Health & Fitness

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Monday Motivation (on a Tuesday)… & Weight Lost Update

Monday Motivation (on a Tuesday)… & Weight Lost Update

Let's first address the obvious... this post was patently supposed to go up yesterday. But as any working mother will tell you, life (and three children on half term holidays) sometimes have a way of obstructing the best laid plans. So here I am, typing away on Tuesday evening, when I really should be putting my feet up and resting up…
#CleanEating with Slendertone

#CleanEating with Slendertone

  Better health doesn't just come from hours spent slogging away at the gym. I've been at my gym for over ten years now, and it's true to say I see men and women in there who workout almost everyday, but with no resulting perceptible change in their body. I'm not just talking about losing weight - I'm talking about creating that lean,…
It Takes Two #GymBuddy with Slendertone

It Takes Two #GymBuddy with Slendertone

As the nights draw in and the mornings are still dark till past 7.30am, the motivation to haul myself to the gym wanes. Don't get me wrong, I love my gym and I love my workouts but like anyone, there are days (sometimes weeks) when I just can't get into the groove, when I can't find the means to motivate myself, and I'd…
Budget Buy: Vegesentials | My Five-a-Day

Budget Buy: Vegesentials | My Five-a-Day

In a bid to get healthy glowing skin before the onslaught of Christmas, I decided to "pretox" and went full speed ahead into my favourite detox, The Chris James 12 Day Cleanse (more that on coming soon). Picture the scene. Day 7 arrives, I'm onto the 3-day juicing phase of the detox, my carrots, apples and ginger are peeled, chopped and…
Health & Fitness Week: Top 5 Superfoods

Health & Fitness Week: Top 5 Superfoods

Sometimes, a complete diet overhaul is just too high a mountain to even contemplate climbing. And when it all feels too complicated with the calorie counting, the weighing, the food combining, blah blah blah,  I get to thinking  "forget it, I just won't bother, it all seems like too much trouble and I'll never be able to keep it up".…
Health & Fitness Week: A Bit On The Side….

Health & Fitness Week: A Bit On The Side….

Yes, yes, I know in theory we are supposed to get all we need in the way of minerals, vitamins and nutrients from our diet. The right food choices should give us the full complement of all our body's requirements for every day life. But what if you're putting your body through extra stress and strain on a new training…
Health & Fitness Week: Skin Fitness

Health & Fitness Week: Skin Fitness

Just as you need to keep your heart and lungs fit and healthy, your skin needs some health loving TLC too. Getting hot and sweaty is great for your overall health, but it's worth remembering that your skin is your body's largest organ, accounting for around 15% of your bodyweight. It's a super clever organ, renewing itself every 28 days…