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6 Secrets To Staying Fit In Your Office Job

What would our hunter/gathering ancestors think if they could see us now? The office worker, in evolutionary terms, is something of a backward step. If we're going to survive, as a species we're going to have to get serious about our personal care and maintenance. In...

Starting Your Fitness Regime

There is a world of difference between 'getting fit' and 'keeping fit'. One obvious difference is that 'keeping fit' is a practice the fitness lover cannot bear to forego, while 'getting fit' can feel more like self-imposed torture! Starting your fitness regime by...

The Truth About Functional Fitness Training

Functional Fitness is what we stand for here at OKOactive. Functional fitness training takes a whole body approach to exercise and a good, well-planned regime can leave a person moving with improved strength, grace and the confidence of a martial artist! The Kinetic...

How Many Calories Do I Need To Consume Each Day?

In a state of rest, the human body will burn energy at a rate of 25 calories per kilogram of body weight. This is known as your Basal Metabolic Rate or BMR. Your BMR determines how many calories you need to consume in one day in order for your internal organs and...

…The Cool Down

What is a cool down anyway?... ...Surely I have the rest of the day to do that. Whether you've been pounding the pavements, lifting weights or bending yourself in yoga positions for an hour, somehow during your workout you've dramatically altered your body's...

Sleep well- You earned it!

For all your endeavours to keep fit, a good sleep is one of the biggest rewards coming to you. One of the first things the new exerciser notices is the sheer depth and quality of sleep they're getting following a good session. To be thoroughly spent at the end of each...

The Warm Up – Why bother?

Why is it important to warm up before an exercise session? Your warm up not only prepares your body for what's about to come, it also primes it. Warming up either by stretching or performing a moderated version of the exercise to come, primes the body in several...

Upper Body Training – The Basics

Incorporating the upper body into our workouts is vital for achieving kinetic synergy and balanced results. During a workout, the upper body often get's overlooked, particularly among women. Despite our biological engineering, human beings are now a race of sitters....

What happens when we stop exercising?

What actually happens to the body when we pack away our gym shoes and stop exercising? Just a warning, if you love to keep fit some of the following points make for grim reading! When we stop maintaining our physical fitness, even for the shortest period of time, our...

The Truth About Women Lifting Weights

Men and women may get wildly different visual results from the gym but when it comes weight training, muscle is muscle. Women, it's time we pulled our weight! Until recent years, many gyms still leaned towards gender segregation. Some gyms still do. There's the...