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