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16 Mar

High Protein Veg

Maybe as a child you hated the thought of eating veggies, But mum knows best! They’re packed with nutrients that support gut health and help your body to function at its best. Protein helps to regulate sugar levels keeping you fuller for longer and great for weight management. But not all veggies are high in […]

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9 Mar

Apple Cider Vinegar

Apple cider vinegar is made by fermenting the natural sugars found in fresh apples. Producers extract the juice and add yeast, which ferments and turn into alcohol. They add bacteria for a second fermentation, turning it into acetic acid; the active ingredient in vinegar.  There are two different types of apple cider vinegar, one is […]

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16 Feb

Aromatherapy

Aromatherapy   Aromatherapy is a holistic healing treatment that uses natural plant extracts to promote health and well-being. Aromatherapy uses aromatic essential oils medicinally to improve the health of the mind, body and soul. Studies how that essentials oils help reduce stress and anxiety, improving your quality of life.   Here are a few relaxing aromas:   Lavender […]

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9 Feb

Supplements?

Supplements? Several vitamins and minerals play an important role in your body’s stress response and mood regulation. As such, a deficiency in nutrients may affect your mental health and ability to cope with stress. When you’re chronically stressed, your magnesium levels may become depleted. Studies have shown that supplementing on magnesium, RDA: 300mg men/270mg women […]

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2 Feb

Manage Your Stress Bucket

We all experience stress in our lives. Some stress is good, as stress can push us to work hard and be more focused. But too much stress can make us feel overwhelmed, and continued stress can eventually lead to problems. We all experience stress in our lives. Some stress is good, as stress can push us […]

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28 Jan

Just 30 minutes a day!

The government recommends that we do at least 150 minutes of activity a week (2.5hrs). Is it really that much to ask? This could be moderate exercise such as brisk walking or more vigorous exercise such as gym training, HIIT or aerobics. “The more active you are, and it doesn’t matter when you start, the […]

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12 Jan

Stick to your resolutions

How can you stick to your New Years resolution? According to studies most resolutions fail within 1 – 6 weeks with around only 16% of people sticking to them after 6 months (economictimes). The most popular resolutions are to exercise more (get fitter) or lose weight. So why is it that people tend to fail? […]

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6 Jan

Employee Wellbeing

75 % of employees engaging in wellbeing initiatives report a positive impact on their health. (Mercer) Studies have shown that employees engaging in wellbeing initiatives report a positive impact on their overall health. Employees also have a responsibility for looking after their own health and wellbeing, and will only benefit from wellbeing initiatives if they […]

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23 Dec

Productivity Increase

Employee Wellbeing initiatives can increase productivity by as much as 40% Neville Koopowitz, CEO at Vitality, said, “It’s no longer enough to create a health and wellbeing programme for employees and hope they’ll make use of it. The businesses that not only prioritise it, but also properly consider how they engage their employees to improve […]

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24 Nov

Long And Winding

My career path has been long and winding. For those that know me would have witnessed my humble beginnings. From my nomadic teenage years (another story) to the joy of being housed in my early twenties.   After a brief spell of unemployment I found my calling, Fitness. In order to fulfil it I needed […]

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