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08
November
2015

How To Survive The Christmas Party Season

We all overindulge at Christmas, however for lots of people you can come out the other side having gained half a stone, a clothes size and feeling terrible about yourself suffering with January Blues. Here’s my survival guide to help you maintain your body fat and fitness levels over Christmas. What...

01
October
2015

Autumn & Winter Training

How To Maximize Winter Training For those that play sports or train at a high level, traditionally winter is so often wasted and looked upon as a resting period. Typically people, clubs and sports teams rest or dramatically curtail training for the winter and lose all the improvements they made over...

25
September
2015

Why Is Losing Weight 80% Diet?

1st of all you need to understand BMR, Basal Metabolic Rate is the amount of calories your body burns everyday just to function at rest.  So if you lay in bed tomorrow didn’t move a muscle, just to function you will burn x amount of calories. Lets choose a typical fit 30 year old, 5 Foot 8 fem...

05
September
2015

The Drinkaware Fanfare

If you were trying to quit smoking would you take advice from Benson & Hedges?  Trying to lose weight, would you go to a McDonalds Weightloss Program?  Trying to reduce your heroin use, would you ask your dealer for help or info on the nearest rehab clinic? Drinkaware was “Established in 2...

23
August
2015

How to Get Over A Weight Loss Plateau

What is a Weight Loss Plateau? I consider a weight loss plateau, if you’ve been following a food and exercise plan that’s worked for you in the past, for 3 weeks or more but are not seeing any fat loss results.  Should this happen (after 3 weeks of no results), here’s my checklist to help guide you...

13
August
2015

Sugar & Calories in Beer, Stout & Cider

By: Andy Kenny24Sticky

Would it surprise you to know Coors light and Heineken have exactly the same calories and carbs?  Shown here is the sugar and calorie content in popular beers, stout and ciders. If like me, you like to drink alcohol you’ll be interested to see the results I found. 

24
July
2015

Bodyweight Toning Workout

Intermediate to Advanced Program Do not do this program, if you have any injuries, illnesses, are pregnant or a beginner.  As always, if something doesn’t feel right don’t do it.  After your warm up do 3/4 circuits of the exercises.

02
July
2015

Sugar in Coke & Other Popular Drinks

Are You Pouring On The Pounds? What would you think if someone put 22 of those 3g sachets you know from coffee shops, in your tea or coffee? That’s how much sugar is in a 500ml bottle of Orange (65g). These drinks are pictured from left to right in order of highest amount of simple sugar per 100ml. 

26
June
2015

Eating Out Survival Guide

For anyone trying to lose body fat or increase muscle mass etc, eating out when its not cheat night, can be a big problem.  However, you should always remember that when eating out you are the boss, don’t be afraid to ask for more of this, or less of that.  Focus on the protein and vegetables but le...

21
June
2015

Summer Holiday Recovery Diet

How To Get Back On Track Quickly With most people heading away on holidays over the summer, it can upset any good routine you might have, if you’re trying to lose or maintain your weight.  Here’s my recovery diet and exercise plan, that’ll help you quickly get back to where you were, before your hol...

13
June
2015

BMI Inaccuracy’s

Body Mass Index (BMI): Is your weight divided by the square of your height. This photo (below) shows just how different women that weigh the same can be.  BMI was developed in the mid 1800’s.  150 years ago people were a lot smaller (look at the height of doors on old churches). 150 years ago...

06
June
2015

Bad Health Warning Signs

Benjamin Franklin said “Many people die at 25 but aren’t buried until they’re 75”. There are so many people that have mistaken the mundane and being lethargic, as happiness. We get used to hating our bodies and feeling tired all the time, so it becomes normal. We’re acclimati...

01
June
2015

Body Dysmorphia

I think a lot of people do or have had, body dysmorphia to an extent at some point in their lives. Ever have a nagging obsession with a perceived defect of your physical appearance?  Have friends told you, you have amazing arms or whatever, but you still think they’re too flabby?  Ever fixate on a p...

17
May
2015

The “Sounds Good” Effect

The health & fitness industry is awash with conflicting and unsubstantiated claims.  Everything from doing a certain exercise will burn off your belly fat, to taking a certain supplement will increase your energy.