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Overcoming an addiction is not something that has one definite method. People are always looking for more ways to help treat someone with addiction so they are less likely to relapse when they complete their treatment programme. Engaging in regular exercise is said to release endorphins which makes the individual have chemicals in their system which gives them positive feelings – such as joy and happiness. Exercise is a great method of managing stress and also encouraging those to relax their mind. Many individuals participate in popular outdoor fitness activities to relax their minds: Running/walking Cycling Dancing Tennis Rock climbing Jogging Mental health and exercise  Researchers have said that partaking in regular exercise helps improve a person’s well-being and provides many positive factors: Feeling connected to the environment they are in Sensing more control over their lives The ability to feel good about themselves as an individual Finding their sense of purpose or value…

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Three core exercises that’ll keep you strong Excess belly fat is one of the biggest risk factors for Type 2 diabetes. Men who are over 40 inches around the middle are five times more likely to be diagnosed than others, while women who measure more than 35 inches are three times more likely, according to advice from Public Health England [PDF]. For tips on warding off diabetes, see this piece. Banishing belly fat To help banish belly fat, choose exercises that are high in intensity and engage the upper and lower body simultaneously. By doing this, you will use more calories by engaging more muscle groups, as well as using your core muscles to stabilise your body during the movement. Squat jump to tuck jump Start your exercise with a standard position and make sure your feet are shoulder-width apart. Lower into a squatting position, and then push through your heels to…

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10 wacky workouts to shake up your fitness routine, from anti-gravity yoga to zombies Anti-gravity yoga is fun, challenging and weirdly peaceful Anti-gravity yoga The Anti-Gravity yoga company is taking yoga to a whole new level. In anti-gravity yoga classes you will be shown how to perform yoga poses suspended three-metres off the ground, supported by a material hammock. Benefits include increased flexibility, improved core strength and improved self-esteem – just to name a few. We tried an aerial yoga class in East London that you will just love. Hula-hooping Hulafit takes the fun of the playground and combines hula hooping with cardio exercises to build stamina, tone and improve coordination. If you’ve ever tried hula-hooping, you’ll know it’s only a matter of minutes before you’re sweating your butt off.  Outrun zombies Zombie Evacuation offers 5k fun runs where you must outrun flesh-hungry zombies. Races are held at Allianz Park and competitors are given the choice…

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Stretching can prevent a decline in metabolic rate It’s an inescapable fact – we’re all getting older. Although you can’t stop the march of the years, it is possible to slow down the effects of aging – enabling you to enjoy life more and for longer.  As you age three things happen: Loss of lean muscle mass Increased difficulty to lose weight Loss of bone strength Let’s take a look at why each of these changes take place – and how we can use diet and exercise to slow the aging process and delay its effects. Loss of muscle mass  Between the ages of 25 and 65, people lose about five pounds of lean muscle mass each decade, with this process accelerating after the age of 60. Our muscles lose their ability to respond to growth as we age. This can lead to insulin resistance – a contributing factor in obesity and…

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