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Having lived a couple of months in Japan I have grown accustomed to my daily commute. And I feel lucky that I have free cardio. I’m fortunate in that I naturally enjoy exercise, but for many people exercise is simply not enjoyable. I cycle because it’s faster than walking, cheaper than

yoga

The philosophy of yoga is rooted in a culture of health and well-being. This culture understood how exercises could be used to treat ailments. But did you know that certain yoga poses are helpful  even for treating headaches? Yoga was traditionally more than just a weekly gym class, it was

SWITCH

Known as “The Playground for your Body and Soul”, SWITCH is a fitness programme powered by Steve Uria, that gives you a brand new style of exercise. Starting with power yoga to get you centred, theclass quickly powers up as you move from station to station combining carefully-selected cardiovascular, functional

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In an age of ever growing complexities we often find ourselves further from the simple exercise truths. It’s at these times that our progress grinds to a halt. Then the only way forward is to go back to basics. The fitness industry is notorious for over complicating how one should eat

Get into shape

As each year turns through it’s cycle it is always interesting how the warmer summer months coaxes many people into action! Most of the time it can be a bit late to try get into shape, but if you have the right foundation with which to work with, it can

The South African Doping Control Laboratory is now approved, by WADA (The World Anti-Doping Agency), to start testing blood samples again. Olympic Panic In May of this year, WADA suspended the lab, after it failed to meet international standards. What exactly were the reasons behind this? We’re still unsure, however, the implications

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If you’ve been watching this year’s Olympic swimming races you must have noticed the large circular bruises covering American swimmer and the most decorated Olympian of all time, Michael Phelps body. And you may even have wondered how on earth he got them. Well, the bruises come from an ancient health

exercise

Finding time to fit exercise into a busy schedule can be a challenge. Breaking your exercise up into short activities throughout the day is a lot easier. And, thankfully, scientists have confirmed that it works just as well! A few butt squeezes here, ten minutes of aerobic activity there. Could intermittent

Finding fitness in Japan

Re-locating to a foreign country is always a serious challenge for a determined fitness athlete like myself. This is especially true for a country where the general population does not speak English, like in  Japan. There are many hurdles you encounter when you travel as a fitness enthusiast. These range

Back pain can be extremely debilitating and it’s more common than you would think. In fact a staggering four out of five Americans will suffer from it at some point. But did you know that yoga offers a scientifically proven solution for relief from back pain while providing many other