Calorie Counting – Is It Really That Important?

The short answer would be ‘it depends’. If you have had even the tiniest of experiences in weight loss or ‘toning’ your body (i.e. building muscle) you would have been told to stick to your daily calorie target. You would also have been told about the concept of ‘calories in’ vs. ‘calories out’. In order … More Calorie Counting – Is It Really That Important?

What is Functional Nutrition and Why Should You Care?

Nutrition – the word itself conjures images of strict diets and weight scales, doesn’t it? And yet nutrition is about a lot more than just that. Over the years nutrition has started taking a more prominent spot in the worlds of health and medicine. Not just in the treatment of digestive diseases, but for a wide … More What is Functional Nutrition and Why Should You Care?

What is Alternative Medicine and Where does Nutrition Fit?

Alternative medicine has been on the rise for several decades now and it seems that it will keep growing in the foreseeable future. The most recent addition to the alternative medicine family is Functional medicine. Why is it different? Because it offers something traditional medicine doesn’t – that is working on the body as a … More What is Alternative Medicine and Where does Nutrition Fit?

2018 Wellness Trends

Here we are at the end of January and there have been plenty of new trends in the health and wellbeing field. Industry experts predict that 2018 will see moringa (a “super” anti-inflammatory green) replace turmeric, collagen overtake protein powders and “nootropic” (brain boosters/cognitive enhancers) supplements climb the top of the popularity list. Other trends … More 2018 Wellness Trends

New Year What? A Different Reality on Being a Healthier You

Instagram makes it seem like everyone is smashing through their workouts and joyfully gulping down their protein and detox shakes, as if they have magically erased all memory of the delicious smell of pizza and the rich taste of burgers… But the reality is often different (for me, and I hope for many others). One … More New Year What? A Different Reality on Being a Healthier You

Reblog: How To Work 10+ Hours A Day And Live A Healthy Lifestyle

Did you know that 62%* of people around the world are in paid employment ? Out of those, 1.3 billion** are in full-time (i.e. 9+ hour working days). That is 1 in 4 adults worldwide. And did you know that about 2 billion out of a global population of 7 billion fall into the overweight & obese categories? … More Reblog: How To Work 10+ Hours A Day And Live A Healthy Lifestyle

The Pros & Cons of Competing in Bodybuilding

Competing in bodybuilding, whichever category it is, has it’s positives and negatives. Of course the further up the ranks you go, the harder it gets but the rewards get bigger too! For those of you not familiar with the world of bodybuilding, here’s an example of the categories you usually find in competitions (yes it’s … More The Pros & Cons of Competing in Bodybuilding

Beginners’ guide part 5: What about food? How to start a gym-friendly diet

By Kim Barnard Starting a gym friendly diet doesn’t need to be daunting – you just need to understand the basics and be prepared to do some food preparation. Firstly, you need to get back to eating real food: in other words the stuff that grew out of the earth or on a tree, swam … More Beginners’ guide part 5: What about food? How to start a gym-friendly diet