Health & Fitness

The Herald & Advertiser Supports Exercise!



One of the most basic elements of living a healthy life is getting an adequate amount of exercise. Proper exercise is unfortunately one of the most ignored factors in a healthy lifestyle, which is one of the main reasons why obesity is becoming such a common problem. The majority of individuals do not get enough exercise to balance their caloric intake, which results iHealth-and-Fitness-07n excessive weight gain. To live a truly healthy life, you need to be familiar with the basics of good exercise, as well as how regular exercise can benefit your body.

But, what are the benefits of exercise? Well, they are numerous! Firstly, good quality exercise allows you to Increase your Basal Metabolic Rate (BML). This is one of the best benefits associated with exercise is that over time, you will increase your basal metabolic rate (BMR). Your BMR is defined as the amount of energy you burn while resting. As a general rule, increasing your muscle mass (even by a small amount) causes a subsequent increase in your BMR; this means that you will eventually have higher caloric requirements to satisfy your active lifestyle. This is also a great way to lose extra weight, as your body increases its percentage of lean muscle mass.

Exercise is shown to improve your mood! That’s right, do your family complain you’re always grumpy? Scientific studies have proven that regular exercise promotes a general feeling of well-being. This usually manifests by you feeling much more relaxed and happier during your daily activities. In addition to this, exercise also reduces stress and promotes a positive self-image. As your body begins to display the positive effects of your exercise routine, you will begin to notice that your confidence will increase as well. It’s a proven fact that regular exercise is also one of the best ways to prevent depression.

Obviously, Weight Management is a huge advantage of taking up exercise. That’s right, weight loss is one of the most common benefits normally associated with regular exercise. However, there are different types of exercise that will affect your level of weight loss. As a general rule, long-term low-intensity cardio is the best way to maintain healthy weight loss over a period of time. More intense cardio exercises are useful for improving your endurance, aiding your cardiovascular health and may sometimes contribute to building muscle mass (depending on the specific type of cardio exercise).

Perhaps you are interested, you see the benefits of exercise and you want to gain them, but you really can’t work up the motivation to head down to that gym and spend an hour lifting weights or hitting that treadmill… That’s OK! Not everyone does enjoy that kind of thing (although many do!) – that doesn’t mean you have to give-up on the idea of optimal fitness; there are alternatives. Why not give Martial Arts, Dance or Outdoor Sports a try? We at the Gazette want to help you find that perfect way to fitness and for that reason we shall be hand selecting companies that can offer you a fun way to reaching your fitness goals and putting them up on our website – so check back regularly!

Health Awareness Campaign

A Health and Fitness club in Lindley, Huddersfield is in support of an NHS Initiative “Change4Life” which is encouraging people to Eat well, Move More and Live longer.
Heritage Health Academy which is located in Wellington Mills on Plover Road have been offering specially reduced gym memberships for £3.49 per week paid monthly offering a massive saving of £750.
Fitness Consultant Graham Skinner said
“It’s such a good initiative to encourage beginners to fitness who may have been thinking about joining a health facility for a while but haven’t taken the step, We’ve welcomed a wide range of people into the health club from Retirees to students and with the discount guaranteed over the long term there’s never been a better time to start you fitness journey”
Heritage Health Academy is a modern health and fitness suite with fully equipped gymnasium including full cardiovascular setup, separate free weights room, fully air-conditioned studio with wide range of energising Fitness classes, access to the Relaxation sanctuary is also included.
 The Gym also offers inclusive use of Powerplate stations to enhance your workouts, Personal Trainer Robert Waterhouse said
 “Vibration training is the future of fitness, what it essentially allows you to do is contract your muscles at a faster rate which will result in less time at the gym without compromising on quality, Powerplates can be effective for anybody with a range of benefits from circulatory problems, Arthritis, Cellulite reduction and even Increases in Bone Density”.
The Gym offers full inductions and personalised training programmes so making the first step to fitness has never been easier.
Call 01484-446-079 to reserve your spot.
Get In Shape For Summer

Summer is coming and of course you want to get in shape. You want to don that new bikini or, if you are male, head into the sea without a shirt on. Right now that might not seem a reality. Perhaps you realise that over the winter months you’ve let yourself go a little, what with Christmas and Easter and all those evenings in. Or maybe you’ve just never had time to get into the kind of shape you’d like to be?

Well, The Dolphin Centre has a solution for you. They have set up a 6 week exercise programme designed by their expert team for people just like you – who want to get in shape for the summer. It starts on the 21st of May and will take you get you into that perfect shape to hit the beaches. But of course, once you’ve done all that hard work you don’t want to spoil it all – what with all the ice-creams and other tasty treats the seaside offers. Well, The Dolphin Centre has thought about this too. They have another 6 week exercise programme called ‘Summer Maintenance’ and it will allow those already in good shape to keep their body and those who need a little bit of extra work to get it.

Incredibly, the 6 week programme that costs just £35.00, includes not only the free 6 week personal programmes… but, it also gives unlimited access to the gym, swimming pool and other Dolphin Centre classes. They’ll even provide you with a free head & scalp massage with Tigi! The two courses work best combined – image the transformation you can achieve over a six week period?

For more information you can visit: http:/http://www.hambleton.gov.uk/zest/www.darlington.gov.uk/Leisure/dolphin/dolphin.htm or call direct on: 01325 388406

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