How to survive the holiday season

For most of us Christmas is a fun time of year where we get to spend time with family and over indulge. The average person will consume 6,000 calories on Christmas Day and that is three times over the recommended the daily amount of cal...

May 16, 2018

The focus of this year’s Mental Health Awareness Week (14th to 16th May 2018) is stress.  Stress can be a factor in mental health problems and by reducing stress we can make a real difference in our mental health.

Stress is not a problem in itself. We have all experienc...

1.    You cannot lose weight from a certain part of your body. In the fitness industry this is called 'spot training'. Unfortunately, you cannot control where you lose the weight from your body so instead of aiming to get smaller thighs or a flatter stomach just think...


Resistance training (or strength training) is a type of physical exercise used to strengthen and increase the size of the muscles by the use of muscle contraction against resistance.  It basically means using an external force to make your muscles work harder. This ca...

February 21, 2018

Often when people start their healthier lifestyles or weight loss journeys; they jump on the scales and wonder what is going on. They find that their weight remains the same or initially goes down and then up. You may have been told that this is because muscle weighs m...

February 16, 2018

When I have consultations with clients, one common theme that crops up, is trying to fit exercise into their busy lives. They do not have the time during the week because of the work commitments and often the weekend is full of social commitments and other responsibili...

What January health challenge will you take on?

Swapping unhealthy foods for healthier versions can be easy. Read on to find out how you can make your meals healthier with just a little tweak.

Confession – I am a recent convert to drinking water. I used to have a bottle or a couple of glasses a day.  It was not until I started running that I truly understood the importance of hydration and I feel much better for it.

It is recommended that we drink six to eigh...

There is such a variety of ways to get active or lose weight – from gyms to personal training. Among your options are exercise classes. You can choose what want to achieve; whether its flexibility, a stronger core or to lose weight and choose the most appropriate class...

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