Health

  • 4 Reasons Why You Should Follow Your Therapist's Advice

    A good therapist should guide you all the way back to full fitness and health after an injury. This includes prescribing you certain homecare advice, such as exercises, stretching, icing etc.

  • 4 Reasons you’re NOT losing weight

    Not loosing weightIn this brief blog entry, I consider the 4 main reasons, not to say these are definitive, to why you are not losing weight. I have also looked at an easy way to fix the problems that you can relate to! Enjoy….

  • 5 easy ways to cut back on sugar!

    SugarThere is sugar in almost everything, but added sugar is one of the very real reasons behind our expanding waist lines.

    One of the problems with sugar is that it is addictive. In simple terms, when we eat sugar, receptors in our brain reward centre make us feel good. In fact, it makes us feel so good, that it tends to be the first thing we reach for when we feel tired, stressed or really hungry.

  • Are we about to face a health crisis?

    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.

  • Are You A Computer Athlete?

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    There’s no doubt that technology has been a huge boon for many people. But, there are downsides to technology as well, particularly for those who work with devices such as computers, laptops and tablets every day.

    Repetitive use injuries and other conditions that lead to chronic pain are increasingly common and cause a variety of symptoms that can take a toll.

  • Body Fat Measuring - What is it, and why do we do it?

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    Here's a basic rundown: A body fat test is an attempt to seperate every pound of your body into one of two categories: your fat mass and everything else. What isn't fat mass is considered "lean body mass" which consists of your bones, muscles, hair, water, and all the other stuff... So no, it's not just muscle!

  • Change the goalposts, not the goal!

    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!

  • Get a routine!

    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?

     

     

  • How to select the 'right' diet for your body transformation

    DietNow, not all transformations are the same. When you hear the word transformation, what do you automatically think of? I bet you are thinking of someone who has gone from overweight to a rippling six pack, am I right? Well you are half right, but that is not the only type of transformation, some people’ goal would be to put ON weight, or more specifically, muscle. We will get into this in a bit more depth later in this article.

  • How to Speed Up Your Recovery From Injury

    So you found yourself a massage therapist or physio who you get treatment from because you got injured during sports or leisure activities or you are suffering from an overuse/repetitive stress injury from work.

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  • Low Back Pain? What Should You Do?

    Statistics say that 80% of the population will at some stage in their life suffer from acute low back pain.

    So if you have never suffered from it you can count yourself pretty lucky. It used to be, and not until too long ago that your doctor would order you to have full on bed rest. Fortunately we have come away from this approach as days of bed rest can be very much counterproductive.

  • New Year's Resolutions

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

  • Reasons you SHOULD be eating carbs

    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….

  • Start a new habit...create a new lifestyle!

    Habbit old and newLongterm lifestyle change can only happen if you create new habits. Can you remember brushing your teeth this morning? Probably not, but I can guarantee that you definitely did it. This is just one example of an engrained habit that you’ve been doing for most of your life. It’s a healthy habit, but in the same way, we can develop unhealthy habits over time too. Long term change to your health, fitness and overall wellbeing means strategically changing these unhealthy habits, into healthy ones.

  • Top 10 Tips for staying healthy this Christmas

    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!

  • Water - know the facts!

    WaterStaying adequately hydrated is something that many of us overlook on a day to day basis and as we are unable to store it, our water supplies are quickly diminished through everyday motions such as breathing, sweating, exercising and going to the toilet.