<p>Physical stress can impact your health in a variety of ways. Today we will be looking at two main areas of physical stress which are exercise and recovery and how they are integral to health and fitness as a whole. Finding a balance In life we are trying to strive […]</p>
<p>Stress is a big problem in the UK at the moment – 45% of all sick days in the 2015/16 financial year were stress-related. In general terms, you can think of stress as ‘pressure or tension exerted on a material object’. But what does this mean for you, in your […]</p>
<p>If you want to change your habits and improve your health and fitness, you need to create a purpose. But it may not be quite as straightforward as you imagine. Purposes can vanish just as quickly as they appear unless they are carefully constructed. If this happens, you will have […]</p>
<p>Having your goals in mind are great, whether that’s knowing that you want to get fitter or healthier, drop a dress size or go down a notch or two on your belt, or even getting a handle on an existing health condition or injury. However, building and changing your habits […]</p>
<p>Cardiovascular disease is one of the most common causes of death in the UK, with coronary heart disease (CHD) in particular responsible for 16% of all male deaths and 10% of all female deaths in the country in 2012, according to the British Medical Journal. As lifestyle can play a […]</p>
<p>A healthy lifestyle and diet can provide us with so much – vitamins, energy, detoxification, and more. But make the wrong lifestyle and diet choices consistently and we could have some worries on our plate, including high blood pressure and cholesterol. Thankfully, there are a few accepted ways of minimising […]</p>
<p>Lifestyle diseases are associated with the way a person lives their life. These can include diabetes, heart disease and obesity which are illnesses influenced by dietary choices and social activities, such as smoking and drinking. These diseases are chronic illnesses as they develop over a long period of time, and […]</p>
<p>Diet is the key foundation of any fitness regime, but with so many fast and processed foods available today, it’s all too easy to get drawn into eating the wrong things. The food industry itself is, of course, out to sell you its products, including those which we deem to […]</p>
<p>Previously, we have looked at the views of Marion Nestle to summarise updated thoughts on what is actually the healthiest diet available. Together with Christopher’s own extensive research into optimal dietary plans, it is fair to surmise that plant-based diets are actually the healthiest diets around. This is due to […]</p>
<p>If you’re struggling with aches and pains, it’s crucial to get enough protein to help with recovery. Plant-based foods often get a bad rap for protein – but they shouldn’t! Here we explore why: How much protein do you need? There’s a lot of misinformation floating around about how much […]</p>

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How does physical stress impact health?

Physical stress can impact your health in a variety of ways. Today we will be looking at two main areas of physical stress which are exercise and recovery and how they are integral to health and fitness as a whole. Finding a balance In life we are trying to strive […]

What is stress and how does it impact health?

Stress is a big problem in the UK at the moment – 45% of all sick days in the 2015/16 financial year were stress-related. In general terms, you can think of stress as ‘pressure or tension exerted on a material object’. But what does this mean for you, in your […]

The importance of purpose in achieving goals

If you want to change your habits and improve your health and fitness, you need to create a purpose. But it may not be quite as straightforward as you imagine. Purposes can vanish just as quickly as they appear unless they are carefully constructed. If this happens, you will have […]

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How to minimise your risk of obesity and diabetes

Obesity and diabetes are closely related and often go hand in hand. In fact, one of the key risk factors for diabetes is being overweight. Unfortunately, we can’t control some risk factors for these diseases, such as having a family history. But there’s a lot we can control. Here’s what […]

Repetition and deep practice

You may have heard a theory that it takes 90 days, or 10,000 hours to change a habit. While there is some truth in that, there is another level to changing habits, and that is ‘deep practice’. In a health and fitness context, deep practice can be applied to various […]

Anatomy of building & changing habits

There are plenty of ways in which we are able to build and change habits, and this certainly applies in a health and fitness context. But before looking at exactly which methods lend themselves to positively altering our behaviour, it is fruitful to examine the science which goes on behind […]

Making small changes by setting small goals

Having your goals in mind are great, whether that’s knowing that you want to get fitter or healthier, drop a dress size or go down a notch or two on your belt, or even getting a handle on an existing health condition or injury. However, building and changing your habits […]

How to minimise your risk of heart disease

Cardiovascular disease is one of the most common causes of death in the UK, with coronary heart disease (CHD) in particular responsible for 16% of all male deaths and 10% of all female deaths in the country in 2012, according to the British Medical Journal. As lifestyle can play a […]

How to minimise your risk of high blood pressure and cholesterol

A healthy lifestyle and diet can provide us with so much – vitamins, energy, detoxification, and more. But make the wrong lifestyle and diet choices consistently and we could have some worries on our plate, including high blood pressure and cholesterol. Thankfully, there are a few accepted ways of minimising […]

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