Water – the Elixir of Life

Are you drinking enough water? You’ve probably heard this over and over again but as it’s National Hydration Week I thought I’d remind you again because water is a basic requirement for good health.
It is recommended you drink 6-8 glasses of water a day by the NHS but a better way to calculate is ………..

Vitamin D – An all round superhero

We’ve had the Autumn equinox, the nights are drawing in, the days of feet being confined to socks are just around the corner and that yellow ball in the sky will become harder to find. Apart from affecting our mood the lack of sun can have other downsides. You see the sun is our best source of vitamin D (providing it’s not hiding behind clouds).

Quick workouts? Yes please!

You may think that being a Health Coach means that I’m super fit and love exercise but you’d be so wrong. When it comes to exercise I am super lazy!

Four ways strength training will make your body and life better

Now I’m far from a gym addict. If I could go through life without exercising I would, but I know how important exercise is to good health and good mood too. So to make sure I get some physical activity, I find things I enjoy. One of those exercises for me is kettle bells. Kettle bells are a great way to get some strength exercises into your routine, but when I mention strength training, many women think it’s going to make them ‘bulky’.

Are you dreaming BIG?

Wow, what a weekend! Inspiring, uplifting, moving are just a few words to describe it. On Saturday afternoon I made my way to the O2 Arena with some family and friends in tow to perform with Rock Choir. I joined my local Rock Choir last September attending weekly...

The Spice of Life: The Health Benefits of Spices

Spices are widely used in cooking for flavouring food, particularly in Asian and Middle Eastern dishes, but did you know that they also come with loads of health benefits? So, pile your food with plenty of … Cinnamon Not only does cinnamon win the award for best...

Carbohydrates needn’t be a swear word

Do you eat too many carbs? Toast or cereal for breakfast, sandwich for lunch and maybe pasta for dinner! I’ve found this isn’t uncommon, in fact I used to be a bit of a carb fiend myself. But don’t panic, I’m not about to tell you stop eating all carbs, after all they...

Do you fear fat?

For every scientific paper that says eating fat causes high cholesterol, heart disease, cancer, stroke and obesity, there are as many that say they are not the cause. Here is an interesting fact though, fat intake in Britain has fallen by 50% in the past 10 years but...

Is it worth choosing organic?

Our health depends on us consuming a diet full of fresh vegetables and fruit but when those fruit and veg have been smothered in chemicals does the negative out weigh the positive? Well it’s important to eat fruit and veg for many health reasons but if we don’t want...

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