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Well I don’t know about you, but this last lockdown has been the toughest one yet, and my motivation for working out has been at an all-time low. Unless, one of my friends dragged me to the park I’ve hardly worked out at all in the past 4 months. Which is such a real shame as the last year I’d really got into my fitness and was so happy with my progress. Through 2020 I really found my love for working out, I set myself small achievable goals to keep me going and reward myself when I hit them. It...

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Mindset is simply another word for attitude. It is how we think and how we apply our attitude in our life, relationships, families, exercise, diet and jobs.  There is some great work by a lady called Dr Carol Dweck. She is a psychologist from Stanford university in America. She studies human motivation and mindset. She has spent most of her days researching why people succeed (or don’t) and looks at what is within our control to foster success. There are two types of mindset (set of attitudes that is held by a person) Fixed Mindset and Growth Mindset. Our mindset...

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Our Mental Health is just as important as physical health yet we put so much effort into our physical appearance but often neglect our mental health. The coronavirus pandemic has created havoc in our lives. It has affected the way we live, school, socialise and work and now more than ever we should be practicing self-care and making sure we prioritise our wellbeing and good mental health. Mental wellbeing is not about being depressed or anxious. It is not a diagnosis or an illness, mental wellbeing is: Feeling good about ourselves and being able to function well individually or in...

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Here’s one simple tip to help you get back your energy! We all know how it feels at the end of the day when we arrive home, get changed, eat and then slump down in front of the television, too tired to even think about going to the gym or class we’d promised ourselves all week that we would do. Being tired gets in the way of our health. We often mistake a busy life as the reason why we’re feeling tired. Now don’t get me wrong, having commuted for years I know that stress, trains, late finishes and everything...

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Public Health England is leading a drive to reduce calorie intake by 20% by 2024 – that’s not far away, and a lot of work still to do. So, what are the options for reducing this number? A recent announcement points towards Public Health England giving direction to food companies to reduce the calories in their food. I’m as guilty as the next person for finishing what’s on my plate just because it’s there. But in the majority of cases, just giving people smaller ready meals, won’t help reduce the calorie intake of an entire country. We will still experience...

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