Whether you are a vegetarian or just simply looking to cut down on your meat intake, we have a wide variety of meat-free protein sources and their benefits for you – it will also keep things interesting for your taste buds too! Eggs Eggs are an amazing source of nutrition, high in protein, selenium, and omega 3s – there are 6g of protein […]
When social occasions come up, trying to stick to your diet plan can be a worry – especially if you are not prepared. While sometimes it seems like the easiest option just to avoid it, spending time with friends and family and friends is important/ With a little forward planning, you will soon feel at […]
Exercise is an essential component to ensure optimal physical and mental well-being for anyone. But this becomes even more important for people who suffer from autoimmune conditions, such as Coeliac Disease (CD). Coeliac Disease is a lifelong condition that is affected by the consumption of gluten – which is typically found in wheat, barley, and rye. Gluten triggers an immune response in the small intestine […]
One of the key components to achieving a successful body transformation is to remove as many of your limiting factors as possible. These are the obstacles that may come up which could knock you off course. If you can create a clear and easy path to the end goal, you are far less likely to have trouble getting there. For some of you reading […]
We have all experienced that feeling of bloating at some point in our lives – for many people it can be a daily occurrence. While bloating can be caused by certain underlying health conditions, most instances are harmless. Even if the causes are benign, feeling bloated can still be an uncomfortable sensation – but with […]
Consuming fewer calories than you burn, that is your ticket to fat loss, right? Although it is true that any calorie from food supplies a set amount of energy, that doesn’t mean we should totally disregard the nutritional quality of the food we are eating and focus solely on calories in vs calories out. Our […]
For many Muslims around the world, Ramadan can be a challenging time when it comes to maintaining good health and fitness. During the Holy Month, long hours of fasting without food or water followed by hearty Iftar meals with family and friends can make sticking to a training regime and healthy eating habits all the more difficult. […]
Polycystic Ovaries Syndrome (PCOS) is one of the most common hormonal problems faced by women Up to 10% of women are believed to have the condition which can cause irregular periods, weight gain, excessive hair growth, insulin resistance, and is associated with increased risk of diabetes and high cholesterol later in life. But there are some simple strategies with diet and exercise that […]
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 […]
Personal trainers offering training without nutrition plans to support the effort you exert are only offering a compromised experience. You deserve better.
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.
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.
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.
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.