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Staying active and well during Ramadan

During the month of Ramadan, Muslims around the world fast for long hours for 30 days. This period of prayers, reflection and community is a pillar of the Islamic calendar. It’s still really important to maintain your healthy lifestyle during Ramadan and keep up your fitness levels. University of Nottingham Sport’s fitness instructor Raza Shoiab …

So it all started here

By Claire Henson, People and Culture Events Coordinator As a child, I was not at all sporty. As I grew older, I became more aware of my body and my shape, but still didn’t use my body in any kind of exercise or sporty activity. From about the age of fifteen, I developed crippling anxiety. …

Barbells before barcrawls

by Indy Bamra from the University Park Fitness Centre I understand that feeling where the idea of following a personal fitness programme seems like a daunting and exhausting idea. But, it does give you a clear outline of what you need to do in the session and it gives you a consistent plan to follow and …

The ongoing battle: cardio vs. weight training

by Indy Bamra from the University Park Fitness Centre Battle of the exercises There is a constant war of whether cardio is better than weight training in the gym, or doing more cardio than weights is more beneficial. Yes, some prefer one more than the other but for those wanting to lose weight, tone and develop …

H2O + workouts – better equations

by Indy Bamra from the University Park Fitness Centre Whilst exercising we lose high volumes of water through sweating, and it is very important to restore this water during and after the session so your muscles can repair and, as a result, become stronger and prevent dehydration. You need to be sipping water during your workouts …

We fitness foodies know good health

by Indy Bamra from the University Park Fitness Centre Some say it’s 60% diet and 40% exercise, or you should scrap the gym and just eat well, or you can eat whatever food you want if you go to the gym regularly. But which is the right answer? Eat well, train better There are many theories …