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How to Eat out on a Diet

Eating out can be difficult when you are trying to lose weight as it is often hard to know what the best meal options are. For this reason I am going to run you through a few key words to look out for when reading a menu as well give…

The Power of Drinking Fresh Juice

“The human body is really just like a juice machine” – Jason Vale To look at how the human digestive system is designed this quote rings true. The mouth begins the process by pulping vegetables and fruit (or any other food); the juice of the food passes into the blood…

The Annual Medical Check-Up: A Life Saver

Regular medical checkups are important, however, many of us do not realise how beneficial checking in with the doctor can be. Our busy lives mean getting to the doctor can interrupt one’s schedule, but developing a deadly disease can interrupt one’s life. Spending a little time, every 12 months, checking…

Food Cravings :: How to Get a Handle on Them

Food cravings are an intense yearning for a certain food type. Sweet and salty foods are generally the most common cravings, though cravings for protein rich food like meat or cheese are normal also. While it is natural to experience food cravings, left uncontrolled, cravings often lead to overeating which…

Supplements :: Should You Take Them?

Vitamins and minerals (aka micronutrients) are essential for normal growth and function as well as overall health. The human body cannot produce its own micronutrients, so we need to get them from whole foods. Without vitamins and minerals the body is subject to disease and other ill effects of vitamin…

Wellness Coaching :: A Commitment to Change

Wellness Coaches, along with Life Coaches and Executive Coaches are commonly utilized these days within the professional arena; the term itself is used to describe a professional who can help one achieve a vision for lifestyle change. With a 24/7 culture and unlimited resources to the general public, there is…

The Importance of Stretching

I have spent the last two weeks doing health assessments on a variety of people from all walks of life and the one piece of advice which I kept repeating time and time again was why it is so important to stretch. If the topic of stretching had to be…

Exercise, Nutrition and Your Immunity

The human body has been designed to protect itself against foreign invaders (bacteria, viruses, etc), all the mechanisms used for defence are known as immune system. Exercise and nutrition can impact the function of your immune system, so at this time of year when the flu and the common cold…

Shin Splints – What Are They?

People who use exercises which involve running, jumping or even aggressive walking as part of a workout routine are at risk of a common injury called shin splints. As trainers we hear the term used fairly regularly, in fact we often use it ourselves to describe pain located along the…

Butter or Margarine – Which is better for You?

It is the never-ending debate, should we eat butter which is naturally made but contains more than 65% saturated fat or should we consume margarine which has little to no saturated fat but is chemically manufactured? The focus of the debate is on how the different fats in butter and…

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