Fitness & Wellbeing

Top 5 Coconut Oils for Oil Pulling

Chicks Top 5 Oils for Oil Pulling The new craze this year will be oil pulling with coconut oil. Don’t panic! It’s not particularly dangerous, actually its quite enjoyable really. What are the benefits? Used primarily in Ayurvedic medicine, oil pulling is a fantastic oral detox process. This ‘pulls’ plaque, bacteria…

Don’t dip after Christmas

Don’t dip after Christmas Isn’t life a contradictory bugger when Christmas and New Year brings fun, joy and celebrations yet the time off work, nice presents and newly made memories are simply not enough to lift our moods through January and February? Most of us experience that unavoidable dip. I…

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How Long Should I Train For?

How Long Should I Train For? by Sean Lerwill If you were following my ramblings last year on social media, you may be aware that from May – Sept I decided to stop using a gym; choosing instead to exercise at home/in the park with my bodyweight, rollout wheels, a…

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‘Break Your Rules, Inspire Your Thinking’ – Angela Whitlock

Angela Whitlock is a registered therapist with the EMDR UK and Ireland, BSCH and WIEBGE certificated to deal with the effects of narcissistic behaviours. She is a professional life skills consultant, author, speaker and hypnotherapist. She works with teenagers, parents, individuals and businesses. More recently she has also started to work with…

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Forget Resolutions join The New Year’s Revolution!

The New Year’s Revolution! At midnight our previous year flashed before us as our New Year appeared as a welcoming window of hope. We hugged and kissed loved ones, chinked glasses and promised new resolutions. We do so for the sake of tradition but if we look at hard facts,…

Choosing The Right Training For You

 Choosing The Right Training For You by Sean Lerwill Compliance is one of the buzzwords within nutrition at the moment and has been for a few years. The idea being that if something isn’t at least in part easy, enjoyable and achievable for an individual with their lifestyle that they won’t…

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Giving is better than receiving

Giving is better than receiving   Back at college when I was completing my English Literature A Level I was given an interesting book to study and discuss. The assignment question was ‘is any charitable act we do for others selfless?’ I remember deliberating endlessly because I couldn’t think of one…

Vitamin D

Vitamin D Our concern of skin cancer through sun exposure has lead us to cover up resulting in us not getting adequate vitamin D from sun exposure.  This is impacting our health in many ways.  Vitamin D deficiency can affect our immune system, respiratory system (especially incidences of asthma) depression, heart disease,…

The Great Sugar Con

The Great Sugar Con Sugar has made the headlines as it has now been linked to obesity and a wide range of health complaints.  The World Health Organisation are recommending a maximum of 6 teaspoons per day which equates to 24g (4g per teaspoon).   Pour this into a glass and…

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Healthy Food Misconceptions

Healthy Food Misconceptions  Supermarket shopping is dull.  To ease my boredom, I enjoy trolley watching. I may even try to match the trolley with the owner and am guilty of superior smugness when my trolley looks healthier.  Smug mode doesn’t last long, especially when my son is with me.  He…

Cosmetic Surgery: Caveat Emptor-Buyer Beware

Cosmetic Surgery Support is out there… Cosmetic surgery and non-surgical cosmetic procedures are more popular than ever.  Did you know that this industry is still largely unregulated. We may believe that because the person who is injecting us is a doctor or a nurse that we are in safe hands…

We’re all bullies

We’re all Bullies. Controversial statement I know. But in truth, we are. And I don’t mean the ‘bully’ associated with playground pushing around, or gang abuse on the streets or the irritating boss that pushes unfairly to get results.   I’m talking about how we bully ourselves. I’m talking about…

Sugar – The 21st Century Health Epidemic

Sugar – The 21st Century Health Epidemic Sugar, once expensive and deemed as a luxury, is now, in various guises, in almost every processed food and drink we consume.  The World Health Organisation recommend a maximum of 25g (6 teaspoons) per day for an adult – much less for a…

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B Real with Bipolar

Be Real with Bipolar When I first started speaking and writing about mental health, I promised myself to always be real. With good health and confidence it is fantastically easy but the challenge has been when the ill health sets in. How can one positively impact the world of mental…

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Time For A Change?

How to start a fitter lifestyle is something I get asked about a lot. Whatever I seem to be doing work wise from day-to-day, or when I meet people socially; once they find out what I do/have done and that I have some knowledge in the health and fitness field,…

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Back to basics Nutrition Tip 1

I am going to keep this short and sweet on purpose. Partly because people make nutrition too complicated and partly because I know most of you won’t read beyond a paragraph anyway; time is too precious isn’t it. In my opinion, the second most precious commodity we have. The first…

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Want to add a bit of colour to your gym wardrobe?

Better step your best legging forward then! Leggings, leggings, leggings. I used to be of the ilk that they should always be black. Also I was also envious of the girls who would have bought the crazy pair that looked great in store but that I would never contemplate in…

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Shorty Swing My Way…Into the gym

I’m in the mood for Shorts. That is usually not the case. I tend not to want to force the sight of my veins, bites and usually patches of poor shaving on unsuspecting passersby. This year however I am throwing away my cares and rocking the shorts in any which…

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Time To Spruce Your Fitness Wardrobe! – The Sports Bra

Struggling to motivate yourself for the gym? Every now and then I find I need a good kick up the bottom to get me back into the gym swing. If my other half (an ex-personal trainer) isn’t around to do the kicking then I find  good old shopping trip guilts…

The Dark World of the Eating Disorder

The Dark World of the Eating Disorder By Fliss Baker My last article talked about body image but I wanted to extend into the deeper world of the associative eating disorder because of the growing increase and level of severity. We know that we associate feelings with food and often…