Benefits of exercising regularly

8 Reasons to get Exercising

Exercising on a regular basis has many benefits for you, the most obvious of which is keeping your weight in check. We’ve put together eight of the benefits which, we feel, you will benefit from the most when you start exercising regularly. 1. Exercising Regularly Reduces your Risk of Illness Experts at the Mayo Clinic say […]

Nutritionists say why full cream milk is good for you

Nutritionists say Why you Should put the Skim Milk Down

Do you order “skinny” cappuccinos and congratulate yourself on your healthy choice? Do you believe that skim milk is the better milk option, that it’ll help to make you skinny and healthier? Nutritionists say that milk (and even 2% milk) isn’t as good for you as regular full cream milk. Skim milk is the nasty […]

Value of Vitamin C

The Value of Vitamin C

For years, people have known the benefit of Vitamin C with its ability to fight off colds and flu. What you may not have realised is that this vitamin plays a vital role in exercise. Here’s why. Vitamin C is responsible for the growth of tissue It is essential in the production of collagen, which makes up […]

Exercise for the elderly

Best exercises for the elderly

Staying active is good for you and it helps you to feel and look great throughout your life. Living an active lifestyle is especially important for the elderly because it can improve their health and help prevent heart disease, diabetes, certain forms of cancer and it can reduce the effects of arthritis. Staying active improves strength, […]

The low down on saturated fats

Understanding the difference between trans fats and saturated fats

Not all fats are bad. Fats are an essential food group along with protein and carbohydrates. Good fats are essential to our health and the optimal function of our body. Healthy fats surround our internal organs to protect them; gives our body energy; keep us warm; help produce essential hormones; helps our body easily absorb […]

How to understand the GI index

How to understand the GI Index

Eating the right foods is not only important for our waistline but for our health too. In society today, everyone is on the move and living busy lives. There is hardly time to make food so we buy ready-made food for convenience, and with this fast-paced lifestyle we are currently living, it is easy to […]

5 superfoods you’ll want to add to your shopping list

We all want to thrive, to glow with good health. And we all know that the best way to achieve it is by avoiding stress, exercising regularly and – most importantly – eating well. Are there perhaps superfoods we can eat? So we do all the right things, like avoiding sugar and processed junk foods. […]

Why aerobics is good for you

What are the benefits of aerobics?

Recent studies have found that 30 minutes of moderate-intensity aerobic exercise five days a week or 20 minutes of a minimum of three days a week is very important if you wish to achieve good health and – of course – lower your risk of chronic diseases. You would want to increase your heart rate to between […]

Protein rich foods

18 Protein-packed foods to add to your shopping list

Nutritionists all know that protein is an essential macronutrient – more so for those of us who are active and athletic. After all, it is the macronutrient building block that our bodies need to build muscles, among other things. Plus, if you’re practising good nutrition principles to prevent weight gain (or lose weight!) then you […]

Salmon contains healthy fats

Five fats that are excellent for fitness performance

If you’re trying to lose weight and boost your fitness performance, don’t make the mistake of avoiding fats altogether. Yes you should cut down on saturated fats but healthy ones are proven to enhance your performance (and could help you lose weight too). These compounds – which include monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats (omega 3 and 6 […]

The beauty of natural steroids

How to get your body to produce more steroids naturally

Steroids. Is it really the dirty word you – and the rest of the personal training fraternity – think it is? When we hear about steroids, most of us take it to mean the synthetic chemicals that some bodybuilders and athletes use to bulk up their muscles and enhance their performance. Seeing as these chemicals […]

Why nuts are good for you

Why you should eat nuts guilt free

As part of a balanced diet, nuts are extremely good for you. Granted, these nuggets of goodness do contain high amounts of fat – which is why if you enrol in any organised weight-loss programme the nutritionist will limit your intake of nuts. This being said, nuts do contain various minerals that will keep you […]

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