After the success of my first coffee workshop on Healthy Gut, Healthy Mind, I thought you might like a little summary of what we covered and talked about. I've been intrigued by gut health for several years having struggled with a history IBS and in the last couple of years, depression. Over the years, with help from specialists, I have found a link with eating gluten and my depression symptoms - eat gluten, depression comes back to bite. But how can that be the case? How can what I eat affect my head?
How do you see food - as something that gives us fuel, something that tastes good, a chance to socialise? How many of you would have said health? Food is exactly that - health. Everything we eat provides are body with energy, macronutrients, but also vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and a whole host of other healthy benefits.
Sounds like such a simple concept - eating slowly. But must of us were taught to hurry up when we were little and eating at the table. Nowadays life is busy and hectic, so we use eating as a way of feeling, rather than relaxing. However there are numerous benefits to sitting down at the table and actually enjoying a meal, leisurely.
As I sit here writing this, the sun is beaming in through my window, warming my face nicely - a sure sign that Spring is here and Summer is on its way. Many of us see this as a time to kick start their health campaign, ready for our summer holidays.
As some of you know, I have given up added sugar for Lent. Its not that I feel I need to lose any weight
Most of us lead busy lives, making it harder to find time to train, easy to grab the less healthy snack or meal, and tricky to unwind and relax
So this blog has taken a little longer than I had hoped, but now Christmas has been and gone and we have moved house
Are you prone to the odd niggle, twinge or even complete flare up. Read this blog for steps to combat it and give yourself free movement
Are you having one of those days where everything is such an effort? You can’t sit down as you know you would fall asleep
To lose weight, it is mainly thought that you burn more calories and eat less. However, hopefully you will be understanding it is a little more complex that that.
As part of my job, goal setting is vital. I love setting goals with clients and helping them to reach them, but I'll let you into a secret, I'm not so great at setting them for myself. Many of you will remember my yoga goals! How many sessions did I achieve - 1 in a whole year!!!
With new diets, ‘fabulous’ dieting pills and potions, and new workouts appearing all the time, it can be very confusing as to what will actually help you lose weight and beat the belly. I like to keep it simple, for one reason - you need to stick to it