THE IMPACT OF NUTRITION ON DAILY PERFORMANCE

Exercises for beginner, intermediate and advanced users

Are you looking for some inspiration for your fitness regime? Each week we take a look at a new exercise you can try, that are suitable for all levels and ability. These are just a few of the thousands of...

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Dealing with Food Cravings

It is probably fair to say that all of us have experienced food cravings. This is an evolving area of research and currently we do not fully understand the biochemistry of food cravings.  What we do know is that serotonin, the hormone many of us associate as a feel good hormone, also plays a role in the control of eating...

A Guide to Consuming 5 a Day

The guideline of the consumption of 5 portions of fruit and vegetables came from the World Health Organisation (WHO). It is recommended that children and adults consume at least 400g of fruit and vegetables a day to avoid chronic diseases such as heart disease, diabetes, cancer and obesity. The consumption of fruit and vegetables is also important to prevent deficiencies...

The impact of blue light

You may have heard already that using handheld and electronic devices close to sleep time can disrupt our sleep. But what’s the reality here and what does the science tell us. Let’s have a look at a couple of things; the elements that help us sleep and then what impact our devices could have and why. First off, to sleep...

The impact of lack of sleep

We all know how important sleep is to us - it serves a variety of key functions and helps us to manage a number of key internal bodily functions. Here we’ll explore what the impacts a of a lack of sleep are.  In short, some of the key impacts can be outlined as negatively impacting our: - Attention levels, -...

Why do we sleep

Who doesn’t like a good nights rest? It makes us feel better, helps us to feel more energised and ready for the demands of the new day. So it's pretty obvious that sleep is good for re-charging our batteries. But there’s a bit more to it than that. Stop for a second and consider how widespread sleep is as a...

3 Common Mistakes To Avoid As A New Gym User

Every gym user has once been new to the gym and at some point we have all made a mistake or two, however, it’s important to move on from the mistakes or avoid them completely. Below are 3 mistakes that if avoided can set you up for long term progress. Too Much Too Soon It's a common misconception that the...

Focus on Sleep to Optimise Your Results

  The Impact on Training Firstly, quality of sleep is getting enough of it at the right times and without it performance related factors such as concentration, mood and response time are affected (1). The issues don't remain just cognitive, but also translates directly into physiological issues such as the possibility of muscle strength decrements. In addition, good sleep quality...

Health Risks Associated With A Sedentary Lifestyle

  It's become more and more apparent within modern societies that sedentary lifestyles are more prevalent and that health risks come along with such a lifestyle. A sedentary lifestyle has very little or non-existent physical activity. Habits such as sitting for prolonged periods during working hours, then repeating the same habit during personal hours is an example of many people's...