Why a digital detox may be good for your health

by Matt Hodges
03 August 2015

Why a Digital Detox May Be Good For Your Health - The MPH Method

When it comes to our health and fitness, we have an enduring obsession with the days of yore. We follow Paleo diet plans; we do ‘caveman’ activities such as Nordic walking and dead-lifts, and we tend to favour organic products. There is, however, one glaring addition to modern life that is far from compatible with this ‘back to basics’ mentality: our technology.

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The bare truth about working out during summer

by Matt Hodges
11 July 2015

The bare truth about working out during summer - The MPH MethodSummer is the best motivation to amp up your fitness regime. But whether you are a hardened gym fan or a seasonal newbie, there are a few hot weather workout myths that seem to endure year after year.

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The truth about exercising during pregnancy: 10 myths uncovered

by Matt Hodges
06 July 2015

Pregnancy Myths Uncovered - The MPH MethodMyth 1: Pregnant women should not begin fitness programs if they have never exercised regularly before.

TRUTH: You can safely begin an exercise program at any time. Exercise should always be built gradually though. Introducing a new, high-intensity activity is to be avoided, but building up exercise moderately and consistently during pregnancy is recommended.

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Exercising while pregnant – the dos and don’ts

by Matt Hodges
12 June 2015

Exercising While Pregnant - The MPH Method

Nothing should stand in the way of your good health and fitness – not even pregnancy. That said – it probably comes as no surprise to learn that when you are pregnant, you have to make some adjustments to your workout regime.

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How aromatherapy can support your health and fitness programme

by Matt Hodges
05 June 2015

Aromatherapy - The MPH Method

The best workouts are the ones that start with a burst of natural energy and leave you feeling exhausted (in a good way) and relaxed afterwards. But in reality, it can be hard to muster up these feelings day after day.

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You’ve done your workout? Now stretch!

by Matt Hodges
22 May 2015

Stretching - a guide by The MPH Method

Every good workout regime will begin and end with a few basic stretches to help you limber up and cool down. Flexibility is vital for anyone who is serious about health and fitness. Better flexibility means that you can work out harder and more effectively, without spending the following day in burning pain.

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Need motivation? Here are 5 great apps to get you fitter, faster.

by Matt Hodges
18 May 2015

Last week was “Walk to Work Week” – a feature of National Walking Month, Living Streets’ annual campaign to get everyone in the UK moving.

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The Ultimate Cheat Sheet On Caveman Fitness Training

by Matt Hodges
05 May 2015

The Ultimate Cheat Sheet on Caveman Fitness Training - by The MPH Method

Workout fads are ten a penny, but there’s one technique that has literally been popular for more than 20,000 years: caveman fitness training.

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You ran the London Marathon on Sunday. What now?

by Matt Hodges
30 April 2015

The finish line may be a distant memory, but that doesn’t mean that your marathon experience is over. In the week after the marathon your muscles will ache like never before, you will be absolutely starving – all the time (!), and your feet will be cut and sore.

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How to Deliver Fitness Training to Children in 5 Easy Steps

by Matt Hodges
20 March 2015

How to Deliver Fitness Training to Children - The MPH Method

Childhood obesity has become a serious problem in recent years. A 20-year King’s College London study of electronic health records, published online in Archives of Disease in Childhood has found that a third of children in England are overweight. So, what’s causing it. The main culprits are inactive lifestyles, junk food and fizzy drinks.

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