Run-Away Success… Or Just Running?

Why do so many gym-goers head instinctively for the treadmill? Is it because they want to improve their aerobic ability? Sometimes. Because they envy the carcass-with-lungs physique of long distance runners? Not in my experience. No, its because they want to burn as many calories as possible in their gym session, in the hope that […]

Factors to Consider in Cases of Multiple Inflammation

In times of illness, it is not unusual for patients to present with multiple ailments. In most cases, this is down to a generalised dysfunction of several important systems. This in itself can be caused by a number of factors, the common thread being a lifestyle, dietary intake or chemical exposure that our evolution has […]

Stress: Can It Make Me Fat?

Britain in 2008 is a society that is wrapped up in triple ‘epidemics’ of stress, obesity and chronic disease. None of these issues were considered a problem in society 100 years ago, or even 30 years ago; unfortunately, whilst we are regularly bombarded with the status quo recommendations – don’t get stressed, don’t get fat, […]

Adrenal Fatigue: What Is It?

Reduced energy, impaired thinking, libido, hypoglycaemia, poor sleeping patterns and difficulty in losing weight all stand out as common problems in adrenal fatigue. On a basic level, this condition (sometimes called adrenal insufficiency) comes as a results of the adrenal glands failing to meet the demands placed upon them and occurs following a period of […]

Identifying Obstacles to Fat Loss

The majority of my clients come to me because they have a desire to make a change in their lives and physique; often, there will be a specific target (invariably weight loss) that jolts them into action but, in the main, I recognise a desire to improve their lifestyle above and beyond fitting into a […]

Homeostasis and Hormonal Health

At any given time of day, there is a constant cascade of chemical reactions occuring within the human body. These reactions can be caused by numerous stimuli, including foods consumed, thought patterns or physical demands placed on the body. These reactions can be categorised into many different types of reaction, and two of such classifications […]

Five Mistakes Men Make in the Gym

Without wishing to generalise, most men and women share one overall aim; to achieve a leaner, more ‘desirable’ body. However, due to differences in caveman genetics and physical differences in the final product sought, it is only logical that there be differences in the way that men and women use the gym. But this brings […]

Five Mistakes Women Make in the Gym

As most people who visit the gym will know, attendance and results hardly go hand in hand. There are normally numerous ways to improve the efficiency of your workout, but here are five mistakes that I specifically notice in women’s routines on a very regular basis: Doing aerobic exercise before weight training About 70pc of […]

Balancing Carbs in a Healthy Eating Plan

Carbohydrates are required by the body for energy. They can be split into complex carbs, such as bread, pasta, rice and potatoes, and simple carbs (sugars), which include healthy fruit and veg, but also unhealthy yoghurts, chocolate and sugar. In the body, carbohydrates are stored as glycogen in the liver (around 100g) and in the […]