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

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

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

How to Choose the Right Exercise Professional to Help You

Unless you have been under a rock or a duvet for the past few years, you will know that including regular activity and exercise into your life is a pretty wise move if you want to be healthy and remain so.

When it comes to putting exercise intention into action, you want to make sure you get the right information and advice; advice that suits your lifestyle, health etc. Continue reading