Sleep and Melatonin

You may have heard of melatonin – some people even take it in capsule form for sleep. But do you know that the body produces melatonin itself when you sleep well? Here is some information about melatonin and how to optimise its production Melatonin is a natural hormone made by your body’s pineal gland.  During the […]

8th November, 2018 Read more...

Are you getting enough Sleep?

What do you consider to be a good or a bad night’s sleep? Do you feel that you are getting enough sleep generally? If not, then what can you do about it? Did you know that the average night’s sleep has diminished from 9  hours, 20 years ago, to a mere 7 hours now? This […]

28th October, 2018 Read more...

How Much Sugar is Too Much?

HOW MUCH SUGAR IS TOO MUCH? As a health and fitness professional, I often find myself asking clients to look at the amount of sugar in the foods they are eating, as many may contain ’too much’ sugar. This inspired me to write about ‘how much sugar is too much’ and also to  discuss the […]

14th October, 2018 Read more...

Early Morning Fasted Workouts for Fat Loss

                I was recently asked by a client what she should eat before a 6 am CrossFit class I asked her if she had thought about doing it fasted? So are there benefits to exercising first thing in the morning, and more so doing it before breakfast?   […]

27th September, 2018 Read more...

Body Fat Distribution and Hormones

Where you store body fat and how much you store there isn’t just by chance. It is controlled by certain mechanisms; primarily hormones. Hormones are your body’s chemical messengers. They are signals for glands and tissues to do their work and they work in a system and not in isolation. In the case of body […]

13th September, 2018 Read more...

What is a Fat Cell

Like much of my writing, researching fat or ‘adipose’ cells was inspired by a conversation with a client. A while ago the Daily Mail reported that most overweight people who lost fat quickly regained it We talked about why this might be I suggested that the way they lost weight was possibly not sustainable so […]

16th August, 2018 Read more...

Exercise and Fat Loss: what is the best way to burn fat?

Everybody thinks that exercise and fat loss are inextricably interlinked. However, it is fully possible to shed unwanted body fat without exercise.   I need to be careful not to do myself out of a job here !!  I’m here to train you how to exercise, and fat loss is what many of you want […]

16th August, 2018 Read more...

Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS)

Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) is the most common female hormone condition and manifests differently in each woman. PCOS can be incredibly devastating to a woman’s self esteem and quality of life. Polycystic Ovary Syndrome is an endocrine disorder, whereby polycystic ovaries are one of several possible symptoms caused by an underlying hormone imbalance. The term […]

12th August, 2018 Read more...

Exercise for Women of Perimenopause Age

Many of us are familiar with the concepts and challenges related to the Menopause, but what’s happening during the Perimenopause? In short, perimenopause age for most women starts around aged 35 – 40, and starts by most women noticing that ‘things are changing’ in their bodies and their moods and probably also noticing that current […]

1st August, 2018 Read more...

Running After Childbirth

Too Keen ? Many women are incredibly eager to return to running after childbirth. After a natural and uncomplicated birth some believe that they are ready to run at a few weeks post partum. Returning to running after pregnancy is dependent on the individual, but there are a few guidelines that are applicable to everyone. […]

29th July, 2018 Read more...