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Bodybuilding Champ – Jon’s credentials

Jon on stage bodybuilding

Although I’m the 2022 British and World over 50s Bodybuilding Champ, I’m still not comfortable selling myself. I’ve never been very good at it, for a start. I’ve always believed that if you do a great job, then people will notice, and you will be rewarded for it. I learned during my corporate career that

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Feb 07, 2023 / by Jon Bellis / No Comments

Six strategies for reducing the risk of disease

Reducing the risk of disease

Your tendency to get ill or succumb to disease is not predetermined, it’s something you can control. Of course, there are some genetic and environmental factors but, as you’ll see, reducing the risk of disease is largely a matter of lifestyle choices and good habits. You may not have thought of it in this way,

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Apr 18, 2018 / by Jon Bellis / No Comments

The importance of muscle

The importance of muscle.

The importance of muscle for health, happiness and longevity The importance of muscle for health and longevity is rarely appreciated. I have written before about how to preserve muscle mass in order to age gracefully, but here I go into more detail on why it is important. It can literally be a matter of life or

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Apr 01, 2018 / by Jon Bellis / No Comments

The benefits of weight training part 2

Weight training boosts metabolism

Welcome back to the second instalment on the benefits of weight training. In this post we talk about the health and confidence benefits that can be derived. Let’s start with health.   Health   Most people don’t realise the hormonal benefits of weight training. Weight training increases both testosterone and growth hormone, two fantastic hormones

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Aug 25, 2017 / by Jon Bellis / No Comments

The benefits of weight training part 1

Front squat

Why everyone should be in to weight training   Not sure about weight training? You might be surprised just how beneficial and enjoyable it is. Do you want to lose weight but you’re not sure what exercise is best? Do you want to improve the way you look? Do you want to be fit and healthy?

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Aug 21, 2017 / by Jon Bellis / No Comments

Good food choices

Tray of veggies

When you are losing weight, it is critical do eat fewer calories than the number of calories you use to fuel yourself. Of course that means you are more likely to become hungry, particularly if you make poor food choices. Good food choices will keep you filled up for longer and will make it less

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Jul 10, 2017 / by Jon Bellis / No Comments