The Importance of Stretching, Warming Up and Cooling Down

The Importance of Stretching, Warming Up and Cooling Down

If you’re like most people, simply the title of this blog post will be enough to turn you off. Yet, spending an extra ten minutes to stretch, warm up and cool down could make all the difference to your workout and recovery.  Pre-Exercise Stretches When our bodies are in their natural state, our muscles are [...]

5 Reasons Why You’re Not Losing Weight

5 Reasons Why You’re Not Losing Weight

Weight loss is a contradiction. On the one hand, it’s a simple equation of energy intake with energy output. Yet on the other, it’s a much more complex balancing act of minerals, vitamins, sleep, mood, muscles and more.  So, whether you’re beginning your weight loss journey or have found your progress has plateaued, let’s take [...]

A Beginner’s Guide to Fitness: 10 Things I Wish I Knew

A Beginner’s Guide to Fitness: 10 Things I Wish I Knew

Deciding to ‘get in shape’ is one of the best decisions you’ll ever make. Why? It’s an investment in your health and taking charge of your life.  The problem is, there are so many ways of exercising to choose from and a mountain of contradictory information to sift through. So, how do you know what’s [...]

Sweet & Sour Chicken With Greek Salad

Sweet & Sour Chicken With Greek Salad

A light lunch that is packed full of flavour and convenience, perfect for lunches or light dinner options. Ingredients:  1 chicken breast (pre-cooked & cooled) Crunchy salad leaves¼ Red onion (finely chopped)Handful of cherry tomatoesFeta cheese Black olivesLemon vinaigrette  Instructions:  Marinade the chicken in your sweet and sour sauce for a minimum of 30 minutes before cooking [...]

Why This Pandemic Doesn’t Have to ‘Make or Break’ You

Why This Pandemic Doesn’t Have to ‘Make or Break’ You

You’ve probably heard a few people say that this pandemic will either ‘make or break us’. Here’s why I don’t like that statement: Firstly, it doesn’t take into account people’s unique and extremely complex circumstances. Secondly, it doesn’t allow us much room for grace, which is a slippery slope when it comes to our wellbeing.  [...]