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Addicted to Social Media?

We all know alcohol, smoking, sugar have the potential to be addictive but social media, emails and work aren’t really much different. Our brain surges with dopamine when we head online and if there’s nothing exciting we go on the hunt for interaction and information.The problem here is that we’re often missing out on being in the moment. Precious time can fly by as you keep your brain excessively busy.

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5 Reasons Kettlebell Training Is So Effective For Fat Loss

We’ve been using kettlebells for years, long before they became popular and we are still using them long after they have gone out of fashion it seems. For good reason too – they are awesome. When carried out correctly, kettlebell training is the ultimate fat burning and strength building tool and I’m about to tell you why.

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9 Steps To Boost Brain Power and Memory

We’ve been inundated with emails and questions about how to support memory function and inject some life back into our flagging brains. Interestingly, it’s actually our lifestyles that are destroying our ability to remember where we left our keys, if we switched off the oven and what our pin number is. There are so many things you do across your day to support cognitive function, many of which will also lower your risk of most chronic diseases, help you lose weight and perform better.

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#FitterFriday Fat Loss Circuit [No Gym Needed]

This weekend make it your mission to smash this awesome fat loss workout! This circuit is designed to target every muscle in the body, giving you an awesome calorie burn, taking your cardio fitness up a gear and keeping your metabolism boosted for up to 24 hours afterwards. Best of all it’ll take you less than 20 minutes. I like to use outdoor bodyweight training as the perfect complement to my heavy lifting gym sessions. Give it a try!

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Conquer Your Carb Phobia: Our Top 5 Tips

Most people interested in health and fitness right now have their own journey with macronutrients. Paleo and the Atkins revolution opened up our eyes to the notion that perhaps fat wasn’t the enemy after all but rather carbs including  bread, rice, pasta and potatoes were causing our waistlines to expand and spill over our jeans in true muffin top style. Of course this is a hugely simplified version of events and it’s clear that the goal with any macros is simply finding your sweet spot. However, gaining back your confidence eating carbs again after a low carb diet can be tricky business and is often fraught with fears of weight gain.

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What Do Fat Loss & Health Have in Common With Your Bank Balance?

One of the most common trends that seem to be driving a number of health issues and fat loss fails today is the fact that many people are creating a debt crisis with regard to their body. In life we need a healthy bank balance in order to pay for our living costs and do the things we enjoy like going on holiday or eating in a nice restaurant. Similarly, our body has a limited reserve of funds available for essential physiological processes and tasks – we’re referring to vitamins, minerals, hormones and all the vital nutrients that keep us alive and kicking. It has some spare resources stored away just in case we need to occasionally go above and beyond.

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8 Steps To A Better Night’s Sleep

No matter what your health or performance goal getting enough sleep is a top priority. It’s essential to support fat loss, exercise recovery, immune health, muscle mass and detoxification. In honour of World Sleep Day we thought we would share our top tips for securing a good nights sleep.

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Female Hormones – The Menstrual Cycle and Natural Contraception

Us ladies are a little more complicated than the fellas when it comes to having healthy hormones as the female hormone cycle during fertile years is geared towards reproduction. Optimal amounts of certain hormones are required at different times across the month to ensure the maturation and release of an egg occurs from the ovaries and that a pregnancy can be supported sufficiently should it take place. A number of hormones need to synchronise and a delicate balance must be maintained across the 28 days to ensure these necessary biological changes can take place.

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3 Steps To Easy And Effective Fat Loss

I posted on Facebook a while back that perhaps there’s a little too much effort going on when it comes to fat loss and people might be missing some quick wins which could be achieved by kicking back a little and simplifying things. When an individual decides they want to change their body composition and focus on getting healthy it often starts off all guns blazing. There are plans to eat boat loads of steamed kale, smash HIIT sessions daily and answer to no one but the weighing scales.

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Two Things That Transformed My Body & Health

I have discussed my transition to a Fitter way of living before and how experienced a huge benefit and never looked back. However, I credit two things in particular to having a hugely positive impact upon my body, I know you must be thinking these are the food I ate and the training programme I followed, however, whilst these played an important role the following two lifestyle changes helped me to a much greater degree so I thought I’d share them with you.

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