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Archive for July, 2012

Video: Are you a FIRECRACKER?

Monday, July 30th, 2012

Hi All,

Another great routine from Functional Patterns

TOM

Special offer on the Real Food Summit

Friday, July 20th, 2012

Hi All,

As you all know i have been raving about the Real Food Summit for the last week or so, it was an awesome event.  I know a few of you did not get the chace to catch all the presentations, at the moment you can get the take home package for only $67 (£40 approx).  I have just got hold of my copy an it is ace!

Click the image below NOW to find out more!

 

Healthy Eyes at Work

Monday, July 16th, 2012

More and more people these days are working in front of computers, and it seems that in the near future this trend will only increase. This is simply the way of the world, and specifically the way of business – with more businesses being capable of running smoothly online, and more people taking advantage of various Internet work and freelance opportunities, computers are more vital for work than ever before. This is wonderful for many different reasons, but it can also be a bit troublesome from a personal health and performance standpoint. For example, many people find that their eyes become very uncomfortable staring at computer screens all day, and this can lead to headaches, as well as attention lapses. So how can you avoid these types of problems? Here are a few basic tips for eye and head health working at computer screens.

• First off, before you even worry about your computer or your workplace habits, consider your eyes on their own. If you wear contact lenses, remember that Acuvue UK can provide you with various styles designed to fit different eyes and keep your eyes moist. You should take steps to be certain that you have the most comfortable possible contacts for your own eyes.
• Once your own eyes are guaranteed to be as comfortable as they can be at work, you should consider your computer screen, and what about it makes you uncomfortable. One thing to keep in mind is that most people keep their computer screens on brighter settings than necessary. If you try dimming your screen a little bit, you may be pleasantly surprised at how much less irritating it is for your eyes.
• Additionally, you should consider situating your desk setup in a way that keeps your computer screen a bit farther away from your face. Particularly when they concentrate hard on their work, people have a tendency to lean in closely to their screens, and this can lead to more significant irritation. If you make an effort to keep your screen at least two feet in front of your face, your eyes should be a bit more comfortable.
• Finally, once you have addressed your eyes and your computer setup, you should also remember that breaks are necessary when you work at a computer. Staring at a screen all day can not only irritate you physically, but it can also cause you to work less efficiently. Taking a ten minute break now and then, every couple of hours, can refresh you far more than you might guess, and you may even find that you work better in between your breaks.

Video: MMA Workout

Monday, July 16th, 2012

Hi All

Here is a great MMA workout from Functional Patterns!

TOM

Real Food Summit

Thursday, July 12th, 2012

Hi All,

 

Just a quick one to let you know that the Real Food Summit has started, well worth a look in!  This is yet another great FREE event from Underground Wellness and Sean Croxton!  Listen in every day to hear the industry leaders talk about the importance of real food!

Look out for more info in the enxt couple of days!

 

TOM

How to get the perfect beach body

Wednesday, July 11th, 2012

It is that time of year again we are all thinking about our holidays, we all want to look good on the beach or next to the pool. So how do you actually go about getting the body that looks good in a bikini/trunks? The answer is simple really, a lot of hard work and keeping a close eye on your diet.

This short article is going to look at some of the main points to consider, when looking to lose a few pounds and tone up ready to hit the beach looking great!

The key to all weight loss is in the nutrition, most importantly you want to avoid all the fad type diets that often appear at this time of year(such as the maple syrup diet, cabbage soup diet, etc.) in favour of healthy well-balanced nutrition. Fad diets are on the whole are not realistic, and un-realistic diets can hardly ever be maintained.

Below I have listed what I consider to be the major factors that lead to having a well-balanced diet:-

* Spread your calorie intake over five smaller meals per day (always start the day with a breakfast).
* Cut you fat intake as much as possible.
* Browns over Whites – Brown rice, bread, etc
* Avoid sweets, sugar, chocolate and other empty calories.
* Increase the amount of vegetables you are eating (minimum of 5 portions per day).
* Increase the amount of fruit you are eating (minimum 2 – 3 portions per day)
* Drink water (2.5 litres per day)

To go with all the great, well-balanced meals that you are taking on you need to match this with an increase in physical activity levels. This does not mean that you have to become a sprinter overnight to see results, physical activity includes anything that gets your heart going faster than it would be pumping at rest. So everything including gardening, walking up stairs, running, vigorous cleaning, going to the gym, playing a sport, playing around with the kids, all count as activity.

As with nutrition you want to set yourself safe and realistic goals, so if you have not done any exercise for a while start off with some more gentle activities, where as if you are already a gym user/player of a sport you could maybe start with a more vigorous form of exercise.

The general rule with this is the harder you work the faster you will see results (within reason). So for example if you walk for half an hour everyday it will take you longer to see results than if you ran for half an hour each day. This is where the balancing act comes in you have to push yourself but remember that exercise should not be painful. If you have gone to the point of pain you have gone too far.

Remember there are no miracle cures when it comes to losing weight and toning up, so keep in mind the general rule that if it seems too good to be true it often is. If you implement the general rules above you should be able to make some good fat loss in time for those summer holidays.

There is a lot of help out there now for people who would like to control their weight and keep healthy, try talking to your doctor, nutritionist or personal trainer for further information.

There is also a vast quantity of on-line resources available for those who are looking to improve their wellbeing.

If you would like to know more have a look at our beach body fitness package.

Video: Beach Workout

Monday, July 9th, 2012

Hi All,

To start off our beach body week here is a quick video showing a workout you can do on your holls!

TOM

Calling All Mum’s

Friday, July 6th, 2012

Hi All,


We here are Foresight Personal Training are Manchester’s leading authority on getting mum’s back into shape after childbirth.  We understand the eminence feeling of wellbeing you get for feeling good and this is great for both mother and baby.

We also understand what an eminence deal it is when you give birth and the trauma that this scan cause internally especially to your core, we work hard to restore function in this area.

If you are a new mum and would like to try our post natal fitness package, please get in contact.

Fore more information on post natal fitness click here.

TOM

Video: More Function!

Monday, July 2nd, 2012

HI All,

Here are some more ideas on functional movement from Functional Patterns!

TOM