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10:39

Mums to run



3 October 2014


Any mother knows that there are never enough hours in a day.

Between waking up (after an interrupted night’s sleep), getting ready, sorting children out with a myriad of paraphernalia – uniform, bags, PE kit, permission slips, homework, creative art projects – and ensuring they have washed faces/brushed teeth and hair/put shoes on correct feet, before even heading out the door, is it any wonder that we are already exhausted before our first cup of coffee? And it is only 9am!

If there is one exercise guaranteed to lift your spirits and your mood, energise your body and mind, and get you some valuable ‘me’ time away from your beloved offspring, it is running. And running outside, in fresh air, whatever the weather is by far the best way to keep healthy and get into great shape.

But what if you want a running companion, something more than a set of headphones or a one-size-fits-all training program in your ear?

Fear not, the MOOSE is here!

Not only do our intrepid trainers join you for the duration of your trek along the towpath, they tailor each session to your needs and will pepper the run with interval training, core exercises and great chatter to keep you motivated. A workout ‘on the go’ that will deliver results faster than you can say Usain Bolt.

Or almost.

Whether you are a newbie or a seasoned marathon runner, we can put you through your paces – the huge benefit of having a personal trainer come to you and dole out encouragement and energy, whatever the weather!

No excuses when the MOOSE shows up on your doorstep!




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11:10

Time to spring clean… your exercise routine!

 

dawn-hyde-park

 

13 March 2013

 

Outdoor exercise provides many benefits

 

It’s just about that time of year to dust ourselves off, emerge from our hibernation and stretch our limbs outdoors! Some of us may have been motivated enough to get to the gym over winter, and that’s admirable. But let’s face it – it’s so much more inspiring to be able to breathe fresh air and feel the sun on your skin when you’re working out.

 

And if you need any more convincing, there are loads of reasons why outdoor exercise is more beneficial to health than sweating it out in a crowded gym. Here are just a few:

 

  1. Mental health: Outdoor physical activity has a 50 percent greater positive effect on mental health than going to the gym. Researchers from Glasgow University found that walking, running, biking and other outdoor activities in green space lowered stress. Outdoor exercise has been associated with greater decreases in tension, confusion, anger and depression when compared to indoor activity. Even just five minutes of exercise in a green space can improve mood and self-esteem.

     

  2. More energy: Exercise itself is sure to reinvigorate you when you're feeling sluggish, but fresh air can up the effect. Just 20 minutes outside can rev you up as much as a cup of coffee… and is far more beneficial.

     

  3. Higher Vitamin D Levels: After the winter, we could ALL use some more of this mood-boosting vitamin. It also plays an important role in improving how our bodies are able to fight off disease and infection. It may be especially helpful for people with a few pounds to lose, since overweight people are almost twice as likely to not get enough vitamin D.

     

  4. More activity: It has been observed that people who exercise outdoors are more likely to stick at it. The fresh air, the sunlight, the scenery and the open space all seem to inspire more activity. It’s simple - the more you enjoy your workout, the more likely you will be to do it again.

 

So now that the weather is getting warmer, put these benefits to the test. You’ll be happier and healthier for the effort!

 


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