Author: Martha Lourey-Bird

Exercising with your partner is great – it’s an opportunity to spend quality time together, doing something that’s good for both of you. To make it work successfully, there are a few things to consider before you jump in, depending on your current lifestyle and...

These days, being short on time can be a major barrier for families, when it comes to adopting a healthier, more active lifestyle. Life’s busy and as a result, fitting fitness into a packed schedule of work and school as well as commitments to friends...

One of the tricks to maintaining your motivation to exercise regularly is understanding how it all works. When you start exercising and before it becomes a habit or routine part of your lifestyle, you’re primarily ‘extrinsically motivated’. This means that external rather than internal things...

When you make the decision to increase your strength, it pays to have a few basic measures that you can use as benchmarks and to track your progress. Not only will it help you identify the areas you want to focus and improve on, keeping...

It’s no secret that sitting has been dubbed ‘the new smoking’ – and for good reason. Research shows that when we spend too much time sitting, our risk of everything from diabetes to heart disease and even premature death, climbs. Research also shows that this ‘increased...

Staff that exercise regularly are less likely to take sick leave, recover quicker when they do, have more strategies for coping with stress and anxiety and enjoy better sleep and less back pain. They’ve also been shown to be more productive during the working day....

Regardless of whether you work in an office, at home or on the road, lunch-hour workouts make great sense. Not only are they an effective way to reduce your daily sitting time, which is particularly important if you have a sedentary job, they can also...

Fitting in regular exercise post-baby can be a challenge. Factor in everything from a (huge!) change in routine to the fact that your body has experienced something significant, and carving out time to do some physical activity isn’t always easy. But it’s not impossible –...