• Fitness,  Recipes

    4 INGREDIENT PEANUT BUTTER AND BANANA MUFFINS

    Peanut butter and banana is possibly two of the easiest things to bake with. These started as a complete experiment and a bit of a guessing game but they came out really well! With only 4 ingredients how could you go wrong!? Shopping List  2 large bananas1 cup peanut butter2 eggs1/2 tsp baking powder To top (optional)Greek YoghurtFlaked nuts of your choice Makes 10. Method  1. Pre-heat the oven to 180 degrees2. Mash the bananas.3. Add bananas, peanut butter, eggs and baking powder to a bowl.4. Combine using a hand beater or blender.5. Put mixture into muffins cases in a muffin tin.6. Cook for 12-15 minutes or until a knife test comes…

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    STRETCHING AND FLEXIBILITY – A BEGINNERS GUIDE

                Stretching or Flexibility? Which is which? Are they the same? Lets get it cleared up that stretching and flexibility are definitely different things. Very basically, flexibility is your range of motion or how far you can stretch, reach or bend. Stretching refers to the things you do to increase your flexibility… simple. Disclaimer – improving your flexibility can take time and needs continual work – if you get to where you want to be don’t just stop or your muscles will tighten up again. Why Stretch? Personally, I think that everyone should work on stretching and flexibility regularly, whether you do lots of sports or not. The less you…

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    5 ways to get the most out of your workout

    Have a plan. Otherwise, you might just go to the gym, float around a bit, dabble on a few machines and then leave…sound familiar? It’s much easier to write yourself a plan that suits your goals, get into the gym and follow it through. That way, you’ll know exactly what you’ve done and feel like you’ve achieved a lot more. If you’re not sure what to put in your plan, a personal trainer will be able to write one to suit your goals. Recording your workout is also a great way to see your progress, whether it’s in weight lifted or distance covered! Warm up, cool down and stretch! This is…

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    7 Tips for Lifting Weights

    Have a plan. It’s so much easier to know what you’re doing before you try and do it! It’s way too easy to get into the gym, float around feeling slightly unmotivated, not get very much done, and then leave feeling like you’ve not achieved anything! Write yourself a plan that suits your goal, get into that gym and blast it out. You’ll have a great workout and know that you’ve done everything you meant to. Recording your workout is also a great way to track your progress. I love a list and my workout plan is essentially my gym list! Warm up, cool down and stretch out! This is so…

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    Getting into (or back into) exercise

    Today we’re going to talk top-tips for getting back into exercise, whatever your fitness background (or non-fitness background) and whatever your ability. Whatever your aims are – walking up there stairs without stopping, walking or running a 5k, 10k, marathon or just improving your health the best way to get there is to start NOW. 1.Plan your exercise – decide what exercise will suit you (always ask if you’re not sure), get out your diary out decide NOW when you are going to fit it in. Could you get up an hour earlier? Or even run to, from, or at work? If you’re massively struggling for time, could you even run…