Healthy eating: 5 simple steps to make your diet better

Healthy eating: 5 simple steps to make your diet better

Healthy eating can seem like a difficult task but with the right information it’s quite simple. In this is vlog I would like to talk about food labeling. Food labels tell you a lot about the food but do you know what it all means. In the video below I will share more specific details about this. Read your food label If you want to eat healthier begin reading food labels, get used to what is on them and the…

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Scoliosis Treatment: How to you use massage

Scoliosis Treatment: How to you use massage

Scoliosis treatment can come in many different forms; exercise, stretching, foam rolling or in more extreme cases surgery. As a personal trainer and sports massage therapist I use the former plus massage. It could be in the form of body massage, which is more and relaxing and therapeutic. Or Sports massage, which goes deeper into the affected muscle and specific. To get the most from your scoliosis treatment you need to know more about the condition and the muscles involved….

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High Fibre Foods: 5 Top Foods

High Fibre Foods: 5 Top Foods

High fibre foods are key to good health and found in plant foods. It isn’t absorbed through the small intestine but helps food pass through the large intestine. There are 2 types of fibre; soluble and insoluble. Insoluble fibre is found in skins, stalks and seeds and doesn’t dissolve in water. Soluble fibre is soft and sticky, it helps slow the absorption of sugar and cholesterol into the body preventing sugar spikes. High fibre diets have shown to; Reduce risk…

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Opinions: How to make sense of ones that differ

Opinions: How to make sense of ones that differ

On a daily basis I get a question about some else’s opinions of nutrition & exercise. They are confused because it differs from what heard before. This is completely normal and I’ll explain why. Opinions are similar to how scientific information is shared. People talk about what’s healthy and what’s not, the next day what was healthy is now unhealthy. So who’s right?? If we are to believe ‘the science’, first we might want to know how scientific information comes about. Carlo Rovelli (Theoretical…

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Liver: Keep it healthy with these 5 foods

Liver: Keep it healthy with these 5 foods

The Liver is above the stomach on the right side, below the heart and lungs and is one of the most important internal organs in the body. Its main functions are digestion and absorption, but also do over 500 others. It’s the largest internal organ and produces different chemicals and enzyme. Main Functions Glycogen storage – When the body is low on energy, it can tapped for supply to the body. Protein synthesis – In this process, the biological cells generate…

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Sciatica: Do you really have sciatica?

Sciatica: Do you really have sciatica?

Sciatica symptoms involve leg pain and possibly tingling, numbness or weakness that originates in the lower back. The pain travels through the backside via the large sciatic nerve into the leg. Lower back problems associated with these symptoms include a lumbar herniated disc, degenerative disc disease, spondlylolisthesis or spinal stenosis. Unless specifically diagnosed, trigger points or ‘muscle knots could easily be mistaken to be Sciatica. It has been found that trigger points of the gluteus minimus can cause pain to…

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Barefoot Running: Should we wear trainers?

Barefoot Running: Should we wear trainers?

Barefoot running also is known as natural running is the act of running without footwear. This act has been popular in the past decades due to its supposed health benefits. Although, running without footwear is waning as time progresses. The question of whether it’s better to run barefoot or with trainers solely lie on individual beliefs and preferences. Furthermore, it is not advisable to dabble into barefoot running without consulting medical professionals as this could hurt one’s health and may…

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Scoliosis: The basics of an exercise program

Scoliosis: The basics of an exercise program

Scoliosis is a condition that effects the whole spine, causing it to bend sideways. It can have one bend or a C-shape or two bends an S-shape. A small curve won’t cause many problems but needs to be managed. Larger curves can be a problem making breathing harder. Causes of scoliosis aren’t clear, they can run in the family or be an injury to the spine, to name a couple. Exercise program for Scoliosis Start an exercise program as soon as…

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Rehabilitate: Lateral lines

Rehabilitate: Lateral lines

Rehabilitate your foot collapsing or painful knee by treating your hip. The lateral line is made up of the muscles, ligaments, tendons and fascia on the outside of your body. They balance tissues front to back and left to right by connecting your superficial back and front lines. To find out more watch the video below To rehabilitate a flat foot or painful knee it’s a good idea to inspect the hip. The hip influences what happening below and your…

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Probiotic Supplements: Are they necessary?

Probiotic Supplements: Are they necessary?

Probiotic supplements are advertised as healthy products but are they necessary? The origin of the word might suggest they are necessary; Pro (for) and bios (life) but I believe there is more to probiotic supplements than we are being told. Please listen to episode 30 of my podcast to find out more Probiotics are the bacteria that live in you gut and the right balance of good and bad bacteria makes a healthy gut. If this balance is disturbed your…

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