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  • Staying healthy throughout the holidays
    Dec 4, 2019 8:00 am

    Staying healthy throughout the holidays

    How was your Thanksgiving?

    Was it a Thanksgiving Day or a weekís worth of indulgence?

    We are now in the busiest month of the year, where food and drink can become our focus.

    Sure, it can lead to weight gain but we must think...

  • Donít believe the hype: personal trainer myths
    Nov 20, 2019 8:00 am

    Donít believe the hype: personal trainer myths

    When someone mentions a personal trainer, what comes to mind?

    Do you automatically think of some immortal being sculpted with six-pack abs who sips green shakes every morning?

    Or a drill sergeant who barks orders in order to get you...

  • Feeling down? Hit the reset button
    Nov 6, 2019 8:00 am

    Feeling down? Hit the reset button

    The last two weeks I was bombarded with some social negativity. It wasnít from a source that was close to me, however, it did affect my mental state while dealing with it.

    This led me to start thinking about all social interaction and how...

  • Tips to get your child to be more active
    Oct 16, 2019 8:00 am

    Tips to get your child to be more active

    Last weekend I participated in the International Day of the Girl celebrations at National Stadium, and built an obstacle course for the children to complete.

    One little girl said, ďCan I walk? Because running is a bit like a...

  • Whatís the right fuel before you exercise?
    Oct 2, 2019 8:00 am

    Whatís the right fuel before you exercise?

    Everyone knows you need energy to exercise, but how do we get that energy?

    We have to make sure we have eaten adequately before any workout and be sure to refuel afterwards.

    ē Food & fitness

    The amount...

  • Staying fit and healthy is all about balance
    Sep 18, 2019 8:00 am

    Staying fit and healthy is all about balance

    Iíve been talking to my clients this week about the summertime and how all of the vacations and events have us all feeling a little fluffy.

    In Bermuda most social events, especially in the summer are full of food and drinks. We are...

  • Donít just focus on your weight
    Aug 14, 2019 7:59 am

    Donít just focus on your weight

    Cup Match is over and everyone is feeling their blows! Honestly, itís one of my most favourite holidays! Four days filled with excitement, delicious fish and chips, drinks and camaraderie! Iím sure now that itís all over and itís 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 itís summer, which means itís hot, humid and muggy ó itís 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

    Itís May! Weíve reached that time of year where, especially if youíve slacked off with your exercise, weíre all rushing to get fit before Bermuda Day.

    We all know the benefits of keeping fit but that doesnít mean youíre 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 thereís something that ladies carry daily that may be more contaminated with bacteria than a toilet seat?

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

    As for the items in...

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

    Read the labels Ė 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, ďI took the stairs todayĒ or, ďWhew that hill was steep. I got my exercise in todayĒ.

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

    Physical activity...

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

    Slow down Ė 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 doesnít 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 youíre still celebrating? Well, now itís 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. Iíd 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 itís extremely important to keep yourself in good shape emotionally as well. All the extra activity ó hosting, shopping, dinners ó can take its toll; you become...

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