Month: April 2014

How I lost weight at the car boot sale…

The good old car boot sale – it’s a great way to lose weight isn’t it?! “LOSE weight?? But what about the burger vans and the cup cake stalls, Paul?” Well, yes, you may have a point there! But I’m not tempted by those – in fact, the smell puts me off food full stop. […]

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A SPECIAL gift just for you…

Today, I’ll keep it short and sweet! As a thank you for staying with me and for reading my blog posts (you DO read my posts, don’t you?!), I’m giving you the opportunity to train with me for a whole week. That’s right, you can come along to any (or all) of my group classes […]

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The SECRET way to shed your body fat…

You want to lose body fat, right? I know I do. Even though my body fat is quite low, I still have some I want to lose. I’m guessing it’s the same for you? You feel like you’re never at your ideal weight and you could lose an inch or two around your waist and […]

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Are Easter eggs good for your health?

Did you enjoy Easter? It’s a great family occasion, whatever your beliefs. It’s a time when friends and families get together, enjoy food together and of course, that includes the good-old Easter egg! How many Easter eggs did you get? As a kid, I used to get 7 or 8 eggs but they were usually […]

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How spilling tuna juice on my top got me thinking…

Easter Bank Holiday Monday…I got all dressed up – well, clean jeans and a nice, fresh t-shirt. I’d even shaved! Awne (my partner) and I were planning a trip to the beach – well, the sun was shining so it seemed a shame to waste the opportunity. I was just about to leave the house […]

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YOU have the power to choose to be healthy

I watched an interesting documentary recently though it has been out a few years now. It’s called Food Matters and I think it was made in 2008. It was interesting because it really made you think – the sort of documentary that hits home. The crux of the programme was focusing on how important, no […]

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The ONE thing you can do to keep a healthy heart…

If you read my blog post yesterday, I talked about jogging and the possible negative effects of this repetitious training on your heart. I also mentioned that progressive short intense exertion periods with appropriate rest periods can help to build up a critical heart reserve capacity – it will make your heart stronger and more […]

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It’s sad to hear this after running the London Marathon

As a nation, we’re keen runners/joggers. Yesterday saw the latest running of the London Marathon and of course, in the North East, we have the Great North Run plus various charity 5k and 10k events. You can’t fault our enthusiasm and our commitment to charity too linked to these events. It was very sad to […]

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Grapes are the new sunblock!

Now that the weather is changing and it feels very Spring-like, sunblock is on my mind now! When the sun does shine and the temperature rises, you’ll need to protect your skin. You may think that applying lots of sun cream will protect your skin from the harmful rays of the sun. You may be […]

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Do you THINK you’re healthy?

Hmmm, this is quite an open question as what does it really feel like or look like to be healthy? Obviously we’re all different and our perceptions of health vary from person to person but generally, do you think you’re healthy? Consider this… These are percentages of ‘Self perception of health 2005-10’ according to the […]

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