Fitness/Health Science

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Huffington Post Latest: 24 Ways to Transform Yourself from Fitnessphobe to Fitspiration

My latest article on Huffington Post. Read the original article here: http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/karen-laing/24-ways-to-transform-your_b_12572478.html If you’re a fitnessphobe, you know exercise is good for you but it’s hard to know where to start. Running seems scary and there are ‘fit’ people everywhere with toned thighs in garish leggings. As a fitness business owner, who’s been dubbed ‘addictively active’…

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Huffington Post Latest: Is Office Culture Preventing You From Exercising

Read the original post here: http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/karen-laing/is-office-culture-preventing-you-from-exercising_b_9848546.html One of my favourite things about being a Pilates instructor, is the freedom it allows me to teach anywhere. I can literally pop up with my mat, a bunch of people and a bit of space and ‘voila’ I’m getting a few more people active. I particularly love teaching in…

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BabyCentre Guest Post: 9 Exercise Swaps for New Mums (#8 is THE secret)

I’ve been desperate to write this article about post natal exercise for ages. Yes we all want to lose the mum flab as quickly as possible but what is the safest way to do it? http://www.baby.co.uk/life_and_home/9-exercise-swaps-for-new-mums/ Originally published by www.baby.co.uk: Pregnancy and birth come with a major down side for many women. Fat. Pregnancy hormones…

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Huffington Post Latest: 10 Things Fit People Do to Beat Exercise Excuses

Read the original post here: http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/karen-laing/10-things-fit-people-do-to-beat-exercise-excuses_b_9290208.html It’s Tuesday morning. I’ve just negotiated double school and nursery drop off day. I am free. This is my running time of the week. Every Tuesday, when I get ‘the freedom’ I know I’ll go out for my longest run of the week – and I’ll feel amazing. But every…

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The Guardian: How Your Physical Health Controls Your Mental Success

Mounting scientific evidence supports the link between exercise and cognitive function. Could the power in your muscles be your secret weapon at work? Read the original version of the article first published by The Guardian: Women in Leadership here: http://www.theguardian.com/women-in-leadership/2016/feb/04/how-your-physical-health-controls-your-mental-success Fitness has come a long way since aerobics and legwarmers: it’s no longer just about getting…

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‘The Female Factor’ at FitPro LIVE: Will You Join Me?

12 years ago I attended my first FitPro Convention. I was green to the industry having recently jumped off the corporate ship PwC Consulting in pursuit of happiness and integrity. The convention was held at Loughborough University. I stayed in student lodgings and did the full mix of partying and non-stop exercising until I was…

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Huffington Post Latest: How Long Does it Really Take to Recover After Pregnancy and Birth

Read the original post here: http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/karen-laing/post-baby-body_b_8739254.html In 11 years working a pre and post natal exercise expert throughout London and West Essex I’ve seen a lot of pregnant and post natal mums. Probably close to the 500 pregnancies now. And what’s the most common question? When will I get ‘me’ back again? Anxiety, childbirth, pregnancy, breast…

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Huffington Post Latest: Too Afraid to Exercise After Losing a Baby

Read the original post here: http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/karen-laing/exercise-after-losing-a-baby_b_8312500.html Throughout Baby Loss Awareness week, I’ve been reminded of the many women I’ve met through my classes who have sadly lost babies. I never forget their stories or the tearful hugs. As a Pilates instructor, I am often first to hear about secret pregnancy news. This also means that I’m…

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