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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?...
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...
03
JUN
2016

Walking – Fun, Free & Joint-Friendly

The new workout for body & mind? Absolutely. The benefits of walking are well documented but some are less obvious than others.  Did you know that it can help improve your memory? You may never have to wonder where you parked your car again! There is a great calorie burn...
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...
08
MAR
2016

Happy to ‘engage’ it but what exactly is my ‘core’?!

If you attend any of my fitness classes or see me as personal trainer  you are bound to come across the term “core.”  Personal trainers and Physiotherapists often advise core-strengthening exercises, articles in fitness magazines describe a new “core”...
01
APR
2015

The Light Bulb Moment

We have all heard that phrase and most of us will have experienced the ‘moment.’ It could have been something as simple as mathematics suddenly making sense, (still waiting for that one), or the reasons for your child’s strange behaviour?! Whatever it was we...
05
MAR
2015

Facebook Competition

I am running a ‘funny quote’ competition on Facebook, it would be great if you could go on over to my Facebook page and get involved. As the months approach us when a few of our clothes can be discarded many people are starting to worry about what lies beneath! To get...
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