FA Blind Football PLAYER PROFILE

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By Gareth Bennett As Hereford is the home of blind football, many of England’s players are based in Hereford and I have the privilege of being the strength and conditioning coach for many of these great athletes. In this column I will reveal some background information about the players, profiling their experience and training styles. […]

WIN A £25 Voucher To Spend On ARBONNE Products

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Available from Leominster based independent consultant Jonathan ‘Barney’ Macklin. Arbonne is a premium health and wellness brand with a Swiss heritage. The product range includes nutrition supplements, skincare and cosmetics. All products are 100% plant based, free from harmful chemicals, gluten free and certified vegan. For your chance to win, email your answer to FitNet. […]

THE Re-MAKING Of A Community HEALTH Hub

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Halo has been at the heart of Ledbury for a long time, with the pool, gym and exercise studio welcoming thousands of visits every year. It was earmarked for a multi-million pound makeover in Halo’s latest round of refurbishments – their team has been working on a major programme of improvement in a bid to […]

Clare Palmer On The POSITIVE EFFECTS Of Exercise On Two Common Conditions, MENOPAUSE And ARTHRITIS

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By Clare Palmer MENOPAUSE Menopause tends to hit ladies between the ages of 45 and 55, with a 2- to 10-year transitional period beforehand, known as perimenopause. Towards the end of perimenopause, the female hormone estrogen drops rapidly, bringing with it a number of symptoms. These can include mood swings and problems with memory and […]

Don’t Let Your DIAGNOSIS DEFINE You

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Have you been told not to exercise or do certain things, following a diagnosis of arthritis or other inflammatory or degenerative conditions? There are other forms of exercise you can do, and achieve a better quality of life – the key is not to let the diagnosis label you. By Ady Watts When I was […]

New In Hereford DACAYANA ESKRIMA

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By Joseph Dignam Eskrima (also known as Arnis) is the martial art of the Philippines. Despite first appearances, Eskrima systems use several weapons which are taught first, before the empty hand – the use of weapons enhances the empty hand skills of the student. Dacayana Eskrima uses single stick, double stick, knives, stick and knife, […]

The BENEFITS Of MASSAGE For The ELDERLY CLIENT

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The past two decades have seen the massage therapy industry come a long way. Where previously therapists would offer mostly traditional Swedish massage to athletes or fitness enthusiasts, nowadays masseurs complete training modules and courses for work with special groups ranging from infants and pregnant ladies, to seniors and care home residents. While in the […]