football coaching has taken another new direction with the increased popularity of one on one football coaching. This is a great coaching strategy whereby you work directly with a coach to teach you different football skills.Continue Reading