Childhood Obesity; Stamp It Out!

Obesity is an issue. It is affecting children and adults alike and EVERYONE needs to play their part. It is time to stamp it out. It is strangling our already struggling health service and it is something we can proactively stop. Jamie Oliver has been working tirelessly on the topic of childhood obesity, getting parents, schools…

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…

Mind Your Language!

It only takes one poorly phrased comment on someone’s weight (‘don’t eat so much, you’re putting on weight’, etc) to affect their self-image and feelings around food for years to come. A number of studies carried out have captured the impact of unhelpful language when referring to weight, in particular, that of the parent’s to their daughters. In one retrospective…

Sugar, Sugar

If cutting sugar out of your daily diet was easy, I’m sure we would all have done it by now. Decreasing sugar intake takes some effort. There are obvious changes you can make like not buying bags of processed sugar, however, even when you do that you are likely to seek out a replacement. For example, I…

Obesity: Ignorance Is Not Bliss; It Is Ignorance

Ignoring obesity won’t make it go away. It’s here, it’s real and it needs attention from all of us. And contrary to popular belief, obesity hasn’t manifested purely out of people overeating. The environment in which we live has played an important role. Changing work schedules and the 24-hour availability of food has certainly impacted the choices…

The Battle For Healthier Lifestyles

I’ve been a lifelong fitness fan… fortunately. That said my eating habits have, over the years, been more ‘miss’ than ‘hit’. I had a mindset that said ‘as long as I work out I can eat anything’. And that made perfectly good sense to me. I looked fit and healthy, so all must be well, right? Wrong!…

The Healthy Mindset

Step 1: Have a goal, keep it realistic and write it down Step 2: Make a firm decision and commitment to do what is necessary Step 3: Find a supportive friend (or two) who will encourage, listen and challenge you positively Step 4: Expand your knowledge – start your  health, fitness & personal development library one book…