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  • Don’t just focus on your weight
    Aug 14, 2019 7:59 am

    Don’t just focus on your weight

    Cup Match is over and everyone is feeling their blows! Honestly, it’s one of my most favourite holidays! Four days filled with excitement, delicious fish and chips, drinks and camaraderie! I’m sure now that it’s all over and it’s back to the real...

  • Make adjustments to exercise in the heat
    Jul 24, 2019 8:00 am

    Make adjustments to exercise in the heat

    So it’s summer, which means it’s hot, humid and muggy — it’s all I hear all day.

    This is the season when many people lose their motivation to exercise because it feels so much harder. And for those who stick with it, walking and running...

  • Let the music play!
    Jul 10, 2019 8:00 am

    Let the music play!

    When I start my workout I love to listen to music; I actually find it challenging to exercise without it.

    According to research, listening to music can distract us from our bodily awareness making workouts seem a bit more manageable.

  • Building endurance will give you more energy
    Jun 19, 2019 8:00 am

    Building endurance will give you more energy

    Have you ever felt winded climbing stairs or walking up a hill? You are not alone.

    Building endurance should be a big part of every fitness routine. Doing so increases the amount of oxygen in the body, which boosts your ability to perform...

  • Keep on moving: make exercise a regular part of your day
    May 22, 2019 8:00 am

    Keep on moving: make exercise a regular part of your day

    My son, Alex, just returned from college and is actively involved in rugby and the training it involves.

    My daughter, Zavia, is also heavily involved in our local rugby programme. However, what if your child has not found a sport that they...

  • A workout buddy will help you keep on track
    May 8, 2019 8:00 am

    A workout buddy will help you keep on track

    It’s May! We’ve reached that time of year where, especially if you’ve slacked off with your exercise, we’re all rushing to get fit before Bermuda Day.

    We all know the benefits of keeping fit but that doesn’t mean you’re always motivated to...

  • Handy tips to avoid being a dirtbag
    Apr 24, 2019 8:00 am

    Handy tips to avoid being a dirtbag

    Did you know that there’s something that ladies carry daily that may be more contaminated with bacteria than a toilet seat?

    Researchers swabbed ladies’ handbags and found that their handles were the dirtiest part.

    As for the items in...

  • Read the labels – it will make you rethink your choices
    Mar 27, 2019 8:00 am

    Read the labels – it will make you rethink your choices

    Once we decide to lose weight, many of us head to the grocery store looking for items labelled low-fat, light, diet or fat-free.

    We all know that a high-fat diet can lead to weight gain, however it takes more than just eating low-fat foods...

  • The difference between activity and exercise
    Mar 6, 2019 8:00 am

    The difference between activity and exercise

    I hear people say all the time, “I took the stairs today” or, “Whew that hill was steep. I got my exercise in today”.

    This made me wonder if most of us know the difference between exercise and physical activity.

    Physical activity...

  • Slow down – rushing around eating can pile on the pounds
    Feb 20, 2019 8:00 am

    Slow down – rushing around eating can pile on the pounds

    Many of us have done it. We are running late and rush out of the house eating breakfast as we go.

    It doesn’t seem like such a big deal. However, eating on the run could be costing you your healthy habits and lead to weight gain.

  • Shape up after the Super Bowl
    Feb 6, 2019 8:00 am

    Shape up after the Super Bowl

    Did you go overboard indulging yourself while watching the Super Bowl on Sunday?

    Are you still upset over your team losing and seeking treats as comfort? Maybe your team won and you’re still celebrating? Well, now it’s time to clean up; do...

  • Strength training about much more than looking good
    Jan 23, 2019 8:00 am

    Strength training about much more than looking good

    Betty Doyling, Fitness

    Push-ups, resistance training and dips are examples of strength training.

    I love strength training. I’d prefer it many times over cardio. For many, strength training is mainly about aesthetics.

    Many want...

  • June wedding and new health challenges ahead
    Jan 9, 2019 8:00 am

    June wedding and new health challenges ahead

    Lifestyle columnist Betty Doyling and her friend Kelly Southern have set themselves a June target to get their bodies back in shape.

    Betty, a personal trainer, gained 15 pounds during a break from her fitness regime.

    Kelly, a...

  • Get your mind in shape for the holidays
    Dec 12, 2018 8:00 am

    Get your mind in shape for the holidays

    We are always talking about staying in shape physically, however, during the holidays it’s extremely important to keep yourself in good shape emotionally as well. All the extra activity — hosting, shopping, dinners — can take its toll; you become...

  • Don’t worry too much about weight
    Nov 28, 2018 8:00 am

    Don’t worry too much about weight

    Have you ever woken up and put on an outfit that you thought fit perfectly only to discover it does not?

    You thought that you were taking all the right steps — eating less, exercising more. Did the outfit shrink? Did you give in to too...

  • Don’t get intimidated in the gym. Keep at it!
    Oct 31, 2018 8:00 am

    Don’t get intimidated in the gym. Keep at it!

    When I started my fitness journey I was quite intimidated by the gym atmosphere.

    For the first few months I only used machines that I knew how to use, and cardio equipment.

    I would cut out workouts from Muscle & Fitness...

  • How to maintain control of your food portion sizes
    Oct 10, 2018 8:00 am

    How to maintain control of your food portion sizes

    We’ve all heard it before: eat too much and you’ll gain weight.

    With all of the supersize options, it can be challenging knowing how much to eat and when to cap your intake.

    Research shows that in most supermarkets even single-serving...

  • Losing weight is not always about dieting
    Sep 26, 2018 8:00 am

    Losing weight is not always about dieting

    Losing weight is not always about dieting.

    Of course there’s nothing wrong with following a specific diet on occasion, however they are best used just temporarily.

    It is better to adapt a lifestyle so that eating well comes naturally...

  • New mothers can commit to healthy eating and exercise
    Sep 12, 2018 8:00 am

    New mothers can commit to healthy eating and exercise

    Getting back to your pre-baby level of fitness can be tough, especially as it can be difficult to commit to healthy eating and a regular exercise routine. Personal trainer Betty Doyling spoke with Thelma Kachisa, Sonia Pacheco and Tammy Heath...

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