Life

in sickness and in health… or not?

So, the dreaded lurgy has caught up with you! Do you hit the gym to “sweat it out” or stay home? Read on to help you decide what to do next time a cold or flu hits you. A quick overview of the immune system: This is the hard working part of the body that…

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5 steps to loving yourself

Be kind to yourself With the end of the year and all it’s inherent craziness looming, now is a good time to remind ourselves to take time out and look after no. 1. I know this might sound self centred and selfish, but if you don’t feel  well, get sick or just overwhelmed, you’re no…

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Goodnight, sleep tight

After having children I’ve come to understand why sleep deprivation is used as a torture technique. I’m horrible without enough sleep! Fortunately, I generally sleep very well.   If you struggle to get a good night’s rest, here are a few foods you might want to avoid: Dark Chocolate Whilst dark chocolate is a better option…

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Summer Health Kick

Summer time – think  summer frocks, swimmers, shorts. If these words leave you filled with dread, read on. Before you go rushing off to start some radical new fad diet, stop and consider this: All diets work…. if you stick to them!! Unless you have a medical condition, allergies or other reason that you can…

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Appetite busters

Are you a diet saboteur? Do you find yourself being really “good” with your food during the week, only to let it all come crashing down on the weekend? I have some great tips for you to keep your appetite under control. First of all, ask yourself if you’re really hungry or just thirsty.  Start…

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Exercise, depression and anxiety

Exercise, depression and anxiety Many of my clients have struggled with differing levels of anxiety and depression and since one in five women and one in eight men will experience depression at some point in their lives, I thought it would be useful to explain just why exercise can be helpful. Depression is more than…

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The power of POSITIVE

The power of positive thinking is stronger than you may realise. I have experienced this myself. I changed my business mindset and set out to put more effort into my training business.  Since then I’ve gone from strength to strength, with attendance numbers rising steadily, even as the temperatures are dropping. Yes, I’ve put in…

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Me-time

It’s time to make it about YOU Do you feel guilty and selfish when thinking about taking “me” time. Why not think about it this way – taking a bit of time for yourself everyday will refresh and reboost you enabling you to keep up with the rest of your busy life and the various…

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Wake up sleepy head

Always tired? No energy? Could one of these be the reason? You’re buzzed Keep the phone, iPad etc out of the bedroom.  Researchers in Sweden have found that using a mobile phone an hour before bed may interfere with sleep patterns and lead to less time in the deeper sleep stages. You’re dehydrated Dehydration reduces…

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Get out of the gym!

Six reasons to get out of the gym OK, it’s May already, time to reassess the New Year’s resolutions you may have made. Hands up who had “lose weight”, “get fitter”, “tone”, “exercise more” on their list How are you going with your goal? On target?  Congratulations – keep going, your body, mind, mood and…

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