Before you all start thinking I am writing an old television review, for those that are not aware, this is the first part of an old proverb; ‘Birds of a feather flock together’. Its origins seem to date back to around the mid-16th century and its meaning implies that those of a similar disposition tend to stay in the same groups.
As the mornings are getting lighter, the air is becoming fresher and colour is starting to flourish back into our gardens. This can only mean one thing for many people: puffy eyes, itchy throats and snotty noses! So this month I am going to talk about ways in which to handle your allergies
Although this may appear to be somewhat of a pedantic debate on initial sight, I believe that there is actually a big difference between ‘exercising’ and ‘training’. So this month I will talk about the differences between these terms and why you may be doing the wrong thing to achieve the results you seek.
As the summer months are on the horizon, the days are longer and (hopefully) the weather is better, more and more people will start turning to some form of exercise to look and feel better. Although numerous people will embark on the fat loss mission, too many will forget to actually use their muscles to achieve both a better physique and better health. In this two part article I will talk about why finding the right balance between the two is important.
With so many factors affecting the health of our guts, having a healthy digestive system would appear to be a flight of fancy. However, with digestive issues alone, gastrointestinal health can be the origin of many other health issues, particularly brain and mental health. So this month I will talk about why gut health is so vital and give a few ways to start restoring ourselves back to optimal health.
I hope this will not be just yet another run of the mill article about stress. I do not want to preach about how we must all do yoga, stretch, take some ‘me time’ and all the other, although useful, repetitive advice. This month, I hope to open your eyes to just how damaging stress can actually be in the long term and some of the consequences we will have to face if we do not manage our stress levels properly.
This month I would like to talk to you about the importance of Candida Albicans, a harmless yeast we all have in our bodies. The reason it is important is because an overgrowth of this organism, which is normally found in the digestive track, can lead to a host of varied effects and aliments that many people suffer from on a daily basis. One of these effects is the inability to lose weight.
When trying to improve a person’s physique, there is a potential myriad of reasons as to why they have experienced weight gain. Improving their health is always paramount, so this month I will talk about two main areas to focus on when trying to improve both health and physique.
Birth control is a huge industry with millions of women taking pills on a regular basis for decades. There are many positive reasons and effects as to why women take birth control but there are also many, sometimes not considered, side effects to taking a chemical compound on a regular basis. Some of these side effects include a potential increased risk of cancer, weight gain or inability to lose weight, and stronger psychological disturbances such as anxiety, insomnia, or depression. So what happens when you take birth control and what are some of the negative changes you should look out for?
In more ways than one we are in an energy crisis in this country. I often hear potential clients talk about wanting more energy or reclaiming that vitality they once had. And this does not just affect people who would be categorised as ‘unhealthy’. Tiredness can affect everyone, so this month I will talk about a few of the common ways to regain our energy and reduce the habits which cause this national fatigue in the first place.
We all know the Aesop's fable of the Hare and the Tortoise, in which the boastful hare talks of how fast he can run. After hearing this bragging one too many times, the slow and steady tortoise challenges him to a race. The message behind this fable is very accurate to that of the health and fitness industry. Allow me to explain…
The surprisingly mild January has meant that there are still plenty of bugs in the air and there is nothing worse than being in full swing of a healthy lifestyle and fitness regime and then an illness stops you in your tracks. Fear not though because, as always, February has followed and February means superfoods!
Having been in the Health and Fitness industry for almost a decade, I have both seen many mistakes and heard many myths regarding females lifting weights. This month I will discuss the positive effects of training and hopefully shed some light on some of the popular incorrect beliefs surrounding this subject.
There are many supplements in the modern world of health and fitness. While some have less effect than eating the tub they come in, others I would consider almost vital. Zinc is one of the latter. Many people know about zinc for its immune boosting properties, but this mineral is actually has a plethora of health benefits. So this month, I will explain why researchers write “zinc is such a critical element in human health that even a small deficiency is a disaster.”
There is no point in me trying to convince you not to go out partying this Christmas because of all the ‘bad food’ and the inevitable negative effects the festive period will have on your health. Instead I’m on your side, go out and party but this month I will offer a few suggestions to try and lessen the damage!
One hugely overlooked aspect of improving our physique and making ourselves healthier is that of mental health. How many people do you know who have changed their physique yet are still not happy with how they look or simply cannot manage to get out of the starting blocks on their new diet? Therefore this month I will talk about a few ways to help improve your mental clarity, focus and overall mental health.