Body Fat Distribution and Hormones

Where you store bodyfat and how much you store there isn’t just by chance.   It is controlled my 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...

Role of Exercise on Fat Loss

It is fully possible to shed unwanted body fat without exercise. I need to be careful not to do myself out of job here !! How ? By putting together an eating strategy that is calorie controlled to match your basal metabolism and activity along with choosing natural carbohydrates over simple or refined ones, and […]

16th August, 2018 Read more...

Post Natal Core .. Simple Adaptations

When we start talking about Post Natal Core exercise there is one big don’t  -“DON’T DO CRUNCHES” The still-healing, Post Natal Core doesn’t in general respond too well to PRESSURE.  Traditional crunches make pressure.  Pressure builds against a still-healing abdominal wall and any healing diastasis.  Pressure builds and is forced down towards the Pelvic Floor […]

15th 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...

How Soon Can I start Postnatal Exercise?

After pregnancy, most women want to get back to their pre-pregnancy shape and weight as soon as possible, and may feel under a lot of pressure to do so. If you exercised regularly before you had your baby , you may be itching to get back into a postnatal exercise regime as soon as possible […]

25th July, 2018 Read more...

Postnatal Exercise – or What Has Happened to my Tummy?

In my role as a woman’s health and fitness specialist, specialising in postnatal exercise I come across many new mums who ask this question! If you are a first-time mother, you may be a little shocked at how your body looks immediately after giving birth; What was previously a full, round hard belly now resembles something […]

17th July, 2018 Read more...

Why Alcohol Makes you Fat and stops you from Losing it

So you want to lose weight and want to know whether or not you should drink alcohol on a weight loss programme.  The sad fact of the matter is that alcohol makes you fat and stops you from losing it too. Alcohol has a two-fold negative effect on our ability to lose fat Alcohol is […]

12th July, 2018 Read more...