Barefoot, or minimalistic shoes, is a trend growing in popularity as people embrace the health and wellbeing benefits of feeling the ground beneath their feet. The long term effect of barefoot living is still being researched but the short term benefits are compelling many people to give it ago. The History of the Running Shoe So if minimalistic shoes are the way forward why are … Continue reading The Benefits of Being Barefoot.
Many people have dug out their running gear again with lockdown 3.0 in full swing. Things are now different though. It is not T-shirt and shorts weather anymore. But with a huge number of beginner runners this year, you will have to go about your running tactics differently. Below are the sections we all need to consider when running in winter weather conditions. Dress for the weather In … Continue reading Winter Running Tips
Enjoy these guilt-free roast potatoes, all the comfort without compromising your diet. They contain around 6g fat compared to the usual 14g! Also suitable for vegetarians & vegans, just ensure your stock is vegan friendly. Serves: 2 Ingredients: 800g roasting potatoes, quartered 2 garlic cloves, sliced thinly 2 sprigs of rosemary, chopped 2 tbsp olive oil 200ml vegetable stock Method: Heat oven to 200C / … Continue reading Low fat roasties
With the world slowly returning to normal, many of us are finding we do not have as much free time as we would like. Below is simple but effective workout that can be completed within 30 minutes. You do not need to be grinding through a workout for 60-90 mins each time for it to be effective. Complete each exercise for 20 seconds with high … Continue reading Short on time full body workout
We are back! We have been working hard behind the scenes for many months to ensure the gym is as safe as possible ready for your return. With many of us not performing much weight training since March, it is safe to say we are eager to get back into the swing of things. Below you will find my go to plan for when I … Continue reading Easing your body back into weight training
During these unprecedented times it can be hard to complete the physical exercise we enjoy as we are adapting to life under lockdown. Due to the closures of gyms and social areas across the country by the government it has become a greater challenge for everyone to maintain their physical activity needs. I will be going through ideas in which will help to improve motivation … Continue reading Isolation Motivation
Whatever activity you are completing, be it tying your shoelaces or reaching up to a shelf. Your core is being used in some way to help you with your movement. Each muscle provides a different function to help work together to provide a seamless motion through out our day to day tasks. There is more to your core than just your abdominal muscles. your core … Continue reading Core exercises to try at home
Thousands of leisure centres and gyms across the country have been forced to close due to the government lockdown. This has affected and disrupted almost every gym goer’s routine in some way or another. On the bright side we have seen a huge increase in people trying out the age-old form of exercise which is running. I will share with you some of the things … Continue reading The Isolation Running Bug
Get your day’s vegetable quota all in one go. Great for feeding the family, or freeze portions. Portions: 4 Cook time: 45 mins Per serving: kcal: 272 protein: 7g, carbs: 45g, fats: 8g, saturates: 1g Ingredients: 4 carrots, cut into chunks 4 small parsnips, or 3 large, cut into chunks 3 red onions, cut into wedges 2 red peppers, deseeded and cut into chunks 2 tbsp olive oil 1 … Continue reading 5-a-day vegetable tagine
We’ve pulled together a number of veggie alternatives to substitute in your favourite pasta dishes. There are health benefits as an added bonus, veggies are full of antioxidants, vitamins, low carb and plenty of fibre. Most are also simple in taste and easily become a blank canvas for sauces. Veggie spaghetti Vegetable spaghetti is great for dishes like meatballs, bolognese, pad thai, ramen or … Continue reading No pasta? No worries!