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Are You Moving Less?

21.10.2020
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I’ve recorded this email as a video as well. You can find it on Facebook or Instagram.

Please do go and watch the videos if you haven’t already. If nothing else, they are a pretty accurate documentation of the remarkable amount of coldsores I’ve had over the last few months!

Likewise, would you like me to make some videos with different, or supplementary, content to these newsletters? Perhaps cooking videos and maybe some workout ones too?

So, the Covid rollercoaster continues, and now the weather is less cheerful, I think we all need to be paying a […]

Keeping Your Immune System Healthy For Winter

22.09.2020
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I’ve recorded this email as a video as well. You can find it on Facebook or Instagram.

As we start to hurtle towards the winter, and cold season, I thought it would be a good idea to write about boosting your immune system.

The two biggest areas to focus your attention on in order to boost your immune system are gut health, and stress management.

Over 70% of your immune system is located in your gut. So, keep your gut happy by keeping junky food or things which don’t agree with you to a minimum, and instead make […]

Choosing A Good Workout

2.09.2020
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I’ve recorded this email as a video as well. You can find it on Facebook or Instagram.

When you’re thinking about starting a new workout routine, our first thoughts tend to be to simply move more. Which is super, and the absolute best first step you can take.

Often, we want to add in a specific workout too and, while the array of workouts available is vastly improved these days, there are plenty of fad type workouts which promise to help you lose weight and tone your *insert bodypart* by doing various strange looking, single-muscle focussed, exercises […]

Boris Wants Us To Lose Weight

29.07.2020
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So. Boris wants us all to join him on his quest to lose weight. Excellent! We have massive problems in this country with obesity and related health issues.

At last the attention of the country is on improving our health and fitness with the intention of improving our health and resilience rather than simply focussing on getting slimmer.

I’m hopeful that this may pave the way for more programs designed with health, resilience and longevity in mind, and less fad-type diet and exercise programs.

Boris has also been talking about how you don’t need a gym to […]

Are Harder Workouts Better?

22.06.2020
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I’ve recorded this email as a video as well. You can find it on Facebook or Instagram.

There is a general feeling that the harder the workout, the better it is. But this is not true.

There is a time for intense workouts – but the tough, complex workouts so often touted by the fitness industry as ‘the answer’ are beyond the capability of most of the people who sign up for them.

Time after time, I speak to clients who are fed up with the short term fixes which leave them burnt out and often injured. It doesn’t […]

Would You Do Me A Favour?

25.03.2020
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We managed the Online Personal Training Demonstration video call on Saturday without a hitch – thank you to those of you who listened live, I really appreciate your support.

I did record the call, so if you missed the live call but would still like to see what Online Personal Training looks like, please let me know and I will gladly send you the recording.

Please could I ask a favour of you?

I really want to keep providing useful information to you via this mailing list.

Would you reply to this message and tell me […]

Knee Pain: Is It Your Knee At All?

26.02.2020
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Achey knees. They can be a real pain and the issue can hang around for years with no particular diagnosis.

It is likely that the pain you’re feeling in your knee is actually not really anything to do with a problem in your knee at all. Fixing knee pain often involves locating and correcting a muscle imbalance or tightness in your hips or your ankles – or both.

There are plenty of postural issues or injuries which could affect your knees, but usually the first thing to consider is whether your hips and/or ankles are able to move through […]

What Exercise To Do Over Christmas – And How To Fit It In

14.12.2019
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I pretty much never send specific exercise suggestions on this mailing list.

There is so much variation between what each of you as individuals should be doing. What your mobility is like, your fitness and whether you have much experience with exercise all has an impact on the exercises I’d suggest for you. And that’s before we start to think about how much time you have available, what types of exercise you enjoy and how much stress we ought to be adding on to you.

This all said, after my email about not gaining weight over Christmas, quite […]

Do You Find Exercise A Chore?

2.10.2019
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Of course, you can pick anyone who pops into your mind as being an avid exerciser, and be pretty certain that they have days when they just can’t be bothered and where they’re only going through the motions.

Whatever you’re doing and however much you love it; some days you’re just not very good at it and everything feels too difficult.

But there’s a huge difference between these situations and only ever doing a particular exercise because you feel like you should, or because you’re only thinking about the calories you’re burning etc […]

Why It’s Not Worth Exercising To Burn Calories

1.07.2019
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Exercise. The magical thing which earns us calorie free cakes and ice creams.

And the harder we work, the more calories we burn and the more cakes we can eat with no consequence.

If only. Oh goodness me, IF ONLY!!

Let’s take a look at the numbers.

Low intensity exercise, like going for a slow walk on the flat, burns about 4 calories a minute – so about 250 calories in an hour.

Moderate intensity exercise, which probably covers most intentional exercise like going for a constant paced swim or a cycle, or perhaps even your average gym session, burns […]