Category: Lifestyle

Musculoskeletal Pain and Vitamin D

In recent studies, patients with non-traumatic, persistent musculoskeletal pain showed they were massively lacking in vitamin D. A study by Plotnikoff and Quigley (2003) of 150 patients suffering with persistent nonspecific musculoskeletal pain, found that 93% of these were overtly deficient in Vitamin D. Similarly a study by Al Faraj and Al Mutairi (2003) found […]

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How Do You Track Progress?

A lot of people base their results around what they see on the scales. They could have an amazing week of training and eating healthy, but when they weigh in and haven’t lost any weight, they give up. This is why using scales (to determine positive changes can be) a bad idea. When people say […]

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4 Simple Ways To Stay Healthy

Good nutrition is an important part of leading a healthy lifestyle. Combined with physical activity, your diet can help you to reach and maintain a healthy weight, reduce your risk of chronic diseases (like heart disease and cancer), and promote your overall health. Here are 4 simple things you can do to improve your health if you are time poor: 1. Stay […]

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Should You Train When You’re Sick?

Everybody gets sick. But its tough to know what to do about it; do you exercise when sick or not? Should you sweat it out? or get some rest instead?  The immune system: A quick intro – Every single day bacteria, viruses, fungi and parasites come at us. The most common invaders are upper respiratory […]

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Do You Have a Fitness Tracker?

Researchers have claimed fitness trackers such as Fitbit, Apple Watch, Garmin etc have a tendency to overestimate or underestimate the number of calories burned or the amount of steps taken. This report isn’t the first to claim fitness trackers overestimate or underestimate some metric though, be it calories, steps or heart rate and it likely […]

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Top Tips to Start The New Year Off Right

The UK is now the most obese country in Western Europe!! Heres our top tips on how to start burning off those Christmas pounds. Be more active- Whether this is increasing your steps each day by an extra 1000 or training twice a week rather than once. Eat a healthier diet- Trying to cut down […]

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Don’t Believe Everything You Read!

Despite what you might read elsewhere I can promise you that there are no foods or drinks that help you to lose weight.  To lose weight you need to change what you are currently eating or how much you are currently eating and try to move more. Having a warm cup of lemon water every […]

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Making Your Fitness New Years Resolution

When it comes to making a fitness related New Years resolutions we automatically go straight for the “I’m starting a juice diet” or “i’m going to start doing this crazy workout routine at the new gym i’m going to sign up to”. We choose these resolutions because at the time we assume it will be easy. […]

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How to Avoid Festive Weight Gain

2 weeks till Christmas! It seems to happen every holiday season. You attend parties and office gatherings to share a few festive moments with family, friends, colleagues and lots and lots of food. But when the holiday season is finally over, the bathroom scale reveals that you’ve gained some weight again, much to your chagrin. […]

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