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Betty Doyling

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  • Six tips that keep sickness at armís length
    Mar 15, 2017 8:00 am

    Six tips that keep sickness at armís length

    Staying healthy this year has been a challenge.

    Iíve had a couple colds as Iíve allowed myself to get run down.

    Sometimes staying healthy isnít just about having plenty of hand sanitiser and avoiding sick children. Daily habits ó...

  • Keeping healthy goals on holiday
    Feb 15, 2017 8:00 am

    Keeping healthy goals on holiday

    Half-term has come and gone. Many of us went skiing, visited family abroad or enjoyed a staycation.

    There was also the other kind of travel ó trips for conferences or business. No matter what type of trip you take, sometimes the last thing...

  • Celebrate Thanksgiving with healthy mindset
    Nov 16, 2016 8:00 am

    Celebrate Thanksgiving with healthy mindset

    Betty Doyling

    Thanksgiving is a time to reflect on all the things in life to be grateful for.

    Thereís so much that many of us take for granted: a roof over our heads, good relationships with friends and family, a fulfilling job ó and...

  • Stay trim during Halloweíen
    Oct 26, 2016 8:00 am

    Stay trim during Halloweíen

    Halloweíen is a favourite holiday for kids as it gives them permission to eat loads of candy. They also get to be anything or anybody they want.

    Even adults get in on the action, although being bombarded with chocolate and goodies could be...

  • Congratulate yourself on every success
    Oct 5, 2016 8:00 am

    Congratulate yourself on every success

    This week was a good week! I celebrated my 17th wedding anniversary, I felt my training was successful and all major mishaps were avoided.

    Then, on Sunday I ran the Partner Re 5k. I felt pretty good aside from the heat and the fact that I...

  • Tips for losing weight and keeping it off
    Sep 14, 2016 8:00 am

    Tips for losing weight and keeping it off

    Everyone wants to lose weight ó like right this second. However, we know it doesnít happen that way.

    When weight loss is quick, it is only temporary. A complete lifestyle change or renovation must occur. For the weight loss to stick, the...

  • Breaking down barriers to fitness
    Aug 24, 2016 8:00 am

    Breaking down barriers to fitness

    Sticking to a regular exercise plan isnít easy, even for me. Sometimes I barely manage two sessions of cardio from my Zumba classes. I blame it on the weather, sleep or a bad day. But these issues donít have to stand in our way.

    Letís...

  • Watch form when lifting weights
    Aug 3, 2016 8:00 am

    Watch form when lifting weights

    Iím sure weíve all noticed people doing an exercise with improper form at the gym from time to time. Most often, no one says anything because they donít want to upset them.

    However, proper form is the key to gaining muscle, losing weight...

  • Fitness: donít let Facebook affect your mojo
    Jul 13, 2016 8:00 am

    Fitness: donít let Facebook affect your mojo

    Sometimes I hate that Iím addicted to Facebook.

    I am embarrassed to say how many times that I check it per day; my phoneís battery shows that Facebook takes up 22 per cent of its usage.

    Iím addicted to Facebook not only because of...

  • Building the foundations of a healthier life
    Jun 22, 2016 8:00 am

    Building the foundations of a healthier life

    We as personal trainers are often talking about how to reach your fitness goals. A lot of you reached your fitness goals this weekend. Congratulations!

    It may have been to get fit for carnival, a Tough Mudder or to be ready for your summer...

  • Get back on track after your vacation
    Jun 1, 2016 8:00 am

    Get back on track after your vacation

    I just love vacations! Don’t you? I’ve just returned from a cycling trip to Italy with a lovely group of girls. We cycled more than 100 miles along the beautiful undulating Amalfi Coast. Our tour guides, Paolo and Rafaele, were...

  • Plan ahead to be a healthy traveller
    May 11, 2016 8:00 am

    Plan ahead to be a healthy traveller

    The travel season is fast approaching. Many of us travel frequently to attend various conferences. If you are getting ready for any kind of trip, sometimes the last thing you may want to think about is how to prepare to stay healthy or fit.

  • Acknowledge what you have achieved
    Apr 20, 2016 8:00 am

    Acknowledge what you have achieved

    When I first arrived on the island, occasionally weíd lose pressure or run out of water.

    My husband and his grandfather would have to prime the pump.

    They would have to keep pouring water down the pipe until the pipes were filled...

  • Watch out for burnout signs
    Mar 30, 2016 8:00 am

    Watch out for burnout signs

    For most of us, exercise can be a huge challenge; for others, it can be very addictive. I enjoy feeling the surge of endorphins during a good hard workout.

    Sometimes I can go a bit overboard. Last week I went on a 25-mile bike ride and a...

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