"I'd love to do more exercise, but I don't have time" "I'm too busy to get to the gym" Sound familiar? I’ve said these words before. And I hear them a lot from clients I work with. What I want to ask today is…”where are you spending your time?” More specifically, “where are you spending … Continue reading You have 72 free hours a week. How many of these do you spend moving your body?
A couple of weeks ago I wrote about how it takes around 66 DAYS to make a new habit stick. Why is this important? Most of us start the New Year with great intentions – to run a 5K, meditate daily, learn a language, cut down on alcohol and so on… (you fill in the gap) The … Continue reading A ROCK SOLID strategy for making healthy habits STICK
**Joining the October meditation challenge? Click here for a copy of the printable calendar then tick off every day you complete!** Right… you're going to have to excuse me getting a bit ‘new age’ on you, but I want to talk about meditation. In February 2015 I spent a month in a meditation retreat in Guatemala. What … Continue reading 5 things I want to tell you about meditation
**As featured on Channel 4's "What Britain Bought in 2016" with Mary Portas** You might be surprised to find that one of the top selling items this year was....SPROUTS! I joined Mary Portas earlier this year to chat about why, after years of being voted the nation's least favourite vegetable, they've suddenly gained 'superfood' status. Sprouts as … Continue reading Shredded Sprout Slaw (and a “superfood” story)
Bear with me - what I'm about to tell you could make the difference between meeting your fitness goals or getting lost along the way. The funny thing about habits If you’ve ever tried to adopt a new healthy habit (drink more water, eat more fruit, exercise in the morning, meditate…) chances are you’ve heard … Continue reading This news could change your life…
Around this time of year I always end up talking with clients about how we’re going to manage their alcohol intake over the festive period. Why? Because alcohol is a cheeky little saboteur when it comes to fat loss. Here’s why... 1. Yes it’s the calories You know it. But does it stop you? A … Continue reading How alcohol messes with weight loss
If you're living in the UK, the answer is yes (at least for the next 6 months). If you're someone who enjoys a couple of sun holidays each year, you might think you're covered for vitamin D. The truth is, you're probably not. The basics Vitamin D is actually a hormone, not a vitamin. It's main … Continue reading Do you need a vitamin D supplement?
For thousands of years turmeric has been used in Indian and Ayurvedic medicine to treat cuts, sprains and swelling. Around the 1940’s, scientists worked out that the anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial benefits were down to curcumin – the pigment in turmeric responsible for it’s bright golden hue. So far so good. Turmeric or curcumin? The problem however, is harnessing … Continue reading Can a daily teaspoon of turmeric help prevent cancer?
Smoothies are great as a speedy breakfast or post workout snack - you can sneak in a couple of portions of fruit, a handful of veg, some heathy fats and an antioxidant rich spice like turmeric or cinnamon. Despite being easy to throw in the blender, some mornings you don't have time to chop fruit or find the … Continue reading Sunday night smoothie bags
The headlines following the release of the World Health Organisation's latest advice on meat and cancer this week made for pretty scary reading. Even if you're not a bacon sandwich fan, you've probably been left wondering if you're eating too much meat. This post will hopefully make things clearer. What the report actually says The new report comes from … Continue reading Are you eating too much meat?