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15
October
2017

Benefits of Protein

By Mark Kiernan What is protein? Protein is a nutrient found in food which is made up of numerous amino acids that are joined together. What does it do? Protein builds, maintains, and replaces the tissues in your body It’s easy to understand the excitement. Protein is an important component of...

09
September
2017

September Is The New January

As the summer draws to a close leaving us with hazy memories of sun tan and barbeques it’s time to refocus the mind and the routine. We all fall off the wagon, so to speak, over the summer but with party season round the corner there is plenty to motivate us to get going again.

26
July
2017

The Power OF A Precedent

The Power Of A Precedent Don’t underestimate the effect of setting a precedent in your life.  Doing something for the first time whether it be a good or bad thing, can justify the action in your mind and remove any hesitation to do it again. In health & fitness terms, precedents can be both huge...

04
November
2016

Top 10 Tips To Get In Great Shape For Christmas

With Halloween over, we’ve now got a good 4/5 weeks until the Christmas party season kicks off in earnest and all the excesses it entails. Now is one of the best times of the year to get in great shape, without being distracted by summer holidays, bank holidays, BBQ’s or drinking in the sun etc. Her...

10
August
2016

Understanding Cravings

Our minds might be intelligent but our bodies are still cavemen/women.  Your body is amazing but it doesn’t speak English, if it needs something it can only tell you what it needs by making you crave it. Low in water and your body will tell you it needs it by making you thirsty.  Pregnant women low...

06
July
2016

How Often Should We Weigh Ourselves?

  Weighing yourself can be both hugely motivating and also incredibly demoralising.  Most of us at some stage in our lives, have experienced the joy of reaching a weight loss goal, fitting new clothes, losing a lb or 10lbs etc, it can instantly put you in good mood and really motivate you.  Con...

19
May
2016

Whats The Lowest Sugar Chocolate bar & Snack?

It’ll be no surprise to most people that chocolate and some other popular snacks or treats contain large amounts of sugar. However what did surprise me was that some of the ones marketed as healthier alternatives for kids had some of the highest amount.  For example Milky Way was by far the worst fo...

13
April
2016

How Much Caffeine Is Too Much?

How Much Caffeine Is Too Much? Most of us enjoy a cup of tea or coffee, and in moderation caffeine does have some proven benefits. However in large doses, it can have lots of negative affects. I’ve taken a good look at the amount of caffeine in things we eat and drink and looked into how much might...

19
March
2016

What’s The Lowest Calorie Easter Egg?

I’ve taken a good look at eggs ranging from €4.99 to €16.99, all had similar sized eggs between 150g and 200g of chocolate, plus extra bars of chocolate or sweets inside. Price indicates more expensive packaging or slightly better quality chocolate. 4 bars of Dairy Milk weigh 211g, slightly more tha...

28
February
2016

What Is Toning?

When people refer to toning, they usually mean “to look toned”. For most, toning means a firm defined body or body part like the arms, not bulky and not flabby.

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...

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.