‘I can’t afford a personal trainer’. I hear this all the time. Then I look at the £800 phone, the £20,000 car, the £2000 holiday, the designer clothes etc. So what can a trainer do for you that these can’t? Well studies have shown that even an obese individual who engages in regular… Continue reading What price your life?
Freedom is one of our most treasured values and quite rightly. There are many kinds of freedom of course; political freedom, physical freedom, mental freedom, freedom of speech etc. Without freedom we are seriously diminished as human beings. Although we in the Western world are relatively free, at least in a political sense,… Continue reading Freedom to change – what’s holding you back?
Is skipping the odd meal bad for your health?! On the contrary; here are 18 benefits of intermittent fasting, without even trying! Improved mental clarity, memory and focus. Weight and fat loss. Lowers blood sugar levels Improves insulin sensitivity Increases energy levels Lowers blood cholesterol Possible prevention of Alzheimer’s Disease. Greater longevity. Reverses the Ageing… Continue reading 18 (yes 18!) benefits of fasting.
Some people saw my recent blog post about Slimming World, pointing out its positive features and concluded that I must be a fan of this organisation. I suppose that in today’s world of very short attention spans and black and white instant judgement that’s not all that surprising. People don’t often read complete blog posts… Continue reading Slimming World: now the bad points.
Eat little and often has been the official mantra of the fitness industry for a long time. They claim it boosts the metabolism and that, if you go for a long time without eating, a starvation response will set in whereby the metabolism slows down, making your workouts less effective and causing you to gain… Continue reading Feast and famine – not little and often (for most people).
After just about every post I make, especially those concerned with nutrition for some reason, there are always one or two people who immediately start asking for scientific proof. Listen guys, there are a lot of so-called scientific studies out there on this subject, most of which are sponsored by vested… Continue reading It doesn’t have to be scientifically ‘proven’ before you try it!
Working with the more mature client requires a good understanding of the difficulties they typically face; Weight gain around the waist, hips and buttocks in the case of women and high visceral fat levels around the middle in men, caused primarily by a diet high in refined carbohydrates. This older… Continue reading Weight management and physical fitness for the older population.