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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

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

A picture of Samantha doing a shoulder press with Jon behind her

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

Top 5 Exercises for Your Back

Woman performing bench rows. Bench rows are among the pick of exercises for your back

This week we are introducing a new feature where we provide our view on which are the top 5 exercises for different body parts; this may be exercises for your back, your core, your shoulders and more. What are the criteria for selecting the ‘best’ exercises? It depends on your goal. If improving posture is

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Mar 29, 2019 / by Jon Bellis / No Comments

Caponata Recipe

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We’re always saying it: Eat more veg. If you’re looking to lose weight then vegetables are an essential part of your nutrition strategy. They are low in calories, slow to digest, filling and packed with nutrients to help nourish you while you’re in calorie deficit. A lot of people eat too few vegetables because their

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Mar 21, 2019 / by Jon Bellis / No Comments

Top 5 Exercises to Improve Posture

A picture of our trainer, Samantha, performing one of the exercises to improve posture, The Plank

Having good posture is an under appreciated aspect of good health and fitness. If your posture is poor it could have numerous impacts It can make you look older than you really are. It can affect your confidence and self-esteem. Click here for an example discussion. It can affect your breathing. Inefficient breathing can have

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Mar 15, 2019 / by Jon Bellis / No Comments

6 steps to ageing well

Maintain muscle

There are many angles on the topic of ageing well, but the angle I am taking here is, of course, associated with health and fitness. In particular, the focus of this article is the importance of building and maintaining your muscle and strength in to your old age. Sarcopenia is the process of losing muscle

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Mar 09, 2018 / by Jon Bellis / No Comments