How important is exercise in your life? Or should I say, how important is exercise to your life, because a report this week in the British Medical Journal (BMJ) from a collection of scientists at three of the world’s finest bastions of further education – LSE, Harvard Medical School and Stanford University School of Medicine – suggests that exercise can be an even more effective cure for many serious illnesses than prescribed medicines (not that anyone’s suggesting giving up the pills in favour of an early morning run!).

This is something that 23 year old Nicholas Kyriacou, founder of mi fitness directory, has first-hand experience of and it totally changed his life.

In 2009 Nicholas found himself among the 1,600 people who are diagnosed each year with Hodgkin’s lymphoma, or Hodgkin’s disease as this cancer of the lymphatic system is commonly known. But rather than letting his condition stop him in his tracks, Nicholas picked himself back up and literally turned his life around. On the advice of his doctor, he started a regular exercise routine that became a fun pastime and eventually a passion, which he believes was central to the complete remission of his illness just six months later.

On 11 September 2013 Nicholas realised a dream that he has had since that day – the launch of mi fitness directory, an online community dedicated to the promotion of all things fitness related and a social network for those in the fitness community to connect with one another and those who are interested in keeping fit with their help.

“We are building the UK’s largest online community of fitness enthusiasts, offering a platform for anyone with a passion for a fit and healthy lifestyle to share their experiences, photos, stories, tips and knowledge and for professionals with fitness products and services to come ‘face-to-face’ with the right audience – and it’s all totally free,” says Nicholas.

mi fitness directory is subdivided into three main streams:

  • mi FitnessFeed – a powerful, yet simple to use, social network for sharing news, views and reviews, photos, infographics, videos or anything else you’d like the wider fitness community to know about, hear about or learn from.
  • mi Events – a resource giving you access to fitness events in your area ranging from a run in the park to a major exhibition or seminar. Alternatively launch your own event and promote it here.
  • mi Jobs – a job board dedicated to connecting employers with the very best fitness professionals

In the UK today, we are, as a population, suffering an obesity crisis, popping more medication and spending longer in hospital. As we can see from the article in the BMJ, some of the cleverest people on the planet are starting to agree that exercise may have greater health benefits than anyone had previously thought. If exercise really is the key to a longer happier, healthier life then we should all be signing up to mi fitness directory today to join in, to learn from, be motivated by, and contribute to an active community that has already embraced this realisation.

So, where do I sign up? click on the link below



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