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Building a Strong Immune System

Do you have a strong immune system? Lifestyle and nutrition factors for boosting your immunity

I can’t remember a winter when there were so many malicious viruses. This year’s infections seem to have been far more impactful than those of other recent winters. One explanation is that having COVID may lower your immunity subsequently. And it could be that, as a population, we are more immunologically naïve after two years of

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Feb 20, 2023 / by Jon Bellis / No Comments

What can I eat for a snack?

image of protein jelly, showing what can i eat as a snack

‘What can I eat for a snack?’. This could well be the question we get asked most. Once the principles of healthy eating are conveyed, it’s a lot more straightforward to apply them to breakfast, lunch and dinner. But when it comes to snacks, our clients often draw a blank. That’s because, traditionally, snacks do

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Jun 29, 2022 / by Jon Bellis / No Comments

Ten weight loss essentials to ensure success

Hooded lady with arms aloft looking away into the sunset having succeeded. Ten weight loss essentials

Weight loss is by far the most common goal requested by potential clients. That’s no surprise; two-thirds of the adult population in the UK are overweight or obese. Many of them come to us having tried and failed to lose weight. They’ve tried various approaches with limited success. Why is it so hard? Well, for

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Jun 11, 2022 / by Jon Bellis / No Comments

Does fat make you fat?

Vegetable oils can be healthy, but can you get too much of a good thing? Does fat make you fat?

Does fat make you fat? This was certainly the received wisdom for decades. We were told that a low-fat diet was the way to avoid weight gain. Yet, in the years that followed that guidance, obesity levels have continued to rise. The low-fat approach has been seen as a failure. Instead, carbohydrates are often demonised,

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Apr 30, 2022 / by Jon Bellis / No Comments

How to alleviate your lower back pain

Man holding his lower back, clearly in pain. Find out how to alleviate your lower back pain

Do you often get lower back pain? You’re not alone. Lower backache dominates all the aches and pains suffered by millions within the population. A Google search produces more entries for lower backache than all the other types of ache put together. Why is lower backache so prevalent? And what can you do to alleviate

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Apr 01, 2022 / by Jon Bellis / No Comments

Reasons why you might have a belly bulge

Woman holding her stomach feeling very full. You might have a belly bulge because you eat a large volume of food.

You may not aspire to have a flat washboard stomach like a fitness model. But I bet you wouldn’t say no to reducing the size of your tum. In this post, we look at some of the causes of belly bulge. You may find that more than one of these apply to you. Read on

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Feb 19, 2022 / by Jon Bellis / No Comments

What can I eat for lunch?

Chicken, lentil and broccoli salad

“What can I eat?”. This is one of the questions we get asked most by our clients. In this series of blogs, we’ll attempt to answer that question. In this blog, we’re talking about lunch. Read on to find out more.   Why is “What can I eat?” a common question? All our clients get

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Feb 05, 2022 / by Jon Bellis / No Comments

A strategy to help you age well

Senior guy doing barbell back squats. Lifting weights is part of a strategy to help you age well

Hands up if you like getting old? Unless you’re in your teens or younger, I imagine you kept your hand firmly below your waist. No, it’s rubbish getting old, edging inexorably towards that meeting with your maker. For a large chunk of the population, getting older is accompanied by ailments and irritations. Joints start to

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Jan 22, 2022 / by Jon Bellis / No Comments

20 New Year’s resolution mistakes you might be making

new year 2022

Might you be making one or more of these 20 New Year’s resolution mistakes? You’re all enthusiastic. You’ve joined a gym, you’ve got yourself some fancy new gym kit and a new pair of trainers. You’ve sorted out a workout playlist. You’re champing at the bit. You get off to a flyer in the first

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Jan 08, 2022 / by Jon Bellis / No Comments

How to avoid yo-yo dieting

Weight cycling without weight lifting. Avoid yo-yo dieting if you don't want this to happen

We’ve all heard of yo-yo dieting, but what is it? It’s when you lose weight, only to put it all back on again. That’s not so bad, you might think. If you put it back on, you can always take it off again. After all, you’ve done it once; you can do it again. Well,

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Oct 30, 2021 / by Jon Bellis / No Comments