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Understanding Menopause

Even in 2020, menopause is a taboo subject. So why do we avoid talking about it, when we know it can have a profound effect on the mental and physical health of women worldwide?

Menopause: Supporting Women to Build Life-Long Health

We have helped countless women turn the tide on menopause and discover their power when it comes to creating positive health after the change, here’s how.

Menopause: The Lowdown

Understanding what happens during menopause, namely the physiological and psychological processes that occur and how these affect women’s long term health.

Stress: The Silent Killer

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?

6 Strategies for Improving Mental Health

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.

An Infectious Diseases Consultant on COVID-19

An infectious diseases consultant and former U.P. client writes about the importance of optimising health to protect against the ravages of COVID-19.

Low Vitamin D and COVID-19: How to Protect Yourself

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.

An Infectious Diseases Consultant on COVID-19

An infectious diseases consultant and former U.P. client writes about the importance of optimising health to protect against the ravages of COVID-19.

Fat Loss vs. Water Weight

To claim that a decrease in lean body mass, and an increase in muscle mass cannot coincide is to misunderstand the nature of what lean body mass includes. Joe Halstead explains further.

Everything You Need to Know about DOMS

Overdoing it in the gym is easily done after an extended break from training. Luckily, it is equally easy to adapt and avoid delayed onset muscle soreness entirely.

Why Hydration Matters

Hydration is crucial, but that statement alone gives rise to a whole host of questions – the most common of which are answered right here, with sources for every major claim we make.

Raspberry & White Chocolate Protein Crepes Recipe

These raspberry and white chocolate crisp crepes pack 30g of protein per serve.

Making Progress

When trainers complain about how they can’t get results, there is usually one common cause – a lack of planned, programmed and tracked progression.

How to Get Rid of Muscle Soreness

Ever experienced DOMs (Delayed On-set Muscle Soreness)? It’s painful and no fun at all so here’s some tips to help.

Pre-Workout Prep for Maximum Results

Maximum performance can mean maximum gains. Here’s how to prep to make turn a good session into a great session

What’s Your Secret?

I’ve been asked “what’s your secret?” in fitness countless times. For every ask, there is disappointed face when my answer isn’t what they wanted to hear.

Healthy, Finger-Licking ‘Fried’ Chicken Recipe

Succulent chicken tenders that melt in your mouth with a crisp, seasoned crumb and lower carbs and fat content

The Importance of Progress

Do you spend hour after hour and week after week in the gym? Wondering why you’re not really getting anywhere? The chances are that you’re not alone.

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