Tagged: wellbeing

Supporting your marathon running training


Once you’ve made the decision to enter an marathon or endurance race of any kind, the same is true for all sports in general for that matter and that is don’t let all the hard work and effort be wasted … Continue reading


Osteoarthritis in the knee and exercise.


Exercise can play a vital role in managing osteoarthritis. People are often fearful of exercising the affected joint in case it causes further pain and damage yet this review of studies done on exercise programmes states  “People with OA should be … Continue reading


Yoga and Lower Back Pain


In a recent study published in the Annals of Internal Medicine, Boston Medical Center researchers found that yoga classes specifically designed for chronic lower back pain (my italics!) helped patients feel better. In light of this those with non-specific Lower … Continue reading


Tips for exercising safely in the sun


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Don’t use the sun as an excuse not to exercise but use these handy tips to ensure you stay healthy. 1)      Keep hydrated – make sure you have a water bottle with you and take sips during your session and … Continue reading


Just an hour a week….


Photo of a weight, towel and bottle of water

New research has shown that just an hour a week of resistance exercise can lower the risk of metabolic syndrome (cardiovascular risk factors such as overweight, high blood pressure and elevated blood sugar). You don’t have to leave your house … Continue reading


Do you feel to old to start exercising?


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According to the findings of a study from the University of Dundee, published in the journal Age and Ageing, the most powerful ‘deterrent’ among the over-65s is a lack of interest, and disbelief that exercise can enhance and/or lengthen life. … Continue reading


Halfway through…..



Day 15, I am halfway through my Whole30, I am feeling better but I am getting slightly concerned that… I NEED TO EAT MORE!! That is basically the name of the game, I aim to have a calorie deficit of … Continue reading


Day 12….(said in a Geordie accent like the bloke from big brother)



Hi all, So its day 12 of my Whole 30. 30 days, no grains, no dairy, no sugar, no alcohol (not a big drinker). So far so good, I have been consistently making good food choices and drinking more water…winner. … Continue reading





For a few weeks I have been trying to get back on the wagon and lose my baby weight that I had put on throughout my pregnancy with my second son James. Now, I confess that my head was not in … Continue reading


Chichester Pilates Class: Core Pilates Review


Core Pilates Firstly a mild correction, I was slightly misleading on Friday apparently it wasn’t a Fitness Pilates class it was Core Pilates. It was stated as Core Pilates on the timetable but there was no accompanying link to the … Continue reading


Out of my comfort zone: Fitness pilates



Trying new things: Out of my comfort zone I am an advocate of finding the exercise that works for you, it may be running, lifting, swimming, cycling, circuits, chair based. Whatever gets you moving is what works. If possible throw … Continue reading


Keeping it simple – Change4Life


Eatwell plate, health, nutrition, paleo

Nutrition is a hot topic and people can, and do, spend hours arguing about the best way, the correct way, the healthiest way to eat and about how certain foods are evil and we should tax them (yes I’m looking … Continue reading


Choose a Mental Wellbeing resolution in 2015.


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Last year when I wrote about New Year Resolutions it was about choosing a change that you wanted to make and not what you thought you should be doing What do you Want to Change?  This year I am going … Continue reading


New Year……New Me (again!!)



Hi all, So I am sitting at my dining room table at 10.50pm on the 30th December after listening to an online nutrition lecture and I got to thinking about next year just like everyone else on the planet. This … Continue reading


A little rant!!



Firstly I should apologise about the lack of blog posts recently, I have no excuse and I aim to write one most weeks from now!! Today’s topic is one that I feel passionately about…..kids. In the news today an MP … Continue reading


No pudding until you have eaten your fruit and veg.


Happy fruit and veg

The news today is full of the study that showed that the current government recommendation of 5 portions of fruit and vegetables may not be sufficient and that we should be aiming for 7+ (preferably made up of 5 vegetable … Continue reading


Why I let my son eat cake!



On November 10th 2011 the most amazing thing ever happened to my husband and I. We welcomed into the world our amazing little boy Harry. Now, I know what you are thinking, oh god, here is another rant by a … Continue reading


Never stop moving.


“Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving” -Albert Einstein. So the government recommendations on exercise are as follows for the over 65s (taken from the NHS Choices page for Physical Activity guidelines for … Continue reading


A bit of fitspiration I found online…


Do what you love.

Do what you love. Additionally WHO have updated their physical activity/exercise fact sheet which can be found here The post A bit of fitspiration I found online… appeared first on Whole Life Fitness. +445   


Email question!



So I received this email a few days ago from a friend who wants to get into shape for her wedding, I asked what her current diet and training was like. “OK,  so I have gone from normal to brown … Continue reading


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