Health & Fitness… It's A Lifestyle

Being Fit & Healthy Quote For The Day: “Getting fit and changing your eating habits are not ‘quick fixes’ for a holiday, wedding or a special birthday event; health & fitness is a lifestyle, a commitment, it’s for life…” One life, live it well! Live Blissfully, YvonneB Advertisements

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…

Power Up Your Fitness Mindset With These 3 Steps

I’ve been back in the gym for a couple of months and so glad to be in the habit again. My running has taken a bit of a back seat but I’ll get the balance soon enough. As I prepare to get back into a fit state I focus as much on building my fitness…

It's In The Bag!

It’s in the bag! 3 months and 5 days before my 50th I have completed my first (& to be honest, probably my last) marathon – Yay! Sunday 26th April 2015, a wet and cold morning in London; perfect for the challenge ahead; Virgin Money London Marathon – 35th Anniversary. Along with 38k+ other goal…

Be Fabulously Fit & Healthy

I live by a philosophy. It’s not complicated (I like simple) and it works… for me. At the centre of it is the word HEALTH. Health matters, every single day in every single thing we do. Good health affects our mental state positively, our ability to focus at work, our ability to be creative, our…

5 Ways To Get Your 5 A Day

You wake up and commit yourself to having your 5 a day. You’ve done the vegetable shop so there’s no excuse and yet by the end of the day you are lucky if you’ve managed 1 a day much less 5… It happens, I know, been there and got the t-shirt! So here are 5…

Killing You Sweetly…

Who said sweeteners were better for you? Check out these side effects and see how they are killing you sweetly… Cut the sweeteners out! Check food labels for Aspartame, neotame, sucralose, saccharin, acesulfame. (Trade names include: Sweet-N-Low, Equal and Splenda) and step away from the shelf… “0 calories” or “no sugar added” probably means the product…

The Great Weigh In!

The Great Weigh In! Fact: 1 pound of muscle and ‎1 pound of fat both weigh in at 3500 calories a piece but the fact remains: One pound of muscle and one pound of fat are NOT the same size! Even though the weighing scales will reveal the same weight, there is a difference… So…

Love That Body!

Every day your body is working for you, doing it’s best to make living easy. And all too often you make it have to work extra hard by not giving it what it needs; quality food, exercise and rest. Life takes over and the body pays! You need to love that body… I know from…

What's Your Excuse?

People have been making excuses about things they don’t want to do forever so why should getting fit be any different? Here are a few golden oldies… What’s your excuse? There’s just not enough time to work out… Really? Are you kidding me? We all have the same 24 hours per day; its how we…

Fit and Healthy On A Shoestring…

You want to get fit, you want to improve your well-being but… money’s too tight to mention! Gym memberships are out so what now? How can you get fit and healthy on a shoestring budget? 1. Walking or running costs nothing! You just have to have the commitment to get up and go. This is…

Did You Know…

I’m always on the lookout for health tips, facts and information to help us make better choices so here are a few of my ‘Did you know’ health facts: Moderate to vigorous physical activity translates into a 45% lower risk of dementia Regular tea drinkers hold onto more brain power, slowing age-related declines by up…