When people hear that, many of them will think it means a complete overhaul of what they eat and when they eat it. If your diet is a complete and utter mess, that may be the case, but for most people it simply means making a few easy changes to what you're already doing. With these few small amendments to your diet you're going to make big gains with your exercise.
The next time you feel your lower back aching, your knees caving in, or you start walking over to the abductor machine, either corner a personal trainer who knows what they're doing or head home and swat up on your research.
If you're fitnessphobe, you know exercise is good for you but it's hard to know where to start. Running seems scary and there are 'fit' people everywhere with toned thighs in garish leggings. As a fitness business owner, who's been dubbed 'addictively active' I'm sharing my 24 top tips to getting you from where you are now, to becoming just that little bit fitter:
This week is National Baking week, so it's only appropriate to challenge those who are making it their life's mission to promote 'guilt free desserts'. Simply by calling a dessert or treat 'guilt free' necessarily implies that all others are 'guilty'. Clearly this is a load of rubbish.
Some psychologists believe that this happens because we are hard-wired to seek out extra food over the winter, to keep us fuelled up with a good stock of energy in case of any shortages in food supply. This increase in our natural drive to eat more seems to be triggered by the falling light levels at this time of year
The evidence shows some apparent benefit of vitamin D on bone health and muscle strength. Many of the benefits of vitamin D are linked to having adequate calcium too as the functions of vitamin D and calcium are closely linked - so ensure you also get plenty of dairy, leafy greens, canned sardines or salmon, nuts and other good sources.
Sticking to a sugar free diet when you are out and about can be tricky. But fear not! This guide will help you navigate restaurants, coffee shops and dinner parties so you can enjoy yourself without the sugar rush.
Oats are one of the best things to eat if you want to burn off some fat. Having a bowl of porridge every morning will fill you up and make you less likely to snack later on in the day. Oats can be used to make porridge, which is low in calories.
The University of Pittsburgh recently carried out a study which found that volunteers wearing fitness trackers lost, on average about 8lbs (3.6kg) as opposed to those who didn't use devices who lost about 13lbs (5.9kg)
Well, for the last half century nutritional science has been in flux -- one damn' idea after another. But within the melee there is revelation, too. For now it seems that bodies are not simply machines, even complex machines, as Rene Descartes told us nearly 400 years ago (and scientists have been eager to believe).
Now evidence shows that the food a pregnant woman chooses to eat, herself, may impact her future child's behaviour. A recent study of over 300 children, who have been extensively researched over 16 years, has suggested that those with ADHD (attention and behavioural problems) were more likely to have been born to mothers who had a poor diet in pregnancy.
You've set yourself a challenge. You have taken advice and chosen a goal personal to you, something you have always wanted to achieve, and made sure it is challenging but achievable. Now it is time to deliver but, you have a history of letting your training demons take over and wreck your chances of success.
I'm not being facetious here. The point is, most diets can work. When implemented with consistency, that is. But by that same token they can fail miserably if you're not goal focused and apply them slapdash in between binges.
Humans like quick fix, something that will rid us of undesirable elements without much effort. You can hardly blame anyone for buying into the idea of losing weight for the price of a £90 fitness tracker or quit smoking for a £30 e-cigarette. Sorry to break it you, but the problem isn't the technology but lack of motivation and willpower. If you want to see results or improve your lifestyle, no gadget alone is going to do that for you.
Anyone who has gone through the wedding planning process knows that not only is this one of the most exciting times, but it can also be one of the most stressful. Firstly you are basically juggling two jobs, your normal job during the day and event planning in the evening! If that wasn't enough, you then have the added pressure of being 'wedding ready' for your big day
I've been experimenting with lemon ginger variations myself and I absolutely love them for this time of the year. They're really great to have on hand to keep you feeling well when everyone else around you begins to feel under the weather from the changing temperatures.