THE IMPACT OF NUTRITION ON DAILY PERFORMANCE

Starting Exercise As A Diabetic

If Diabetes affects you or someone you know then it may be common knowledge to yourself that exercise should be a regular habit, however, that is not always the case (1).  If you are exercising regularly, well done and keep...

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Three Exercises to Help Your Posture

Looking to improve your posture? These three exercises you can do at home to help strengthen your muscles and improve your pose. Glute Bridge on Heels Strengthen your glute muscles to help stabilise the hips and stop unwanted pelvic tilting. Try to hold this position for 30-60 seconds, 2 to 3 times with a brief rest inbetween.   Superman Squeeze...

Maximise Your Walking!

There are numerous ways in which we could improve our walking capabilities or walking fitness. The more obvious tactics are to walk more often, walk for longer or a combination of both. All three of these strategies are excellent, and you may have already tried those approaches. But let's discuss Intensity. Simply put, how hard is your body having to...

Exercise to Fight Covid-19

Does physical activity have an impact upon your susceptibility in contracting Covid-19 and can physical fitness control the severity of your symptoms? The latest studies are suggesting that this could be that case (1).  With the most recent social restrictions and people staying at home, accompanied by the gym closures, are we reducing the opportunity to increase our body's immune...

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 exercises available on the Jonple app. Not a member yet? Find out how it works   Exercises for beginners The...

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, -...