Get motivated – Think Positively – Get Fit and Healthy in 2014

Sara FITNESS

Well it is out with the old year and in with new.  Happy New Year! Now is the time for you to start thinking about how you are going to shed those unwanted pounds,  but the big question is –  how will you get motivated to get fit and healthy and how will you think positively? Most of us firstly need …

New Year’s Resolution you’ll Want to Keep

Sara Health, NUTRITION

1. Eat breakfast Many people often skip breakfast. Some skip it because they are too rushed in the morning and have little time to prepare it. Some skip it as a measure to control weight. Studies show that people who eat breakfast regularly are more likely to control their weight than those who skip it. Breakfast kicks starts your metabolism …

Pumpkin risotto with crispy sage

Sara RECIPES

What are you going to cook with your pumpkin left overs. Try this Simple, yet stylish, Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall’s pumpkin risotto with crispy sage takes no time to cook.   For the pumpkin risotto 570ml/1 pint vegetable or chicken stock 1 small onion, chopped 12 fresh sage leaves, chopped finely 2 tbsp olive oil 170g/6oz arborio (risotto) rice 250g/9oz pumpkin or butternut squash, diced small 50g/2oz butter salt and freshly …

10-Minute Workouts

Sara FITNESS

Finding time for exercise isn’t about your schedule, it’s about your priorities. Even if you’re the busiest person on the planet, you can set aside 10 minutes a day devoted to get your body moving! It’s time to drop the excuses and try one of these super quick workouts.  Plus, studies show that short workouts help improve your fitness level, it’s …

Commit to Fitting In Fitness

Sara FITNESS, Health

Planning to work out doesn’t count as a workout. Good intentions don’t show up on your body. If you are currently one that lives each day promising yourself you are going to get fit and eat more healthily, but never get round to putting your plans into action. then you need a little tough love, don’t you? You won’t reap …

How To Eat Healthy at University

Sara Health, NUTRITION

To all those sporty fit and healthy young students that have just headed off to University  and have self-catered accommodation – SK-Life Fitness would like to share with you a fantastic cook book by Hamlyn which teaches you simple quick and easy healthy meals to cook.  Also we would like to provide you will a few tips of mini meals …

Is Cardio workout bad for you?

Sara FITNESS

Lately, there’s been a lot of hating on cardio among fitness pros. Let’s get this straight–the idea that cardio makes people fat is absurd. Is it the best way to lose fat?. Can it be detrimental if overdone? Of course. But to say that any kind of exercise is “bad” for you, especially if you love it, is a little …

10 Health Benefits of Drinking Warm Lemon Water

Sara NUTRITION

There are many health benefits of lemons that have been known for centuries. The two biggest are lemons’ strong antibacterial, antiviral, and immune-boosting powers and their use as a weight loss aid because lemon juice is a digestive aid and liver cleanser. Lemons contain many substances–notably citric acid, calcium, magnesium, vitamin C, bioflavonoids, pectin, and limonene–that promote immunity and fight …

How to Eat Healthy Away From Home

Sara NUTRITION

No matter what your eating habits are at home, you know that travel presents a new kind of challenge to sticking with healthy choices. Temptations tend to surface at family outings, poolside gatherings and vacation spots. Plus, you develop a condition called “vacation mindset,” which is the place where all of your excuses to eat junk food live. If you …

Five Ways to Blast Baby Weight

Sara FITNESS

With the wonderful news of a royal baby boy, we’re reminded of all the amazing ways having a child changes your life, whether you’re the Duchess of Cambridge or the queen of your own castle. One thing that can be less than amazing? Getting your pre-pregnancy body back. Once you feel ready and your doctor gives you the green light, …

Summer pudding

Sara RECIPES

Summer pudding is much easier to make than you think, and makes a wonderful pudding to be shared with friends. 750g/1lb 14oz mixed summer fruit (such as raspberries, red, white and blackcurrants, loganberries, blackberries, cherries and blueberries 185g/6½oz caster sugar 1 medium loaf good-quality white bread, slightly stale 2 tbsp cassis or blackcurrant cordial Preparation method Place the fruit in a pan. …

Prime topside beef burger

Sara RECIPES

Don’t skimp on the quality of your beef and you’ll have a burger worth serving with these homemade rosemary-salted chips and mustard mayo. Ingredients For the burgers 1 red onion 200ml/7fl oz red wine vinegar 80g/3oz caster sugar 600g/lb 5oz topside beef, minced (your butcher can do this) salt and freshly ground black pepper 4 fresh white rolls 100g/3½oz sliced gherkin 8 slices cooked streaky bacon 1 Little Gem lettuce …

Pick The Right Running Shoes

Sara FITNESS

Choosing the right running shoe can mean the difference between a great run and a bad experience.  Running in old shoes or the wrong shoes can lead to discomfort, pain and even injuries. And now that running shoes are built more hi-tech than ever, shopping for a shoe can be confusing and expensive. Here are some tips from SK-Life Fitness on …

Why Swimming is good exercise

Sara FITNESS

If you are looking for a break from high-impact exercise like running and plyometrics, add a day or two of swimming laps to your fitness routine. Whether you’re cross-training, training for a triathlon or looking for an exercise that’s easy on the joints, a pool workout may be just what you need. Cardio: Swimming requires deep breathing, which improves circulation and …