All about Caffeine

Sara NUTRITION

At  SK-Lifefitness I see many clients every week who are simply addicted to caffeine.  Business people seem to keep themselves going in the office by drinking coffee and tea and drinking very little water.  Clients often complain about feeling uptight and anxious and suffering from headaches.  They feel stressed and tired and drink more coffee to try to keep themselves awake. …

Academy 4 Wellbeing: Weight Loss Retreat

Sara Health, NUTRITION

I’m delighted to have been given the opportunity of telling you all about a brand new weight loss retreat, The Academy 4 Wellbeing, which is being launched this September 2012. The Academy 4 Wellbeing is opening its door for the first time in September 2012 at the picturesque Trentham Estate in rural Staffordshire. Prices start at £995 for a seven …

5 Nutritional Tips to help Gallstones

Sara Health, NUTRITION

The gallbladder sits just beneath the liver. It aids in digestion and bile storage. Gallstones are stones that form in your gallbladder. They are usually made of cholesterol or hardened bile, and can range from the size of a grain of a sand to the size of a golf ball. The stones are usually hard and somewhat brittle. When present, …

Top 5 Lifestyle Changes for Office Workers

Sara NUTRITION

Are you a busy office worker who runs out the door without eating breakfast, drinks coffee all morning to keep yourself awake , often skips lunch or have to attend business lunches, feel tired drained and have little energy in the afternoons and then come home and sit down to a huge meal and feel hungry all evening? This is …

The Secret to Losing Weight

Sara NUTRITION

Why do some people think that there is a secret to losing weight? Let me tell you right now that there is no secret. After 20 years of being in the fitness industry, I have had the pleasure and experience of personally training many clients, of all ages, and all shapes and sizes. I have taken them on a journey to …

Bikini Body Diet Tips

Sara NUTRITION

1. Eat the right foods. It is so important to eat the right fuel when you are training and aiming to lose weight.  One important factor that I tell my clients daily is to make sure you eat frequently so you are constantly fuelling your metabolic fire.  However, this fuel must be well balanced and include lean protein, good fats, …

Are you Eating and Exercising correctly for your body type?

Sara NUTRITION

Over the years I have experienced clients booking a personal training session and telling me that in the past they have been training so hard to get fit, but have not seen results.  Often they are not training correctly and doing too much cardio training, instead of adding strength and resistance – therefore they don’t display the muscle tone that …

Do you want to lose weight?

Sara NUTRITION

 8 WEEK WEIGHT MANAGEMENT COURSE AT SK-Life Fitness in the private studio, we offer an eight week Weight Management course  which can be combined with a personal training programme or on its own.  This is designed to teach you how to identify why we eat certain foods and what influences our eating habits, with particular emphasis on weight management. This …

Healthy Christmas Snacks

Sara NUTRITION

When it comes to snacks and treats, temptation is all around us at Christmas. Here are some healthier options.  If you’re hosting your own party, make the traditional favourites less calorie-heavy with these following tips: Make open-top mince pies. Using less pastry cuts down on calories and fat. Alternatively, use filo pastry, which is thinner and lower in calories than traditional pastry. …

Foods in Season this November to boost your immunity

Sara NUTRITION

Buying seasonal produce guarantees the depth of flavour nature intended, helps to boost your natural immunity, and feeds the body with vitamins, minerals and antioxidants to prepared the body for the Winter months ahead.  I list all the seasonal produce good to eat right now. I have then picked three to tell you about their nutritional values. You will see …

How to Escape Hormone Hell

Sara NUTRITION

Hormones rule our body, they regulate our body’s function, from building bone strength to helping us cope with stress. We all go through a life cycle of hormonal fluctuations, from puberty through to menopause, sometimes with ease and at times with major imbalances.  These problems are well known to us and called Pre-menstrual syndrome (PMS) Unfortunately symptoms can be severe …

Controlling Blood Sugar levels with 8 Healthy Snacks

Sara NUTRITION

When our blood sugar levels dip we can feel quite unwell, tired and lethargic with little energy.  Are you guilty of grabbing a sugary snack? Most commonly people will eat high sugar content snacks especially in the afternoon around 3-4pm. This immediately feeds glucose into the blood stream and gives an instant, but short term rush of energy, but they …

Health Benefits Of Eating Asparagus

Sara NUTRITION

Asparagus is a very good source of potassium. This, combined with an active amino acid in the species called asparagines, gives the vegetable a diuretic effect and thus, helps the body get rid of excess water. Apart from this, asparagus is also low in sodium. The vegetable has anti-inflammatory properties and is therefore, used in the treatment of asthma, arthritis, …

Why Grow Herbs?

Sara NUTRITION

One of the joys of herb growing is that it is for everyone. If you don’t have a garden, pots of basil, thyme, parsley and mint can be grown on the windowsill. If you are blessed with a balcony, patio or outdoor garden you can create a herb bed, which is the ideal home for these plants. The choice of …