When it comes to being healthy there are so many do's, don't and dieting extremes that the Internet becomes a Pandora's box of fitness contradictions. This year I decided that I wanted to see in the summer feeling healthy not only physically but mentally too.
I myself have been on an amazing health and fitness journey over the last four years, and the benefits have been SO huge I want to share it with everyone. Four years ago I was just coming through the fog of having two babies - my children were four and two at the time. I was. Just.
Turkey seems to have its finger on the healthy pulse. LifeCo is just one of many emerging health spa's in the country and, it seems, one of the most popular. The latest offering, Antalya branch, located in Akra Barut, overlooks views of the Mediterranean or the Taurus Mountains and is quite new to the LifeCo family.
We all spend a lot of time worrying about what we feed young children, but do we know enough about how much or what they should be drinking? Water makes up about two-thirds of a healthy child's body weight: - slightly more than an adult's. As we know, most of the chemical reactions that happen in our cells need water. We also need water to carry nutrients around our body and get rid of waste. In short water is essential for our life.
You may have heard, you may not have, but there's this whispering around those in the know and it's all about Low-FODMAPs. I know I've spoken about my...
The ethos behind adopting an alkaline diet works on this same idea of acid vs alkaline and starts from the premise that a healthy body is a slightly alkaline body with a pH falling somewhere close to the neutral pH of 7 (which is also the pH of water).
Is anyone else getting a bit sick of the hashtag #eatclean? It's not what it represents, which I largely agree with, but how loaded the term is. If this is eating 'clean', that suggests eating any other way is somehow 'dirty'.
The discussion of food cues and appetite is not new. Pavlov could be considered the grandfather of psychology, along with his bells, dogs, and ability to teach animals to salivate to ringing sounds in addition to dinner food.
In the UK this has been a week of big promises. With the general election just around the corner, we saw the launch of the manifestos of all three major political parties setting out what they will do to make life better if they are elected...
Once a cyclist steps up and becomes more serious about their performance, the questions of what, when and how do I eat and drink arise. Understanding the basic bodily energy functions is essential to then choose the appropriate selections to both sustain and improve performance and recover effectively.
If I do make something from a recipe book I can't help 'tinkering' with it until eventually it's beyond all recognition of the original. I rarely look at a cookbook anyway, unless it's for the proportions for Yorkshire puddings; for some reason I always have to look that up, or buy Aunt Bessie's, who is known in this house as the patron saint of the roast dinners.
Elle Macpherson is as honed and toned as she was 40 years ago, and feels better than ever. I spoke to her and her nutritional doctor to discover the true secrets of The Body...
If my life has taught me anything then it is this: Doesn't matter what we are recovering from, all recovery is just a bridge. The start of the bridge is a destination we find ourselves that we don't want to be in. The end of it is the place where we will feel normal again.
We are a nation slowly becoming more interested with health, food, training, sport and anyone that goes to the effort of training each day will know the level of intensity and often pain that is required to burn those cals! However it can be often the emotional craving or draw from foods that will lead you down the wrong path of eating the wrong foods or simply too much.
Do you ever feel guilty when devouring a bacon sandwich? If yes, it's hardly surprising. Fatty foods have a pretty bad reputation, and we're encouraged to minimise our intake. But where does this attitude towards fat come from?
Diets do not lead to long term weight loss in the vast majority of individuals. In fact, compensatory reductions in metabolic rate, increased hunger signals and lost lean muscle mass very often lead to dieters gaining back more body fat than they lost in the first place!