3 Nutrition Myths I used to believe

2017-07-10T19:33:51+00:00 30 March 2015|Categories: EAT|Tags: , , , , |

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I originally learnt about nutrition in 2007 when studying to become a personal trainer and also in more detail in 2008 -2011 while completing my Exercise and Sports Science degree. I was taught a lot of things which I now know aren’t true! Unfortunately, it’s like that in the field of science.

Here are three ‘facts’ we were taught which I now know are myths:

Myth 1: Saturated fats are the worst type of fat and should be avoided.

Actually, trans fats and

My 4 Favourite Glute Exercises

2017-07-21T10:46:59+00:00 9 March 2015|Categories: MOVE|Tags: , , , |

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If you’re following many fitness social media accounts at the moment, you would know that it’s all about having a round peachy tush!

You have three gluteal muscles: the gluteus maximus, gluteus medius and gluteus minimus. Apart from looking good, strong, well-developed glutes also help improve posture, relieve lower back, hip and knee pain and enhance your athletic ability (e.g

My Take on Fruit Juice

2017-07-10T19:37:27+00:00 9 February 2015|Categories: EAT|Tags: , , , , |

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I only have fruit juice if it is 100% fruit juice with nothing else added to it, like sweeteners or preservatives. Obviously these things aren’t good for your health!

However, I very rarely have even 100% fruit juice because it is high in sugar and calories and has less fibre and nutrients with it than a whole piece of fruit. Most fruit juices have the

Post-Holiday Tone Up Program

2017-07-10T19:37:53+00:00 26 January 2015|Categories: EAT, MOVE|Tags: , , , , |

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I have recently returned from an amazing three week holiday in Switzerland and France. As always, during a holiday I enjoy a few more less-beneficial foods than normal (think chips, ice cream, chocolate and pastries!) so, of course this causes fat gain. I never feel regretful or upset because I know as soon as I get back to my normal healthy

Park Workout (no equipment needed!)

2017-07-10T19:40:53+00:00 7 January 2015|Categories: MOVE|Tags: , , , , , , , |

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This is a great little workout to do when it’s a beautiful day and you don’t want to be indoors! Or, as in these photos, maybe you’re on holidays so you don’t have access to your usual gym. Make sure you do a little warm up before you get into it. The workout is a mixture of body weight resistance training and high-intensity interval

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