1000 Rep Workout Challenge
Warm Up 1 minute high knee jog on the spot 1 minute side to side toe touches 1 minute heel to bum kicks 1 minute over arm stretches (30 seconds both ways) 1 minute side stretches (30 seconds both ways) 100 Push Ups 100 Bodyweight Sqats 100 Overhead Press 100 Mountain Climbers 100 Tricep Dips […]
What should You Do 10,000 steps a day, or 30 minutes of brisk walking per day?
Many of us where a pedometer or tracking device these days and are obsessed with getting to that 10,000 steps per day. However, many of those steps are ineffective, because you don’t increase your heart rate. There will still be a benefit to this, rather than doing nothing. If you want to get fitter, aim […]
Why We Should Exercise?
It’s the start of a new year and most of us make new year’s resolutions to get fit, but how many of us will stick to them? If you’re new to exercise, then the key is to start small. Just 5 minutes of exercise or less per day has the advantage of bypassing your brains […]
Nutrition for Infants
Are you a mum to be or a new mum? Are you confused about the amount of varied advice around breastfeeding, weaning, types of milk, solid foods and the types of food to feed your baby? Exclusive breastfeeding is recommended until around six months of age. The only alternative to breast milk during the first […]
Foods to limit or avoid in during Pregnancy
Have you ever been confused about what you can or can’t eat during pregnancy? In this article we will explore what you can and can’t eat when you are already pregnant. Helping you to make the right choice whilst you are pregnant Cheese and other dairy products Unpasteurised milk should be avoided during pregnancy. If […]
Do you need to change the way you eat?
Do smoothies and fruit juice count towards your 5 a day? All fruit, fruit juices and smoothies contain fructose, which is a naturally occurring sugar. However, fructose from whole fruit, doesn’t count towards added sugar, because when it stays whole it retains its fibre, whereas in fruit juice and smoothies it does count towards added […]
How much sugar is in Tomato Ketchup?
Do you really think about how much sugar you’re consuming when you put ketchup on your food? Most of us take tomato ketchup for granted granted and just squeeze it all over our food without a thought of what is actually in the ingredients, but would you be surprised to know that there are 22g […]
Fun Fact Friday
That’s Bananas Bananas can help improve your mood A banana has approximately 30% of your daily recommended intake of vitamin B6. Vitamin B6 helps the brain produce serotonin, which is considered a mood stabilizer. Serotonin impacts your motor skills and emotions. It is also the chemical that helps you sleep and digest food. Eating a […]
Get the whole family involved
How can we make meal times less stressful and fun? During my mindfulness workshop this week one of my clients was feeling anxious about next week, because her husband is going away and she knows she has a busy week at work, her son is stressed, because he has the last of his GCSE exams […]
Shona has always helped me feel encouraged and motivated. I can now fit exercise into my weekly routine which has made such a difference to my fitness, confidence and even my concentration. The mindfulness and meditation techniques help me to take a step back from the stresses of life. I am so much happier now than I was. Thank you Shona.