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 This salad just vibrates summer vibes, it is delicious hot and cold and contributes hugely to your 10 a day!! 

Ingredients (serves one)

  • 100g broad beans

  • 100g fresh peas

  • 1 courgette

  • 1/2 lime juice

  • handful pea shoots

  • 1 cup shredded ice bu...

This salad has such a summery feel to it; fresh and vibrant and only takes 5 minutes  to make. It is perfect to chuck in a tuppaware for lunch at work or pop in your picnic basket too.

Ingredients (serve one)

  • 1/2 carton or tin of green lentils

  • 2 cups fresh spina...

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Endogenous stimuli 

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As a fitness professional it is important you consider the relationship between nutrition and psychology. Various aspects of client behaviour will impact on the compliance and ultimate success of dietary guidance.

 Stages of change 

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We all know that exercise training has oodles of benefits for the physical health of our bodies. Not only does performing regular exercise decrease our risk of heart disease, diabetes and depression but it also increases our bone health and longevity.

However for many o...

This post was written and first posted in 2016. Enjoy. Rachel 

We all have heard of the suggested connection between Barbie dolls and poor body image in little girls, potentially leading to poor body image in adolescence and adulthood.

Although I am sure not all little g...

Recent research suggests that infertility in both females and males is on the increase. In fact it is proposed that 1 in 5 women have Polycystic Ovary Syndrome, commonly abbreviated as PCOS. Despite some women suffering symptoms such as obesity, abnormal hair growth an...

This blog has been in the pipeline for a little while….and I am writing it on behalf of my clients and anyone else that gets grief from loved ones for pursuing a healthy lifestyle.

 
I must add, having been in the industry for over 10 years and a passionate athlete for...

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