Yoga for Runners – Stretching To Avoid Injury

Yoga for Runners – Stretching To Avoid Injury

If you're a runner the I know two things about you, you have tight legs, and you probably don't stretch enough ;). I know this because I have been a runner for 10 years or so. I have always been a mid distance runner but have done some sprinting, but regardless of distances, we all need to stretch the same muscle groups. Over the years I have picked up a number of injures from running whether it be the results of running and over use it's self or injures from tripping over or…continue reading →
Swimming for fitness and health

Swimming for fitness and health

Swimming is a fun and gentle form of all-roundย exercise for your body. Whatever your age or ability, it's an ideal way of being more active and staying healthy. Swimming is a skill for life and it could save a life one day. If you canโ€™t yet swim, learn, get down a local pool today! Regular swimming like most forms of exercise can help combat and reduce the risk of illnesses, like heart disease, type 2 diabetes and strokes. As a full body exercise its great for weight control but easy on the body…continue reading →
How to avoid running injuries

How to avoid running injuries

There is nothing more disapointing to a runner than suffering an injury. Days, Weeks, months, and even years of training and fitness can go out the wondow if you slip on the ice, turn over your ankle, or a chronic overuse injury. I'm writing this with experience of chronic over use. Running Injured Sports scientists say between 30 and 80% of regular runners, amateur or Pro have an injury in a given year. Other fitness experts narrow that to nearly 70% of all runners will become injured at some point. The chances are,…continue reading →
Getting Fit, Keeping Fit. Hit the footpaths today. Walk, Run or Ride!

Getting Fit, Keeping Fit. Hit the footpaths today. Walk, Run or Ride!

We all say it every year, "Right I'm lossing weight this year and getting fit". But we soon find out that their is a lot more to it then just the odd run. Setting that realistic end goal is the first step. For alot of people getting to a point where they can run again is the goal. Wheather that be so they can have a game of football with the kids or run a marathon to raise money for a charity close to their heart. Goals are important. Improve that personal best.…continue reading →