Co Armagh gyms picks up top gongs at Health and Fitness Awards – Armagh I

Maeve Madden presents Aimee Oliver from Bodyfit Mums (left) with the Innovation Award. Best Medium Sized Gym winner – Bubba’s Project Gym There were top gongs for gyms in Armagh, Newry give Portadown at the recent NI Health & Fitness Awards 2022. Bubba’s Project Gym, established by Armagh’s Bubba Ali, has scooped two big awards … Read more

The time of day you exercise can make a difference in how effective it is

Depending on the time we exercise, different hormones, neurotransmitters, local transmitters and pheromones are produced, explains Juleen Zierath, a physiologist at the Karolinska Institute in Sweden. “[These] have a broad impact on health, influencing sleep, memory, exercise performance and metabolic homeostasis.” This has led Zierath, and other researchers, to wonder whether they can harness this … Read more

Exercising but still having pain? This might be why

Estimated reading time: 4-5 minutes It’s a tale as old as time: you have joint pain that just won’t go away, even though you’re doing everything right on paper. You’ve attempted exercising more, rehab and alternative therapies — even the ol’ “just give it time” method — but keep reaching a recovery plateau. The result … Read more

‘My body will forever jiggle’

Shenae Grimes is opening up about her fitness routine. (Photo via Instagram) Shenae Grimes is “proud” of her postpartum journey. On Thursday, the 32-year-old Canadian actress took to Instagram to pen an honest update for her more than 450,000 followers, about exercising since giving birth to her second child, Kingsley, in August 2021. “Been back … Read more

I had a scary eating disorder, but now I help others respect bodies

What does it mean to be healthy? For Kelsey Heenan, it’s not just a toned body and a perfect diet. The 33-year-old fitness influencer puts mental health above the physical after suffering from an eating disorder, which she often discusses candidly to her 411,000 followers on Instagram. “It basically got to the point where I … Read more

Consistent ‘Breath Training’ Lowers Blood Pressure

A new study found that a type of breathwork (or breath training) performed for 30 minutes per day can lower blood pressure. A special device and a technique called high-resistance inspiratory muscle strength training (IMST) can lower systolic blood pressure by almost 10 mmHg and DBP by nearly 5 mmHg. Daniel Harrison Craigheahd, Ph.D., breaks … Read more

Young badminton aspirants give us a sneak peek into their fitness routines

Over the years, badminton as a sport has gained recognition like never before. This can be credited to the exemplary performance showcased by ace shuttlers from the country on the global platform. Sporting icons like PV Sindhu have a range of achievements under their belt – the most glorious being that she is the only … Read more