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You don’t know how to meditate? Try guided meditation!

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Everybody knows about the benefits of meditation. You may already have tried it out on your own by following instructions from one of the many advisers. You may well have experienced the big problem for beginners – how do you go about it, and above all, how do you concentrate. How do you prevent your brain from kicking in, so that your thoughts go off in all directions? To help…

Relieving muscular soreness after exercise

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Of all the consequences of re-starting a sport or physical activity after a break, muscular aches are probably the least fun. How can we reduce them so they don’t spoil our next sports session? Treatment with cold or heat Using cold or heat to relieve pain is a very ancient technique. If you can’t give yourself a session of cryotherapy, you can always speed your recovery with a hot bath….

It’s fun and it’s sporty! The Kangoo Power arrives in Europe

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Fed up with cardio workouts on a treadmill? Try the Kangoo Power – a new concept which links aerobics or running with kangaroo bounds! In South America, where Brazilian women have given them the thumbs-up, through the USA and Quebec, Kangoo Girls are taking over the sports halls. Kangoo Power is an aerobics (or running) workout on Kangoo Jump boots. They’re like ski boots on springs, and they let you…

Re-starting sport after the festive break

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When the end-of-year partying is over, it’s time to start doing sport again, intensively or otherwise. But where’s the motivation going to come from? For sportspeople, professional or amateur, the winter season or the festive period is a time to have a break and recharge physically and psychologically. There may not be a physical or medical reason for stopping doing sport for a time, but the desire to go out…

A sprain is never something to take lightly

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We often think of a sprain as a trivial thing, and start doing sport again as soon as the pain stops. I’ve just been through this experience myself, and I’d like to pass on to you the results of my thoughts and research. Of course I’m not a doctor, but I can tell you what happened to me, and what I’ve found out. The RICE protocol So, I sprained my…

Cryotherapy, a chilled experience for pain treatment

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Placed in an environment at -110º for three minutes, the human body produces endorphins, which reduce pain. Sportsmen and women have been benefiting from this for a long time, and it is now reaching the general public. Using cold to ease pain is a very old technique, which got the official stamp of approval about 40 years ago when researchers became interested in its effects. Treatments using intense cold spread…

Piloxing – Pilates meets Boxing!

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In 2009, Swedish dancer and celebrity trainer Viveca Jensen launched Piloxing, a cardio-fusion of boxing, Pilates and dance. Today, Piloxing has spread across the globe, with the Piloxing Academy reaching 83 countries and 1.5 million participants each day. After suffering a knee injury that ended Viveca’s burgeoning dance career, she created Piloxing by fusing three of her favourite exercises: Pilates, dancing and boxing. While undergoing rehabilitation, Viveca had become a…

Things to Eat Before and After a Workout

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Knowing what to eat and when to eat it can be the ultimate ally to a workout routine. What you put into your system before and after a workout will decide the fate of how well your body responds to the exercise. It can make you feel sluggish and unmotivated, or it can energise you and give you strength. Knowing which foods to eat before and after a workout, along…

The first issue of NUOCLOCK Magazine is out now!

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Making the Return to Fitness

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Getting back into a good fitness regime can seem daunting, especially if you’ve been out of one for a while. From taking small steps to thinking about ways to make fitness more fun, read on for some top motivation tips for heading back to the gym. Small Steps By setting yourself unachievable targets will almost certainly set you up for a fail. Getting your fitness levels back is never immediate….