GETTING TO KNOW NUTRITION

The best pizza recipes for National Pizza Day

Make yourself a tasty pizza for National Pizza Day, with one of our favourites cooked up by our amazing chefs. Didn't think you could have pizza on a health and fitness plan? Managing what you eat doesn't mean you have...

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Why Cardio Sucks

There's no denying that cardio is great. But what are the core reasons behind why we are training Cardio?   Why are you performing cardio in the first place? To keep healthy? To lower your resting heart rate?  To improve your blood pressure?  To reduce stress?  To improve cholesterol?  To manage your weight?  There are many benefits that come with...

Maximise Your Walking!

There are numerous ways in which we could improve our walking capabilities or walking fitness. The more obvious tactics are to walk more often, walk for longer or a combination of both. All three of these strategies are excellent, and you may have already tried those approaches. But let's discuss Intensity. Simply put, how hard is your body having to...

Artificial Sweeteners: What Does the Evidence Say?

Over recent years the topic of artificial sweeteners has been a controversial affair.  On one hand, artificial sweeteners are considered safe for use by major health authorities (1) and are considered to be physiologically inactive in the body, and are also widely used as a weight loss strategy and to reduce added sugar intake. On the other hand, it has...

Body Weight Fluctuation Explained: The Truth About Scale Weight

When starting your weight loss journey, it may be instinctive for you to jump on the scale on a daily basis and expect the scale to give you a lower reading each time. If you do not get the reading you were hoping for, you may be lured to believe that your weight is not going down and instead going...

Jonple's Favourite Christmas Treats

You definitely deserve a treat this Christmas, so why not try one of these delicious festive favourites from our top chefs?   Mince Pie Makes 12 portions. 523 kcal per portion. Ingredients 375g Plain flour 250g Butter 125g Caster sugar 1 Medium free-range egg 2 x 400g Jars mincemeat 2 Tangerines 1 Apple 15g Icing Sugar   Poached Pear Makes...

Have a turkey-free Christmas with these alternative dinner recipes

Christmas dinner doesn't have to be turkey. Our top chefs have cooked up some of the tastiest turkey substitutes that would sit proudly on your Christmas table.   Beetroot wellington Serves 4, 411 kcal per portion. Ingredients 500g Raw beetroot  200ml Red wine vinegar 25ml Sherry vinegar 100g Caster sugar 20g Star anise 20g Mustard seeds 200g Spinach (to wrap...

Breakfast: The Most Important Meal of the Day?

The word breakfast is derived from two words “break” and “fast”. The end of a period of going without food which in the case of breakfast is eating following a period of sleep.    In recent times there has been a debate about the importance of breakfast and whether it is actually the “most important meal of the day”. When...

Boosting Male Fertility

  Seeking an alternative treatment when trying to conceive is more common than you may think.  According to a study, in nearly half of infertility cases, the male is shown to have less than desirable sperm quality (1). Whilst your physician may advise you to get in shape and lose a few pounds, studies have reported the benefits of varying...

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