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Management of type 2 diabetes

Diabetes. Northampton personal trainer, weight loss, personal training, fitness

The belief that type 2 diabetes is reversible is gaining widespread acceptance. In general, the lifestyle factors required to reverse the condition are the opposite of those that led to diabetes. There is a very high correlation between being overweight or obese and having type 2 diabetes. The factors that will contribute to the onset

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Dec 16, 2017 / by Jon Bellis / No Comments

Raspberry ice-yog

Indulgence; Northampton personal trainer; Northampton weight loss

Here’s a simple idea to provide a little indulgence after dinner.   The video is one from the archives. It was taken before the discovery of landscape video and involves a headless man!   We all like a little of something sweet after our meal. A lot of people will reach for the chocolates or

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Dec 13, 2017 / by Jon Bellis / No Comments

Why I’m an advocate of steady cardio – part 2

Steady cardio. Northampton weight loss specifialists

In part 1 we looked at some good reasons why you might want to do steady cardio but we left the arguments about fat burning to this second instalment.   The fat burning arguments about the two options go like this. HIIT ramps up your metabolism and helps you burn more calories in the hours

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Dec 10, 2017 / by Jon Bellis / 1 Comment

Why I’m an advocate of steady cardio – part 1

Steady cardio. Northampton weight loss specifialists

Why steady cardio might be the right choice for you   Are you wondering what might be the best cardio for your goals? Have you been told to do High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) but you dread doing it? Does HIIT leave you drained? You might want to consider good old steady cardio. To find

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Dec 06, 2017 / by Jon Bellis / No Comments

Which somatotype are you?

Somatotype. Northampton weight loss specialists

Why are some people tall and skinny and others are stocky? Why do some men have a v-taper and others go straight up and down? Good question! Read on to learn about somatotype. A guy called Sheldon invented a taxonomy of body types known as somatotypes. There are three: Ectomorph – tend to be tall

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Nov 29, 2017 / by Jon Bellis / No Comments

Delicious red cabbage

Red cabbage recipe. Northampton fat loss specialists

Think you don’t like red cabbage? Think again! This is one of my favourite dishes of all time. It’s so tasty! You will need onion, garlic, apple, bacon, fennel seeds, balsamic vinegar… oh and a red cabbage. It’s a warming, hearty dish that is perfect for winter. It’s also a good one to serve up

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Nov 29, 2017 / by Jon Bellis / No Comments

Posture series – the cobra

Shoulder blade posture; Northampton Fat Loss specialists

Following on from the introduction to posture, a simple shoulder blade exercise is the final instalment. The exercise is called the cobra. It addresses, in one go, four of the most common issues associated with the shoulder blade area. It will help you engage your shoulder blades in the correct way in every day life.

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Nov 26, 2017 / by Jon Bellis / No Comments

Food game – answers

Northampton personal trainer, weight loss, personal training, fitness

Yesterday you were asked to score these foods from 1: super-unhealthy to 5: super-healthy. Here are the answers. Ok it’s a little subjective. This is the Life Force Fitness view of these foods. Remember we’re all about weight loss and metabolic health. Donut – ok so I put this one in to get you off

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Nov 24, 2017 / by Jon Bellis / No Comments

Posture series – the glutes

Northampton weight loss; Glutes; Posture

Following on from the introduction to posture, a simple exercise for the glutes is the first of the demos. We’re talking about the muscles in your bum! The exercise is called a bridge. Done correctly it will really switch your glutes on and help you to engage them during everyday activities. The bridge will help

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Nov 21, 2017 / by Jon Bellis / No Comments

Posture series – the core

Northampton PT Studio; Weight loss; Core stability

Following on from the introduction to posture, a simple exercise for core strength is the first of the demos. The exercise is called a plank. Done correctly it it quite a tough exercise! The plank will help with Maintaining good posture Improvements in stability for sports and everyday functional movements Keeping your tummy tucked in

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Nov 18, 2017 / by Jon Bellis / No Comments