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Simple Swaps: Salt

Sodium chloride (NaCl) is the chemical formula for salt. In regards to the diet it is the sodium component of salt that can cause high blood pressure.  In the UK it is advised that adults do not consume more than 6g of salt or 2.4g of sodium a day. This...

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Planning Your Food Shop

Supermarket visits for some are a chore and can sometimes be stressful, especially if you are accompanied by children or fussy eaters. These top tips can help you plan your shopping and make the most of your time in the supermarket.  1. Plan  Set aside some time the night before you shop. Start by planning your meals. Knowing what you...

Exercises for beginner, intermediate and advanced users

Are you looking for some inspiration for your fitness regime? Each week we take a look at a new exercise you can try, that are suitable for all levels and ability. These are just a few of the thousands of exercises available on the Jonple app. Not a member yet? Find out how it works   Exercises for beginners The...

Food Labelling and Nutrition

Food packaging and labelling is an entire legal entity and in the UK and Europe there are strict regulations manufacturers and businesses must comply with. For in depth information about food labelling and legislations visit the Food Standards Agency website.   This blog will aim to help you understand specifically the ingredient and nutrition information provided on food labels.  There...

Dealing with Food Cravings

It is probably fair to say that all of us have experienced food cravings. This is an evolving area of research and currently we do not fully understand the biochemistry of food cravings.  What we do know is that serotonin, the hormone many of us associate as a feel good hormone, also plays a role in the control of eating...

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...

A Guide to Consuming 5 a Day

The guideline of the consumption of 5 portions of fruit and vegetables came from the World Health Organisation (WHO). It is recommended that children and adults consume at least 400g of fruit and vegetables a day to avoid chronic diseases such as heart disease, diabetes, cancer and obesity. The consumption of fruit and vegetables is also important to prevent deficiencies...

What is Resistance Training?

  Resistance Training or commonly known as weight lifting is a form of exercise that requires you to push, pull or resist against an external force or your own bodyweight. During the performance of exercise muscle contractions are needed to complete the movement and reap the benefits of the movement.    Resistance bands, bodyweight, cable machines and free weights such...

Tiredness and sickness – it’s impact on motivation

  I’m going to let you into a little secret. When you’re tired or feeling under the weather you may feel like you have less motivation to push you forward. That’s not really a secret is it?; and it’s not really surprising.  Given that our motivation levels fluctuate, it’s normal to think about them peaking and dropping. It’s also quite...