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H2O – high on the agenda

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I discovered this week that one of my clients drinks no water, just coffee several times a day. He feels few ill effects, but, this has been going on for years and his body seems to have adapted. His plan is to gradually introduce some water to his diet - I'm sure his body will thank him greatly, heaving a great sigh of relief. H2O, or good old water, apart from being obviously vital to lif...
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The Gut Brain connection 2

As touched on from last weeks blog, we strive for ultimate overall health and wellness, however we find increasing numbers of mental health issues and related diseases. In this modern world, the brain has to contend with a cocktail of haywire hormones, internal and external toxins, inflammation, increasing mobile phones usage, nutritional deficiencies, and a barrage of many other stres...
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Insights into overeating, part 2

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Following on from my blog last week: Emotional eating We can overeat in response to many emotional states: sadness, stress, happiness, boredom. When we overeat for comfort it can lead to feelings of guilt and shame leading to more overeating. Overeating can also be a tactic to avoid the problems that overwhelm us. We need to address the unmet needs that trigger overconsumption. Delve...
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Gut/Brain connection 1!

Well, where do I begin to decipher all my notes, slides and thoughts, from an epic seminar weekend, on cutting edge information for brain and gut health? I plan to breakdown areas into bite size readable pieces, to make it a little easier to digest! (pun intended!) 🙄 You don’t need to even look at the statistics to see or hear, we actually have a very sick nation. T...
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Insights into overeating, part 1

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Part 1 How do we stop ourselves from eating or drinking more when we know it would be best for our health or waistline if we didn’t? Willpower is not a limitless asset. It is not a very efficient tool for dealing with something that we do multiple times a day, such as eating. It has been described as “like a muscle that fatigues with continued exertion” (Baumeister 2012). Also, willpowe...
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Cutting edge gut/brain health information

Wow! What can I say! Hot off the press! First day of the gut-brain health connection seminar today and I’m already blown away from the information I’ve been taught! As there is so much in both days, I’m going to share the knowledge over a number of blogs. The crux of the weekend was to share the now common knowledge that there is an inextricable link between your gut heal...
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Don’t scratch a match on the seat of your bloomers!

Don't scratch a match on the seat of your bloomers was one piece of advice given to female cyclists in 1895 (New York World), along with the equally outrageous, Don't appear to be up on 'records' or 'record smashing' - that is sporty and Don't appear in public until you have learned to ride well There was more of this serious advice along this patronising line in New York World in 1895, as...
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Are your goals sustainable?

With 2018 already gathering momentum and the festive period seemingly a distant memory, we look ahead for a new and exciting year. Whilst spring is certainly not here yet, the lengthening of light each day and the early glimpses of snow drops, hint at warmer times. I would whole heartedly encourage you to do your ground work fitness now, and to plan a sustained approach to your wellne...
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New at Personal Space – One to one Vinyasa Yoga

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This is Rowan Owen - Yoga instructor, who will be available at Personal Space from next week offering one to one Vinyasa Yoga lessons on Saturday afternoons and Sundays. Yes, she is upside down, but normally she goes about upright! Here is Rowan's answer to the question What is Vinyasa Yoga? 'To place in a special way', simply by linking movement with breath. Be it sitting down on our ma...
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Keeping on track….

I hope this blog finds you exactly where you want to be with your 2018 health, fitness and wellness goals? Just to say don’t worry if you are not totally on track. The pathway to your goals is never uniform and straight, it’s very up and down. That’s perfectly normal. I have to admit my pathway deviated a little over the festive period and I was glad to get back to a ‘normal’ r...
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