Walking back to happiness

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Our Most Natural Movement by Charlotte Watts Walking is the best way to improve lower body, reproductive and digestive circulation; in fact any activity that moves the whole body around is beneficial, although cycling can restrict the pelvic area. Physiologically … Continued

Keeping muscles healthy

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by Charlotte Watts First featured in NHS Your Choice Magazine May 2009  Your body contains around 650 muscles, most of these are skeletal, holding your bones in place and allowing us to stand upright, but you also need strong muscles … Continued

How much exercise should I do?

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by Charlene Hutsebaut Our fitness expert Charlene Hutsebaut is asked on a regular basis, “How much exercise should I do?”  We cover this in full in Chapter 10 of The De-Stress Diet but here is a quick guide to get … Continued

Choosing a personal trainer

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by Charlene Hutsebaut You have the gym membership or you finally have the motivation to workout somewhere, home or otherwise and you would like a personal trainer.  Choosing one can be very confusing.  There are key areas to look at … Continued

Belly Dancing

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Tania Ahsan – our De-Stress Case Study and author of The Brilliant Book of Calm – shares her jiggling delights with us How did you first become involved in this? I’ve always been interested in belly dance or Raqs Sharqi. … Continued

Barriers to regular exercise

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The De-Stress Diet Trouble Shooting Special “I don’t have any time to exercise.” Pull out your diary and take a serious look at your week. Where are there gaps? Where can you make time? Who can help you make time? … Continued

Wall Slide

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Setup: back against a wall, with hips, mid and upper backs touching feet out from wall about a foot, knees slightly bent take arms up as in photo 1, backs of forearms and hands touching wall only have head against … Continued

Wall Press-ups

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Setup: hands against wall, wider than shoulder width and just below shoulders (see photo) feet away from wall about 1-2 feet shoulder blades retracted towards spine and depressed down away from ears abdominal muscles holding gently Breathing/movement: breathe in as … Continued

Squats

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Setup: • Standing with feet shoulder width apart, dumbbells or water bottles in hands (photo 1) Breathing/movement: • Breathe in as you ease down into a squat position (photo 2) • Breathe out as you stand up to a good … Continued