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We’re Giving You 10 Reasons You Should Take a Week Off from Exercise

Photo credit: Kevin Kozicki - Getty Images

Photo credit: Kevin Kozicki – Getty Images

The idea of getting fitter by hanging up your bike, putting away your running shoes, and letting dust gather on your yoga mat might seem crazy, but hear us out. Taking a break from cycling and focusing on other areas of your health (and recovery) means you come back better, faster, stronger, and maybe even happier than when you took a pause. Let these 10 reasons to take a few days off from exercise lead you right to the couch—at least for a little.

You can address stress

Even if you love your workout, fitting it into your schedule means having less time to deal with other responsibilities. That can lead to stress, whether you realize it or not. Mental performance consultant Danelle Kabush, a former pro Xterra racer, says she often sees clients stressed from this imbalance in

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Zambia signs MoU to attract more Japanese investment


The Embassy of Zambia in Japan has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Japan Institute for Overseas Investment (JOI) to help Zambia attract more Japanese Investment in the country.

The MoU paves way for the Mission to join 36 Embassies, 193 Japanese companies, foreign investment promotion agencies and international organizations into a network that will benefit Zambia through the use and spread of information useful for Foreign Direct Investment (FDI).

The MoU was signed by Zambia’s Ambassador to Japan, Ndiyoi Muliwana Mutiti and Japan Institute for Overseas Investment president, Kohei Nakanishi.

Ambassador Mutiti is optimistic that through the operationalization of the MoU more Japanese companies will invest in the country’s various sectors.

“Zambia appreciates the amount of Japanese support it has received through Overseas Development Assistance (ODA) but the country is now looking to have the Japanese private sector play a more active

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Sennheiser Reveals Its New Sport True Wireless Earbuds For Fitness Fanatics

Sennheiser is probably one of the best-known names in headphone and earbud technology and has a reputation for producing some excellent products that find favor with audiophiles as well as everyday consumers.

The company’s latest product to launch is a brand-new pair of sporting earbuds designed for people with an active lifestyle. The Sennheiser Sport True Wireless claims to offer superior audio performance for fitness enthusiasts and athletes, no matter how vigorously they exercise.

Featuring a unique Adaptable Acoustic feature, the Sport True Wireless model offers a choice of open and closed ear adapters, enabling athletes to tailor their listening experience to their sport. And thanks to a secure and customizable fit, the Sport True Wireless can handle the most active of challenges.

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Losing weight? It’s a cinch!.. Dromore husband and wife team revamped eating and exercise regimes

Milestone birthdays and wanting to be good wellness role models for their three children inspired Kelly and Alan Corbett to overhaul their health and weight.

he husband and wife from Dromore have lost close to five stone between them but found an increased lease of life and a taste for running, having previously not ran since their schooldays.

The couple, owners of Corbett Haulage have been married since 2008, are turning 40 this year and seven months ago, discovered the Cinch Fast 30 programme on Instagram, started by Angela Hunter and Nicola McIlhagger.

“Like anybody, I suppose, you get to this stage where you’re just fed up,” says Kelly.

“I tried all these different diets and came across the Cinch Fast 30. I knew girls who had started it and thought it was really interesting.

“I joined Slimming World or tried to calorie count and Alan has always done it

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