Why Exercise?

Sara FITNESS

By definition, exercise is any movement produced by your skeletal muscles that results in energy expenditure – this sounds technical – well yes and no! Exercise includes any structured exercise, like going to the gym, but also lifestyle activities such as walking, shopping and gardening and the good news is that it doesn’t have to leave you exhausted to do …

Boost your health this winter

Sara Health, NUTRITION

If you are into your health, you probably know that prebiotics can aid your digestion and omega-3 fatty acids help boost brain power.  However, many everyday products posses other benefits too.  There has been strong evidence to suggest you could be getting double the boost from magnesium, probiotics, omega 3 and cranberries. Let me tell you how these supplements and …

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 …

London Olympics 2012 – Get Motivated and Inspired

Sara FITNESS

London Olympics 2012 is about to begin, how exciting – so many different sporting events will be taking place and I am hoping that this will boost you all to want to be fit and healthy and to definitely make some positive lifestyle changes! Have you gained a few extra pounds on your Summer holiday?  Have you struggled to keep …

Beach Running

Sara FITNESS

Running on the beach can not only be a peaceful, beautiful running experience, but it can also help make you a stronger runner. Running in the sand, especially dry sand, is tougher than running on pavement, so you’ll definitely work harder on the beach. But being able to jump in the water after you’re finished will make it worth your …

Beach Body Boost

Sara FITNESS

Summer holidays are fast approaching and many of us will be getting excited about a relaxing holiday in the sun.  It is so important for us to recharge our batteries, unwind and enjoy good food, but we must also be careful that we don’t over indulge, eat too many ice creams, drink too many mojitas –  then laze around on …

Fitness for new mums

Sara FITNESS

How soon after giving birth can I start exercising? This will depend on whether you were already exercising before you fell pregnant and when you were pregnant.. If you exercised right up until the end of your pregnancy, you can do some light exercise and stretching from the start.If you stopped exercising during your pregnancy or are a newcomer to fitness, …

Exercise

Sara FITNESS

By definition, exercise is any movement produced by your skeletal muscles that results in energy expenditure – this sounds technical – well yes and no! Exercise includes any structured exercise, like going to the gym, but also lifestyle activities such as walking, shopping and gardening and the good news is that it doesn’t have to leave you exhausted to do you good! Exercise is …

10 Reasons to Hire a Personal Trainer

Sara FITNESS

We all need a little help with exercise sometimes, whether we’re just starting out or we’ve been at it for a long time. Still, there are people who shy away from personal training, unsure of what they’ll get out of the experience or whether it’s worth the money. There are a number of reasons people work with per trainers.  Some want …

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 …

Fight Depression with a Healthy Lifestyle

Sara FITNESS

Lifestyle choices can fight depression and obesity. Make the choice today to beat both. Antidepressant use has skyrocketed in recent years, but the rate of depression has increased. According to the latest research, more people are suffering from major depression at some point in their lives. The rate of depression today is roughly 10 times higher than it was just …