Fat is bad, right?

The British Heart Foundation advises that eating too much saturated fat can increase cholesterol and the risk of developing heart disease. Saturated fat is found in things like processed meat, hard cheeses, yoghurt, cream, butter, pies, pastries, cakes and biscuits. Despite its bad reputation, however, fat is essential for many purposes. Your body uses fat for: fuel, storage of energy, insulation, protection of… Read More Fat is bad, right?

Equipment-Free Abdominal Exercise: Crunches

Having strong core muscles (abdominals, lower back and obliques) helps to hold you upright, gives you good posture and protects your back against injury. Good core strength helps you do things as simple as walking. Crunches are a simple and effective abdominal exercise to strengthen your core. How to do crunches: Lie on your back with knees bent and… Read More Equipment-Free Abdominal Exercise: Crunches

Personal Training Is For Everyone: Why Hire A Personal Trainer?

As the weather improves, minds turn to longer, warmer days and summer holidays. And swimwear! Does the thought of getting into your swimwear fill you with dread? Or does it spur you on to lose weight and get fit for summer? It’s so easy to lose motivation if you fail to reach your goals of getting fit or… Read More Personal Training Is For Everyone: Why Hire A Personal Trainer?

Hidden Sugars: 20 Foods Containing Hidden Sugar

Last week’s announcement about the ‘sugar tax’ to be placed on high-sugar soft drinks has divided opinion. Will it work? Is it treating us like idiots who can’t make sensible decisions? Should other food companies be charged a similar ‘tax’? I’m sure you have thoughts on the matter. But which other foods and drinks contain hidden sugar? Here’s a… Read More Hidden Sugars: 20 Foods Containing Hidden Sugar