You’ve probably planned for your financial future with a pension, but have you also planned ahead for optimal health in later years? Although nobody knows what the future holds, there are things you can do to minimise the risk of suffering from conditions commonly linked with ageing. 1 – Being overweight I’ve been told that it’s harder to lose weight… Read More 4 Age-Related Problems & How To Avoid Them
There are three main body types: Ectomorph, Mesomorph and Endomorph. Easy to remember, no? No. Fortunately, it doesn’t matter about the unfathomable names. What’s important is that you understand which one (or ones) you are. Doing so will help you to better understand your body and to find exercise that you’ll enjoy because you have a natural ability… Read More Body Types: Which Body Type Are You ?
Happy New Year! It’s that time again for new year’s resolutions which, depressingly, less than 10% of us manage to stick to. Resolving to lose weight and get fit is easy when you’re in the post-Christmas bloat. But willpower will only get you so far. What happens in mid-January when you’re cold, hungry, bored of your new exercise regime, and… Read More 6 Steps to Make Your New Year’s Resolutions Work
Breakfast is often a rushed or boring affair, or is overlooked altogether. So here are a few quick, easy, healthy ideas to help you start the day full of energy. Homemade granola. Making the granola takes about 30 mins but it makes loads and it lasts for ages. Shredded wheat, Weetabix or sugar free Alpen –… Read More Healthy breakfast ideas
I recently discovered how to make healthy roast potatoes. I wasn’t looking for a healthy recipe for roast potatoes, I just ran out of goose fat! Yes, I do cook my roasties in goose fat… I just don’t eat them very often. Recipe: Place 800g of quartered potatoes into a roasting tin and pour over 200ml stock. (If… Read More Healthy roast potatoes!
Want to increase your core strength? Fed up with crunches or sit ups? Then try The Plank. The plank focuses on strengthening your core muscles but uses almost every muscle in your body! And, as with all the best exercises, you don’t need any equipment to do it and you can do it anywhere. How To Do… Read More Equipment Free Core Exercise: The Plank
It’s official – Christmas is nearly here. Eager neighbours already have their decorations up and the first of the Christmas meals is fast approaching (or, in my case, was in November). Apparently we eat 3 times as many calories on Christmas day compared to normal days. So how can you avoid piling on the pounds… Read More Christmas Calories: How not to put on weight at Christmas
As the Christmas parties begin, it’s great to have some healthy alternatives to pastry-wrapped, high calorie buffet foods. Here are three dips which are quick, easy, and healthy. Guacamole: Peel, de-stone & chop 2-3 ripe avocados & squeeze juice of 1 lemon over the avocado. Mash with a fork to the consistency you require. Finely… Read More Three Healthy Dips: Guacamole, Houmous & Salsa
Squats are easy, free and require no equipment. They strengthen your legs and buttocks, as well as improving their shape. What’s not to love? You can use squats as a cardiovascular exercise (getting you puffed, giving you healthier heart and lungs, and burning fat) by speeding them up, or you can use squats to build strength by pausing… Read More Equipment Free Exercises: Squats
The reason I love this recipe is in the title…EASY! And there’s nothing nicer on a chilly day than a bowl of hot soup. Fry 1 chopped onion and 1 chopped garlic clove in 1 tsp olive oil until soft. Add 1 small peeled, chopped sweet potato and cook for 5 minutes. Add 1 tin of… Read More Healthy Winter Warmer : Easy Tomato Soup