Eating for Better Mental Health

It’s well-known that to keep your body in good shape, you need to eat a healthy diet. Society is fixated on the way the body looks and it is certainly true that it is a measure of good health. Body mass index and skin tone and texture, are things we look for and when thingsContinue reading “Eating for Better Mental Health”

Eating and the Current Health Crisis

Life has never been this good. We have life enhancing technologies that could never have been imagined a century ago. Work-life balance means we get more family and leisure time, and there’s far more entertainment. Despite all this, humans are experiencing unprecedented rates of physical and mental illness. In the last century, rates of Diabetes,Continue reading “Eating and the Current Health Crisis”

Run on fat not sugar

mental illness. It can also increase chances of recovery for those suffering from them. But can training too hard negate the therapeutic effects, especially when we fuel our bodies with glucose? A new science is emerging which suggests running on carbs could be doing more harm than good. The good news is, we can flick the switch to running on fat. Even better, this may enable us to train for longer, improve post-workout recovery and defend against physical and mental illness.

Are you over training and over eating?

I’ve just come to the end of a workout with one of my clients and we’re having a debrief. She peruses the gym and a quizzical look crosses her face. Lowering her voice and coming closer to me, she says, ‘All these people seem to be at the gym all the time yet nothing everContinue reading “Are you over training and over eating?”

Plain as Oats

Are oats the best thing on your breakfast menu? Go to the health food section in your supermarket, and you’re bound to find plastic containers full of powders claiming to provide perfectly balanced, optimised nutrition. The nutrition industry has spent the last seventy years trying to perfect their formulas and some would have you believeContinue reading “Plain as Oats”

Yo Yo Fitness

What’s the point of having a lean body if you don’t do anything with it? Happy New Year and welcome to my first blog post of the decade. For Personal Trainers, it’s the busiest time of the year because, you’ve guessed it; it’s resolution time!! This year we’re going to smash out fitness goals, justContinue reading “Yo Yo Fitness”

Weight loss Lifestyle

Make Weight loss a life-style you love Has your life-style got the better of you? It’s so easy to resign yourself to never being able to lose weight and get fit. I was there 2 years ago. 30kgs over weight, bikini shy, avoiding the camera.  Does that sound like you? The prospect of losing 30kgsContinue reading “Weight loss Lifestyle”