Benefits of red meat….Happy 14th!

March 14, 2016

On this very special day I thought I would highlight the benefits of eating red meat! Red meat contains a variety of vitamins and nutrients, it’s found to be high in vitamin B12,B6,Iron and Zinc! Vitamin B12 is vital ammunition for the protection of pretty much all the major structural and functional body systems, from things like neurological disorders, cardiovascular disease, infertility and even cancer! Red meat certainly beats white…

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The lucky number 7 – Fitness Circuit

March 11, 2016

Again I found myself at that strange point in the morning. I got up a little too late to hit the gym but I had a little too much time before work. Because of this I thought I would throw together a little HIIT circuit… and take full advantage of being able to work out in my pants (apologise for that graphic glimpse of my life (#NoFilter)). The circuit can…

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An open letter to fitness goals.

March 6, 2016

There is a traditional fable detailing how a gaggle of blind men felt an area, but only one part, of a large elephant. After they compared notes – learning they didn’t compare – they were in complete disagreement. Why the alternative start to a blog post? Obviously radio 4 has got to me. Or just like one of the blind men when it comes to the understanding your goal in…

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Diaries aren’t just for 4 year old girls!

March 2, 2016

Personally, over the years when I’ve been working out, and believe me I don’t profess to be the pinnacle of health and fitness, I have found one thing particularly helpful and I know others have too. After all we are all works in progress, so today we cover the importance of keeping an exercise log and a few basic HACKS to get you on your way. So in the words…

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The Spartan work out – am I ripped yet?

February 28, 2016

  Today… I was procrastinating (get off your high horse – we all do it) and I came across a video on the ‘Spartan workout’. Obviously a lot of the male species got broners (defined below) when watching ‘300’. Because it was like looking at a room full of individuals who you would swap anything to look like … until you realise what they go through daily with eating arrangements, exercise etc.   You’re a…

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Waters not as great as they say – my love for fruit infusion

February 28, 2016

Water water everywhere and not a drop to drink… why? Because you potentially are bored of it, and/or you are in a restaurant where water is pricey and you’re trying to work out the age old question. Starter and main or main and pudding. Infused Water – quoted to be the “Ultimate Detox and Weight Loss Secret…” Before you get too excited I am going to say that’s rubbish!  The…

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3 weeks/21 days/504 hours/30,340 minutes …

February 19, 2016

However you define the above – I have had three/four weeks of enhanced health living (not perfect but better and I have seen a difference (I have gone down a trouser size!)) and three weeks of www.fitnesshacks.co.uk. But before I go into what has worked for me over the past three weeks. I do want to say THANK YOU. I don’t think me or Sam could have ever expected the…

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H2OOOO I’ve missed you!

February 16, 2016

Throughout our busy lives we’re constantly loosing water, whether it is through having a wee or sweating, you may not feel you are sweating profusely but we all naturally sweat during the day. If you’re not keen on feeling lethargic, tired, snappy, hungry even though you’ve eaten or having headaches, your lost fluid needs replacing. This doesn’t mean drinking coffee or energy drinks as not only do they have dehydrating…

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Alc_h_l – sometimes alcohol is the answer

February 13, 2016

I like to drink socially. I also like being healthy. Yes, I know these two things are not 100% aligned, but that’s between me and my god and the rugby culture I was brought up in. Because of this I thought I would detail the best options for a healthier night (please note the below doesn’t make it healthy- it makes it healthier for a diet!). Did you know a…

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Avo go at this hack!

February 12, 2016

It’s the trendiest food around, but are you throwing out the healthiest part? An Avocado SEED makes up 70% of the fruit’s nutritional benefits – if you know how to eat it. I can’t advise putting the seed directly into the blender as it will most likely blunt the blades. The best option is to put the seed into a sandwich bag and hit it with hammer or rolling pin…

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