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How Exercise Can Improve Your Mental Health

​Everyone knows that exercising regularly is good for our bodies and our fitness levels, but not all of us understand how it can benefit our mental health.Those who suffer from mental health problems are twice as likely to die from heart disease and four times more likely to die from a respiratory illness (source: mind.org.uk). These two statistics are very startling, which is why it is imperative that you get active if you suffer from a mental health condition. If you are not generally a fan of going to the gym and you think you would benefit from a personal trainer, London has lots of expert...
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Stay Motivated

​Motivation and encouragement are essential when it comes to working out and sticking to it long-term. If this is an area in which you struggle, a personal trainer can use their expertise to ensure that you have an effective workout that matches your current fitness levels and personal goals.By booking in regular sessions with a personal trainer, there is less chance of you cancelling at the last minute, as we all know how much it can take to build up the courage to leave the front door and head to the gym.
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Boost Your Confidence with a Personal Trainer

​If exercise has always been a scary word for you, the chances are you are lacking in confidence when it comes to getting fit.If worrying about getting out of breath, managing to keep up with the steps in an aerobics class, or fear of being laughed at when running, sounds all too familiar to you, a personal trainer in London may just be able to help you. Investing in a personal trainer will help give you the confidence that you need to lead a healthier lifestyle.
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Enjoy a fully customised workout

​Choosing to work with a personal trainer will mean that you can look forward to a truly bespoke training plan.Don't like running? Struggle with press-ups? Well, don't let your weaknesses put you off, as your PT will help discover your strengths and you can work on gaining confidence in your weaker areas as your fitness level progresses. This is particularly important if you are carrying an injury, such as back pain, arthritis, or asthma. Here for Fitness work with professional trainers who are fully qualified and will do their best to help you reach your fitness goals.With a personal trainer ...
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Choose a trainer that suits you

Visiting Here for Fitness means that, when you are looking for a personal trainer in London, you can browse through a number of professional personal trainers and contact those that you think will be a good match. We all have different personalities and working with a trainer that matches yours as much as possible will mean that you will get so much more out of it.If you are looking for a personal trainer in London, Here for Fitness can help you find the perfect match by using our 'find a trainer' service.
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Build confidence training in the gym

​Once you have set goals with your personal trainer, they will be accountable for helping you achieve your targets.Your personal health and safety are at the forefront of everything a personal trainer does, so they will get you up to speed with the ins and outs of regular gym sessions.Often when we are under confident we do not pay attention to using equipment properly or how much time we spend working out. Your PT will give you guidance as to the optimum time you should train for and in what timescale you should realistically achieve your targets.
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ARE YOU A PERSONAL TRAINER? DO YOU KNOW A PERSONAL TRAINER? WELL WE ARE HIRING !!

​BENEFITS OF BEING A PERSONAL TRAINER:​You get to make a living helping people reach their goals and aspirations when it comes to health and well being. You get to see rewarding results of your work when you see clients reach their health and fitness goals. You have the opportunity to work with a wide range of diverse people with a variety of different needs. You are able to decide which niche you'd like to specialise in, giving you complete control of your career path. You develop skills in a profession projected to be one of the FASTEST growing careers in the next 20 years. You have flexibil...
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Find the RIGHT trainer with HEREFORFITNESS

​Have you ever taken a personal trainer recommended by a friend and half way through the session you can only think about how this was a mistake or how you can't wait to never call this trainer back! Or have you ever walked into a gym and spoke to a trainer and felt like they weren't what you were looking for and now you feel lost and have to start your hunt all over again?Here for fitness is here to help shorten your time in hunting for a trainer and give you more time with the right trainer. Simply find their profile and find their available times, qualifications, experience and price before...
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A home workout

Like fitness videos 20 years ago, online workouts allow you to train at home instead of at the gym. This is great for people who need to be at home a lot of the time and only have time for exercise when everyone else is at school or in bed.​ Not only is Pilates a brilliant stress buster, but regular sessions will also give you longer, leaner muscles and improve core strength, flexibility and balance. It will correct your posture to make you stand taller and look slimmer, too.Convinced? Try these four exercises to get you started at home.Legs:1. Lie face up, on an exercise m...
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Stretches that are quick and feel good

​You should feel this one in both your upper and lower abdominals. This feels great after doing sit-ups or planks. If you want to give your abs a stretch:Here's how to do it:1. Lie down and roll over onto your stomach with your forehead down on the ground.2. Bring your hands by your chest and your elbows by your ribs.3. Push your hips into the floor and slowly raise your head and your chest up away from the floor towards the ceiling. 4. Hold for 15-30 seconds.You should feel this stretch on the front of your leg, up high where it meets your pelvic bone. This one will feel especially great...
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Simple exercises that have a great long term effect

​Some of the best physical activities for your body don't require the gym or ask you to get fit enough to run a marathon. These "workouts" can do wonders for your health. They help keep your weight under control, improve your balance and range of motion, strengthen your bones, protect your joints, prevent bladder control problems and even ward off memory loss. Many of the things we do for fun (and work) count as exercise. Raking the yard counts as physical activity. So does ballroom dancing and playing with your kids or grandkids. As long as you're doing some form of aerobic exercise for at le...
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Good Workout for Bad Knees

