Sunshine and vitamin D – get it right!

There is something great about seeing the sun when you live in a country as wet and windy as the United Kingdom. Despite global warming we still don’t experience large amounts of sunshine in this island nation. We have seen news of flooding hitting the headlines for several years in a row. However, when the sun does manage to peek…

Exercise…Weight loss glory seeking!

I can imagine that 2 decades of working in the health and fitness industry would probably convince most of the absolute benefits of exercise for the human body. It would be fair to say that after observing others for many years, supporting personal training clients and engaging in regular exercise myself for nearly 3 decades,…

Good stress, Bad stress

A Google search for ‘Stress poor health’ brings up more than 12.5 million results. It seems that the effects of excess stress on our health is a well-known concept. More than 80% of adults believe that stress can have a strong impact upon their health. So why should I bother to add anymore to the…

Sleep…the forgotten health elixir

The alarm rings…you reach out and hit snooze. It rings again…you reluctantly sit up on the bed and try to rub the sleep from your eyes. Only slept 6 hours last night, woke up once in the middle of the night and the morning has arrived far too quickly. For the next 10 or 15…

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…