This month’s blog is being brought to you regarding non-specific backache. By that I mean, a backache that’s not been caused by a something like fibromyalgia, a slipped disc, osteoporosis, spondylitis or spondylolysis, or another mechanical issue. It’s the sort of back ache that lots of us struggle with at one time or another […]

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Mental Health

May is Mental Health Month, so we’re looking at some simple ways you can help keep your mind in a good place.

Do You Suffer From Cramp When Exercising?

As well as the laughter and fun I hear in my classes, every now and then someone groans – and we know the dreaded cramp has hit.

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Improve your Balance

If you come to my classes, you already know it’s something we regularly do at the start of our sessions and sometimes, it goes well and sometimes . . . well, you’ve all seen me wobble!

How Nutrition Can Reverse Diabetes

Has your weight been creeping up on you over the years and is proving difficult to shift – despite your best efforts? Or maybe your energy levels are on the floor? It’s easy to push to the back of your mind.

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Is it a Food Allergy or a Food Intolerance?

A true food allergy is an abnormal reaction made by the body’s immune system to a particular food. This can range from a mild reaction to one that is severe and life-threatening (anaphylaxis).

In season: celeriac

One of the things I love most about winter is that it is soup season, and soup is the easiest lunch or appetiser offering ever. This one is packed with delicious wintery flavours of celeriac with just a touch of nutmeg and coriander.

How to Set Realistic Health and Fitness Goals for the New Year

If you’re like most people, you’ve probably spent the last few weeks thinking about ways you can improve your life in the new year. Maybe you want to save more money, or finally get organised. But if one of your New Year’s resolutions is to get in better shape, it’s important to set realistic health […]

How to Have a Happy and Healthy Festive Season

The holiday season can be a wonderful time of year, filled with family and friends. It is also the time of year when we tend to overindulge in food and drink, which can lead to weight gain and unhappiness. The festive season is often seen as a time to take it easy and relax. However, […]

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The Top 10 Benefits of Reformer Pilates

Do you feel like your body is starting to lose its strength and flexibility? Have you been working out for years, but the results just aren’t there anymore or you’re finding your current form of exercise either too challenging or challenging in an unhelpful way? Maybe it’s time to upgrade your exercise routine. Reformer Pilates […]

10 Tips For Feeling Good On The Inside and Out (No Matter What Your Age!)

Do you feel like your best days are behind you? Do you find yourself feeling more and more tired, less productive, and less happy with each passing day? You’re not alone! Our age often determines how we feel about ourselves. The older we get, the fewer positive thoughts we have about our situation. However, this […]

The Top 10 Benefits of Pilates

Pilates is a form of exercise that was invented by Joseph Pilates. It is a low impact exercise treatment that helps you to develop strength, flexibility and body awareness. It also increases your energy levels which can help with weight loss and has a toning effect on muscles, in addition, it has been shown to […]

Essential Nutrients for Bone Health!

I’m going to cover what vitamins and minerals are needed to keep the bones strong. It is difficult getting adequate amounts through diet alone, however, which is why I choose to supplement. Adcal is not sufficient I’m afraid! The calcium is in the form of carbonate, which is chalk and very poorly absorbed! Have you […]

The Skeleton in the Cupboard

Not many people think about nourishing their skeleton. There is almost a belief that once your bones are formed, they are there for good – until they start to break down giving joint problems like arthritis or osteoporosis. Yet the bones, like every other part of the body, are continually being rebuilt. Fortunately, many nutrition […]

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Benefits of Pilates for the Over 50s

Many of us in the over 50 age group are looking for ways to continue our fitness routine. Pilates is a great way to go about this as it exercises multiple muscle groups and targets problem areas that often get ignored, such as the abdominals. It is also gentle on joints without the jarring movements […]

Juicing vs Smoothies

Fruit and veg is good for you. No one would argue with that. But what is better for your health – and losing weight?

Benefits of Pilates for Golfers

Golfers are always looking for ways to improve their game, but sometimes we overlook the things that might be most beneficial. Have you considered incorporating Pilates into your routine? It may just be what you need to take your golf game to the next level. The exercises can help with flexibility, balance, and core strength […]

What are the Benefits of Regular Exercise?

We all know how hard it can be to motivate ourselves to get up and move our bodies. Life can be incredibly tiring and stressful. Even if you’re an upbeat and positive person, getting in regular exercise seems hard to justify when there’s just so much else going on in your life. I absolutely understand […]

What’s the Difference Between Pilates and Yoga?

Your body is feeling tense, tight, and you swear your core used to be so much stronger. So you start to look into exercise classes. Then you begin to talk to your friends about it and the recommendations start coming: And the comments go on! But every time you’ve looked at Pilates and Yoga, there […]

Your body is full of bacteria, viruses and fungi?

Did you know that you body is full of trillions of bacteria, viruses and fungi? Yes, really!

Your Healthy Gut Bugs

You may have heard that our gut microbiome is important. In fact, it is a huge area of research right now. What exactly does that mean?

The Importance of Bacteria for Your Gut Health

Helpful Germs. The bacteria in your gut are incredibly important for your health and weight.

What is friendly bacteria?

Have you ever wondered what the friendly bacteria in your yoghurt or supplement really is?

Understanding Food Sensitivities

Many people say they are “allergic” to foods when they are actually intolerant to that food.

Leaky Gut Syndrome (LGS)

It’s been estimated that 3 in 4 people have some form of food sensitivity, whether mild or severe.