I see hope in the movement everywhere and everyday I hear of Vegan's doing extraordinary things from running ultra marathons, cycling their bikes the height of Everest in a day to being fantastic educators and Mums and Dads.
These peanut butter Raweos are, in my humble opinion, a squillion times better than their unhealthy counterparts. They only have SIX ingredients (that's 17 less than the PBOs' 23) and there's nothing genetically modified about them (if you check the back of a PBO packet you'll see that a number of their ingredients are GM - scary).
I wore my new Nike Air Max at all times. I frowned as I walked past McDonald's, and I felt unashamedly good as my flat mate tucked into a large pepperoni pizza in front of the tele. "You haven't even been to a gym class yet!" she yelled. I guess people will say anything when you go to the gym now.
In modern day society where sugar has become readily available, this craving has lead to mass over-consumption. It doesn't help matters when the food industry is geared towards making money from creating foods that stimulate the reward centre in our brains, driving us to crave more.
This natural chocolate protein shake is my new favourite drink with, or instead of breakfast when I'm in a rush. Packed with natural protein with the rice protein powder and Greek yoghurt, this will keep you and your family, full until lunchtime.
You can't out-exercise a bad diet and so I like to meal plan to keep me on track with healthy eating. However with temptations around every corner, it can be hard to stay on track with our meal plans sometimes so I thought I'd share my top tips on how to stick to a meal plan.
I like to view the Alexander Technique as exploring how we respond to stimuli and the quality we bring to our awareness in movement. And if the stimulus is too big for us, learning how to reduce it.
In the UK and like many countries around the world there is an ongoing rise in diabetes and obesity rates. Diabetes has risen by approximately 60% in the last 10 years and obesity stats indicate over 64% of adults are overweight or obese. Having worked in the health industry for several years there seems to be several common themes I have noticed...
The UK is shockingly behind other developed countries in terms of children's health outcomes, with five more children dying per day than in Sweden. So many health issues facing our children are preventable - yet the Government has just cut £200 million from public health spending and with it many of the resources we need to educate children about their health.
Fresh tuna is a great source of protein and omega-3 fatty acids, vitamin E and antioxidant minerals. Make sure your fresh fish is odourless and best eaten on day of purchase. I've found the easiest way to deseed a cucumber is to slice it into quarters, then run a sharp knife under the seeds to lift them out.
When it comes to consuming media in 2015, there is literally nowhere to hide. Whether you're a check-your-phone-every-30-seconds-er, or someone who only logs into news and social media sites a few times a day, we are all constantly being bombarded with images of perfection that we couldn't escape from - even if we wanted to.
Yoga is not about money. It never can be, which is why it is wonderful that everyone and their dog is now a yoga teacher. A world full of yoga teachers is a world of conscious conscientious people who are actively trying to make the world a better place.
Ice cream is definitely a firm summer favourite but it can often be a very high fat and high sugar option.
The benefits of wine consumption as part of your five-a-day are relaxed muscles, reduced stress levels, and the ability to guiltlessly choose a night of television over cleaning the kitchen or tidying up.
Be mindful of those who come knocking on the doors of your senses: eyes, ears, nose, tongue, body and mind. When you see something that you like, for instance, or something you dislike, you have already let a 'feeling visitor' through the door.
So bravely (stupidly), I decided I would give the allegedly addictive craze that is gym cycling a go. And if you're set to take the plunge too, my beginner's guide below might be just the thing to clue you in. Or put you off completely.