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Have You Tried Everything to Improve Your Chronic Pain?


If you’re struggling with a long term injury or pain, you’ve likely tried a whole load of ‘stuff’ ranging from rest to therapists, as well as other things like diet changes, supplements – or good-old blaming your age!

But, have you ever tried being less specific and just working on improving mobility in your body as a whole?

This pretty simple thing can work absolute magic.

Of course, a decent hands on therapist can be awesome and super helpful – but if you’ve been seeing someone (or a variety of people) and doing all the corrective exercises for […]

Do You Ever Keep A Food Diary?


Do you ever keep a food diary?

I think there are plenty of reasons to consider keeping one, even if just for a week.

Food diaries are generally used to keep track of what you’re eating. Either for fact finding, or to help maintain discipline when you’re trying to reach a certain goal. And this is useful – but, I think they have uses beyond this.

Whatever your goal, most of the route involves adjusting your habits and making sure the way you eat most of the time is in line with the goal you’re trying to achieve […]

Are You Being Too Strict With Your Diet?


When we’re looking to change our bodies, it’s natural to want to see changes quickly.

It’s also totally logical, and probably also true, that the more closely we can stick with our plans, the more quickly our results will come.

But while this is true – I don’t think, for most of us, it’s the right thing to do.

You know as well as I do that by outlawing certain things from your diet, you’re much more likely to want them! And, there’s only so far your willpower will get you. You’ll never […]

You Shouldn’t Feel Deprived If You’re Losing Weight


When you’re changing your diet to lose weight, deprivation is NOT something you should be feeling!

Changing your habits and routines can be hard work, and you’re likely to experience some cravings here and there too.

But on the whole, you should feel that your change of diet is making you feel better along the way to your goals, and not worse.

If you’ve recently made a change to the way you’re eating and you’re feeling hungry, deprived and miserable, here are some ideas to consider:

Could you have cut your intake too much […]

Eating Less But Not Losing Weight?


So often, I meet people who feel they have been putting in loads of effort for very little pay back from the scales for their effects!

There are lots of reasons this can happen, but let’s look at the most common ones.

Are you truly in a calorie deficit?
If you’re to lose weight, you need to be in a calorie deficit. You simply won’t lose weight unless you are.
Is it possible that you’re miscalculating your intake?

Are you over estimating how many calories you’re burning?
This follows on from […]

Two Things To Think About As You Plan Your Health & Fitness Goals


Happy New Year!

The start of the year is, of course, the most popular time for starting new health and fitness routines.

And 80% of these will fail. 75% of them within the first 3 months of the year.

Those are miserable statistics aren’t they!

With these in mind, I have just TWO pieces of advice for you if you’re trying to put any health and fitness related New Years resolutions into action:

Consistency is more important than quality.

Don’t let perfect be the enemy of good!

It is best to commit to only what you […]

The Magic of Diets


Whatever diet you can think of (or, perhaps, that you have tried) works in the same way – there’s not really anything magical about any diet.

They all work to create a calorie deficit.

The same is true whether you’re following a low carb or low fat plan, or if you’re trying intermittent fasting. Likewise, slimming clubs, meal replacement shakes and even the cabbage soup diet – they all work to create a calorie deficit. No magic. It’s the deficit which creates the weight loss.

You could eat only chocolate and still lose weight, as long as you […]

Should You Exercise If You’re Sore?


Should I exercise if I feel sore?

Yes. You probably should.

It’s starting to be shown in research that what many have known from experience for a long time is true. Exercising on top of a muscle ache will generally reduce the severity of the ache more quickly than resting. Getting your body moving and making things flow is helpful.

This said, there are different types of soreness.

If you’re sore due to an injury, then you should probably back off the injured area until the initial inflammation has gone down and you have a plan for fixing […]

Finding Time For Exercise


While some people seem to find it easy to fit exercise into their life, others find it very hard to find the time.

There are lots of ways to look at this, but for today, let’s look at the idea of exercise featuring on a scale.

Think of doing zero exercise as a 0, and doing regular intense workouts aiming towards some sort of competitive event as a 10.

You don’t have to go in at a 10!

Doing ANY kind of movement is positive – and you probably never NEED to reach a 10 on this scale.

Before […]

The Great News About Being New To Exercise!


I’ve added a bit of a “part two” to this won the Facebook group – if you’d like to read it, you can read it here. See the post from 26th September 2023.

Getting started with a structured exercise routine can be a different experience to, say, getting into the habit of going for a regular walk.

The routine is only one part; it often feels like there’s a lot to learn – associating the names of exercises with the how-to can feel like you’re learning a new language!

But the great news when you’re starting […]

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