Your metabolism and weight loss / gain

Metabolism and weight loss: How you burn calories

Find out how metabolism affects weight, the truth behind slow metabolism and how to burn more calories.

You’ve probably heard people blame their weight on a slow metabolism, but what does that mean? Is metabolism really the culprit? And if so, is it possible to rev up your metabolism to burn more calories?


Fitness Apps

Health and Fitness Apps

We all have busy lives, it comes with the times we live in, and while this does wonders for productivity, it can mean that it is increasingly difficult to find the time or energy to stay in shape. I have put together some recommended health and fitness apps to support you with your fitness and you can use them in your own time to meet the demands of your schedule.

Here are some recommended fitness apps for you:

Recommended Activity Sharing App: Strava

Strava’s enduring popularity (over ten million people have logged more than one billion activities) isn’t down to the obsessive record-keeping of its users – it’s because of Strava’s social features. You can share your runs and rides with a huge community of users, congratulate others on their efforts, ask for advice, and compete with friends and rivals to nab the King of the Mountain (virtual) jersey for your local hill. Strava is incredibly simple to use for newcomers, yet also offers enough depth in the data it tracks to satisfy those who are happiest whiling away hours analysing their performance.

Download from App Store and Google Play | Free, individual packs £2.99 a month | Eight Essential Tips For Strava Beginners


5 steps to mental wellbeing

Five ways to wellbeing

Evidence suggests there are 5 steps we can all take to improve our mental wellbeing:


There is strong evidence that indicates that feeling close to, and valued by, other people is a fundamental human need and one that contributes to functioning well in the world.



Few things are more frustrating than staring at the ceiling above your bed, especially when, mere moments before, you couldn’t keep your eyes open. We all have lingering phases of sadness, stress, or anxiety that keep us up at night, and the lack of sleep makes the emotional distress worse. However, what if sleep is not the result of your situation, but rather the cause?


Fabulous Results!

What a week so far! Results results results! Well done to all those PT clients who are exercising ‘efficiently’, making good food choices and tracking calories.

We are seeing the results in clothes fitting better, feeling happier in themselves, less general aches and pains, weight loss on the dreaded scales…and so it goes on.


8 top tips for portion control

Controlling your portions doesn’t mean you need to eat tiny amounts or measure out precisely the number of peas on your plate. But if we’re eating too much, then we may need to retrain our brains to see a smaller-than-normal portion as satisfying enough. Here are some tricks to try:


Tips to plan your exercise

Tips to plan your exercise

Physical activity won’t just happen. Most activities require planning – starting and maintaining a physical activity program does too.

Here are some tips for getting ready to exercise:


How many calories do you burn in one hour?

Exercising to develop fitness is great and for the numerous benefits of physical exercise (please click link for benefits of physicl exercise and the NHS guidelines for adults).

As we are becoming more aware of how many calories we are consuming and how this affects our weight loss / gain and our fitness, it is interesting to think how much energy we burn when exercising.The following is a ballpark idea of how much energy you are expending. 

Workouts That Blast Calories


What are the benefits of physical exercise?

Physical activity or exercise can improve your health and reduce the risk of developing several diseases like type 2 diabetes, cancer and cardiovascular disease. Physical activity and exercise can have immediate and long-term health benefits. Most importantly, regular activity can improve your quality of life. A minimum of 30 minutes a day can allow you to enjoy these benefits.