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Cooking the healthy way – which oil is best?

Olive oil is considered by some to be the healthiest oil because it provides a mix of monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats. It can also be obtained in very pure form, which most health experts recommend. When looking for the healthiest oil, one should look for oils that are minimally processed. Frequently, the more processed the […]

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Tip 4 – How To Get Active

There are many excuses not to take exercise: too busy, too tired and too unfit are common ones. But exercising, or being active, for at least 30 minutes, five times a week will improve your health and help you live longer. Scientific research has confirmed that physical exercise is an essential part of any weight-loss […]

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Massage

Muscular injuries, poor sitting and standing posture, structural imbalances, improper body biomechanics, poor nutrition and emotional stress can lead to trigger points developing, commonly called muscle knots. Trigger points are hypersensitive spots located in taut bands of muscle. Besides producing pain locally and/or in a referred pattern, they also decrease range monition in the affected […]

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Tip 3 – The benefits of stretching

Everyone can learn how to stretch regardless of age, flexibility and exercise ability. Stretching should be a part of your daily routine, whether you exercise or not, and can be easily done at home or in the gym. One of the most obvious benefits of stretching is that it enables you to increase your range […]

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Training

Go the distance – enter a challenging event

Entering an event is a fantastic way to keep you motivated, providing focus and helping you train at a consistently productive level. By setting yourself goals, you are more likely to appreciate the benefits of training as well as realising a true sense of achievement when your target has been accomplished. One motive8 client who […]

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Fitness in the spotlight – Pilates

Many women over 40 lead a very hectic routine and the stress that comes with leading this type of lifestyle can make it difficult to control your weight. In our twenties, our bodies can deal with living a lifestyle that is less than healthy yet once we pass 40, it’s an entirely story. After 40, […]

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Tip 2 – Compact Cardio Interval Training

Cardiovascular exercise, such as walking, running, rowing and cycling, is an excellent way to improve your fitness and health. Not only do you burn lots of calories (which helps with weight management) but your heart and lungs work harder to supply enough oxygen to your exercising muscles to sustain the effort – this means that […]

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Gym Design

Greenhouse in Leeds Wins Award

The Greenhouse in Leeds, where motive8 recently installed a new residents gymnasium, has won an award for its green credentials. Read the story here….. By James Reed – Assistant Editor of TheBusinessDesk.com THE Greenhouse development in South Leeds has won a national award for its green credentials. Developer Citu won the ‘best refurbishment project’ title […]

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