What’s The Secret to a Long and Healthy Life?

It’s exercise!

When we think of the benefits of exercise a few common ones always spring to mind; fat loss, increased energy, and strength and muscle gains.

But the benefits of regular exercise and physical activity reach much further than this, with life changing benefits extending to prevention and management of some prevalent conditions. If you have been thinking about getting moving, it’s never too late to start, adding years to your life.

Here are some common conditions where exercise can have significant benefits to your health and wellness: Continue reading “What’s The Secret to a Long and Healthy Life?”

Type 2 Diabetes – Reducing and Managing Your risk

Image result for diabetesA diagnosis of type 2 diabetes, or pre-diabetes can be tough. There is much to learn, and management can seem overwhelming. But it doesn’t have to be that way.

Type 2 diabetes is a leading health issue for many New Zealanders, with the latest statistics indicating that over 200, 000 kiwis suffer from the disease; a disease that is preventable (Type 1 diabetes cannot be prevented but it can be managed through a combination of medication, healthy food choices and exercise). Continue reading “Type 2 Diabetes – Reducing and Managing Your risk”

Statement: Fair go Interview – Fitlink

repsI thought it was perhaps the right time to make a public statement regards the long standing disputes that have made local and now national news regards Fitlink. As many of our clients will know, two of our staff were caught up in the crossfire when the Fitlink ownership dispute kicked off at the end of 2016. To be fair it was an incredibly stressful time for both our staff, and Ryding2Health as the employer trying to support them to become fully qualified personal trainers.  Continue reading “Statement: Fair go Interview – Fitlink”

Strength training: what’s that?

Image result for strength trainingWith the abundance of choice that we have, when it comes to choosing exercise options, it can be hard to decide what’s important to add in to a workout.

At the end of the day, moving and being active in any way is a great start. However specific types of exercise have some pretty awesome benefits, and strength training is one. Strength training is exercise that uses some form of resistance to make muscles contract which builds strength, anaerobic endurance, and muscle size and shape. Continue reading “Strength training: what’s that?”