DACAYANA ESKRIMA The Martial Arts Class For Everyone

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Martial arts instructor Joseph Dignam, pictured left, talks to FitNet about his new classes. Find out why Dacayana Eskrima is suitable for participants of all abilities and fitness levels, and why it’s much more than just stick fighting. Interview With Andrea Slivkova. Photography By Joseph Dignam. Joseph, tell me about your martial arts journey. When […]

SIXTH SENSE FITNESS: Pete Crilly’s HIIT Workout

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High Intensity Interval Training, or HIIT, combines short bursts of hard work with short periods of rest in between the bouts of intensity. The method is particularly useful for fat loss, but it’s challenging, so it’s important to increase the intensity gradually. Here is an example of a workout we might do in our class: […]

MILK And Its Alternatives

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By Andrea Slivkova Dairy milk has been a subject of hysteria for a while, it has divided the nation for decades. In the red corner we have the virtuous 1%-ers who only ever touch skimmed milk, while in the blue corner the defenders of full fat milk have been saying that it can’t be so […]

MUNDAY & JONES Greengrocers And Box Delivery In And Around Monmouth, Wye Valley And Herefordshire

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Monmouth greengrocers Munday & Jones have been selling fresh local produce to the local community for nearly three decades. A wide range of fruit and vegetables, but also milk, butter, cheese, eggs and honey, even bird seed and flowers, can be found in many varieties in this wonderfully stocked local treasure. Whether you fancy some […]

Judith Davies On REFLEXOLOGY

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Reflexology is a non-intrusive complementary health therapy developed from the ancient knowledge that the body is reflected in miniature in the feet, hands and other areas. A gentle pressure applied to these areas can promote deep relaxation, pain relief and a great many health benefits, mentally and physically. Among other benefits of reflexology is the […]

BREATHE BETTER

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How we breathe affects many aspects of our health, from our mood to stress levels. Physiotherapist Hannah Morley explains why we should learn diaphragmatic breathing, also known as belly breathing. The breath is our life force. We breathe without thinking, and yet our thinking has such a profound effect on our breathing, and subsequently on […]

STARTING TO CHANGE

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By James Dickson Quite often when we decide to make a change, we think about the things we don’t want. For example: • I don’t want to be carrying excess body fat. • I don’t want to be out of breath walking up the stairs. • I don’t want to struggle to play with my […]