Salmon and RiceIn today’s ever increasingly hectic world, stress is an unwelcome fixture in many lives.  Emotional stressors are something we have to deal with on an hourly basis, and we are frequently exposed to physical stressors too.

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.

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.

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.