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10 Ways to Increase Your NEAT

Posted on 3 February 2020

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For many of us trying to achieve fat loss or improving general health, increasing your NEAT is most certainly an area with which we can make a point of improving.

What does NEAT stand for?

NEAT stands for “Non-Exercise Activity Thermogenesis” which is unplanned exercise we do in our day to day life. NEAT doesn’t include things such as a planned gym trip or playing a football match but does include things such as walking up stairs.


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Why Fitness has Changed My Life

Posted on 3 October 2019

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Beginning a fitness journey can be the start of a real-life change – in my case it most certainly was! The vast majority of people with whom I have had the pleasure of meeting and over the past 5 years working in the fitness industry would likely be very surprised to hear what I used to be like when it came to exercise and fitness.


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Getting the most out of your Glutes

Posted on 24 June 2019

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Where are the Glutes?

Your ‘glutes’ or your gluteal muscles, as they are more formally known as refer to the muscles in your butt. Specifically, there are three major muscles in this area, your gluteus maximus (the main, large muscle that shapes your backside), your gluteus medius and your gluteus minimus (two smaller muscles that assist the gluteus maximus in moving your body). For many of us, the glutes remain ‘inactive’ much of the time. Inactive glutes can mean the muscles are weak and are not relied on as much as they should be during physical movements. Glute activation is essentially ‘firing up’ the glutes.


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Improving Fitness to Better your Golf Game

Posted on 3 February 2019

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My Own Personal Golf Story

Since the tender age of 9, I have played the game of golf. I have endured ups and downs like most other people who have played the fantastic yet frustrating game. But always strive to be the best I can be at it. From turning 15 years old, I have represented My home club team – Bamburgh Castle Golf Club having previously played for their junior team and making appearances for my County under 18s. To this day, I remain a category 1 amateur golfer (handicap generally flips between 3,4,5) as I don’t get to play as much as I’d hope. However, this doesn’t stop me wanting and trying to be the best I can be.


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The Truth Behind Detox Diets

Posted on 14 January 2019

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What a detox generally promises

They're popular, but they aren't proven to do what they say they'll do which is flush toxins out of your system and weight loss (not fat loss). To be perfectly honest, they can be risky or even go wrong.


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15 Top Tips For Motivation To Exercise During The Cold Wet Winter Months

Posted on 1 December 2018

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Now that Winter has arrived it may seem difficult (if not impossible) to keep up your exercise regime. This is simply not the case! We've put together some handy tips to keep you motivated during these dark, cold and wet months.


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Weight Training Vs. Cardio for Fat Loss

Posted on 18 November 2018

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Many people think that if you want to lose fat, you should do more cardio, and that weight training is only if you want to build muscle. This is simply not the case. You can use weight training to lose fat, and in many ways it's actually better than cardio. Falling into this mindset that you need to do cardio to lose weight is one of the biggest mistakes you could make and could hinder your progress towards your goals.


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Why Exercise Is Good For Your General Health And Well-Being

Posted on 28 October 2018

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Physical activity or exercise can improve your health and reduce the risk of developing several diseases like type 2 diabetes, cancer and cardiovascular disease. Physical activity and exercise can have immediate and long-term health benefits. Most importantly, regular activity can improve your quality of life.


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Ways To Make Time For Fitness!

Posted on 15 October 2018

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When speaking to people who don't exercise about why they don't, the most common response is "I don't have time". Whilst time may be limited for most of us, there are ways of finding time in your day to exercise, you may just need to use your imagination!


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The Battles Of Training With Endometriosis And / Or PCOS!

Posted on 7 October 2018

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Endometriosis is a gynaecological condition where endometrial-like tissue grows outside the uterine cavity. Endometriosis is fuelled by the hormone oestrogen. This tissue can attach itself anywhere within the pelvic and abdominal cavity, with reports of endometriosis even found on the diaphragm (though this is very rare)! Unfortunately, the human body is not equipped to remove these tissue growths, and they continue to act as endometrial-like cells, so with every menstrual cycle, scar tissue and adhesion's can form through the release of oestrogen. This can cause a wide range of symptoms, including inflammation, bloating, pelvic pain and cramping.


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Recovery From Meniscus Knee Injury

Posted on 30 September 2018

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So, after several year's of struggling with knee injuries and many meniscus tears (5 previous knee operations), I feel this time I have certainly found the answers to staying away from the general anesthetics and hospital beds (barring any freak incidents)!


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When Is The Best Time To Train?

Posted on 23 September 2018

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Everybody has a different view on when is the most beneficial time to exercise. Many would tell you to exercise first thing in the morning before breakfast because you'll burn more fat. Others claim it's better to train in the afternoon or evening because that's when you are at your strongest. I personally exercise better in the evenings as this is when I feel I get the most out of my training sessions.


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Training Tips Whilst Pregnant

Posted on 15 September 2018

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When it comes to working out during pregnancy, many people have differing opinions. Many women are worried that physical activity during pregnancy can harm their babies, I am so pleased to tell you that this is not the case, especially if you have been given the all clear from your Doctor.


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