​Like a lot of things knees are tricky, you don't really realize how much they do for you—until they stop working properly. And anyone who's ever had knee pain or a knee injury knows just how debilitating they can be. The key to recovery from and prevention of knee injuries is strengthening the muscles around the knee to relieve stress from the joint without causing pain to it. Use the following stretches and exercises to do just that, but be careful: These exercises are only meant for non-contact injuries caused by muscle weakness and imbalance. As with any injury rehab, consult your doctor, ...
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A Fat-Blasting Jump Rope Workout You Can Travel With

​Between balancing work, play and travel, how are you supposed to find time to work out? But it's not as hard as you might think: Just five minutes of exercise outside is shown to greatly increase self-esteem and mood. Don't stress over what type of exercise is best. Just ask yourself: What type of exercise am I most likely to do? Too many people get caught up in the specifics, feel overwhelmed and stop soon after they've started. If you know how stressful working out while traveling can be, here's a solution: Bring a jump rope. Jumping rope is as much therapy as it is exercise. It reduces anx...
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Basic Yoga Morning Routines

Practicing yoga in the morning can help steer the course of your day. All you have to decide is whether you want to leave the house composed and grounded, or energized and with a twinkle in your eyes. Your choices for what kind of yoga you want to practice are almost limitless. Listen to your inner wisdom and choose what's best for you.Old School Greet the rising sun with one of the oldest sequences of yoga poses: the Sun Salutations. Also known as Surya Namaskar in Sanskrit, these 11 poses flow into and out of each other in almost seamless fashion. Start in Mountain, a pose that requires...
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​Simple exercises to improve your posture

​Simple exercises to improve your posturePeople with good posture not only look more attractive, but the proper position of your spine also helps your back stay healthy and improves circulation and breathing. Even if you have no serious distortions, your spine often experiences extended loads and needs relaxation after long periods of sitting down. Also when you sit on a chair, your knees should sit above your ankles, bent at 90 degrees. Your back should be straight, stomach pulled in, chest opened up, and your shoulder blades squeezed together and down. Do not bend at the waist. It's hard to ...
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The 5-Minute Morning Routine to Feel Better All Day

​You might not be able to do anything about the 10 hours per day you spend hunched over a laptop. But spending just five minutes every morning with the right exercises can help you feel better no matter what the day brings.Try this simple, five-minute morning routine to improve the other 23 hours and 55 minutes of your day.Minute 1: Diaphragmatic breathing also called belly breathing, it helps regulate your autonomic nervous system to reduce morning stress. By teaching you how to engage your diaphragm for every breath, it helps you reduce stress all day long — and prevents the tight shoul...
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Surprising Flat-Belly Foods

​WATER: Drinking enough water supports the other ways you're trying to flatten your stomach. "Many people know that fiber-rich foods are good for a flat belly because they help to move food and waste through the GI system, preventing constipation and bloat. However, we often forget about the water part of the equation. Water is essential for moving fiber through the GI system and preventing constipation. Everyone's water needs are different. Eight glasses a day is a general rule of thumb for adults, but you may need more or less depending on the environment where you live and how active y...
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Surprising Flat-Belly Foods

​CUCUMBERS: Cucumbers are loaded with water and naturally low in calories to help with hydration and weight management. One whole cucumber has just 45 calories. If you are feeling bloated, cucumbers can help with that too. "People use cucumbers to reduce puffiness under the eyes, and eating them can also help you fight belly bloat. Cucumbers have been shown to inhibit the activity of pro-inflammatory enzymes, which can help reduce GI swelling," says Cynthia Sass, RDN. For flatter abs, eat cucumbers daily as a snack or add them to a salad or sandwich.
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Surprising Flat-Belly Foods

GREEK YOGURT: Yogurt is a good source of calcium, a mineral that slows production of the hormone cortisol, which encourages belly fat. While less than regular yogurt, Greek yogurt still has about 20 percent of your daily calcium needs. Another great benefit of Greek yogurt is that it provides twice the filling protein for weight control as compared to regular yogurt, and it may be easier on the gut than other dairy foods. "Dairy foods are the cause of GI woes for many, particularly gas and bloating. Greek yogurt, however, contains active cultures -- or 'good' bacteria -- that aid in diges...
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Surprising Flat-Belly Foods

​BANANAS: Although many people think bananas are fattening, they are actually an important flat-belly food. "Foods rich in potassium help de-bloat the belly by acting as a natural diuretic, triggering the release of excess sodium and water the body is retaining. The soluble fiber in bananas can also help relieve or prevent constipation, which can be a major cause of a belly pooch," says Cynthia Sass, RDN. Grab a banana as a daily snack, or whip one into a smoothie. Other foods high in potassium to help fight belly bloat include sweet potatoes, nuts, tomatoes, green leafy vegetables and da...
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