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December 24th, 2012

December seems to have been carefully planned to discourage activity, overload the digestion and diminish the good health which a raised pulse promotes.

However keenly you normally put on trainers for an aerobic hour of fresh air, looking out at misty gales and frosty downpours can really put a sedentary lid on the holiday. For some people though, needs must…

But there’s really no reason (besides immobility, from over-indulgence) why we shouldn’t be out there burning calories, even in the most miserable British weather. Take care to dress appropriately for the conditions and type of activity…

…and you’ll find even a brisk walk gets the circulation pumping and returns sensation to the extremities. Going in to your heated home after any serious exercise, you feel the place has warmed by twenty Celsius.

Once you’re accustomed to the temperature outside, spending a winter’s day without stretching your legs feels unhealthy as a night without sleep.

 

Imagine if you only had one day, or one night per year, to do all your exercise? Definite risk of becoming…rather stout…and you might get quite ambitious about activities you’d thought were for summer only…

…still, there’s something to be said for making the most of the conditions each season provides, particularly when you know they’ll melt away as quickly as ice in a hot toddy.

If Santa’s busy ice-sailing at the North Pole, he won’t have noticed the Royal Navy’s energetic sense of fun in Antarctica…

But he’s a professional. Entering by chimney has taught him all he needs to know about climbing… http://bit.ly/12lq6OY

…come and try it yourself at Head4Heights in the New Year.

December 5th, 2012

Exercise has been summed-up as muscles being rapidly torn apart, stimulating cells to rebuild themselves, stronger and more numerously. So it’s easy for professional athletes to keep in shape…

…but it’s worth remembering that many of us spend our free time exercising because of how sedentary our employment is…

…and combining the two isn’t easy, even if it would save time and improve health. Maybe traditional occupations weren’t as limited in fulfilment as we imagine?

It’s said that between the limited rations available during World War 2 and the constant, vital physical work, the surviving UK population was healthier in 1945 than at any time since.

Land-girls always seemed to be grinning, and the mere mention of lumberjacks sets people singing. Even longer ago, “navvies” mostly only consumed meat, beans and a great deal of ale, yet they were known for their relentless hard work and rugged good health.

But it’s not easy to replicate the benefits of toil in a labour-saving world. Could be difficult, replicating a blacksmith’s hot sweaty work-load whilst explaining your company’s promotions or examining accounts.

…and a serious workout in the office is going to be seriously distracting. But maybe the way we commute offers potential combined health and wealth-accumulating endeavour?

Cycle-couriers may not be the group to ask. Do they actually commute? And while they save gym-subscriptions, do they get any pleasure from an unpaid ride with friends and family?

The answer may already be in every office-block in every town. The benefit of using stairs rather than elevators and escalators, is renowned…

…and as this clip shows, it doesn’t have to be a bore!

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