Coconut for health and weight loss

In a rapidly expanding industry where weight management is the most common driving and motivating factor for exercise, it is easy to become buried amongst the vastly conflicting evidence in trying to assist our clients to be successful. In relation to dietary advice an area that is heavily supported by scientific research, but not so…

Does the science support HIIT?

High intensity training has been a hot media topic over the last couple of years, from magazine and newspaper articles to prime time television shows on the BBC. It seems that the idea of achieving as much benefit within less time is a solution that appeals to many people in a world where available workout time…

Heard of XCo’s? HIIT meets function!

If you have not come across the XCo trainer before then you can be excused for thinking that this is a little weird! Bear with me and give it a chance. XCo’s are a fantastic training tool created by a forward-thinking Dutch physiotherapist in the mid 1990’s. They were originally developed  for rehabilitation and restoring muscle…

What the supplement companies don’t tell you…

The supplement industry was estimated to be worth £13.5 billion worldwide. The Foods Standards Agency revealed that 1 in 3 people in the UK take vitamin and mineral supplements of some description. A large US study that reviewed dietary and health habits in 160,000 women over an 8 year period noted that 40% took a regular…

Winter food to fuel good health

During the winter months it is reasonable to expect that the needs of the body will change in line with these environmental differences. Perhaps the most obvious is that the body will change its drive for thermoregulation. During hotter months the body works hard to keep the body cool by vasodilating or widening the blood vessels…

Sugar, the Sweet and the Sour

In recent conversations I have had it seems like an area that continues to catch people out in their efforts to switch over to a better diet is the area of sugars and other foods that help to add sweetness. The most common query tends to be, ‘What ‘healthy’ options can I use to sweeten…