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Do Not Disturb! How to stop interruptions from family when you exercise at home.

‘Sorry to interrupt you, but do you know where my keys/ golf clubs/ red socks are?’.

We’ve all been there. You finally get around to doing some exercises at home. You are a few minutes into your video, concentrating and starting to feel good. Then someone shouts up the stairs, or the door opens and someone pops their head round with a question for you.  

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a couple of months ago

5 reasons why you should use an exercise band at home

Image shows a senior lady working out with an exercise band in a fitness class

Dumbbells, kettlebells, TRX, sandbags, rebounders, swiss balls, foam rollers, pilates rings… There’s so much exercise equipment available these days.

And that’s without even going to a gym, with all the treadmills, spin bikes and weight machines.

You could buy a new piece of equipment every week (especially if you get drawn into the shopping channels), but will you ever use them?

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a few months ago

Pump up the volume: How to get better sound for your online exercise videos

volume knob to the maximum

When you are trying to follow online exercise videos at home, it's really frustrating if you can't hear the instructions clearly. 

You aren't sure what you are meant to do and end up with your legs and arms in the wrong place at the wrong time. You feel confused and embarrassed (even though no-one can see you!). All you want to do is to concentrate on the exercises without worrying about hearing the instructions...

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a few months ago

Do I need to see my doctor before starting a new exercise programme?

Doctors appointment

We get asked this question a lot, and it’s an important one. In this article I will share some guidelines to help you understand whether you should see your doctor before starting a new exercise programme.

Many people ask this as they are worried about the possible risks of exercising. However, for almost everyone, performing the right type of exercise, at the right level, is one of the best things you can do for your health. The benefits of exercise almost always outweigh the risks.

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a few months ago

I am having trouble with my balance. Do I need to go and see my doctor?

Geoff was anxious as he had been having trouble with his balance for some weeks (probably several months, once he stopped to think about it). He felt unsteady on the stairs and was even sometimes wobbling when he was standing still, which he hadn’t experienced before.

While this was concerning to Geoff, he wasn’t sure that it warranted a doctor’s appointment. He thought the symptoms would probably pass in another week or two. In the meantime, he didn’t want to waste his doctor’s time.

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a few months ago

Can I improve my balance at the gym?

I get asked this question all the time. People who want to maintain their balance know that doing regular exercise will help them to feel stronger and steadier on their feet. They are thinking about going to the gym but aren’t sure if it’s right for them. 

Often their children and grandchildren are regular (fanatical even?) gym-goers. They want to understand if they could also benefit from going to the gym.

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