Everything you thought you knew about carbs is wrong! Carbs are not ‘evil’. Carbs can actually be an integral part of a healthy diet, and help fight your cravings – if you learn how to use them correctly. Ultimate Performance personal trainer Elliott Upton explains to Gemma Atkinson the reason why we get the vast […]
Times are tough for so many people right now. Many of the things that give us meaning, joy and connection in life are on hold, and this can have an impact on our mood and sense of wellbeing. But there are still things within our control that can help support our mood and mental health through even the most challenging times – the […]
Can you really out-train a bad diet? This topic came up in a live Instagram chat between Gemma Atkinson and Ultimate Performance personal trainer Elliott Upton. Here Elliott shares exactly why nourishing your body with the right food is so important to getting results if you want to look your best, feel your best, and […]
Want to know the truth about “stubborn fat”? It’s not really stubborn fat at all, you just haven’t committed to the right approach for long enough to get rid of it. I have heard many clients talk about it over the years, and the exchange often goes a little like this… Client: “I just want […]
Christmas is a time when many people can find their discipline and consistency with nutrition wane. This can quickly lead to overindulgence with festive food and drink. The problem lies in the “all or nothing” approach, when, in fact, there is no need to say “no” to everything. Instead, the main aim around the festive period should be to enjoy everything in […]
Personal trainers offering training without nutrition plans to support the effort you exert are only offering a compromised experience. You deserve better.
Over 60% of people have ‘insufficient’ or worse levels of vitamin D in their body, putting them at greater risk of hospitalisation from COVID-19.
A recent study (pre-publication) conducted at Singapore General Hospital showed that a simple combination of readily available vitamin-based supplements can have a MAJOR beneficial effect on the outcome of hospitalisation for COVID-19 symptoms. In their study, out of 26 patients who were not treated with a combination of vitamin D, magnesium and vitamin B12, 16 […]
There is a common misconception with low carb dieting, clarification of which will improve your results. It is not zero carb dieting, not by a long shot.
A quick glimpse into the supplements cupboard of U.P. personal trainer, Elliott Upton – explaining why he takes each capsule, and when.
How many of you know the benefits of vitamin D? Is it just another supplement to waste money on, or is it really worth taking? Presenting our full verdict.
A recent New Scientist article asked the question “why are men more likely to die from COVID-19?” – a bold question that begs further exploration. So here, Joe Halstead does exactly that.
As lockdown measures are in full force, our activity levels have plummeted. We need to adjust our diets accordingly, but how? How can we stay on on track with our fitness goals through the COVID-19 pandemic?
Setting the record straight on common immunity myths once and for all, giving the definitive verdict on which myths there is truth to, and which deserve to be forgotten.
While balanced diets are typically enough to provide the nutrients we need day to day, in lockdown situations, we can’t shop as normal – so supplements can be invaluable in plugging that gap.
While the first ports of call in managing stress are typically lifestyle changes, and in some cases, psychological interventions, there are supplements we can turn to help us manage stress effectively.
Vitamin C is believed to fight off the common cold, and any number of seasonal ailments. This is in spite of there being little evidence supporting its use in reducing symptoms of practically any common illness.
What and how much we eat has always played a critical role in our health and wellbeing. Our immune system in particular reaps the benefits of a balanced diet, reducing your risk of contracting illness at any time of year.