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Pre Workout Nutrition – What Should I Eat Before A Workout?

Now that gyms are back up and running and we are slowly finding ourway with the new processes implemented to keep us safe whilst we train, here is a blog about what to consume BEFORE a workout to ensure you are achieving your maximal potential during your workouts. It’s great easing back into the gym, […]

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Nutrition and Mental Health

When it comes to nutrition, we are all aware of the effects it may have on us physically. If that’s aiding or hindering performance in the gym, our energy levels throughout the day and so on. But it’s not very often or not at all that we think of nutrition and mental health and the […]

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Brain Foods – Food To Boost Your Brain

Have you ever wondered how you can have moments reminiscing with friend, talking about all of the vivid memories from previous years, but then some days find yourself staring into an empty room wondering why you went in there in the first place?! I don’t know about you, but I do. Or, how I can […]

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Beth’s Mam’s No Pastry Quiche Recipe

Did you know this month is National Picnic Month? According to research most households go for three picnics a year. Quiche’s are great for a picnic but due to the pastry, they tend to be high in saturated fats so here’s a healthy version of a quiche courtesy of personal trainer, Beth. Actually, we should […]

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Fat Burning Circuit

From chatting to people about their experience of exercise during lockdown I get the feeling that people may fall into two camps…. Those who have had more time on their hands and have relished the opportunity to become more active and do more exercise. Those who have had to endure the nightmare of juggling home-schooling, […]

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Preventing Type 2 Diabetes

Earlier in the week, as part of National Diabetes Week, we blogged about diabetes and looked at what diabetes is. We thought we would use this blog to look at Type 2 Diabetes in more detail and how you can prevent getting Type 2 Diabetes. Physical activity and diet adjustments are two main approaches known […]

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Strength Exercises for Cycling

This week is Cycling UK’s ‘Bike Week 2020’, so we thought we would share our top strength exercises for cycling. A recent survey by Sports England which looked at people’s attitudes towards exercise & activity during ‘lockdown’, found that over a period of 7 weeks the number of people cycling in the UK doubled from […]

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Black Bean Peanut Butter Brownies

You will not believe that the secret ingredient in this healthier version of brownies are black beans!! Yes, that’s right, black beans!!! Honestly, trust me on this….they taste amazing. These black bean peanut butter brownies are lower in sugar than normal brownies, have no butter (ok apart from the peanut butter!) and the black beans […]

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Good And Bad Foods….Is There Such A Thing?

We’ve all heard or probably even used the term ‘bad’ for certain foods and drinks and ‘good’ for others. But, how do we know what is ‘right’ or ‘wrong’, is there a ‘good’ or ‘bad’ food? Does the meaning even exist? Here’s a short task for you. When you think of a ‘bad’ food what […]

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The Basics of Nutrition

Why do we eat? We eat to fuel of course! Without food, our body can not produce an adequate amount of energy to reach the demands of the body and the body’s functions. But, if you asked most people why they eat they would probably also list reasons such as ‘to socialise’, ‘because I enjoy […]

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Carrot Fritters with Poached Eggs

These carrot fritters are simply AMAZING! and as it’s National Vegetarian Week it would be rude not to share this carrot fritter recipe with you. For a great main meal serve with two poached eggs and salad, but if you want something lighter then serve with a nice salad and a Greek yoghurt dip. They […]

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The Benefits of Walking

Walking yourself to a better you! Walking is an exercise that fits all, as well as being safe, and pretty much easy to do for almost everyone! The benefits of walking are that you can do it from being a child, with your child or with your expected child!  Walking is a form of exercise […]

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Spinach And Ricotta Aubergine Cannelloni

Quite a number of years ago I was suffering quite badly with my stomach when I went out for run (that’s all I’m saying about that) and I was advised by a nutritionist to minimise wheat in my diet. It set me on the quest to find alternatives to pasta and this is when I […]

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