My Health Goals for 2018 (and how to stick to them)

My Health Goals for 2018 (and how to stick to them)

It’s around this time every January that many New Year resolutions have begun to falter or have been totally ditched already.  The second Friday in January is now known as “Quitters Friday” and Monday just passed has been dubbed “Blue Monday” as it’s apparently the most depressing day of the year. What a load of horsesh1t. They are just days of the week like any other day. I choose not to read into the nonsense that the tabloid media feel the need to perpetuate at this time of year.

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5 Surprisingly Simple Strategies to Manage Your Food Cravings

5 Surprisingly Simple Strategies to Manage Your Food Cravings

If I was to list down the top 3 questions that I get asked from my clients then the one that would make it to the very top would be 'How can I get a hold on my food cravings and that I am extremely frustrated at my eating habits".

To define food cravings, they are an intense desire for a specific food at a particular time and have a very short shelf life. For the most part when the moment passes away, in all probability the craving also goes away. It is very different from the actual physiological hunger, when your body really needs the food. 

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The Intrinsic Nature of Mood & Food

The Intrinsic Nature of Mood & Food

The link between mood and food is intrinsic. Almost every vitamin and mineral is responsible for mental stability – and symptoms such as fuzziness, fatigue, irritability, tension, anxiety, nervousness and depressed feelings can all result from poor dietary choices.

The good news is that there are easy and inexpensive measures we can all take - at work and at home - to reduce and avoid those icky side-effects of a food hangover.

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Breakfast Berry Boost Smoothie Recipe

Breakfast Berry Boost Smoothie Recipe

The morning can be a busy time but it's essential that we prioritise a healthy breakfast as part of our morning routine, no matter what the day holds in store. If you're really pressed for time and you need to eat on the go then give my breakfast berry boost smoothie a try. It only takes a few minutes to prepare in the Nutribullet Pro and the best part is you can take it with you on your commute and sip away at it in the car, on the bus or on the train. 

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How To Use Mobile Apps To Improve Your Health

How To Use Mobile Apps To Improve Your Health

Look all around you nowadays and you will see people glued to their mobile devices. Studies show that our dependence on phones in particular contributes to obesity and other health related issues. On the plus side, there are plenty of ways to use a smartphone to improve our health. Knowing how to use your phone to improve your health can make it easier than ever before to become a healthier and happier version of you.

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30 Day Challenge – The Result

30 Day Challenge – The Result

My 30 day challenge has come to an end.  For the month of July I set myself goals in the areas of exercisenutrition and mental health. The aim was to have the healthiest 30 days that I’d ever spent on the planet! What a great month it was. I didn’t hit all of my goals but I made a lot of improvements and learned so much from my efforts. I can tell you that even now, after completing the challenge, I still feel energised, invigorated and motivated in so many ways. I feel healthy, fit and happy not to mention the sense of achievement I feel for sticking with the challenge for the entire month.

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30 Day Challenge – Part 2 –Nutrition

30 Day Challenge – Part 2 –Nutrition

I’ve documented the exercise plan for my challenge. I’m happy with the mix of resistance training and cardio. Exercise is critical to my success in this challenge however nutrition will play an equally important role. My old gym had a sign on the wall saying ‘You can’t out-exercise a bad diet’ and I think that sums up the relationship perfectly.

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A Practical Weight Loss Guide for Shift Workers

A Practical Weight Loss Guide for Shift Workers

Who out there is a nurse, security guard, bouncer, police officer, flight attendant, or works long gruelling ‘red eye’ hours while the rest of the world is…. sleeping?

If you have ever wanted to lose weight as a shift worker, you need to read this article.

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