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28
SEP
2017

Does winter make you SAD?

If the thought of shorter days and less sunlight makes you worry about the changes this winter will bring to your mental wellbeing you could be one of the many people who suffer from Seasonal Affective Disorder. As I am no expert in this field I have used a link which gives...
16
AUG
2017

MenoPause for Thought

This month I would like to open up a conversation about the menopause and its many symptoms.  It is an easy subject for me to talk about because I am dealing with it, talking to others helps so much.  The photo I have used for this blog was just about to be deleted before I...
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...
02
MAY
2017

Here comes the sun!

Have you ever wondered what SPF means or if you could use last year’s sunscreen? Read on…….. There is much controversy as to whether the sun is good or bad for you. Life is often about a healthy  balance and  in my June blog I will cover 10 health benefits of...
06
APR
2017

Put your bare foot forward!

Have you ever wondered what you should wear on your feet for your Pilatess class? In my blog this month I will try to explain why the correct answer is nothing! (If you prefer for reasons of hygiene, or just to keep your feet warm in the studio non slip socks are also...
14
MAR
2017
Young at Heart Fitness Class

Facts About Falls

Thankfully these days most of us know that to increase our chances of living a long  life we need to pay attention to our health and well-being.  What is often misunderstood is the difference between staying active and exercising.  One occurs during everyday life and is often...
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?...