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Healthy Eating Week

Next week, 10-14 June 2019, we will be supporting The British Nutrition Foundation Healthy Eating Week. Each day next week on our social media channels, we’ll be posting about one of the 5 healthy living challenges. What is the British Nutrition Foundation? The BNF is a charity whose core purpose is to make nutrition science

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Jun 07, 2019 / by Jon Bellis / No Comments

5 Best Quad Exercises

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This week we are continuing our feature where we provide our view on which are the top 5 exercises for different body parts. What are the criteria for selecting the ‘best‘ 5 exercises? They are those that build muscle, or tone, and do so in a balanced, aesthetically pleasing way. They should work well for

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May 31, 2019 / by Jon Bellis / No Comments

Spicy Baked Chickpeas Recipe

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Another long weekend – yay! And at this time of year there will no doubt be a few barbecues and lots of entertaining of guests. It’s standard practice when entertaining to lay out an assortment of salty and crunchy nibbles for the guests to enjoy with their first drink. Of course, these nibbles are rarely

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May 23, 2019 / by Jon Bellis / No Comments

5 Best Bicep Exercises

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This week we are continuing our feature where we provide our view on which are the top 5 exercises for different body parts. What are the criteria for selecting the ‘best‘ 5 exercises? They are those that build muscle, or tone, and do so in a balanced, aesthetically pleasing way. They should work well for

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May 16, 2019 / by Jon Bellis / No Comments

Intermittent Fasting: What, Why, Our Opinion

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Intermittent fasting has been a hot topic in the health and fitness world for a few years now. If you search the internet, you’ll see there are a lot of good informative articles on the topic. Most of them tell you what it is and list the benefits and disadvantages. I could do the same

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May 10, 2019 / by Jon Bellis / No Comments

5 Best Hamstring Exercises

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This week we are continuing our feature where we provide our view on which are the top 5 exercises for different body parts. What are the criteria for selecting the ‘best‘ 5 exercises? They are those that build muscle, or tone, and do so in a balanced, aesthetically pleasing way. They should work well for

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May 03, 2019 / by Jon Bellis / No Comments

Healthy Brownies: Sweet Potato Brownie Recipe

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We’re approaching Easter weekend. If you’re trying to lose weight then Easter can be a real challenge, particularly if you’re a chocolate lover like me. Chocolate is everywhere. Or at least commercial chocolate is everywhere. Raw unprocessed cacao is actually very healthy, packed with phytonutrients and antioxidants. It’s the processing and the addition of other

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Apr 18, 2019 / by Jon Bellis / No Comments

Commitment and hard work – your best bet for healthy long-term weight loss

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I was recently alerted to the noise going on in the popular press around the use and promotion of dietary supplements/weight loss products by celebrities. It’s not something I would usually comment on, but after a bit of research I realised there’s an important take home message. I’ll get to that but first, some background.

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Apr 15, 2019 / by Jon Bellis / No Comments

Top 5 Exercises for Shoulders

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This week we are continuing our feature where we provide our view on which are the top 5 exercises for different body parts. In the first blog on back exercises, we set out the criteria for selecting the ‘best‘ 5 exercises. To summarise, our top 5 exercises are those that build muscle, or tone, and

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Apr 12, 2019 / by Jon Bellis / No Comments

Recipe: Baked Beans From Scratch

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We recently wrote about the pros and cons of a vegan diet. One of the concerns with veganism is getting enough protein to support the body’s protein needs, including the maintenance of muscle tissue. A particular challenge is constructing meals which contain complete proteins containing all 9 essential amino acids. One well known example of

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Apr 04, 2019 / by Jon Bellis / No Comments