Weight loss. It’s as simple as calories in, calories out, right? Just diet and exercise to create the all-important calorie deficit, and you’ll lose weight. Easy in theory, but much more difficult in practice. Humans are messy and complex creatures subject to myriad influences that make the weight loss process anything but straightforward. However, researchers […]
Staying motivated to your health and fitness goals can be tough, especially with sporadic lockdowns and drastic changes in routine over this past year. However, instead of digging yourself deeper into that hole and beating yourself up wishing you had have achieved more, remember that just a simple change in your thinking can make all the difference. Our thoughts determine our […]
Summer is around the corner, and as lockdown restrictions are easing we are excited to get out and start socialising. As we look forward to having these occasions to let our hair down, with friends and family – a weekend of “too much fun” can take its toll on you, your health and your fitness goals. Here are some “do’s” and “don’ts” after a particularly indulgent […]
Meditation and weightlifting – on the surface, they are very much like chalk and cheese. First impressions of weightlifting are typically that it is all about brute force, aggression and rage – whereas meditation seems easy, calming and still. However, they are not as different as we might think. In fact, one can have a profoundly positive influence on the other and vice versa. Ask anyone who is passionate […]
Stress is the 21st Century condition that afflicts us all to some degree in our lives. While nobody wants to feel the sharp edge of stress, it is worth remembering that not all types of stress are necessarily bad. In fact, if we do not have some stress in our day-to-day we would lead unhappy, uneventful […]
When it comes to virtues of honesty and integrity, the wider fitness industry has always been down at the bottom of the pile – somewhere between politicians and tabloid journalists. But the advent of social media has driven an explosion in hucksters and ‘snake oil salesmen’ selling the lies and hollow promises dressed up as ‘the next big thing in fitness’. For the […]
The relationship between being overweight and snoring is often an overlooked matter – however, where fat is distributed on our bodies can dictate whether we snore and, in some cases, sleep apnea (when you stop breathing while you are asleep). When we are overweight, our neck fat can cause direct compression of the upper airway, particularly when we are lying […]
What if we told you there was a supplement that could help you lose fat more effectively, better control your appetite, maintain muscle mass and improve your performance in the gym? You would think that it’s too good to be true, right? Well, actually there is something that can help you do all this, and more – […]
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 […]
Christmas is full of joy and celebration for many across the world; however, it can also be very challenging for those already going through difficult times. If you do find yourself feeling low, anxious or stressed during the festive season, remember that you are not alone. Here are some things you can do now to be proactive and support your mental wellbeing. 1. Stay in Touch Never underestimate the positive impact of social connection. We live in a day and […]
Many factors explain poor mental health. One of the most impactful is stress, but how does it affect our physiology? And how can we manage it in the long-term?
While the causes of mental health issues are complex, these strategies can alleviate the cognitive load many of us bear before it spirals out of control.
When we take time for ourselves, we end up happier, healthier and feeling better. So why do we feel so guilty taking “me time”?