Try Vitamin D if the Winter Blues are Getting You Down…

By |2016-11-28T22:28:00+00:00October 16th, 2016|Categories: General Health|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

A study in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition 10 years ago, found that between 70-80% of people are deficient in Vitamin D.  Vitamin D deficiency has been linked to cancer, heart disease, diabetes, high blood pressure and depression.  This Vitamin is rarely found in our food supply, so supplementation is key. What is Vitamin D? Our bodies synthesise this vitamin/steroid when our skin is exposed to sunlight. Studies show during summer months our bodies produce 6IUs of vitamin D per CM2 of exposed skin. Given the fact that most of us are in the office during the summer, or slathered with SPF50 when we're not, means that we rarely produce sufficient amounts for optimal health. In the winter we get even less. We’re covered from [...]

Digestion matters, chew your food!

By |2016-10-26T10:33:06+00:00June 10th, 2015|Categories: Nutrition|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

Most people come to a personal trainer with one of two goals, they either want to be stronger and put on muscle, or they want to lose weight and get leaner.  And although they’re eager to get into the weights room and start working towards their goal, it’s usually not where they should start.  Most people that come to me for some sort of dietary intervention or advice usually have leaks in their diet and nutrition that need to be plugged before we can start doing the fancy stuff. You see your digestion is the most important aspect of overall health; it controls which nutrients are absorbed into your body and more importantly what toxins are blocked from entering.  Yet the ability to digest efficiently [...]

What Do You Want In 2015?!

By |2016-10-26T10:35:59+00:00March 25th, 2015|Categories: Guest Writer|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Now is the time to set some goals and get cracking… The Christmas period is behind us, so it’s time to pack away the professional eating utensils and get yourself back to the gym and set yourself some 2015 goals.  No doubt many of you have set yourself goals which involve some sort of body transformation, entering a race, or just undoing some of the damage done at the latter part of 2014, but do you know how to set out about achieving these goals effectively? In the first ever Own Your Fitness newsletter, I will be looking at a few of common mistakes people make when trying to lose a bit of weight and get leaner.  These are the most common I’ve seen amongst gym [...]