New research has shown that just an hour a week of resistance exercise can lower the risk of metabolic syndrome (cardiovascular risk factors such as overweight, high blood pressure and elevated blood sugar).
You don't have to leave your house to benefit either, bodyweight exercises or a resistance band will do the trick. Keep it simple.
Nutrition is a hot topic and people can, and do, spend hours arguing about the best way, the correct way, the healthiest way to eat and about how certain foods are evil and we should tax them (yes I’m looking at you millionaire Jamie Oliver). ...continue reading
Last year when I wrote about New Year Resolutions it was about choosing a change that you wanted to make and not what you thought you should be doing What do you Want to Change?
This year I am going to urge you to make a change that isn’t fitness, nutrition or weight motivated, ...continue reading
The news today is full of the study that showed that the current government recommendation of 5 portions of fruit and vegetables may not be sufficient and that we should be aiming for 7+ (preferably made up of 5 vegetable portions and 2 fruit portions). The conclusion the report drew was the following ...continue reading
"Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving"
I've added this to my news feed but I like it so much I'm going to repost it here so you all get to see it.. ...continue reading
If so then here's a great tip from one of the ladies who attends my Friday class. ...continue reading
So it's the New Year and I'm a personal trainer so I'm going to talk all about resolutions and eating healthy and moving more. Nope. You get that in my blog the rest of the year.
I'm not against resolutions, I wrote about them last year
However here is what I want to say to you now. ...continue reading
I understand that not everyone has the desire to make big changes to their lives, that a glass of wine with supper is one of life's small pleasures and you may not want to run a 5k. However here are some easy ways to be healthy.