We’ve all been there, it’s the start of a new year and we have great intentions for our future selves to be healthier and eat a better diet, get in shape, start running, join a gym, etc, but somehow somewhere along the way it all goes awry. Either it started off well with gusto and enthusiasm for a few good weeks before life got in the way and it fizzled out, or it was all too much hard work to begin with and you never even got it started. Sound familiar?
Why is it so hard to build healthy habits and keep them? And why is it so hard to break unhealthy habits for good?
Read on to find out how to create and sustain good healthy habits and break down bad ones.
Intermittent fasting has been slowly building popularity in the health and fitness industry alongside paleo, low carb and ketogenic diets, but when you the scrub away the faddy nature of any ‘diet’ that gets mainstream attention and begin to understand the science behind fasting, you can see why it can be such an effective method for fat loss. Read on to hear about my own personal experience and some simple guidelines to intermittent fasting.
The festive season is finally upon us and so comes a month of Christmas partying and Christmas feasting with lots of indulgent food and far too much booze. Wahoo! But how can we avoid over indulging and undoing all the hard work we put into staying healthy and in good shape? Find out how you can have your Christmas cake and eat it with my top tips for a healthier Christmas.
Ramadan begins next week, a month long celebration of worship and practices in self-discipline, self-restraint, reflections on faith, love, and empathy, and of course as is most commonly known, it is a month of fasting. With such a major disruption to your normal eating and sleeping patterns, it can be struggle to perform just your daily activities let alone physical exertions like training. What should you eat? How best to stay hydrated? Can you train and do you need to change how you train? Read on to learn some great tips on how to eat, sleep, and train during Ramadan.
We all know we’re supposed to get our 5 portions of veg and fruit a day which can be quite tricky sometimes to pack in good wholesome vegetables with every meal. Like say when you’re travelling, or when you eat out and the restaurants idea of vegetables is a measly side salad, coleslaw, and a million different forms of potato - chips, skinny fries, sweet potato fries, etc. Maybe you have a fussy eater at home who won't eat their veggies, or you might even be the most health conscious but sometimes there is just only so much broccoli and kale you can stomach in a week. How do we get our veggies in when we can't get our veggies IN? The simplest solution is to drink them and with the amazing wonders of superfood greens powders, it couldn't be easier. Read on to learn why greens powders are a great supplement to your diet and how this simple drink can help you stay healthy and fight disease.
Looking for the best way to lose bodyfat and boost your health? Find out what fat loss truly means and it's relation to your health, and learn the 7 things you can do to help improve your health and increase your fat loss success.
It’s that time of year again where everyone makes promises to themselves to get fit, lose the Xmas podge, have a dry January, or even go vegan for a month. The gyms get busy full of enthusiastic hopefuls dressed in their new spangly gym kit, the bars are quiet, sales of Nutribullets shoot up, Instagram is full of gym selfies and health food porn where avocado is obviously the new sexy. People proving to the world that they’re sticking to their new health regimes. But it sadly doesn’t always last, and the reason for that is ironically, bad timing. I get it. It makes sense that the turn of a new year should spark desire for a fresh start and new beginnings, but if we tend to fail at keeping to new year resolutions perhaps we should rethink whether we make them at all, or more importantly, when we should make them. Read on to learn about the cycle of behavior change and reconsider making those new year resolutions.