A lot of us would have experienced the feeling. That unmistakable soreness the day after that 1st gym session or run, or even from getting out into the garden to rip out a few weeds. This is called Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness, or DOMS. But what exactly is it? Firstly, scientists are not entirely sure … Read moreDOMS and why you can’t walk properly the day after you first exercise
When most people hear healthy movement, they think exercise or long-winded gym sessions or looking better or weight loss. But, movement is so much more than vanity and doesn’t have to involve ‘working out’. Human life has become structured in a way that makes it very easy for us to avoid movement – even more … Read moreThe benefits and importance of moving more
It can be a hard time of year to maintain exercise frequency, but it is really important that we do. A break of a couple of months can really impact on your fitness and training goals, not to mention weight management, at a time of year when we might be generally less active and eat … Read moreHow to exercise in winter
With a target of 10,000 steps a day, several of us at HP Towers have pedometers and are regularly checking up on each other’s achievements (healthy competition is always a good thing!). We’re interested to note recent media claims that the average Brit fails to get anywhere near the recommended daily steps. A study that looked … Read more10,000 steps a day
If you cycle to work, you could cut your risk of cancer and heart disease by half, according to a fascinating study recently published in the BMJ and reported on here by the BBC. 250,000 UK commuters took part in the five-year study which also showed that walking had some benefits over sitting on public transport … Read moreWhy you Should Walk or Cycle to Work
Here at Healthy Performance Towers, we always encourage people to make lifestyle changes to help improve their health and wellbeing. The New Year is the perfect opportunity for a fresh start and getting into new habits and yet, so many people fail to achieve what they set out to do. So, we have come up with … Read moreHealth Performance's guide to New Year's resolutions and improving your Health and Wellbeing
A study that has just been released by the University of East Anglia has revealed that employees who switch from driving a car to walking or cycling to work will see an improvement in their wellbeing. The physical health benefits of exercise have already been well d and this study reinforces the idea that there are … Read moreWant to improve your health and wellbeing? Get on your bike!
If we told you about a great way to be active that guaranteed up to a 20% increase in your metabolic rate AND it was free, would you try it? Of course, you would. If we then asked you whether you think this would involve going to the gym, cycling or running every day what … Read moreThe N.E.A.T way to become more active!
Latest research carried out by University of Bristol found 80% of adults failed to meet the government target of taking moderate exercise at least 12 times in a four-week period. At Healthy Performance, we aim to work with our clients’ employees to educate and motivate to lead a healthier lifestyle, which ultimately means a … Read moreMost UK adults don't do enough exercise!
It’s been evident for years that a healthy lifestyle leads to better quality of life, however research carried out last year highlights that living a sedentary lifestyle can be equally unhealthy as smoking, with a lack of exercise being responsible for about 5.3million deaths a year – around the same number as smoking. The World … Read moreBeing lazy is not good for your health!
Employee Wellbeing in Other Countries Despite a tough year for many UK organisations, Health & Wellbeing initiatives are now more popular than ever to enhance employee wellbeing, tackles stress, engage employees and improve performance. The power of Employee Health is huge. When you consider a healthy employee is 20% more productive than an unhealthy colleague … Read moreEmployee Wellbeing in Other Countries
UK is only at number 12 in the European Health Table The UK is only at number 12 in the European Health Table according to a recent report. Although average life expectancy has risen by four years since 1990, the report suggests we need to increase our strategy for tackling preventable problems such as heart … Read moreUK is only at number 12 in the European Health Table according to recent report