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Intuitive Eating – what is it?

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Intuitive eating is suggested in nutrition literature as a more effective attitude to eating for bodyweight control than traditional calorie reduction diets. It basically relies on your body's natural cues for hunger and desires for certain foods, and its innate ability to regulate fullness. Like we all used to do as children.  Intuitive eating discourages the labelling of foods as 'g...
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Beauty of early morning exercise

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My brother-in-law woke at 5:20 a.m yesterday and decided to set off on a mountain bike ride in the Chorley countryside in glorious early morning sunshine and reported an epic ride. My client reported waking at 10 to 6 a few days ago and heading off on an unprecedented early morning run on the Downs, and said how lovely it was at that time. My son decided to mountain bike across the bea...
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Park Life

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Have you seen outdoor exercise equipment in your local park and thought "that's good" and walked on by, never to think of it again? Well, I have, thinking that I do my own strength exercise at home and therefore won't be needing the park machines. However, a few times lately with my home routine a little out of order, I have used the machines on my way back from the shops. It is SO conveni...
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Building and retaining muscle – it’s crucial!

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Stu mentioned this week the importance of building muscle mass to help you lose fat. I have seen first hand this week how losing muscle mass can have a devastating impact on quality of life.  Maintaining your muscle mass as you age is paramount to controlling your body fat and also to being able to live an active life. Without the strength we once had so much of our daily lives are af...
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Think yourself full!

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A British study (2017) by the Psychological Society has shown that the way we perceive the meal we have eaten can affect our feelings of fullness and consequent meal choices and consumption later in the day. It sounds unbelievable but what they found was that study subjects fed a three egg omelette for breakfast - but were told it contained two eggs -reported hunger feelings earlier and a...
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Yo-yo dieting tied to heart problems

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Consistently high blood pressure, cholesterol and blood sugar levels have long been linked to a higher risk of heart disease, but when these biomarkers fluctuate over time, as can happen with yoyo dieting, the negatives escalate. A huge study of 6.7 million people in the US, as reported in the journal Circulation, discovered that subjects with the most fluctuations in bodyweight, blood pr...
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Quick Suspension Trainer workout

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Click the link below to see a 3 minute film which is a condensed version of a workout for home use with a suspension device. Exercises included, in this order, are 2 arm row, narrow grip press, 'open the curtains', arm extension, 1 arm row with rotation, sprint starts, biceps curls and hip drops. I suggest 10-15 reps of each then repeat if time. Minimal rest between exercises. https:...
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Core stability to get you out of trouble

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My Dad told me a funny story, which could have ended quite badly, where decent core stability would have saved a lot of angst. He told me he fell in a ditch on the common and couldn't get out, while cows snorted above his head and dribbled over him. He was aged 80 at the time, and was retrieving his model airplane which had flown into a field, when he fell into a roughly one metre high, na...
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Relieve tight hips to reduce back pain

Most of us sit for too long, leading to tight hip flexors (muscles that attach from the front of the thigh to the anterior side of the lower vertebrae), as well as tight chest muscles and front of shoulders. Relieving tightness in hip flexors will help improve mobility and stability of the pelvis, reducing strain on the lower back. In order to promote stability and mobility in the various...
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