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Lighten Up


Lighten Up

Feel like the cooler months are bound to get heavy? Heavy coats, heavy boots, heavy meals, and a little heavier on the scales. It doesn’t have to be that way! Here we discuss ways that you can lighten up over winter in every sense of the word! Lighter meals In winter it can be tempting […]

New Years Resolution Success


New Years Resolution Success

It’s almost the end of the first week in January, and already you may be noticing that your motivation levels are starting to decline. You had such big plans for 2018, and here you are a week in, already feeling bad about yourself for not sticking to them perfectly. So what can you do to […]

Rest weeks


Rest weeks

If you are working towards a fitness goal you want to make as much progress as you can. Increasing intensity, resistance, or duration each week may seem like the right thing to do, but you may be putting yourself at risk of injury, burning out mentally, or the overtraining effect where you no longer see […]

Careful with caffeine


Careful with caffeine

It can be tempting to look to a cup of coffee, tea, energy drink, or hot chocolate when you are feeling tired or sluggish. In most cases this is absolutely fine, and can offer a fairly harmless boost to your mood and energy levels. There are however some problems that can come about from too […]

Skipped meal hunger


You were too busy and forgot to eat during the day. You woke up late and missed breakfast. You just weren’t hungry. Whatever the reason, skipping a meal can be one of the biggest triggers for overeating, as you aren’t just hungry at your next meal, you are ready to eat a whole buffet. Your […]

The psychology of deprivation


The psychology of deprivation When you think of being on a diet, you probably immediately think of all your favourite foods that you will no longer be “allowed” to eat, you will remember the feelings of being hungry, and think of all the times your friends or family happily indulged in yummy food while you […]

Fitness Trends of 2016


There are innumerable ways to work out, but just as with fashion; fitness also follows trends. Workouts that were all the rage in recent years, such as Zumba and Pilates, have lost some steam while others are coming into the limelight. If you’re tired of the same old workout and need a change, the new […]

Undo holiday weight gain


If you, like so many others, have spent the last month overindulging on sweets, booze, or other high-calorie foods, and now you’re reaping what you sowed on the scale, don’t worry. Follow these easy tips for undoing the damage and, in no time, you’ll be wearing your skinny jeans again. 1: Keep eating. Skipping meals […]

Bacon = cancer?


You may have heard about the recent quite scary health claims by the World Health Organisation claiming that processed meats in general are carcinogenic (will cause cancer), and that red meat is probably a likely culprit as well. Does this mean a lifetime of tofu and lentils? Should we all become vegetarians? Lets take a […]