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Exercise in Ramadan: an alternative view.

It’s a question that gets asked a lot….”exercise during Ramadan?”  Google it and you will see a hundered posts on the benefits of maintaining your exercise regime (if not a little reduced), the best times to workout, the best type of workout,the best pre workout snack, post workout protein etc etc….hey Ive even written a […]

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The Power of Swimming

  Dip into the cool water Become aware of the temperature against your skin Settle, and start to move, gently cutting through the water Find a steady rhythm in body and breath And soon you begin to to feel it…the flow The external noise subsides, stiffness in the body releases, the stresses of the mind […]

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Is Yoga an exercise?

Today someone asked me something. It blew my mind. So much so that I’ve taken to my blog. Its been a while..blogging. “Is Yoga actually an exercise? It’s too slow and it’s just stretching.” Wow, I thought. It took me a moment to just digest the question. How far removed from the concept of inner […]

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Walking Works for Exams

Those who know me know how I feel about walking. It is the most perfect form of exercise. Not just because its free and acheivable for most of us, or good for the imagination and creativity, or stress-relieving…NO, its because, done properly it loads the joints perfectly, with just the right amount of impact, not […]

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Mums ‘n’ Girls FitCamp

#ThisBrum GirlCan Get Fit, Active & Bloomin Healthy for Free! Courtesy of Sport England and the ThisGirlCan campaign, Bloomin Health is putting on a one-off unique event: A Mums ‘n’ Girls FitCamp! FRIDAY 27th MARCH 7PM-830PM @ Highfield Community Club, Hall Green, Birmingham, B28 0HS A rare opportunity to exercise with your daughter and a […]

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Keeping Kids Healthy

    Keeping Kids Healthy We are always thinking about how we can make ourselves more healthy but what about the children? I’m sure you have probably spend these past few winter months wishing you had shares in Calpol and dipping into tubs of mentholated rubs through the night! Here are a few ways you […]

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The Monday Movement

Join our great cause: The Monday Movement, for a little motivation to get you moving ! Regularly on a Monday we will give you a move your body loves to do. All you need to do is fit it into your day as often as possible throughout the rest of the week. Try 10 reps […]

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The Nude-till-Noon “Diet”

So, I tried this thing last week. I don’t like to call it a diet; as soon as I hear that word I start eating like a horse. When I put down dietary rules and restrictions, I just start rebelling against them! Crazy, right? Anyway this “challenge” really worked well. I lost weight, got my […]

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Overcoming Exercise Barriers in South Asian women

According to statistics , as a woman, over 40, a member of the BME community, of South Asian heritage and Muslim, I should be as good as stationary! But let’s be fair, it’s not just Asian women that are not active enough, trends indicate that women on the whole just don’t get enough exercise to […]

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Exercise in Ramadan: a Rough Guide

( This was written when the fasts were long , 18+ hours when sleep can be severely disrupted and therefore has a huge hormonal impact on the body.As the fasts get shorter it becomes easier to exercise without negative effects on the body . Mostly because sleep is not as badly affected as it is […]

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