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Nutrition

27
Jun
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The importance of hydration

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I have two big running events in October: the Royal Parks Half Marathon and the Great South Run so I have just started to increase my training and so far it's been a tale of two halves and I believe it's all down to how much water I have (and haven't) been drinking.
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23
Mar
0

Healthy Lifestyle Club: Week Two - The Plan of Attack!

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Armed with their completed homework sheets and tallied scores our band of health revolutionaries arrived at our second meeting eager to find out what all the questionnaires and food diaries had been leading up to.  After a quick totting up of scores each person had a starting point for their journey to better health, they had their metabolic type established for them.  This was just the beginning though (it would have been a really quick meeting otherwise!) as knowing your metabolic type is just the start of discovering the right mix of macronutrients  that fuel you best.
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20
Mar
0

Spring Clean Your Body!

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Today is the Spring Equinox - day and night are equal and about to tip the balance in favour of longer, lighter days. Yippee! Nature is reawakening, it's a time for energy and growth, and the perfect time to cleanse, inside and out (and I'm not just talking about housework)!
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05
Mar
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Healthy Lifestyle Club: Week One - Identify your enemy!

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Last Thursday we launched our Healthy Lifestyle Club at On the Bench HQ in Portchester.  Half a dozen determined souls arrived, not really knowing what to expect from our self proclaimed "Health Revolution", but dead set on ditching the diets and fads in favour of a more sustainable solution to their health concerns.
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31
Jan
0

Getting Back to Real Food

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We've long advocated and advised on the benefits of a diet of "real food" but what do we mean by that?  Well, we mean foods that are fresh, natural and un-processed.  Foods that you might have been able to get your hands on a thousand years ago.  Before we invented oh-so clever ways of making non-foods and chemicals into something edible.

So much of our modern diet is made up of non-foods, chemical and processed ingredients that it is actually toxic to the body.  The result of this is plain to see in our health and disease levels.  We are at present the sickest most medicated we have ever been and it's our nutrition that has got us to this sad state.
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25
Oct
0

Easy Homemade Fishcakes

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Delicious homemade fishcakes that are actually a lot easier to make than you might think. You can use any fish you like for the mix, in this recipe we’re going to use Salmon for the vitamin-D boost but you could easily substitute for Mackerel, Tuna, Crabmeat or anything else you fancy. These quantities will make you between six to eight fishcakes, enough for two or three people as a main meal with an accompanying salad.

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20
Oct
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Sweet potato pancake recipe

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Delicious, wholesome and sustaining, what else can you ask from a simple pancake that takes just a scant few minutes to knock up? If you’ve already tried our zucchini pancake recipe then you’ll love this variation. Sweet potatoes offer a more substantial feeling to this recipe and one of these pancakes is a great quick meal all by itself. Serve it with some Mackerel or Bacon with a little side-salad and you’re in for a real treat!

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