I see wellness as a social opportunity for everyone. An opportunity for governments to reduce health service costs, for companies to stimulate their employees to be more creative and productive and for all citizens to improve their health and daily lifestyle.
There are a number of things that have gone through my head while at the gym. Usually these thoughts relate to my boobs making a break for it from my sports bra or whether anyone else will notice I bust my pants whilst squatting -true story. However there's a special set of thoughts reserved for fat girls, like myself, to contempla
I became that person who I scoffed at so readily before. I swapped my fries for salad. I stopped drinking so much. And I even recently bought a FitBit, completing my transformation into one of 'those people'.
To avoid heavily processed, nutrient depleted carb over the summer, try getting your carbs and fibre from the abundant veg that summer brings. Here are a few quick and easy ideas:
You may have seen or heard of pole fitness in a number of different contexts: from man-pleasing pole dances, to have-a-go on a hen do, through to jaw-dropping feats of aerial acrobatics on TV shows like Britain's Got Talent. Yet despite some forays into the mainstream, you might not think pole fitness is for you... Here's why we think it's worth a try.
When it comes to lowering cholesterol levels, there are key foods that have been shown to reduce elevated levels and, importantly, they don't cost the earth. Here are my top 5 foods (in addition to fruit and vegetables) to help lower cholesterol.
This week, vegans scored some major points in the plants versus animals war they've been fighting with the Paleo people for, what seems like eons now.
Though we have all been brainwashed by the media into thinking that one size equals beauty, we are beginning to see a cultural shift in how society celebrates physical appearance. For years, we have focused on our weight and size, but now the realisation that you can be fit and toned at so many different sizes is starting to gain traction.
The term 'fad diet' might sound like a modern invention, but in actual fact we've been doing bonkers things to lose weight for centuries. With endorsements from celebrities - and even kings back in the day - these eating plans are proof that some will try anything once in the pursuit of a miracle cure for being overweight.
Raves, shots, David Guetta, UV paint - Ibiza, yeh? Not quite. This Summer, my experience of the infamous Balearic island was slightly different to your stereotypical lads trip. The Body Camp is a shiny new health & fitness retreat set in the secluded region of San Juan
Staying in shape is simple enough in theory: eat less crap and move more often. But as the UK's multi-billion pound diet industry indicates, something about that formula just doesn't work well for most of us. And it certainly has no chance of working, when tempting shortcuts like magical fat-melting teas you drink twice daily keep appearing on the market.
In an age where trends come and go faster than you can say Pikachu - it's highly unlikely that Pokémon Go will stick around long enough to battle a global epidemic like obesity, and even if it did, there is limited evidence to suggest that it could.
Chia seeds have exploded in popularity among the health conscious of us, as they have become increasingly well-known and promoted by enthusiasts and influencers. They have numerous nutritional benefits, but it's the adverse effects that tend to get left out in the promotion of chia
Despite the increasing popularity of such Digital Diet applications, and other software-based behavioural change solutions, there does not seem to be any clear scientific background or evidence in relation to their effectiveness and sustainability of effect.
Discipline is greater than motivation. Discipline is the missing piece to the puzzle. It's the number 1 thing that almost all of us fail to create in our lives and because of that we can't create the lives that we want.
Look around you on social media, or in the news, or in a lifestyle magazine, or on a breakfast show or in fact literally anywhere and you would be forgiven for thinking that we have become a society of Amazonian athletes.