Arthritis is not just for old people

“Arthritis is the inevitable effect of age”. This is a statement that frequently baffles me and yet I hear it all the time. Let’s think of a metaphor for this; My Nan has tools in her shed that she’s had since before I was born. They all have a specific place where they hang. Items […]

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What’s the easiest way to get fit?

Getting fit it actually easy but so many people make it much harder than it needs to be. Then they fail and give up. Here’s your guide to making it easy. I want to start by sharing with you a quote I found on Twitter today. “You can’t bake cookies in half the time by doubling the […]

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Club 18-30: The easiest workout challenge ever.

I’ve been lazy. There it is, it’s out there, I’ve admitted it. Over the summer my running has slipped dramatically and my usual 5 milers twice a week have dropped to once a week or sometimes none a week. So as we head into autumn I’m going to pull my socks up and I’d like […]

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Why should you go barefoot?

When did you last get really naked? Our feet are the most under-utilised part of our body and while we work to make the rest of our muscles and bones stronger are we at the same time sabotaging some of the most important ones we have? I spend a large part of my day in […]

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Take the 30 30 challenge this June

I’m a real believer in the importance of moving. We have evolved to be pretty handy at doing it and it’s one of the many reasons why we’ve been so successful as a species. But we are lazy. Many of us don’t make use of the many great things we can do with our bodies. So, […]

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Is running on roads dangerous?

As well as looking after The Accumulator my other love is running and training people how to do it. I’ve helped many people for many events from 5kg to marathons and seen the joy on their faces and the medals around their necks at the finish line. When I have the time, I often take […]

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How can sitting down kill you?

I’m not sure who invented chairs. Research points to the Egyptians but the Romans could equally be responsible. Whoever the culprit was he (or she) has brought about a large list of problems. These I find myself spending an increasing amount of my time trying to fix. Before the chair was thought of people sat very differently […]

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What’s the best way to exercise?

The answer may surprise you and when I found out the answer I was surprised too but this totally makes sense. The answer could well be high intensity interval training. But before you say what about strength training or Yoga or Pilates read on. HIIT mixes short bursts of intense exercise with short periods of […]

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Join The Accumulator Live

Imagine going to a really great workout class, then the instructor sends you a video so you can do it again the next time your at the gym, or at home, on holiday or wherever you like. Well that’s exactly what you get when you join The Accumulator Live. What is The Accumulator? The Accumulator […]

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How to do press ups properly

Press ups are by far the best thing you can do for your upper body. But many people make common mistakes and end up getting nowhere or not getting the best results. Here’s everything you need to know about how to do press ups properly.  It’s all about your cleavage. First off press ups help […]

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