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February 5, 2020

Your impression of menopause is possibly one that looks a little daunting, but you don’t have to dread it. You can do things to help prepare for it and to feel calmer about the situation to come. The lifestyle choices you make can help keep the upcoming symptoms in check. Here are some of my tips:

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November 18, 2016

Want to get that grey matter working and keep it in tip top shape? Then these foods are what you should be including in your diet:

  • Salmon - helping the brain with omega 3 fatty acids - boosts your problem solving ability! 
     

  • Dark choc - loads of flavanols which increase the blood supply to...

October 26, 2016

Adopting a healthy, balanced diet and keeping active, can help prevent your cholesterol levels becoming high, but can also help lower it. It’s important to keep your cholesterol in check as it can increase your chances of heart disease and strokes.

How can I reduce it/ keep it low?

  • Reduce your lev...

July 14, 2016

Never have we had so much information relating to how we should eat, from silly shake diets, to ‘clean eating’, to paleo diets and the like. There’s so much calorie-dense food around and our lifestyles have become more sedentary, so managing our weight is definitely harder than it was years ago. So...

July 14, 2016

What is gluten and is it healthier to go gluten-free?

Gluten is a protein found in wheat, barley, and rye, and it’s a common protein source and processed food filler. 

There are coeliacs, whose intestines can’t process gluten properly and cause serious digestive issues and those that have gluten sensi...

June 17, 2016

We have 3 places we get our energy from - Carbohydrates, Fats and Protein. I’m just going to tell you a little about why all 3 of these are important and what we should be consuming:

Carbs - This is the most readily available energy source. It’s converted into glucose and stored in the muscles as gly...

December 21, 2015

 

DAY 19 

High intensity is up to 50% more effective than low intensity long duration – keeps your metabolism revved up for a long time after exercise, so you’re burning calories even when you take a break on the sofa after class!

 

DAY 20 

Our last two exercise routines worked mainly the lower body, so...

December 21, 2015

DAY 13

Alcohol:

Obviously this is the time to have a few bubbles, but don’t forget that the sugar content of most alcoholic drinks is extremely high (7 calories per gram) – carbs and protein are 4 per gram!). It has the same effect on fat as carbs do – by suppressing fat oxidation it enables fats to b...

December 21, 2015

Next 6 Advent Calendar tips, advice and exercises:

 

DAY 7

Having a balanced diet is really important and this Eat Well Plate is a good guideline for what proportions of what food groups you need to be eating in your day. Take a look and see how your diet relates

 

 

DAY 8

Aerobic exercise is good for weig...

December 21, 2015

 

So Christmas is a coming. And what better way to get it started than by some exercises, tips and recipes? I've been posting these on Facebook each day, but if you haven't been checking them out, then I'm going to add them all here so you can see them together.

 

DAY 1

A refreshing green smoothie recip...

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