Simple Anti-AGE’s Salad

This is a super simple, super quick, and super refreshing salad. Full of fibre, vitamins, minerals, and polyphenols. Making it a great way to help reduce the effects of advanced glycation end products (AGE’s).

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Why Everybody Should Be Building Muscle

Muscle isn’t just about getting a pump to create content for social media. Muscle is actually really important for our health and longevity.

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Super Polyphenol Oats

This is my go to oatmeal these days. It’s really simple, the cacao powder gives it a hint of chocolate, and the oats are a great source of protein and fibre. Once it’s cooked you can customise it by adding whatever toppings you like!

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Benefits of Forest Bathing

Any time spent in nature is good for you. However, walking in forests and woodlands is of particular benefit.

Spending time in these environments has been shown to reduce cortisol levels (the stress hormone), and improve overall well-being. In addition to the benefits of being in nature itself, there are the potential benefits from the unique organisms in the air in wooded areas.

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Is Dried Fruit Healthy?

Dried fruit is a great way to add some extra sweetness to meals. Unlike refined sugar and syrups, which have had the fibre, vitamins and minerals stripped out, dried fruit is a whole food and still contains its fiber, vitamins, minerals and antioxidants.

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High Intensity Interval Training

High intensity interval training. What is it? Who is it for? And what are the benefits?

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10 Minute HIIT Workout

This is a high intensity interval training (HIIT) workout suitable for all fitness levels. I have included low impact and/or lower intensity versions of the exercises where applicable, so even beginners should be able to do it.

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The Basics – #1

For most people, the idea of getting in shape falls into one of two categories. Losing fat or building muscle. Yes, there are many other goals. Such as getting fit, toning up, firming up, slimming down, bulking, and getting ripped. But these are really just different ways of describing the above two categories. So, let’s focus on those.

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Top 5 Health & Fitness Myths

Myth # 1

Only Do Cardio If You Want To Get Lean

Cardio as your only form of exercise is excellent…if you want to be skinny fat! What’s “skinny fat”? A person who is skinny fat looks slim, but they have no muscle tone and are soft and squishy to touch, like a marshmallow.

Focusing on long cardio sessions whether they are on a treadmill, elliptical machine or running outdoors¬†will help you to lose weight initially. But if this is your only form of exercise you will be losing fat¬†and muscle. You will end up looking like a smaller version of yourself now, but be soft and squishy. Especially if you’re not eating properly.

To avoid this you want to include some form of resistance training to help build lean muscle, and focus on higher intensity. This way your training becomes strength-cardio. Building nice lean muscle while burning fat at the same time. Circuit training and supersets are excellent examples.

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‘5-A-Day Mince’ Recipe

Do you find it hard to get your recommended 5-A-Day? Are you mostly getting them from fruit? We all know we should be eating more vegetables (go on, admit it). So I’m going to show you one of the easiest ways to get your five plus servings of vegetables in one simple, yet tasty meal!

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