Year: 2018

Lower Your Sugar Intake for Better Results

Lower Your Sugar Intake for Better Results

If like me, you have been one to try all the diet plans going, but never really see results, I think I have the answer for you! SUGAR! Sugar is a sweet substance which we pretty much all love.  It is highly addictive and really, really bad for you.  The food companies know that sugar has a powerful hold on people, and they add it to many of their products to not only improve the flavour, but to get us hooked and wanting more. When you start your next diet, or perhaps when you look over your food diary, take…

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Exercise – Morning or Night?  We Decide Which is Best

Exercise – Morning or Night? We Decide Which is Best

When it comes to exercise, there are always people who say that morning is best, and others who prefer evening workouts.  The real point is that any time is better than not exercising at all!  Timing will suit different people, so considering your lifestyle and exercise goals will be a huge deciding factor for you. Think about when you have the most energy – if you struggle to get out of bed in the morning but have bundles of energy in the late afternoon, you might suit a later workout than someone who is exhausted by lunchtime but full of…

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Exercise for Better Mental Health

Exercise for Better Mental Health

Did you know that exercise can make a big difference to not only your physical health, but your mind too?  Many of use work long hours and hold down stressful jobs which need a release every now and then.  Exercise is a great natural stress buster! When we exercise, our bodies release hormones called endorphins.  These are the body’s natural stress busting hormone.  These endorphins make us feel good and help to relax us after a long day.  Other things also release endorphins, like eating a chocolate bar, hugging a close friend or pet.  Exercise is a better option because…

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What is the Body Boss Method?

What is the Body Boss Method?

If you are active on social media, you have probably heard of or seen adverts for the Body Boss.  This is a 12 week long workout plan which claims to get you the body of your dreams!  It is a high intensity workout planned over 12 weeks, gradually getting more difficult as the weeks go on, and your fitness level increases. The 12 weeks is broken down into 3 phases of 4 weeks.  The first starts you off with HIIT training, resistance exercises, light cardio and plyometic exercises to target a wide range of muscle groups.  There are 3 main…

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Getting Your Child Onto a Bike

Getting Your Child Onto a Bike

A great way to get your child more accustomed to cycling is by starting off with small steps.  A balance bike is a good crossover between a toy and a tricycle, offering the feeling of getting on a bike but without the pedals or gears of a bike. Toddlers can learn the movements of cycling as well as develop a better balance and posture when they use a balance bike. They can practice riding around but using their feet to propel themselves forward instead of pedals. This means they can easily learn to balance on a two wheeled bike when…

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Do I Need a Life Coach?  Deciding Whether to Take the Plunge

Do I Need a Life Coach? Deciding Whether to Take the Plunge

A life coach is someone who provides guidance to people who want to achieve certain goals but aren’t sure how to go about them.  Choosing a good life coach involves knowing your needs and goals, and finding potential coahes through either referral or personal references.  Make sure you research your coach carefully and perhaps try a sample session to see how it goes. When it comes to assessing your needs, life coaches often work in specific areas such as business, relationships, gried, mid-life issues etc.  Deciding what you want a life coach for is part of the equation.  It is…

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Why You Should Add Weights to Your Workouts

Why You Should Add Weights to Your Workouts

We all think we know what we are doing when it comes to getting fit and losing weight – but there is one key mistake many women are making in the gym.  They simply aren’t using the weights section enough (if at all!).  Lots of women are scared to lift weights because they are worried the extra muscle will make them look bigger, or bulky.  This really isn’t the case, as women do not have enough of the hormone Testosterone in their bodies to be able to “get bulky”.  It isn’t exactly easy for men to bulk up that much…

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