Vitamin D levels October to March – you just can’t get enough.

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When your shadow is longer than your height you make no Vitamin D. This is a statement from Dr Sue Lanham-New, advisor to the National Osteoporosis Society, who is a nutritionist specialising in the study of Vitamin D, speaking at a conference this week on Active Ageing that I attended. One aspect of her talk was on Vitamin D levels which she describes as impossible to sustain through sunsh...
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Life hack #4 – Happiness! 😃

Bristol personal trainer, Redland
  A subject very close to my heart - happiness. It's such an integral part of my life and something I try really hard to maintain. For me happiness is everything. If you are happy you are the richest person in the world. But why should this be part of the PT life hack series? It's because in my opinion (and from my reading), its absolutely fundamental to overall wellness and well...
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These boots are made for walking …

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The recent alarming news that 41% people are not taking even a ten minute brisk walk per month is shocking. Public Health England figures show the following sorry facts - Adults in England 40-60 years old :- 41% do not manage one brisk 10 min walk per month 1 in 6 deaths are linked to inactivity 15% reduction in risk of early death from at least one brisk 10 min walk...
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6 month ketogenic review

Bristol personal trainer, Redland
    I thought I'd just write another update and my learning from the ketogenic eating plan, intermittent fasting, and HIT training, 6 months in! Briefly my learning so far; - body fat and circumference diminished substantially - Overall body weight down 15kg - Better overall energy - Much better overall wellness - Side effects occasional night time cramping and distur...
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Exercises for your sunny camping trip!

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https://youtu.be/v5yUub59RLE Are you going camping for a few days any time soon? Keep your strength up with just a few exercises using a water carrier which I demonstrate in this short clip. OK, so I'm in my garden, but you get the idea, and I am sporting a fetching sunhat. You lose strength at the rate you gained it, so if you don't want to negate the strength work you did prior to your ...
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Life hack #3 – keep your body guessing!

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The body gets used to the same routine - similar foods eaten in the same rotation, same type of exercises done in the same manner, it pays to change things up! Obviously if your routine is working for you it would be crazy to change it! Look out however for longer term plateaus, stagnation and boredom! For cardio exercise try something totally different - if you are doing inside t...
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I love it when this happens!

Bristol personal trainer, Redland
My favourite moment of this week was my client telling me about an awareness of increased strength that came about during a movement she's been avoiding due to pain. A painful shoulder caused by a tennis injury some years ago has meant that my client (I'll give her the name of Geraldine) has been avoiding lifting heavy things. Geraldine has been coming to see me for about six weeks and working...
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So tell me what you want, what you really, really want

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South African long jumper Luvo Manyonga won gold at the World Athletics Championships in London this week, after having turned his life around from drug addiction. It is an inspiring story. Addicted to crystal meth and living in an impoverished township he has managed to transform himself into a world champion. This could motivate us all, to think that we can achieve a complete turnaround in o...
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Personal Trainer life hack #2

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Personal trainer #2 life hack- prioritize eating, movement, and exercise, in that order for body compositional change. I thought it might be a bit of a surprise to some for me NOT to put exercise first!! Firstly it's very hard to 'out exercise' a bad diet, so I would encourage you to get the food manipulation right to suit you, in a sustainable way. Try and find a way that minimiz...
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10 of my best personal trainer life hacks!

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As I've got older and a more experienced personal trainer, I've realised that you have to train smarter, not necessarily harder! There are ways of getting results that mean you don't have to train the most, the longest, or the most intensely, ALL the time! You just need to know the life hacks that save time in the long run. In homage to this, over the next 10 weeks I'm listing a...
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