Category Archives: Exercise

Preventing Christmas weight gain


The diet hacks you need to prevent Christmas weight gain. Chances are if you have spent the last few weeks indulging with plenty of Christmas cheer the clothes are starting to feel a little tight. The issue with gaining a couple of extra kilos at Christmas is that research suggests we rarely lose it which […]

Are you overtraining and overeating?


Are you eating more because you go to the gym? If you exercise regularly, you will know the feeling of intense hunger that can accompany regular high intensity workouts – that need to eat something immediately if not sooner and usually something high carbohydrate in nature to try and satisfy that relentless hunger. This may […]

Burning calories without the gym


If you hate going to the gym I have good news for you. There are plenty of daily activities that you can engage in regularly to significantly increase the number of calories you burn on a daily basis. And even if some do not seem all that appealing there is sure to be a couple […]

The health and fitness benefits of Pokemon Go


Well we finally have a mobile game that encourages users to get up and be active! A massive well done to the creators of Pokemon Go for developing a mobile interface that actively encourages people to get up, get moving, clock up thousands of steps and burn calories. And it seems that as long as […]

Food to eat when training.


If you exercise regularly, you will know the feeling of intense hunger that can accompany regular high intensity workouts – that need to eat something immediately if not sooner and usually something high carbohydrate in nature to try and satisfy that relentless hunger. This may happen when you first arrive home after a long day […]

Guest post: Chriss Tinslay on to Halloween or not to Halloween!


Do you really need to exercise to burn off your treats?  I don’t know about you, but my social media news feed has been filled with Halloween posts lately. Costume ideas, decorations, tricks and lots of “treat” suggestions. Along with the above, I have also seen a few of the below images… This image is driving me a little nuts to […]

Are you using your training as an excuse to eat more?


If you exercise regularly, you will know the feeling of intense hunger that can accompany regular high intensity workouts – that need to eat something immediately if not sooner and usually something high carbohydrate in nature to try and satisfy that relentless hunger. This may happen when you first arrive home after a long day […]

Race Day Nutrition


For most runners, it’s not until the day before a big event that they start to think about getting their nutrition right. While it is important to ensure that your muscles have plenty of stored fuel, this does not mean you have to carb load to prepare. Instead, the best approach is to make sure […]

The importance of recovery


This is a sponsored post. Elite sporting organisations across the world have realised the importance of optimal recovery and have heavily invested in programs to ensure improved recovery times, reduced muscle soreness, improved follow up sessions and lower levels of fatigue. No matter the sport though, all recovery programs bring a mix of optimal hydration […]

Fuelling your body for training


This is a sponsored post. There is a big difference between going out for an occasional walk and committing to a major event which requires a significant training load each week. What many people fail to consider when starting out is the importance of not just the type of fuel they take on board but […]

Why am I not losing weight?


There is nothing worse than trying really, really hard to eat well and exercise more and the results do not show on the scales. It may surprise you to hear that when it comes to losing relatively small amounts of weight, it can actually be harder to lose it, simply because the specificity of diet […]

Guest blog: Gillian McMinn on the quest for the pre-baby body


Each Friday on the blog, we are lucky to have a guest post from a leading expert in weight loss, exercise, diet and motivation. In this week’s blog, we have physiotherapist, personal trainer and group fitness instructor, Gillian McMinn, with 13 years’ experience in the health and fitness industry, chatting to us about taking control and […]

Guest blog: Gabrielle Maston on overcoming over training syndrome


Each Friday on the blog, we are lucky to have a guest post from a leading expert in weight loss, exercise, diet and motivation. This weeks blog is written by qualified clinical and sports dietitian, exercise physiologist, behavioural health coach and personal trainer (phew…), Gabrielle Maston and she is looking a the issue of over training […]