​Time to get your heart racing

The human heart plays a vital role when it comes to the intensity of exercise we aim for, whether it be a simple task of a slow walk or a high intensity bike session. In short the heart is responsible for pumping oxygen rich blood all through our body to ensure we can function, let alone exercise. Our heart rate is the speed of the heartbeat measured by the number of contractions of the heart per minute (bpm). There…

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Have a merry not a nightmare Christmas!

I briefly touched on this topic at the weekend after posting a meme relating to the universal saying “I’ll start again in January!”  Today’s blog will expand on those points with the aim to give you motivation to stay on track over the Christmas period. 1) Challenge yourself to go against the grain of the standard Xmas lapse 2) Christmas break doesn’t include all days in December  A very common mental approach over December is that its acceptable to…

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Breakfast/Snack Idea 

Last year I shared a great healthy breakfast/snack option in the form of savoury muffins. See below the link to the video plus all of the ingredients and nutritional breakdown per muffin. Click here to view video For 10 mini muffins I used: 6 x medium eggs 1/2 Cup of grated low fat cheese 3 x Rashers of chopped bacon 1 x Handful of chopped mange tout 1 x Handful of chopped sugar snap peas 2 x Large chestnut mushrooms…

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Look after your immune system and it will look after you

I decided to change today‘s blog late last night due to the sudden surge of nasty colds and coughs over the past 2 weeks in the gym. On Monday I picked up a tickly throat and running nose, however I put into plan measures to give myself the best oppurtunity to return to full health asap. Before I go into the details of this blog can I Just say that I am no medical expert in this science, if you have any…

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Why am I always hungry late at night?

As we approach the cold winter evenings its nice to get cosy in front of the tv with a hot cup of tea, but……thats not enough!Then follows the entourage of late evening snacks. Sound familiar? Or Do you find that your hunger levels always seem to elevate as soon as you sit down after a long day at work? Or After your evening meal, do the hunger cravings return just as you’re settling down for bed? I think it’s…

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Foods that fire up fat loss

We are surrounded by quick fix fat loss products and packages. Our modern culture revolves around getting results yesterday and making things as easy as possible for us. One topic of conversation is foods and drinks that stimulate fat loss. In my opinion no food or drink directly burns fat! Yes it’s true some foods do have fantastic properties that assist in the fat loss process however if you’re not sticking to the principles of fat loss then no…

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All the gear with some idea

The health and fitness industry is flooded with variety and choice when it comes to training/lifestyle accessories. Admittedly I’m guilty of having purchased some “fad” fitness products then a year later it’s gathered dust. However there are useful products out there, but the main thing is to ensure that it does relate to your health and fitness goals. In today’s blog I’m going to list 5 items that I continue to use in my weekly lifestyle and explain how…

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Motivational Quotes To Help You Through The Week

Admittedly i’m a sucker for a motivational quote. I always find them extremely useful for when faced with both positive and negative challenges. For this week’s blog I have listed a number of these below and hope that you can also gain some inspiration from them.  Additionally please comment and share your own personal favourite quotes that help you to stay motivated! Happiness & Success “The only way to do great work is to love what you do” –…

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