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How Stuff Changes As We Age (Part 2 of 3)

7.12.2021
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Next in our series of things to do now you’re not in your 20’s, let’s look at exercise.

Exercise is important throughout our lives, but the way we approach it should change as we get older.

The first thing is to dedicate more than a minute to warming up before your workouts. Things take a little longer to get going than they used to, so do mobility drills and get the blood moving before you start to do the main part of your workout. You might be surprised at how well you can move after a proper […]

How Stuff Changes As We Age (part 1 of 3)

30.11.2021
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If you’re not in your 20’s any more, this series is for you!

As we start to get older, our bodies become a little different – I’m sure you’ve noticed that since you left your 20’s, things just don’t work quite the same any more.

But, getting older doesn’t mean you can’t do the exercise you enjoy and be fit, strong, flexible and healthy. Often, we can become even better than when we were younger.

This said, there are definitely legitimate changes around how we should approach exercise as we start to get […]

About Your Foot Posture

25.11.2021
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Strap yourselves in for this one. It’s a bit of a long one, all about your feet – but I hope you find it interesting and helpful!

Unless we’re in pain, most of us rarely think about our feet, but the mobility and ‘posture’ of our feet is a huge factor in the way we move.

In fact, a growing percentage of us wear orthotics daily, hoping to reduce pain or correct foot movement or posture.

And orthotics can work. Supporting the arch of your foot does provide pain relief – but, they should only be a short term solution […]

The Better Way To Work Your Stomach Muscles

16.11.2021
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They say that a flat stomach is made in the kitchen, and that is definitely the first place to look, but, the way you exercise has a big impact too.

Think about how your workout is structured for your legs and your arms.

How many exercises do you do for your legs or arms? Quite a lot, I’d guess – you’re probably doing at least three sets of at least two exercises for your arms and for your legs.

What do you go when your arm and leg exercises get too easy? Most likely, you make them harder in […]

A Delicious Pumpkin Recipe To Try

29.10.2021
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Seeing as pumpkin season is upon us, I thought I’d share a delicious lunch recipe full of lovely fibre to help keep your gut happy. This recipe is a little adapted from a Riverford recipe – it’s delicious!

Pumpkin Steaks with Warm Humus and Chicken

Serves 2
Prep: 10 mins
Cook: 30 mins

Ingredients:
4 chicken thighs, bone out (I like the skin on)

For the pumpkin:
1 small pumpkin – the recipe recommends a crown prince which is the greeny white one. It’s a dense pumpkin but I imagine others would work too
Oil (coconut, olive, avocado…)
Paprika […]

Should You Eat Fruit If You’re Trying To Lose Weight?

20.10.2021
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I’ve recorded this email as a video as well. You can find it on Facebook or Instagram.

Some of the most delicious things in the natural world belong to the fruit family. I’ve just received figs in my fruit and veg box, and next week I’m due for persimmons. Two of my favourites – I’m certainly not going to be missing out!

Fruit sometimes gets a bad rap when talking about weight loss.

Largely, I think this is unfair.

Even the most calorie dense fruits have less than 100 calories per 100g. Compared to most processed sweet […]

Some Thoughts On Boredom

15.10.2021
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Boredom crops up in several different guises when we’re talking about health, fitness and weight loss, and I have some thoughts about it to share with you:

There is likely going to be a degree of boredom at times when you’re following your plan to reach your goals. The day to day boredom of remembering to keep plugging away can be hard at times, although I do sometimes wonder whether boredom is really the right word – perhaps ‘kind of wanting to rebel’ might be better?

You are not ‘being boring’ if you choose to decline something being offered […]

What Is The BEST Program For Weight Loss?

5.10.2021
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I’ve recorded this email as a video as well. You can find it on Facebook or Instagram.

While there are a lot of constants in all programs written for weight loss (or at least there should be, let’s exclude weird faddy diets here!).

Any well designed weight loss focussed program should be based on real food, include some variation of resistance training and give some focus to the impact of lifestyle factors like stress management or sleep quality.

But when we start to look at the specifics, we see that knowing exactly where to focus your attention, how […]

(Yet Another) Trigger for Over Eating!

21.09.2021
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I’ve recorded this email as a video as well. You can find it on Facebook or Instagram.

We’re a complicated breed us humans, and overeating is a big issue for so many of us.

The evenings seem to be an especially popular time of day to over eat, and I’ve covered various reasons for that – you can read them here.

There’s (yet) another potential trigger for over eating which we haven’t covered before and that is distraction.

Eating while you’re distracted is massively linked to overeating. Just think about that tub of popcorn you […]

It Shouldn’t Be The Be-All & End-All

14.09.2021
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I’ve recorded this email as a video as well. You can find it on Facebook or Instagram.

I feel this is an important topic to cover, since so many of us are eternally seeking a certain figure, or a certain look.

We feel that once we reach our goal, life will be better because we will finally be happy with the way we look and we’ll just skip off into the sunset in delirious happiness.

But the truth is – the figure/look you want, is never the figure/look you want.

Even once you’ve reached your goal […]

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