Fitness

Dumbbell/Band Exercises for Menopausal Women

The changes that occur during menopause increase the need to make regular exercise a lifestyle. Being physically active and doing exercise helps to keep bones strong and healthy throughout life. This is so important during menopausal period as the hormonal changes that takes place in the body impacts on bone health.  The hormone, oestrogen, plays …

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Cardio Workout for Menopausal Women

Menopause is described as a natural part of a woman’s ageing process, where oestrogen levels start to decline between the ages of 45 and 55. Apart from the common symptoms that can be experienced such as hot flushes, night sweats, problems with memory and concentration, headaches, etc.; the drop in oestrogen level increases the risk …

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Bodyweight Strength Exercises for Menopausal Women By Olaronke Ashiru-Gbadebo

Menopause is a phase in the life of a woman that brings about many changes. People who experience the menopause usually reach it between the ages of 40 and 60. Menopausal symptoms can be experienced years before it happens due to changes in hormonal levels.  Apart from normal the biological aging of blood vessels, organs, muscles, …

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HEALTHY AGEING – EFFECTIVE MOBILITY EXERCISES FOR THE OVER 40

Normal ageing is inescapable, but healthy ageing is by choice. It’s normal effects is unavoidable, but with healthy choices, you can control its long-term effect. One of such is the effect of regular physical activity on the mobility of joints, muscles and bones in the body. Good mobility is essential to active aging and is …

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PHYSICAL ACTIVITY AND DAILY LIVING

Physical activity includes all forms of activity, such as everyday walking or cycling to get from A to B, active play, work-related activity, active recreation (such as working out in a gym, aerobic classes, martial arts or kickboxing, skipping), dancing, gardening or playing active games, as well as organised and competitive sport. For most people, …

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THE DANGERS OF PHYSICAL INACTIVITY

“Lack of activity destroys the good condition of every human being while movement and methodical physical exercise save it and preserve it”  PLATO The World Health Organisation defines physical activity as any bodily movement produced by skeletal muscles that requires energy expenditure.  Simply defined, anything you do daily that uses movement and makes you of energy.  …

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EXERCISES TO ACHIEVE PHYSICAL FITNESS

The best exercises for improving cardiovascular fitness are activities that elevate your heart rate and keep it elevated for a sustained period of time. According to the American College of Sports Medicine, these activities include fast-paced walking, running, cycling, swimming, cross-country skiing, jumping rope and in-line skating. Included also are dancing, kickboxing, step aerobics, By …

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THE WHY OF PHYSICAL FITNESS

“Of all the causes which conspire to render the life of a man short and miserable, none have greater influence than the want of proper exercise” (Dr William Buchan, the 18th-century Scottish physician) Everyone from physical educationalists, sports scientists, coaches, and performers talk about physical fitness and uses the words freely on the assumption that …

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