Beauty Is In The Eyes Of The Beholder

FACT: We are bombarded daily with images of 20 something’s looking glamorous with perfect hair and skin. We are told grey hair and wrinkles are ‘not the way to go’ and that by the time we get to a certain age we must stop wearing clothes that show anything that might be deemed unsightly! What they don’t tell you…

Just Be Good To You

Every day there are a multitude of things to think about and do; work, time with family & friends and building relationships. There is always something important to do and someone else to help. Helping others is a beautiful thing but what about you; when do you find time to help yourself… to be good to…

Wrinkles & Stress Go Hand In Hand; 6 Ways to Live A Wrinkle Free Life

If wrinkles are not working for you… stress less!  If wrinkles aren’t working for you… stress less! To be honest, wrinkles are probably the least of your concerns when it comes to the impact of stress. Did you know that: 77% of people regularly experience physical symptoms caused by stress (US) An estimated 442,000 individuals…

Netflix & Chill Makes You BORING! Here Are 5 Things To Do Instead

We watch more than FIVE hours of TV a DAY! It’s time for a change… Would it surprise you to know that adults in the US will spend an average of 5 hours, 31 minutes watching television or movies each day this year? Apart from the fact that TV can be overwhelmingly depressing or brain deadening, is that…

The Great Excuse… "I Didn't Feel Like It"

When you think there is nothing left in the fuel tank, go one more round! I got up this morning and was due to go for a run (only 3 miles) but ‘didn’t feel like it’. How many times has that stopped you from doing something; how you feel? Then I asked myself a simple question – so what? Going for my run has nothing to do with what I feel like doing and more about doing what I want to do to get the health & fitness benefits I desire. What’s more important; the great excuse ‘I didn’t feel like it’ or my health? Easy win! Dressed, trainers on, headset in place and off I went. It was a slow start, I could feel the emotional resistance but I kept pushing until eventually, one mile in, it felt comfortable. I had pushed through the barrier and was now entering ‘happy’ land. You see, there was no valid reason for me not to run, it was just a ‘feeling’. By simply questioning the feeling and its validity…

Life Lessons From The World Of Sport

One of the reasons I love the world of health & fitness is that it is so much more than about getting fit, physically & mentally. I had the pleasure of listening to the story of the amazing legendary UCLA Coach, John Wooden, a coach who taught essential life lessons to his team in the…

And The Fitness Guru of 2016 Is…

Pokémon!! Can you believe it?  Not only is Pokémon smashing app sales it is also getting people off their couches, away from the TV screen and onto the streets. And it would appear Pokémon has been transformational for some. Take Sam Clark for instance, he claims to have lost more than 12 kilos. Hitting the streets to…

The Great Escape!

Finally, we have some sunshine here in the UK! Now it’s time to perform the great escape out of your home and into nature to get fit and increase your wellbeing. In truth getting outdoors is a good thing in any season but summer makes it a lot easier (unless you hate the heat of…

Tennis – Hard Work & Dedication Pays Off

Hi & Happy July to you! This month’s blog is all about Wimbledon and I am Soooo happy. Andy Murray did it again, Serena Williams did it again and Heather Watson did it for the first time in the mixed doubles… Wimbledon Bliss! And to top it all our British wheelchair champs claimed their place…

The 7 Minute Workout… Are You Serious?

As a gym rat and running enthusiast, I have to say, working out for less than one hour never feels like enough of a workout. I know that it’s not about the time, it’s the quality of the workout that really matters but we are constantly being told we need to be active for a minimum…

8 Ways To Manage Mindless Eating

Questions: Do you notice when you are eating? I mean consciously notice? If you had to fill in a food diary at the end of the day how accurate would it be? If you ever watched Secret Eater’s you would have seen how delusional people were about the food they ate daily) What I have…

Fitness Streaming Online – Yes Or No?

Knowing I’d be spending the best part of May travelling I had to reconsider my fitness plan. Determined not to get out of my routine I spent time pre-trip carrying out online searches for ‘on the go’ fitness programmes. Imagine my surprise to see such a growing choice! What I love most about these online platforms is the…