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Physical and mental benefits from strength training in over 50’s

Strength training in older age has so many physical and mental benefits.  We will cover simple strength exercises but also the daily activities you can do to keep your body and mind in good condition.  On Saturday 19th September The Times had an article called Midlife muscle: the secret to a good brain (and body) after 50. The article went...

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What we can learn from the Italians when it comes to health!

Italy has the lowest obesity percentage in Europe, Why? Well in this article I am going to go through what they eat, drink and their lifestyle to help you be healthy, look and feel amazing. I don't know about you but I love Italian food. We all know they love their pasta and pizza but you hardly see a fat...

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Sprinting vs Jogging

Sprinting or Jogging which one is for you? Both have their benefits to your cardiovascular fitness, muscular endurance/power and weight loss (calorie burning) but depending on your goal which one benefits you more? Now this only popped into my head because of my plans with my own training and seeing the amount of people running more due to the situation...

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To achieve weight loss, muscle mass or strength it only takes 3 simple steps.

We are a generation that likes to over complicate the processes of daily life, not just our weight loss goals. I love to read about strongmen/bodybuilders from the late 1800's and early 1900's, how did they achieve such feats of strength and have muscular physiques that would rival today’s lifters. The answer is they kept it simple and we can...

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Does caffeine improve your performance in sport or resistance training?

The short answer is yes!  Great, article done - let’s move on! 😄. However, in order to use caffeine for maximum benefit, it’s important to know how it improves your performance, so you can use it to really push yourself in both training and in the competition arena. Caffeine has many tremendous benefits, especially if you're a parent that needs...

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Homemade Pizza

I thought this would be a good time to post the homemade pizza recipe I have been using since my Italian food article I wrote on my Facebook page. I know the situation isn't the best with us all being stuck in isolation but you can still enjoy a healthy alternative to a takeaway or store bought pizza. This is...

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Vitamins and Minerals and why we need them?

Howdy all I'm back with another article and if you couldn't tell from the title it's all about vitamins and minerals. Now you simply can't eat enough to get all the vitamins and minerals you need for the fact that food isn't of the quality it once was many moons ago. Instead of being your 5 a day it's closer...

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Can your body tolerate carbs?

Some interesting articles I have been reading recently and it got me thinking about all the commuters getting the train to work, ill get to that in more detail in a sec so bear with me. Some of us are more designed to tolerate carbs better than others, it’s just the way we are. We think of carbs as our...

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Are you an emotional eater and how this is affecting your health and weight?

So let's get straight into this, the majority of us have an emotional attachment to eating. We all like food and drink and we use this to make ourselves feel better in times of sadness or stress. This is likely the reason why you are not in better health rather then it being the food you eat at your meal...

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Who is striving for the perfect body?

I'm definitely not, are you? None of you are stupid, most of you have read multiple blogs or articles on lifting weights or cardio or diets for weight loss blah blah blah. Some of you are working hard but not sure what you actually want and some can't motivate themselves to put the effort in and try. Stop looking in...

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