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back pain

Back pain basics

February 6, 2020

from Versus ArthritisBack pain is a common problem, usually caused by a simple muscular strain, which affects four out of five of us at some point. It’s often caused by a simple muscle, tendon or ligament strain and not usually by a serious problem. WHAT CAN I DO TO HELP MYSELF? There are several ways you can…

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muscle strength

Strengthen muscles

February 6, 2020

Staying with our balance theme this month, this is an excellent exercise to strengthen muscles which help you stay upright – and it can be done almost anywhere. Stand holding the back of a chair, a sofa or a countertop Lift up onto your tip toes, hold for a few seconds then go back done…

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scales

Weight gain

February 6, 2020

Why is it so much harder to stay slim as we age? New research from Sweden published in Nature magazine, has shown that lipid turnover in the fat tissue decreases during ageing and makes it easier to gain weight.  In the study, scientists studying the fat cells in 54 men and women over an average period of…

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Rob Dale Fit For Good trainer in Pulborough

Rob Dale

February 6, 2020

Welcome to Rob Dale, a highly qualified personal trainer, who will be taking over the Monday Fit For Good sessions. Hannah Stoner will continue to train on Fridays and will also be training at a new Fit For Good location (to be announced soon). Rob, who lives with his family in Pulborough, was a physical training instructor…

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Rock the boat

January 16, 2020

‘Rock the Boat’ is a simple exercise that requires no equipment, although you can use a balance for support. Begin by standing with your feet shoulder-width apart, with even weight on each side, then raise your arms out to the side for balance. Stand up straight, shoulders back, head looking forward. Raise one foot off the ground,…

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Successful goal setting

January 16, 2020

Setting yourself measurable fitness goals will help keep you motivated – and sharing them with the Fit For Good team will help us to help you achieve them. Rather than weight loss, focus on improving your general fitness. This is likely to prove more satisfying and ultimately more successful.  The NHS guidelines for physical activity for…

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Diabetes

January 16, 2020

According to Diabetes UK, three in five cases of Type 2 diabetes can be prevented or delayed by improving your diet and becoming more physically active. Blood sugar levels can be lowered with around 2.5 hours of activity a week. Activities could include any of the following, as long as you get out of breath: fast walking…

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Improving balance

January 16, 2020

To help improve your balance, try walking in a straight line, one foot in front of the other with your arms outstretched. Then try it backwards. Once you are confident doing this, you can try it while looking side to side. Please let us know how you get on!

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Benefits of aerobic exercise

January 11, 2020

While most of us won’t be running marathons this year (except our training director Jordan Burns – more on that to follow!), it was encouraging to read this week that even novice runners can cut years off their artery age by taking up running. The BBC reported that this can also reduce the risk of heart…

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New payment options

January 9, 2020

We are delighted to announce a variety of new payment options to make it even easier to improve your fitness. Packages are still the most cost-effective way to join as you gain free sessions, but if you’d like even more flexibility, we can now take payment by card on the day.  You can also use…

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