StepsAre you getting in that elusive 10,000 steps per day? Fear not! There are loads of easy ways to make up the miles.

We all know that leading a sedentary lifestyle is bad for your health and well-being. Sitting at a desk all day can also lead to poor posture, poor digestion and poor concentration levels! Getting just a little bit of exercise every day helps to reduce the risk or disease, prevents premature aging and keeps your brain fresh and happy!

Child Junk foodAt a time of year when we are all perhaps taking an unhealthier approach to life…it has now been suggested that we are facing a health crisis due to long term unhealthy lifestyles.

New Year ResoloutionIt’s time to make your New Year’s Resolutions! Follow my advice and set yourself some resolutions that will last.

Christmas FoodIt’s easy to let your fitness and nutrition programme slip over the holiday period – and it’s OK to take a rest and enjoy the festivities with your friends and family. Use my top tips to cushion the blow and stay in shape this Christmas!

SugarSugar. It causes weight gain, it plays havoc with your hormones, it messes with your blood sugar levels, it can lead to diseases such as diabetes and we all ought to cut back. But how can you cut back on the sweet stuff if you don’t know where it’s hiding? Because it is hiding, in a lot of the food we eat on a daily basis!

SupplementsWalk into any supermarket, chemist or health food shop and you’ll be overwhelmed with the choice of supplements available to you, but which ones are worth the investment?

Diet PlanYou’ve worked really hard all week at sticking to your diet plan. You’ve been under on your calories on a few days and trained four times – in fact, you’ve been SO ‘good’ that you decide to ‘treat’ yourself with a ‘cheat’ meal on Friday night.

Breakfast Breakfast is renowned for the being the most important meal of the day – although there have been studies to both support and contradict this age old saying, if you have a long day ahead of you, and you’re regularly active – you should consider the way in which your breakfast will impact you.

 

CarbsFirst I want to start this blog post with a confession….YES, I was one of those guys that would do what most of us have done when wanting to lose weight, I cut carbs in an attempt to lose the excess lbs and yes, it worked for a time. I was at a stage where I was uneducated about nutrition and thought that a healthy lunch was a yogurt and orange. Fast forward in time and I am now of a totally different mindset and will even have a carb heavy meal right before I go to bed (I will explain why later). So, let’s get to it….

Goal PlanIf you don’t already have a goal – now is the time to get one. We should all have a goal, whether it’s to be a genius like Albert Einstein, a good basketball player like Michael Jordan or to have the booty of Beyoncé, the point is that we need to have a goal and we should continuously strive to achieve it.  But… as easy as it is to set a goal, discarding it is even easier!

RoutinePlanning and preparing a weekly ‘routine’ is considered a fairly easy task, anybody could do it; the tough part comes with actually implementing it! Think about routines you have attempted to put in place within your life – this could be academic, financial or even dietary based! Have you succeeded before? Or do you always find yourself ‘falling off the wagon’ after just a few days?