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Simple Salad

Simple Salad

Simple Salad It’s summer and it’s a great time of year to enjoy a healthy simple salad. Do you find salad boring? It doesn’t have to be a boring combination of iceberg lettuce, tomato and cucumber! You can have anything you like in a salad. Here’s an idea for a simple salad that is brimming

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Jul 17, 2019 / by Jon Bellis / No Comments

The Link Between Diet and Mental Health

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Mental health has become something that people are encouraged to talk about, and you can see that from the number of stories in the news. Reading around, mental ill-health seems to be a broad term covering common associations such as depression, Alzheimer’s, dementia, ADHD and eating disorders, but also includes anxiety disorders and persistent unhappiness

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Jun 28, 2019 / by Jon Bellis / No Comments

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

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

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

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

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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

Top 10 Foods for Healthy Weight Loss

If you know our approach to nutrition, you’ll know that we are huge advocates of variety in the diet. So, it may seem odd that we have written a ‘top 10 foods’ article. First of all, let’s be clear, variety is by far the best strategy for optimising health. This top 10 list is a

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Mar 07, 2019 / by Jon Bellis / No Comments

Veganism Pros and Cons

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Veganism is unquestionably on the rise. If you want to get a feel for just how quickly and markedly this lifestyle choice is gaining popularity, just look at the stats presented by The Vegan Society here. Usually the rationale for going vegan relates to animal welfare or environmental considerations. But, how does a vegan diet

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Feb 21, 2019 / by Jon Bellis / No Comments