Health and lifestyle Archives - Life Force Fitness

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

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

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

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

Weight loss tips for a healthy new you

Weight Loss Tips; summer holiday; Northampton Personal Trainer; Muscle Maintenance

If you are not following us on Facebook, then you are missing out. But don’t worry, we put the latest posts together in this collection of weight loss tips. Gratifying Greek  Are you struggling to choose good protein sources for snacks? We love the versatility of Greek or Icelandic yoghurt. They are much higher in

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Feb 14, 2019 / by Jon Bellis / No Comments

January Open Day 2019

Northampton Personal Trainer; Weight Loss; Muscle; Open Day

Our 2019 January Open Day was on 5th January. The studio has been open now for over a year but, because we are not a gym with general membership, visiting and having a look around isn’t something you could ordinarily do on a whim (or at least without a heads up first). The event was

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Jan 14, 2019 / by Jon Bellis / No Comments

Weight Loss Results – One Year On

Weight loss; fat loss; Northampton Personal trainers

It’s a year now since we opened the doors of the studio and signed up our first weight loss clients. And what a year it’s been! We’ve had, and still have, great clients. And thanks to the weight loss they have achieved, we’re bringing in more clients all the time. The weight loss results that

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Dec 01, 2018 / by Jon Bellis / No Comments