Stop muscle cramps

The feeling of a muscle cramp can be debilitating and therefore put a stop to any workout session. Are there things we can do to reduce the amount or severity of cramps? The answer is yes. Muscle cramps are when the muscle forcibly contracts involuntarily. It can happen anytime of the day, but especially frustrating […]

Why peppermint tea can improve your health

If you crave something sweet after dinner, why not try herbal tea like peppermint? It’s loaded with health benefits and has a sweet calming flavour that is great just before bed. Benefits of peppermint tea can include: Reducing indigestion and heartburn. Peppermint contains both menthol and methyl salicylate, which have an antispasmodic effect that can […]

5 steps to mindful eating

What is mindful eating? Instead of ‘eating on the run’, mindful eating is an approach to practice slowing down and being mindful of what you eat and how you eat. By doing so, we can often make better food choices and enjoy our meals so much more. This also includes paying attention to why we […]

5 power foods that taste good

Can nutrient-rich power foods be delicious as well?  Here are 5 tasty foods that are also very nutritious. Blueberries: are rich in antioxidants and have potential benefits to the brain and nervous system.  There is good evidence that they can help improve memory and slow down the onset of cognitive problems frequently associated with aging. […]

Easy ways to boost your metabolism

Metabolism is a term that describes all the chemical reactions in your body. These chemical reactions keep your body alive and functioning. However, the word metabolism is often used interchangeably with metabolic rate, or the number of calories you burn.The higher it is, the more calories you burn and the easier it is to lose […]

2 & 5 Fruit and Veg

It seems that no matter who you are you either prefer fruit or vegetables. So how do make sure you’ve got both in your diet? The goal is to eat 2&5; 2 servings of fruit and 5 of vegetables. If you don’t really like vegetables this can be a bit of a struggle for you. […]

2016 Weight loss tips

Welcome to 2016!! Guess What…. You are not fat. You have fat. Don’t let your weight define you this year! When people look in the mirror it can be hard to look past the person staring back at them; but this only has to be temporary. If you have weight loss goals or body goals […]

17 reasons why you need olive oil

We cook with it regularly, and occasionally may even dip our crunchy bread into it… but did you know olive oil has countless ways to improve our health and research is revealing even more, almost on a daily basis. It’s an essential ingredient to a Mediterranean diet – one of the world’s longest living cultures. […]

12 Easy Tricks That Will Help Banish Cravings

Starting a new healthy eating plan can be a bit daunting. With new ingredients and new recipes to master, it takes a bit of planning and preparation to make it all happen.  Which is why sticking to the new regime can be the biggest challenge. But it’s worth remembering your goals and why you started […]

7 quick and healthy breakfast ideas

We all know breakfast is the most important meal of the day. But unfortunately some options available to us can be loaded with refined sugar and empty calories. Instead, opt for nutritious but simple ways to fuel our bodies with the good stuff which gives us sustained energy throughout the morning. Try these 7 delicious […]