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Posts Tagged ‘Exercise’

It’s up to YOU

Your life is a result of the choices you make I can hear you going “but, my boss is so demanding…” or “I have a full time job and family to look after…” etc STOP! We are ALL busy If the job is really that bad, do something about it – find a new one or…

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FIND time

Too busy to exercise? I get it, you’re working full time, you have a family that needs you 24/7, the house needs cleaning as it looks like a bombs gone off and you’re up to your ears in washing. How on earth can you fit in exercise when you have (what feels like) no time?…

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10 tips to boost your metabolism

Rev it up! Ask anyone watching their weight and they tell you they need to boost their metabolism. But, how fast your body burns calories depends on a number of things. Some are born lucky: They may have a naturally fast metabolism Men – they burn fat faster than women For most of us, it…

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Lift yourself powerful

Running, cycling, swimming etc are our major fat-burner workouts! Right? Wrong! Resistance training; aka lifting weights; body weight work; strength work; pumping iron etc is the key to a strong, supple body. Other benefits include: Bone density better muscle tone (less jiggle, more power) increased metabolism (think slimmer, weight control) fantastic posture (walk taller) better…

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Bliss balls

Looking for a tasty, slightly sweet snack that is healthier than chocolate?  Have you ever tried bliss balls to give you a sugar hit (dates!) as well as packing a protein punch to keep you satisfied for longer?       I have been trying out bliss/protein ball recipes and wanted to share mine (and…

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Sugar makes you old!

Wow! you look amazing vs Are you ok? You look tired? Which would you prefer? Daft question I guess – nobody wants to look old before their time, in fact we’d probably all prefer the “Wow, you don’t look old enough to…” type of comments. Most of us know the usual suspects in the ageing…

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Get pumping!

Do you shy away from the weights room at the gym? Ever wondered how to use the odd looking equipment in the park? Or maybe you’ve noticed a growing trend in women lifting weights in the gym or doing body weight training out in the park. Whatever your level of knowledge or experience, it’s important…

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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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Exercise and appetite…

Does more exercise = increased appetite? First of all, we need to clarify the difference between hunger and appetite. Hunger or the need to eat, is controlled by signals from the gut; signals from energy stores carried by the blood, hormones and body temperature. Appetite is the desire or liking to eat rather than need…

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