The government recommends walking 10,000 steps per day. Is it worth the effort?
A Fitbit is a great way to monitor your step count. But Marion draws the line when it starts telling her how to sleep.
Struggle to keep your resolutions? Marion explains how a coach can help you stay on track...
Have you considered lifting some weights? It might be more beneficial that you realise.
Watching what you eat all week, then splurging at the weekend....sound familiar?
High levels of cortisol can lead to weight gain… Cortisol is our stress hormone and our cortisol levels can have a big impact on our weight. When the level is within the optimum amount for our body, cortisol is great according to Dr Libby Weaver in her book ‘Accidentally Over-Weight’. Cortisol converts into cortisone and […]
What is the best way to hold yourself accountable? So, now you know your priorities, and you have a plan. How are you going to hold yourself accountable? What are you going to do next? It’s all very well writing your plans down, but how do you stop it from just being some sort of […]
If you want to achieve your goals for 2016, get planning! Last week, I was talking about the importance of hanging on to your big marbles this year. I wasn’t thinking about your sanity, so much as your priorities for 2016 or even for life. I’ve been busy thinking about my goals for 2016. But, first […]
How a jar of marbles can help us work out what is important this year. Of course, as it’s the New Year a lot of us are thinking about our goals, but I challenge you to back up a bit first. Spare a few minutes to think about what really matters in your life. I […]
I am exercising so why am I not losing weight? Pounding the streets, but those pounds aren’t shifting? Read on for a few ideas of changes which might help. Maybe you are just eating too much of the ‘healthy stuff’? Nuts and wholemeal bread are great, so is whole wheat pasta (and lots of other […]
Fitness Trackers – worth the money? You must have noticed that there are loads of different ‘wearables’ out there. Gadgets to help you get fit and stay fit. They can monitor your activity, exercise, food, weight and sleep. As the Fitbit marketing says Every moment matters … fitness is the sum of your life. I […]
The benefits of running: there are just SO many! Ever been tempted to run but haven’t quite made it out of the door? Read on – you might just get going! But if you are a beginner, make sure you look at the advice in the postcript! Running makes you happier Running makes your brain […]
Healthy eating: five foods worth including in your diet… Quinoa Quinoa has all nine amino acids and lots of fibre in it and adds loads of protein to a meal. Use it instead of rice or couscous. It is also great cold in salads. In fact there are loads of things you can do with […]
The personal trainer lists the benefits of sleep. There seems to be some perverse thinking that tells us that we are all such ‘superwomen’ we don’t need to sleep for long, that sleep is for the feeble and the weak. The ‘plenty of time to sleep when I am dead’ approach to life. Let me […]
Read with caution if you want a healthier lifestyle. “Feeling tired? Leave the coffee, have orange juice.” So reads another Daily Mail headline designed to grab our attention. The article which follows tells us that drinking 240 ml of orange juice ‘boosts alertness, concentration and reaction times’. It goes on to tell us that the […]