At the age of 28, I came to realise that I was never going to be the slim figured woman who could eat what she wanted and never put on weight that I was a decade ago. I had tried fad diets and 7 minute workouts, bought the books and downloaded the apps and I…Read more Jen Merritt
I’ve battled with my weight since primary school and now in my forties I’d accepted it as who I am, a very overweight man. I’d also come to terms with the limitations that came with that identity, unable to walk any distance or get involved with a simple game of rounders or football and even…Read more Neil Taylor
For 27 years I have lived with a rare condition called Sarcoidosis, which mainly causes a constant shortage of breath and also tiredness and a general feeling of being unwell. I had reached a point where the medication I had been taking didn’t seem to be having much effect on my condition anymore.Read more Dave Yates
I was always sporty at school, often playing school matches every weekend, but I was also one of the bigger girls. Finally, I now look at myself in the mirror and I can honestly say I’m totally happy with how I look.Read more Robyn Dent
Many of you might be missing out on these key nutrients in your diet… All too often the first thing many of us do when changing our diet is to cut out all the crap. Get rid of the choccy biscuits, swear off alcohol and vow never to eat bread again. Whilst make these changes…Read more Is Your Diet Missing Out on These Top 4 Nutrients?
Still enjoying that bland salad? All too often we hear that healthy eating can be boring. You have to cut out all the nice things that you couldn’t imagine your life without and replace them with tasteless salads and fat-free everything. Weight loss is about suffering right? If you put yourself through culinary hell, devoid…Read more Falling Out of Love With Your Diet? Try These Quick Fixes!
Keeping your heart healthy is a choice. Most of the risks contributing towards cardiovascular disease are lifestyle related, otherwise known as modifiable risk factors. Physical inactivity, being overweight, smoking, an unhealthy diet and high-stress levels can all contribute to creating one or more of the below risk factors. The more risk factors you have, the…Read more Your Guide to a Healthy Heart!
Does this sound familiar? I was doing really well throughout the week. My meals were all prepared, I knew when and where I was working out. I resisted all temptation, even the birthday cake someone brought into work. Then all of sudden it hit me, it was Friday night and I was out with my…Read more Have you caught “Weekenditis”? Here’s a cure!
It’s that time of year when willpowers are being tested, diets restricted and resolutions breaking at the seems. Ask anyone what’s the best plan to follow and you will no doubt get a large range of answers: “Dry January for me” “Meat-Free for a month” “I’m crushing it on the sit-up challenge!” Where it would…Read more How’s that working for you?
Resolutions can stick but, only if they’re well thought out and super easy to implement. Before making yours, I’ve put together a few really simple tips that you should base your resolutions around. Let’s see if we can make these happen! Enjoyment. Simple, but rarely used. If you enjoy something you are far more likely…Read more Three Tips To Make Your Resolutions Stick
Motivation can be gained in many ways. For me I need to go with what’s worked before and that’s telling as many people as possible what I’m about to do. I need to be held accountable. I’ve no excuse, for years now, I’ve lead a pretty average lifestyle. It seems I love helping others but…Read more The Next Step
Starting to Change Quite often when we decide we want to make a change we think about the things we don’t want. I don’t want to be carrying excess body fat. I don’t want to be out of breath walking up the stairs. I don’t want to struggle to play with my kids. I don’t…Read more Your Destination Postcard – Starting to Change
Are You Doing These Two Key Nutrition Habits? When it comes to nutrition, there are many approaches out there. Quite often, most people will find initial success with nearly any of these plans, but what happens when that success grinds to a halt? Or worse, the results you worked so hard and sacrificed for start…Read more Are You Doing These Two Key Nutrition Habits?
I got asked to write this article / blog by a magazine editor who thought that I was the man to write about being diagnosed with such things as arthritis, fibromyalgia and other inflammatory & degenerative conditions. My reply was that I’d rather not write about any condition but, I’d rather write about how you…Read more Don’t Let Your Diagnosis Define You
Times are changing in the world of rehabilitation and especially in the regard to managing back pain. What we once thought was good practice simply isn’t backed up now with the best evidence (that’s the next blog). So, with this being the case, what steps can you take to manage your own back pain? From my…Read more Five Steps to a Pain FREE Back