14 – 20 March is Nutrition and Hydration week Nutrition is how food and drink affect your body, and good nutrition is making sure you get the right amount of each nutrient by choosing the right foods to eat. Each food contains different nutrients, these are: carbohydrates, fats, fibre, minerals, proteins, vitamins water. The foodRead More About Why is good nutrition important?
Today is the official Random Acts of Kindness day (and all this week too!). Encouraging people to do some small acts of kindness can really help to make someone’s day. For example: Pay for a coffee for the person in the queue behind you. Buy a hot meal for a homeless person and maybe have aRead More About Random Acts of Kindness Day – 17th Feb 2022
There’s no denying it, January blues are well and truly upon us. Those dark and dreary nights alongside the sudden drop in temperature might seriously be impacting the way we feel. However, there is evidence to suggest that eating healthily during these times can help us feel more positive, remove that brain fog and helpRead More About Let’s beat the January Blues with these top tips on Food for Mood
Oils are something we think of when cooking but the oils you use and how you use them can play a significant part in determining how healthy your meals are. We all know that using oils that come from animal sources such as lard, beef dripping, suet or goose fat can be very unhealthy andRead More About Choosing healthy oils to cook with
Eugene Gristock, BSc, ANutr First things first, what is a Vegan Diet? A vegan diet is absent from all types of animal products such as meat, eggs and dairy, and consists entirely of plant-based foods including fruits, vegetables, grains, nuts and seeds. This diet is incredibly rich in fibre, antioxidants, vitamins and minerals, whilst beingRead More About Potential Nutrient Deficiencies in a Vegan Diet
It’s a well-established fact that the Mediterranean diet has great benefits for health, but many people misunderstand what goes into this diet and end up assuming that it is all pizza, pasta lasagne and garlic bread. It is in fact far more wide ranging than this and contains a huge variety of foods and recipesRead More About The Mediterranean Diet
This week is Love Parks Week (23rd of Jul to 1st of Aug). Parks are there for our enjoyment. They are a great place to socialise and are regularly used by the public. This can be for both leisure and sport as well as being a perfect place for families, with most parks having aRead More About Love Parks Week
Looking for a new hobby and challenge for the summer holidays? Could wild swimming be for you? Open-water swimming can help improve your mood and sense of wellbeing and is often free. You do need to be a confident swimmer and in reasonable health. As a health trainer, I encourage my clients to create aRead More About Open water swimming – one way to increase mental and physical fitness
So many people, including myself have been inspired to reduce their plastics after watching David Attenborough’s ‘Blue Planet’. The extent of problem can feel overwhelming at times but the global campaign, ‘Plastic Free July’, provides some fantastic resources and tips on how you can do you bit, from pledging to carry a re-useable coffee cup,Read More About How does reducing plastic improve our health?
It took three weeks longer than expected, but the virtual walk along Route 66 was successfully completed. The team had planned to complete the walk, some 2448 miles, during May Healthy walking month, but had fallen short. As May came to an end rather than give up, the team soldiered on and crossed the finishRead More About We did it! Route 66 find success