Jun 19, 2019 8:00 am
Have you ever felt winded climbing stairs or walking up a hill? You are not alone.
Building endurance should be a big part of every fitness routine. Doing so increases the amount of oxygen in the body, which boosts your ability to perform...
May 22, 2019 8:00 am
My son, Alex, just returned from college and is actively involved in rugby and the training it involves.
My daughter, Zavia, is also heavily involved in our local rugby programme. However, what if your child has not found a sport that they...
May 8, 2019 8:00 am
It’s May! We’ve reached that time of year where, especially if you’ve slacked off with your exercise, we’re all rushing to get fit before Bermuda Day.
We all know the benefits of keeping fit but that doesn’t mean you’re always motivated to...
Apr 24, 2019 8:00 am
Did you know that there’s something that ladies carry daily that may be more contaminated with bacteria than a toilet seat?
Researchers swabbed ladies’ handbags and found that their handles were the dirtiest part.
As for the items in...
Mar 27, 2019 8:00 am
Once we decide to lose weight, many of us head to the grocery store looking for items labelled low-fat, light, diet or fat-free.
We all know that a high-fat diet can lead to weight gain, however it takes more than just eating low-fat foods...
Mar 6, 2019 8:00 am
I hear people say all the time, “I took the stairs today” or, “Whew that hill was steep. I got my exercise in today”.
This made me wonder if most of us know the difference between exercise and physical activity.
Feb 20, 2019 8:00 am
Many of us have done it. We are running late and rush out of the house eating breakfast as we go.
It doesn’t seem like such a big deal. However, eating on the run could be costing you your healthy habits and lead to weight gain.
Feb 6, 2019 8:00 am
Did you go overboard indulging yourself while watching the Super Bowl on Sunday?
Are you still upset over your team losing and seeking treats as comfort? Maybe your team won and you’re still celebrating? Well, now it’s time to clean up; do...
Jan 23, 2019 8:00 am
Betty Doyling, Fitness
Push-ups, resistance training and dips are examples of strength training.
I love strength training. I’d prefer it many times over cardio. For many, strength training is mainly about aesthetics.
Jan 9, 2019 8:00 am
Lifestyle columnist Betty Doyling and her friend Kelly Southern have set themselves a June target to get their bodies back in shape.
Betty, a personal trainer, gained 15 pounds during a break from her fitness regime.
Dec 12, 2018 8:00 am
We are always talking about staying in shape physically, however, during the holidays it’s extremely important to keep yourself in good shape emotionally as well. All the extra activity — hosting, shopping, dinners — can take its toll; you become...
Nov 28, 2018 8:00 am
Have you ever woken up and put on an outfit that you thought fit perfectly only to discover it does not?
You thought that you were taking all the right steps — eating less, exercising more. Did the outfit shrink? Did you give in to too...
Oct 31, 2018 8:00 am
When I started my fitness journey I was quite intimidated by the gym atmosphere.
For the first few months I only used machines that I knew how to use, and cardio equipment.
I would cut out workouts from Muscle & Fitness...
Oct 10, 2018 8:00 am
We’ve all heard it before: eat too much and you’ll gain weight.
With all of the supersize options, it can be challenging knowing how much to eat and when to cap your intake.
Research shows that in most supermarkets even single-serving...
Sep 26, 2018 8:00 am
Losing weight is not always about dieting.
Of course there’s nothing wrong with following a specific diet on occasion, however they are best used just temporarily.
It is better to adapt a lifestyle so that eating well comes naturally...
Sep 12, 2018 8:00 am
Getting back to your pre-baby level of fitness can be tough, especially as it can be difficult to commit to healthy eating and a regular exercise routine. Personal trainer Betty Doyling spoke with Thelma Kachisa, Sonia Pacheco and Tammy Heath...
Aug 1, 2018 8:00 am
Being in a network of personal trainers I’ve had a lot of conversations about our pet peeves or frustrations.
There are, sometimes, those clients who rub a trainer the wrong way. As professionals, we would never allow that to negatively...