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Health and Weight loss Tips and Treatments

Joining a gym

Posted on August 18, 2016 by Jamie
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Many people have joined gyms over the last few years as more and more people seem to becoming aware of their health and fitness levels. A gym can be a great way to work out with lie minded people and allow you that time away from home or work to really concentrate on your fitness. If you are a little intimidated of the gym, then you may wish to go to a number of gyms to find one that suits you. You do not have to join a gym though to stay fit and health. Almost all the exercises you do in the gym can be done at home, utilising household equipment. Or if you are really serious but not wanting to fork out a monthly membership then you could turn one of your rooms or the garage in to a mini... Read More

Are you getting enough Vitamin D?

Posted on July 27, 2016 by Jamie
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Your body is usually able to get all the vitamin D it needs if you regularly expose enough bare skin to the sun, so if you are lacking in Vitamin D then you are not getting enough natural light. Not only can vitamin D help keep your bones healthy it seems that it can also have a hand in reducing risk of cancer, heart disease, stroke, diabetes, autoimmune diseases, and more. Vitamin D is needed for maximum absorption of calcium from the intestine, helping to build strong bones and teeth. Despite the ability to get vitamin D from food and the sun, an estimated 40%-75% of people are deficient. We all try to stay safe in the sun but maybe sometimes we are too safe and are therefore stopping... Read More

Cooking with oil

Posted on June 11, 2016 by Jamie
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Over time there have been so many debates about which oil is best for you when it comes to cooking. Some people will state that olive oil is better for you than vegetable or sunflower oil when cooking with it, but this simply isn’t the case. Olive oil is great on salads and for dipping bread but not as good for you when cooking so it is at a higher heat. Coconut oil is a big one to recently hit the headlines. Coconut oil boosts several advantages of sunflower and veg oil and is being seen as the new healthy option. Still there is a lot of research that needs doing in to coconut oil but one of the big advantages is that the liver can break it down and convert it straight in to energy and... Read More

Healthy food doesn’t have to be boring

Posted on May 15, 2016 by Jamie
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Some people think that healthy food is boing. They may have had a substandard salad or low fat cake at some point that tasted awful and therefore have the misconception that that is how all healthy foods taste. Making a salad should take as much time as making a meal. You can of course just throw some lettuce, tomato and cucumber in to a bowl but why not take a little more time and give it that extra flavour that many salads lack. Adding cashew nuts to a salad will give it a bit of crunch without taking away the healthy aspect. Also you can make a lovely dressing from balsamic vinegar and olive oil that will bring it altogether. I often add feta cheese to my salads along with peppers,... Read More

Best way to lose weight

Posted on April 12, 2016 by Jamie
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In my experience there is not one single way to lose weight that suits everybody. Each person often finds different methods for losing weight that works best for them. For example, for some people, increasing their levels of exercise massively helps them to lose weight whereas for others food is the major factor. With food, it may not be necessary what you eat, but the amount you eat that is stopping you from slimming down. Studies show that if you eat slower and chew your food more, you are likely to feel fuller quicker. Eating little and often is often better than not eating for a long period of time and then over indulging in food as your body can store the food up not knowing when it is... Read More