Life is Like a Cake – the Result Depends on You

You know sometimes you sign up for things with certain expectations but you end up with unexpected results? Yeah, happens right? Well, last month I attended a life coaching and neurolinguistic programming course and boy was it intense! We learned about the power of the mind, how we perceive reality, the importance of how weContinue reading “Life is Like a Cake – the Result Depends on 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?Continue reading “Reblog: How To Work 10+ Hours A Day And Live A Healthy Lifestyle”

7 Tips for Meal Prep

Today’s post is written by another one of the PTs in my gym – Kim Barnard. She will give us practical tips on how to start prepping your meals in advance. But here’s her story first: “My move into the fitness industry was fuelled after years of working within a high stress environment in the UK.Continue reading “7 Tips for Meal Prep”

Dodging the Stress Bullets

Recently I listened to part of Pedram Shojai’s New York Times best selling book – The Urban Monk: Eastern Wisdom and Modern Hacks to Stop Time and Find Success, Happiness, and Peace. It was quite interesting and a good reminder to live in the moment and make the best of it. We often think that withContinue reading “Dodging the Stress Bullets”

Finding motivation: the first step is always the hardest!

This week the question “Where do I start?” has been thrown at me a few times. “You are so fit, how do you do it?” Well, you know the saying – where there is a will, there is a way! So if you have been asking yourself (or others) this question, well done – youContinue reading “Finding motivation: the first step is always the hardest!”

20 Ways to Beat Stress

Last week I was lucky to attend a stress management workshop by Heidi Jones, a Dubai-based integrative health & nutrition coach. Read below to find out what I have learned. Most of us are living a busy, fast-paced life where 24 hours never seem enough. All sorts of pressures & deadlines loom over our heads, making usContinue reading “20 Ways to Beat Stress”

How to Stop Binge Eating After a Competition or Reaching Your Goal

By Adrianna McDonald In the past few years I came across many “dieters”. The goals were from fitness competitions and photoshoots to specific events such as weddings. What worries me the most is what happens to their “diet” after they’ve achieved their goal? I know for the fact that long term restrictions will end atContinue reading “How to Stop Binge Eating After a Competition or Reaching Your Goal”

Research Thursdays: Is the Gut our Second Brain?

Did you know you have a second brain? For a few years now the medical community has studied the “brain in our gut”, otherwise known as the enteric nervous system (ENS). In a short article researchers from John Hopkins Medicine discuss the effect of gut health on mental wellbeing: Unlike the big brain in your skull, theContinue reading “Research Thursdays: Is the Gut our Second Brain?”

All You Need to Know About Superfoods

By Adrianna McDonald Superfoods – what are they? They are nutrient-rich foods with many benefits. They’ve become very popular and it’s only in recent times that they’ve been identified as superfoods with near super powers. And, since everyone is now into organic food, it’s become easier to find these foods in most places where you wouldn’t have foundContinue reading “All You Need to Know About Superfoods”

BMI – Body Mass Index or Be More Intelligent

By Adrianna McDonald This subject came to me recently as I got an email from school (my kids are 5 & 8) saying that due to the health concerns for some students, the school will measure the BMI of pupils to make parents aware of those kids at risk of obesity. I decided this would be good subjectContinue reading “BMI – Body Mass Index or Be More Intelligent”