By Rosemary Marchese Physiotherapist and mum of 3 fit kids Olympic gymnast Simone Biles gets criticised for six pack abs Social media can be a tough place and it seems to be open fire for criticism some days. Some just love to sit behind their computer and use it to slam others down as quickly as they can. And that’s what happened when Simone Biles – a 4 x gold medal-winning gymnast from the USA – shared an Instagram photo. Was she being an idiot? No. She was having a…Read More
Short workouts now on YouTube!
My new YouTube channel is up and running. You can find all your favourite 5 minute workout ideas here.
Obesity is a big problem, pardon the pun. We know that. It doesn’t take much effort to find out the statistics on weight gain, overweight and obesity. We’ve been slamming fat for quite a while now and carrying that extra bit of weight is the weight loss industry’s money-making key. But despite the money being made things don’t seem to be improving all that much. And just like many people might assume that being overweight is associated with ill-health so too many of us might assume that being thin means you are ‘okay’. Wrong.Read More
If you’ve had children and are struggling to find the energy I can say I hear you loud and clear! I had so many of those ‘I can’t be stuffed’ exercising moments…especially after having my third child. After my second child I had all this energy but after number 3 I felt like a train wreck. So, I just kept showing up.Read More
The title may sound confusing but it’s true. There are times when ‘fit’ can actually be a huge health hazard. If you’re spending increasing hours exercising and are sneaking out at every opportunity to fit in more and more miles, then you may be losing your perspective as to what’s healthy and what’s not. You may indeed be an exercise addict.Read More
You can do this workout at home. Sometimes time is really lacking and even getting to the gym is going to take up precious minutes you don’t have. If you can get an effective workout at home, or close to home, then that’s great time saved. When I’m stretched for time I make sure I stick to an effective 20-30 minute workout.Read More
Feeling ‘blah’? Sometimes getting your heart rate up with a little exercise can be enough to make you get a spike of ‘feel good’ hormones to get you through the rest of your day. This short workout is easy to do in 5 minutes.Read More
We all have those ‘I can’t be stuffed’ moments when it comes to exercise! It’s easier to sit on the lounge or keep ‘busy’ doing something else. Sometimes all it takes is to ‘show up’ and get 5 minutes done. You may or may not feel like doing more but 5 minutes will be better than nothing.Read More
So the current media headlines are going to capture the attention of any female trying to shed a muffin top. A new study is saying female brains are not wired for weight loss. So there is a reason that flab won’t move? Possibly, yes.Read More
Yes, I said 5 minutes. You won’t be heading to the Olympics with this workout but you will at starting to strengthen your abs and butt. Usually I advocate using more bodyweight as resistance but this floor workout is a great opportunity to get things back to basics.Read More
Not exercising becomes a habit, just like brushing your teeth. And the more you don’t exercise the more unfit you become and the harder it is to get back into it. If you were an unfit kid and are now an unfit adult, I won’t kid you; it’s going to take a little planning and commitment.Read More
Quite possibly, yes. I am. Now, as you know I cheer for exercise. I live and breathe it every day. It’s how I start my day! But like anything, there is too much of a good thing and I am starting to see it more and more as we age.Read More