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12
JUL
2017

Body Shaming

Self-Shaming The most damaging form of body shaming is the ‘self-shaming’ that we inflict upon ourselves.  We are conditioned with body judgment and beauty ideals which then become internalised, this leads to us becoming our own bully. How often have you silently...
05
JUN
2017

10 Reasons Why Summer Is Good For You

Sunny skies and rising temperatures do more than make our environment a pleasant place. They also provide some very significant benefits to our health and well-being. Sunlight helps to regulate almost all our bodily processes, as well as acting as psychological encouragement to...
19
FEB
2017

Post Exercise Nutrition Advice

Most people who read up on this fail to realise that when articles are written about the ‘optimum’ time to refuel they are talking about those who want to build muscle and have had a very intense weights workout, or those who are in training for long distance events and have been...
02
DEC
2016

Fitness Isn’t a Seasonal Hobby, it is a Lifestyle

Hands up who wants to be healthier and fitter in 2017? Here’s a tip: Forget the New Year resolution mentality and instead think long-term.  Changes to your health and fitness need to last a lifetime if they are to be worthwhile. Fad diets and exercise regimes have one thing...
28
OCT
2016

Spot Reduction – Why this fat reducing theory is false

I had a request this week to blog about losing fat around the thighs and stomach.  That makes perfect sense and believe me I wish this blog could explain how to target those troublesome areas. I apologise in advance for the disappointing news that follows! What is Spot Reduction?...
07
OCT
2016

For the love of water, drink more!

Water = Boring  = Not bothered = Poor health WHY? If  I asked you what are the 7 essential nutrients that our bodies need, would you know?  I think most of you would guess that carbohydrates, fats and proteins were pretty important and after a harder think, vitamins and minerals...
24
AUG
2016

My Health & Fitness Business – The Journey so far

When I first started to write my blogs I had very little idea about how to do it.  I have always enjoyed writing so I gave it a go and produced what my brother-in-law kindly pointed out to be “very amusing but completely pointless” blogs!  I think that is where my...
04
AUG
2016

Who has heard of Amino Acids?

I wanted to start this blog with a bit of information about Amino Acids.  I come across many people who know a lot about carbohydrates, protein and fats but look at me blankly when amino acids are mentioned.  I confess that before I took my nutrition qualification they meant...
04
JUL
2016

Stop Dieting and Lose Weight for Life

Don’t Take the Shortcut There are many ‘diets’ out there which promise so much it is tempting to take the easy route and simply follow a specific plan. Easy route? Many of you will be thinking that no diet is ‘easy!’ and you are right which is why they are not sustainable....
05
APR
2016

Why am I not losing weight even though I am exercising?

The short answer is likely to be that you are consuming more calories than you are expending. I have written about over-rewarding our exercise efforts in previous blogs but let’s look at the question “Why am I not losing weight even though I am exercising?” in...