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Nutrition Articles

Cardio or weights? Which is better for weight management?

Amelia Phillips

This debate has been around even before leg warmers and crazy aerobic leotards came into fashion! Still it continues...when it comes to weights and cardio, are all calories burned equally? Well the answer is not one or the other, and here’s why:   Cardio? Hands down cardio can burn the most calories minute for minute. It gets your heart pumping makes you sweaty and increases the oxygen pumping through your blood. Huge health benefits of cardio training including improvement in cardiovascular health (preventing heart disease), fitness, circulation, energy levels, loads of psychological gains (less stress etc.) And yes, weight loss!...

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Can You Beat A Hangover?

Amelia Phillips

Bacon and eggs, crumpets, haggis, bloody marys and Campari espressos. These (and many more) touted hangover cures are being used by many a sorry soul. But is there such a thing as a proven hangover cure? And if so WHAT is it!?   What causes a hangover? Consuming alcohol triggers reactions in the body, some pleasant, but some not so pleasant (especially the next day!). Here’s the downside of a big night:  Alcohol triggers an inflammatory response from your immune system. Your immune system may trigger certain agents that commonly produce physical symptoms, such as an inability to concentrate, memory...

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The Ten Tips for Your Healthiest Year Yet!

Amelia Phillips

When it comes to having a healthy year, better beats perfect. Infact perfection can be the curse of many a new years resolution. Instead of aiming to be the cleanest, greenest, training machine, just follow my motto of better beats perfect. If you’re that little bit better than yesterday, imagine where your health will be a year from now! With that in mind, use this acronym for a framework to help you be that little bit healthier.  Take your ‘MEDS’ M is for Mindfulness: This is about adopting practises that help you manage stress levels and promote positive mental health....

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Low on nutrients? Here’s how to get them naturally.

Amelia Phillips

Sticking to a healthy diet can be a challenge so sometimes it’s motivating to know how the foods we eat make us healthier. This article explores some key foods that help us reach our RDI (recommended daily intake) of essential nutrients. 

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The Top Habits From the Healthiest People on Our Planet - Blue Zones

Amelia Phillips

Did you know that around 20% of how long you live is determined by genes, the rest is influenced by lifestyle and environment? That’s why Blue Zones is such an interesting phenomenon. Researchers teamed up with the National Geographic and went on a quest to find the Blue Zones, pockets of society who had the highest life expectancy. They then studied the commonalities between the cultures and came up with the ‘Power 9’ which are the main learnings us Westerners can use to live longer, healthier lives.

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