- Weight training is for girls
When women started flocking to the gyms in the 1970s and ’80s, the craze was all about ‘women’s fitness’, which pretty much meant aerobics. Perhaps an issue of perceived femininity, there has long been a taboo about women lifting weights, undoubtedly fuelled by many of the old myths, some of which survive today. Here are just a few
- Go for gold
The Olympic Games are a forum for countless feats of athleticism, courage and determination. They bring out the best in almost everyone, not just the competitors.
- Workplace stress and why it matters
Stress is simply a consequence of a failure to adapt to change, and results when one perceives a discrepancy, whether real or not, between the demands of a situation on the one hand, and on their resources to deal with them on the other.
- Manage your gym investment
Gym memberships aren’t cheap. So, when you make the commitment to pay their fees, you also need to make a commitment to yourself to get something out of it. Think of this not as an expense, but as an investment in your health and ultimately, your life. Like any investment, how well you manage it will determine the outcome. Here are some suggestions to help get the most from your fitness investment
- Reducing stress in the workplace
Although many organisations today are putting staff under pressure to improve the bottom line, they also have an eye on employee retention in this tight labour market. Teresa Russell looks at how organisations focus on corporate wellness to reduce stress in the workplace
- Caffeine – a summary
Caffeine is a drug of choice for the majority of people in modern society. A CNS (central nervous system) stimulant, it is used by many to enhance mental alertness and drive away feelings of fatigue. But is this safe?