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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NEW Fitness Classes Starting!!!

Looking to shape up for your summer holidays? Do you want to look good and feel more confident on the beach? Or do you just want to improve your health and fitness?

All of the above?…

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Lean Body Antioxidant Salad Recipe

Now that summer is finally here and the weather is getting warmer, I thought I’d share my current favourite salad recipe with you. I eat salad everyday as well as cooked vegetables as they are full of nutrients needed to keep you healthy, full of energy and looking and feeling great!

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Be Fit For Summer!

I know, it sounds scary, but summer is just around the corner! If you want to look good and feel great in your sleeveless top, shorts and swimsuit, NOW is the time to start! Luckily there is a brand new 6 week Fitness Class starting tomorrow that will help get you beach-body ready…

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A Healthy Green Beverage For St. Patrick’s Day

Now, I know I’d have a hard time convincing readers (Irish ones anyway) to drink green tea instead of beer on St. Patrick’s Day, but I thought it would be a fun way to share some of green tea’s health benefits. These benefits include healthy glowing skin and a stress reduction effect on the mind!

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