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Setting Realistic Goals

Setting Realistic Goals

Setting goals are linked with higher motivation, self-confidence, self-esteem and autonomy. This article will help you understand the benefits of setting realistic goals that are SMART and helps us to achieve something higher in our lives.

Winter Workouts

Winter Workouts

Winter workouts improve fitness, mood and your immune system, particularly during the darker and colder winter months where a focus on mental wellbeing in just as important as the physical benefits.

Wholesome Christmas Tree Brownies

Wholesome Christmas Tree Brownies

How festive are these Christmas tree brownies? Soft and gooey, chocolatey, fragrant, decadent, moreish, pretty and healthy! Plant-based, gluten-free, sugar-free, protein rich, packed full of goodness and flavour.
Courtesy of Cinnamon & Bluebells.

Cod, Prawn and Coconut Curry

Cod, Prawn and Coconut Curry

A protein packed healthy delicious meal which is simple to make and can be used with any meaty fish of your choice.
A meal which will provide all of your essential amino-acids and micronutrients to help you feel full and speed up your recovery for your next workout.

Exercise Your Brain and Boost Your Career

Exercise Your Brain and Boost Your Career

As a personal trainer, I often hear people say how hard it is to train regularly. Of course, I understand the hurdles of life and commitments and responsibilities of a working life. Exercise can easily slip off the agenda.
But if I told you exercise increases brain power and boosts your intelligence and enhances other areas of your life including your career, would you make time to fit in daily exercise.
Read on for some interesting research into the area. It may change the way you think!

Doping in Sport

Doping in Sport

Modern sport is plagued by suspicions that many top athletes are cheating with performance enhancing drugs (PEDs) such as anabolic steroids, human growth hormone, erythropoietin (EPO), beta blockers, stimulants and diuretics to name just a few. The risks associated vary with each drug. All dangerous (especially with overuse) and all morally wrong, not to mention the long-term health effects of doping. So what are the side effects and why are amateur athletes turning to PEDs.

Nutty Mushrooms on Toast

Nutty Mushrooms on Toast

The gut thrives on a variety of foods – each one provides different nutrients and different bacteria, so starting your day with these pimped-up mushrooms on toast is the perfect way to support your gut health.

And at only 640 calories, the nutty mushrooms on toast is also kind to your waistline.

Milk Alternatives

Milk Alternatives

Plant-based milks are so popular that shoppers spent £100 million more in 2020 on alternative milks. Almost a third of adults are now buying plant-based milks and for the under-35’s the figure rose to 38%. This has been fuelled by environmental and health concerns and the pandemic where eating vegan or plant-based foods became more appealing.

The Swedish brand ‘Oatly’ is now listed on the US stock market. Since the 1950’s, consumption of cow’s milk has fallen by 50%.

In this article, we look at the different types of plant-based drinks and the pros and cons of consuming these milk alternatives and the environmental and health considerations.

Menopause and Exercise

Menopause and Exercise

On average, a third of a woman’s life will be beyond the menopause. Exercise may help to reduce menopausal symptoms through maintaining a healthy weight, building muscle mass to protect bones and joints, reducing the risk of serious disease, improving wellbeing, improving sleep patterns, improving mobility and helping to reduce stress.
Find someone to workout with or find an activity you enjoy and add in resistance training.