• Fitness

    Fitness Myths Busted – Part 1

    Your Logo Facebook Twitter Google-plus Envelope 1. The more you sweat the more calories you burn False – sweat is just your body getting rid of heat! It is reacting to being too warm and trying to cool your muscles down by sweating, so make sure that you replace the water you’re losing to avoid dehydration! On average, a person has 2 million sweat glands but some will have up to 4 million. So don’t worry if the person next to you is sweating way more than you are, it doesn’t necessarily mean they’re working harder, it could just be that they have more sweat glands! 2. Lifting weights makes you…

  • Fitness

    7 TOP TIPS FOR STAYING ON TRACK DURING YOUR HOLIDAY

    1. Pack with a plan If you have what you need to workout you’re less likely to find an excuse not to! Bring good workout clothes, comfy trainers and any equipment you might need. This could be a skipping rope, TRX, exercise bands, a timer or just yourself! Plan ahead and you’ll be prepared and ready to go! 2. Drink lots (of water!) We’re constantly being told that drinking enough water is necessary to stay hydrated and keep our bodies functioning and this is even more important on holiday. Travelling, sun and alcohol will all work to dehydrate you so make sure you’re drinking at least two litres a day!…

  • mtb

    Danielle This week’s post comes from Danielle, a lovely lady who wants to share her mental health story alongside her moutain biking experiences in order to help others who are in a similar position to herself. “If it wasn’t for mountain biking I don’t think I would be where I am now. It has opened my world to an amazing sport, awesome people, beautiful places and facing fear and smashing it in the face.” my story 15 weeks ago my world went into a spin, the build up over the preceding year or two had reached its climax. I finally caved into the pressure and admitted defeat; I wasn’t functioning…

  • Recipes

    5 Ingredient Protein Pancakes 5 Ingredient Protein Pancakes Light and fluffy, protein pancakes are perfect for any time of the day – breakfast, lunch, dinner or even just a snack! Have them sweet or savory, warm or cold, this recipe is super fast and with only 5 ingredients, even the most novice bakers can try them out! Ingredients 3 heaped tablespoons self-raising floor ½ tablespoon sugar A little milk to mix 1 large egg 1 scoop protein powder (optional) Method Sift the dry ingredients and make a well in the centre.  Beat the egg and add to dry ingredients.  Add splash of milk and stir/beat till thick batter. Drop in spoonfuls…

  • Fitness

    7 WAYS TO GET BACK INTO THE GYM/GET INTO THE GYM

    1.PAY FOR IT – seems obvious but if I’m making excuses to not go, one massive excuse TO go is that I’m paying money for it I could be spending on food, clothes, shoes, coffee, freddos… Yes, I could just workout at home or outside (which works well for some including my lovely flatmate who runs home every day, crazy!) but I personally know that, if it is raining or my favourite TV show is on, I will not feel like working out. But I know that I love the buzz of exercising and I love that feeling of being fit so I know that for me, it is worth it. 2. FIND A…

  • Recipes

    NO BAKE CHERRY BAKEWELL PROTEIN BALLS

    Cherry bakewell tarts are one of my favourite things so I thought I would re-create a healthy protein ball version. It also happens to be gluten free, dairy free and suitable for vegans! Shopping List – 40g oats 40g vanilla protein (or protein flavour of your choice) 40g peanut butter 1 small banana 4 dsrt spoons flaked almonds 4 dsrt spoons cherries (quartered) 4 dsrt spoons water Makes 12 How To –  1. Add oats, protein and peanut butter to a bowl and combine. 2. Add banana and mash into the mixture. 3. Stir in flaked almonds and cherries, add more cherries if you want. 4. Gradually add water until the…

  • Recipes

    CARROT CAKE OATS

    This is one of my easiest and favourite breakfast recipes, perfect for fueling your morning or anytime you fancy pretending you’re eating cake! INGREDIENTS 50g Porridge Oats 350ml milk or water 1 large or 2 small carrots A pinch of cinnamon (to taste) Handful of raisins/dessert spoon of yoghurt (optional) METHOD 1.Put your oats and milk/water into a pan over a medium heat. 2.Bring to the boil and simmer for 4-5 minutes, stirring as much as possible. 3. Add the grated carrots and cinnamon and stir until combined. 4. Add more milk or water if required. 5. Pour into a bowl and top with nuts, raisins and yoghurt! This can…

  • Lifestyle

    5 WAYS TO SLEEP BETTER – FOR FREE!

    We all need our beauty sleep to be at our best but sometimes it can be hard to come by. Follow these 5 simple tips to ease your body into sleeping and wake up feeling ready to face the day!   1. HIBERNATE BEFORE BED Turn off laptops, tvs, notebooks and phones before bed (once you’ve turned your alarm on for the morning!) 2 hours isrecommended but try starting with 30 minutes. Screens, particularly when bright, wake up your brain, or science speak – they affect the hormones that make your brain alert. Read a book, get prepared for the next day or just be sociable and chat to your family/flatmate/dog/cat…   2. KEEP A NOTEBOOK AND PEN…

  • Fitness

    FITNESS MYTHS BUSTED – PART 1

    The more you sweat the more calories you’re burning. False – sweat is just your body getting rid of heat! It is reacting to being too warm and trying to cool your muscles down by sweating, so make sure that you replace the water you’re losing to avoid dehydration! On average, a person has 2 million sweat glands but some will have up to 4 million. So don’t worry if the person next to you is sweating way more than you are, it doesn’t necessarily mean they’re working harder, it could just be that they have more sweat glands! Lifting weights makes you bulky. False – (unless that’s your aim and that’s…