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Sports Nutrition Jargon.. The Basics

By: | 0 Comments | On: October 12, 2014 | Category : Fitness, Lifestyle

Nutrition alone can be a minefield of jargon, and sports nutrition is the same. This article therefore should serve as a good starting point for those people wanting to learn more about sports nutrition (and what those words actually mean!). Whether you want to perform better at a given sport,...

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How to Stay Healthy this Summer!

By: | 5 Comments | On: May 19, 2014 | Category : Fitness, Lifestyle, Nutrition & Health, Weight Loss

With summer just around the corner, I’ve put together my top tips on how to stay healthy in the hot weather! Bring on the sunshine ūüôā   1) Stay Hydrated: When it’s hot, our bodies lose more water through sweat, which is why you will need to drink more in...

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Getting Fit with SPOGO

By: | 2 Comments | On: March 8, 2014 | Category : Fitness, Lifestyle, Nutrition & Health, Weight Loss

  We’re constantly hearing about the growing levels of obesity and diabetes, so we know that we should be making an effort to get healthier and do more exercise. And, with all the excitement of the Olympics still fresh in our mind, there has never been a better time to...

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How to Increase Metabolism & Metabolism Calculator

By: | 26 Comments | On: June 21, 2013 | Category : Fitness, Lifestyle, Nutrition & Health, Weight Loss

Have you ever wondered how to increase your metabolism? Or which foods increase metabolism? Or even how to calculate how many calories you need a day? Well wonder no more, I have the answers in this blog post! First, let’s get some terminology out of the way: Basal Metabolism:¬†Body functions...

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Parkrun – Free, Weekly, 5K Timed Runs!

By: | 16 Comments | On: May 27, 2013 | Category : Fitness, Lifestyle, Nutrition & Health, Weight Loss

How many park runs have you done this year? And what has been your personal best? When I was asked these questions by Personal Trainer Stuart Amory a few weeks ago, I wondered what on earth he meant Рhow many times had I jogged around my local park? Ermm, a few....

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What to Eat & Drink Before & After Exercise

By: | 11 Comments | On: May 20, 2013 | Category : Fitness, Lifestyle, Nutrition

I’m currently training for my first 5K adventure race in June (the Zest Challenge!), which has inspired this mini series of blog posts in which I’ll be covering everything; from what to wear, to how to train (thanks to a few personal trainers!). In this post though I’ll be giving...

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SIX of the Biggest Workout Mistakes!

By: | 2 Comments | On: April 21, 2013 | Category : Fitness, Weight Loss

When it comes to weight loss, diet really does matter most. And yes although exercise is important for burning off excess calories, stabilising blood glucose (sugar) levels and toning (helping us look good).. exercise is even more important when it comes to keeping the weight off. When we lose weight we...

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What is HIIT ?!

By: | 5 Comments | On: April 11, 2013 | Category : Fitness, Lifestyle

HIIT stands for High Intensity Interval Training and I had heard it was ‘the only way’ to get the most out of a short work-out.. but what does it consist of? And why is it worth doing?! Here is what PT Mollie had to say on the matter.. WHAT EXACTLY...

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Why Exercise?

By: | 11 Comments | On: April 10, 2013 | Category : Fitness, Weight Loss

Exercise and activity (moving around more) is great for the following reasons: It helps to boost metabolic rate and burn calories It contributes to weight loss and more importantly, keeping weight off It can increase self-esteem (confidence levels) as well as mood (it boosts the feel good hormones) It improves muscle...

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